Friday, March 11, 2011

Some new teatime linens

During a recent Saturday trip to Woodstock, my husband and I shopped at several nice antique malls, including one where I found this cheerful tea towel trimmed in bright green rickrack.

I loved that it featured cups and ...

... a sugar and creamer.

And I'm astonished to report that the next two pieces were *both* discovered by my husband! This tea towel looks straight out of the Early American decorating period. I can just see it polishing some brass Eagle plaque hanging on a wooden plank wall.

Of course, it sports a label boasting "Parisian Prints" -- made in the U.S.A.

Alex also found this great runner featuring red piping and ...

... an embroidered tea kettle and sugar bowl. I told him he's getting so good at finding tea-themed stuff, I'll just start staying home while he shops. (He did not agree to this arrangement, by the way, but I love him anyway!)


  1. I see that Alex is getting a great eye for all things tea- what a super husband! I like the first towel the best. Kinda reminds me of something my mom would have had.

  2. Great new finds for your tea linens collection - how neat that Alex is spotting the tea treasures too.

  3. What fun vintage linens. It's always so exciting to find hidden treasures... and doubly exciting to know that you have an extra pair of eyes searching for you! He's a keeper!

  4. Don't you just LoVe those tea towels? My G. Aunts made many of them and i have them ALL...I wouldn't let any other siblings have them.
    Linens are so easy to pack that they are my souvenirs of choice while traveling.

  5. Angela, what neat linens you found!
    And I send along a 'gold star' for your wonderful Alex - as stated earlier, 'he's a keeper!' *
    * You're 'a keeper, too = a lovely couple!'

    I especially like the embroidered tea kettle & sugar bowl, just darling. Thanks for sharing, Joanie

  6. What great finds by both you and Alex.

  7. Love those beautiful linens!tammyp

  8. Love your treasures, especially that first tea towel with rick rack.


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