shades of pink
I have a thing for vintage table linens... my local thrift store seems to acquire fabulous old table linens. I'm always on the look out for plain white damask style tablecloths... or the hand "tatted" or crocheted kind. It makes me sad to think that someone took all the time to make a family treasure that nobody wants any longer... so I guess it's up to me to save them.
Last week I came across something that is truly one of a kind. At thrift stores and garage sales I've seen a few hand made runners, usually off white or beige, but never a large sized one nor one made with multi-colors!
It hung so innocently with the other tablecloths... some vinyl, some new, some old. But I knew this one was the star of the day.
And the price? Can you believe just $6.99???!!!
I can't imagine how many hours it took someone to make this little beauty. I think I may use this as a bed coverlet instead of a tablecloth... but we'll see.
In other pink news, my Queen of Sweden (old english rose - David Austin) is on it's third bloom and this one is more spectacular than the last two! It is covered with blooms. I think there may even be enough to cut a few and bring inside.
And the final cherry (or should I say raspberry) for the weekend? Two huge flats of just picked raspberries for freezing, jam and just plain old eating....