Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vintage Guest Towels


I have been collecting vintage guest towels for years. I love the hand embroidery and the sweet crocheted edges.



Towels trimmed in satin ribbon and sweet scalloped borders.



I seek them out in antique shops and thrift shops too. I wonder about the women who so lovingly produced these sweet towels. Thank you for visiting me on this Vintage Thingie Thursday. Don't forget to stop in at Suzanne's The Colorado Lady for more vintage finds!! I am also linking up with Jenny at her blog for Alphabet Thursday where this week's letter is "T".

Shh ... Bentley is sound asleep in his little bed. He's had a busy morning already!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

35 comments:

  1. I love any vintage linens. Your napkins are a great collection and so pretty.

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  2. I have a thing for vintage linens too! Adore the crochet edging!

    Manuela

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  3. Hi Susan,
    They are lovely indeed! I am drooling here over them... Big sigh!
    You know I'm a big fan of vintage linen too! and enjoy seeing your collection very much...
    Have a wonderful day and big hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  4. Very sweet towels deary! I was thrift store shopping and totally thought of you :)

    Don't we have great thrift stores here!

    Happy Day, The Lady of the House

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  5. What lovely vintage towels. My sister recently gave me a bag full of vintage linens...I was in heaven. Just love these old linen pieces.
    ~Cindy~

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  6. I love them too--sweeeeeet and cute!

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  7. I love your guest towels, but I would be afraid to use them.

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  8. Hello Susan & Bentley, That is a nice post today. I like the towles. I too would be scared to use them also. Thank's for stopping by today...Julian

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  9. What pretty vintage towels. I have been looking for some nice ones, too. Yours are lovely. Thanks for coming by.

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  10. Oh beautiful your vintage linen. LOve the T word.

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  11. Honestly, is there anything better than finding old linens beautifully done...especially when they shout out your name!

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  12. Totally love vintage guest towels. Old linens are so wonderful and launder so beautifully. The monograms and the sweet embroidery on yours can never be duplicated. Thanks for stopping by to see us and I hope you'll check out our glass vessel sink giveaway if it suits. Jane F

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  13. What a pretty collection of vintage linens you have. You know I have a thing for vintage textiles.

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  14. I love them too! I seek them out at every tag sale and antique mall. Attracts me like a magnet.
    Brenda

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  15. I collect vintage tea towels too Susan. I display them in the bathroom. I overheard Sam telling a friend when he was over that "those are my mom's special towels you can't use them!"

    Hope i didn't wake up Bentley!!
    Pamela xo

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  16. Sweet towels to show us! I tend to forget, many many of these were hand embroidered by the women who went on to use them.

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  17. They would be a wonderful addition to any powder room.

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  18. Susan,
    So pretty and dainty :)
    xo
    Robin
    Snuggles, Bentley

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  19. What sweet vintage towels. They are really lovely. Thanks for sharing them. Great T post.

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  20. Hi Susan...so pretty! Those are hard to find. I am in antique malls all the time...you can find little hankerchiefs but nothing like these towels....so nice. Thanks for popping over.

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  21. Oh they're beautiful! I would love to own them but I think I'd be afraid to use them- are yours for decorative display or do you actually have them out for use and if so- how do you wash them? Happy VTT!

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  22. my favorite green,
    my favorite t post!

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  23. I am always so amazed at the delicate work some of these women have done on those. Yours are just gorgeous!
    Everytime I see Bently I remember the little dog I wanted when I got Winnie..my last little dog. She was precious..and I loved her. I used to wonder what happened to the little dog I couldn't afford to buy..and hoped she got a good home.
    I would still love to have a "Bentley." I think Mele is my last little one. The thought of leaving my precious pet to someone else makes me feel bad. So...Mele is it. :) She is now five years old and by the time she is gone...I will probably be right behind her.
    Hugs and love,
    Mona

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  24. Wow, these are gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

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  25. Oh! such very pretty vintage towels... I love to find them when go antiquing...and like to set them out...but some seem too pretty to actually use :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  26. Hi, thanks for your comment on my trees. I had so many visitors this week because teacher put me at the front of the class! Thanks for the follow too, see you again

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  27. Good Morning Susan,

    Thanks for stopping by my little farmhouse cottage for a visit. This is my first time to your blog. I see we share alot of things in common. I am so in love with your adorable Bently--I think Yorkies are so precious!

    This farmhouse has plenty of quirks but lots of charm. It is a challenging endeavor but we are mulling thru it slowly but surely! One day I will look back with much pride!

    Thanks for sharing your towels, your thoughts and your cottage with us!

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  28. The towels are pretty and sweet, but no where near as sweet as Bentley.

    If he's missing, I didn't take him....just sayin'.

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  29. The guest towels are so dainty and beautiful! I love the embroidery and crocheted edges.

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  30. Vintage linens are so romantic. There's a lovely little antique linen shop down the street from my own boutique and she has the best linens... It's always a treat to visit her!

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  31. Beautiful towels. You can see they were not menat for everyday use.

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  32. I feel the same way about all the crocheted doilies I see just thrown in a heap at some antique malls. Somebody put a lot of love into those things. Your towels are so nice. I'm glad you saved them!

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  33. they are really pretty, too pretty to use....I always like to think that they were made for someones hope chest....

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  34. Susan your vintage guest towels are gorgeous! What a lovely collection you have amassed!

    Kat :)

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  35. These are so pretty! I used to decorate with them in one of my houses--maybe I will dig them out again....

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