Isn't this demure blond in the charming cloche hat the sweetest? She is the lovely centerpiece of a tinted and embroidered runner that was part of the large linen lot I bought earlier this month.
I love the soft, ethereal quality of the pastel tinting on this dresser scarf. Wouldn't it look perfect draped across a vintage vanity table? (Wish I had one to put it on!)
I read online that tinted linens were very popular during the 1900s through the 1950s, but I couldn't find much else about them. I figure they were probably sold as ready-to-embroider kits with floss and instructions and were then embroidered by the purchaser. I wish I knew more about them.
Is there anyone out there who can shed a little more light on vintage tinted linens?Susan
P.S. Here's an update on our furry friend, Teddy the Pouting Bear. After 26 bids on eBay, he sold for $65. Yay! Yesterday he was shipped off to his new home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I hope Teddy will be happy there. Maybe he'll even crack a smile.