The Thursday Three- and why do I have a teaspoon in my pocket?

So I put my hand in the pocket of my dressing gown and there’s a teaspoon in there. Why? I haven’t a clue. I know I’m extremely distracted right now and any hope of preserving the normal is out of the window ; but a TEASPOON??

Suggestions on a postcard please…..

It wasn’t one of the many implements, tools and potions I have employed trying to clean off what seemed to be hardened  nicotine from this hand mirror. In the end the answer was a strong paste of washing detergent.

I wish that was the answer to all my current conundrums.

Anyway, on the basis that I am taking bags of superfluous stuff to the charity shop and thus selflessly helping others, I allowed myself a little trawling.

It was well worth it. A pair of long, lined natural linen curtains with subtle embroidery in my favourite colours. And a heap of White Company bed linen with ladderwork and fagotting. The look of the antique with machine washability.

What is it I love about linen? apart from it’s natural texture, breath(e)ability and strok(e)ability. I’d like to see Google translate coping with those two words….

 

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About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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10 Responses to The Thursday Three- and why do I have a teaspoon in my pocket?

  1. gabriele says:

    Oh I love the recent finds and yes, linen whenever possible. About the spoon-is it possibly involved with a cup of tea that didn’t happen?

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  2. Lynda says:

    These are wonderful, but especially that thistle embroidered piece! Is it for sale or are you keeping it? If for sale, then I want it, please.

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  3. francetaste says:

    What do you mean about machine washing antique linen sheets? I have done it and it’s fine! If they’re hung outside to dry, they are almost wrinkle-free.

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    • Yes I have antique/vintage linen and I wash it successfully (as per previous posts, I wash almost everything!) . But some of the old stuff, particularly cotton pieces with cutwork etc, has worn areas and is less robust. And I’m not a “stick everything in at 40 degrees” girl.

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  4. poshbirdy says:

    At least it wasn’t a knife! That bedding is FAB. That was from a charity shop?

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  5. MELewis says:

    Ladderwork, okay. But faggoting? Literally no clue, but love the linen!

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    • The border stuff you can see on these pieces is, strictly speaking, fagotting; which generally has more substantial borders on the main fabric edge than what is generally called ladderwork

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