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December 26, 2008


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The linens are wonderful! I have sucha hard time deciding what to do with old lace and things. They just don't go with most of todays
unfussy decorating but they are so beautiful. Something like those special items could be framed. I hope you made sure to use acid free tissue so they don't yellow and deteriorate:>)


Good point...I better make sure the tissue is acid free! Framing is a good idea. Thanks.

Forgjengelige ting

Oh, what a beautiful treassure!!

Love from Norway!!


I've never seen one of these before but I do remember my grandma always rolling her linens to store them. She kept them rolled up in a blanket chest in her bedroom. I loved the smell when she opened it to take them out.
My grandma used to put doilies under her dresser and table glass. My sister has a table that she can display items in and she uses doilies and vintage handkerchiefs...it's really pretty and she changes the displays out for the seasons.



What a great find. I am definately going to have a go of making my own as I don't think I will have the luck to find one. Absolutely beautiful.

Cathy Santarsiero

Pretty cool way to store them, Susan. I can't recall where, but I remember reading about a similar way to pack one's suitcase for travel, by rolling rather than folding. Supposed to prevent wrinkles. I wonder...

Betty Jo

What a beautiful treasure! That is such a wonderful storage idea too. Yes, framing old linens is so beautiful, perhaps using some ribbons and buttons too. xoxo


Good post; I've always wondered how to go about storing my various old and precious linens, so can make one (or more, probably!) of these now, thanks.


jaime kae

That is so brilliant!


This summer I picked up one of these at auction in a box lot. It was an estate auction at a home the owner had inherited from her parents. She was 95 when she died. Mine looks to be 1930's-ish and is in great shape, except for a few minor stains.

I had no idea what it was. I thought it was some strange sort of window shade. It ended up in the barn and forgotten until I read this. It is now back in the house and ready for use. Thanks for shedding light on this for me!

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