Dec 31, 2008

'Walking in a Vintage Wonderland' Featured Shop of the Day: VintageLinens!

Greetings, and welcome to the 31st day of the EtsyVintage Street Team's huge holiday showcase/giveaway, 'Walking in a Vintage Wonderland'! Each day, we feature an EVST member shop, and each day one lucky reader will win a $10 gift certificate from that day's shop! For more details, see this post:
Today we are featuring 'vintagelinens', who has one of the best collections of vintage and antique linens and needlework I've seen yet. In addition, we will show you some of the great vintage clothing from this beautiful shop.
Below we have a selection of pieces done in cutwork (a method of cutting open the shapes of a design on the linen, which are then embroidered around the edges), filet lace, one set trimmed with Battenburg tape lace, all in excellent condition and the hand detailing is just beautiful:

Next are 2 examples of bobbin lace, a very complicated and labor-intensive method which involves weaving the threads, which are wound on long bobbins and criss-crossing them in various ways to form the pattern. While being worked, the lace is pinned to a cushion called a 'ham' and often involves dozens of bobbins to make one design. Fascinating, highly detailed and very beautiful!

'Vintagelinens' also carries vintage clothing, and here are a few examples of what you can find at the 'vintagelinens' shop. These are 'Maxi' dresses from the 1970s; the 70s saw the rise of the 'Maxi' and 'Midi' skirt, in response to the 'Mini' of the 60s, which over time, got shorter and shorter until there was hardly any skirt at all :-)
The birth of the Maxi and Midi reversed this trend, but retained the bold patterns and bright colors that made 60s fashion so special..

Vintagelinens also has a great assortment of vintage jewelry and accessories, and you should rush over to the shop to see everything. Then, come back here to this post and leave a comment with a link to your favorite item, along with your e-mail address. This evening, one winner will be chosen from all of the entries who will win a $10 gift certificate from vintagelinens! Just think of all the wonderful things to choose from, and let us know which is your favorite!
One entry per person, per day, and EVST members are not eligible. Don't forget to include your e-mail address with your comment, so we can contact you if you win. Congratulations to 'hopeful' who won a gift certificate from yesterday's featured shop, Joules!

Good Luck, and Happy New Year!
(Where Vintage ROCKS!)


RunsWithScissors said...

This is my favorite:


cigarboxbeads said...

this apron is a sweetie!

marilyn g

Grace said...

love this:


Brigitte said...

These vintage items are awesome!

MJ said...

I love the hankies!

Metro Retro Vintage said...

What a wonderful and nostalgic place to shop! All of the lovely linens and tablecloths take me way back to my godmother's house and to many a childhood home! :)