The Legacy of Bridal Lace

Posted by on 7/14/2018 to News
Did you know that the lace in a nineteenth century bride's dress became a part of her wardrobe for decades to come?

Great Videos

Posted by on 6/30/2018
While searching for some videos to show how drawn thread embroidery is done I came across some great videos of several techniques

A little party!

Posted by on 6/25/2018
I really do use vintage linens every chance I get. Here are a few photos of my table for a party yesterday.

Achieving a Farmhouse Decorating Style

Posted by on 5/15/2018
Learn the elements of achieving the perfect farmhouse style decor

Layering Bed Linens

Posted by on 5/1/2018
Layer colors and textures for a cozy bedroom. Go from a hotel look to a bedroom that looks like a fancy Bed & Breakfast with a little lace or a fancy coverlet.

Books & Catalogs

Posted by on 4/19/2018
I've been putting together a list of books and catalogs for research reference and thought I'd share them here.

Lace Curtains from 1902 Catalog

Posted by on 4/18/2018
See the peak of fashion in lace curtain styles from this 1902 curtain manufacturer catalog.

Happy Tears Hankies

Posted by on 3/13/2018
Here's a great idea for your wedding day, or a wedding gift for the bride

Use of the Doily and the Antimacassar

Posted by on 12/31/2017
Both the DOILY and the ANTIMACASSAR are used to protect furniture. Learn the difference and how they're used

Antique, Vintage or Retro?

Posted by on 11/19/2017
Understanding the difference between ANTIQUE, VINTAGE and RETRO

Iron Linens Like a Pro

Posted by on 10/21/2017 to News
What could be simpler than ironing linens? Well, like anything else, there are some "tricks of the trade" that will make your ironing quicker and easier while getting better results.

The Greatest Iron Ever!

Posted by on 10/19/2017 to News
Back when fabric was made of real materials, you needed a real iron. I just found mine!

What is a Chenille Bedspread?

Posted by Karen Duke on 9/30/2017 to News
What is a Chenille Bedspread?
What's the origin of those fun old bedspreads with tufted yarn poking through?

Martha Stewart's Tips for Storing Vintage Linens

Posted by on 9/22/2017 to News
Should you wrap old linens in tissue paper to store them?

What is Madeira Embroidery?

Posted by on 9/3/2017 to News
Learn more about the Madeira embroidery method and history


Posted by on 9/1/2017
When do you use a cocktail napkin versus a luncheon napkin or dinner napkin?

Using Curtains Outdoors

Posted by on 8/31/2017
What could be more charming than lace curtains adorning your porch, blowing in the breeze on a warm summer's day?

Hosting Overnight Guests

Posted by on 8/31/2017
Guests will love to stay overnight when you have prepared for their visit by anticipating what they need to be comfortable. One of my friends - a man, at that! - once said he likes coming to our house because it feels like a bed and breakfast. What a lovely compliment that was! Here are some tips to help you get ready when company is coming.

Why We Love Vintage Linens

Posted by Karen on 8/30/2017
Why We Love Vintage Linens
There's nothing quite like the feel of vintage linens, from a time when everyday things were made to be not only pretty but durable and useful.

Hospital Blankets

Posted by on 8/29/2017 to News
If you find a hospital blanket, get it! Here are some ideas for using them in so many ways.

Choose the Right Duvet for a Spa-Like Bedroom

Posted by on 8/28/2017 to News
If you've wanted to achieve the look and feel of a spa-like, high-end hotel experience in your own bedroom or guest room, here are some tips on choosing the right duvet to fit your needs.

How to Care for White Bedding & Linens

Posted by on 8/25/2017 to News
Find it challenging to keep white bed linens looking their best? Try these tips for laundering and storage.

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Posted by on 8/24/2017 to News
I was 50 years old before a friend taught me how to fold a fitted sheet. When I stumbled on this video I just had to share it.

About Vintage Linens

Posted by on 8/1/2017
Collect old linens, use them often and use them in unexpected ways

Welcome to our online store

Posted by on 6/4/2014 to News
Welcome to our online store! Our team is proud to announce that we're now open for business, and we look forward to serving you all in the future. If you have any questions about this store or the products found within, please don't hesitate to contact us any time. Our website has been carefully designed to provide you with an amazingly flexible online shopping experience, and its ease of navigation is something we think you'll grow to depend on and appreciate. Feel free to browse our entire product catalog, and let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the items housed within. Our team is always ready and willing to assist our customers, and we are happy for your visit.