I have a little obsession with vintage linens. There is something about them that is so special. They can have a beautiful monogram, or no monogram at all. They come in all different textures and many different shades of white. A lot of the time there is a seam down the middle of the sheet where they were hand sewn together. I just love it when they are like that. They can be used for about anything. They have so many more uses then just in a bedroom.
The chair here with the red blanket on it, I got a great deal on this chair and thought I could just take it home and reupholster it myself. Turns out it is harder then I thought. At least for me. So in the meantime I wrapped it up with a vintage sheet. It has the monogram MC on it. This was given to me as a gift from my mother. I love it. Even when I am able to get this chair reupholstered, I will probably still wrap it in this sheet. Something upholstered makes me nervous anyway. I don't like the idea of not being able to throw it in the wash.
This little stool came with the chair. I think it is so cute. I took the green fabric off of it, and right now I kind of like it how it is. I will eventually cover it with vintage linens, but I am kind of liking it not looking perfect.
The pillow that is on the chair is made from a vintage french sheet. I love the big monogram. I wish I could say that I made this pillow, but no, I can't sew for the life of me. I learned how to, but do not have the patience and have never had any success. I am so envious of all of you that can sew.
I added a few extra pictures for the fun of it.
Now this chair I put a vintage euro sham over it, and tied a bow around it. Then I put a tea towel on the seat. Of course the boxwood is just there to add color.
I use these sheets on my sofa as well. My sofa is slip covered, but these are so easy to throw in the wash, then I only have to wash the slip covers once a year. I also think it helps make the overall look even more approachable. The smaller pillows were made by my sisters. (I am fortunate enough to have sisters who will sew for me! Thank you Monica and Teresa!) They are all made from vintage linens.
This is a close up of the sheet that is on the couch. It has a beautiful monogram, and you can also see the hand sewn seam down the middle of it.
Here are two places you can get some really great linens