After laughing and carrying on, we left for Debbie's house where she presented me with this fabulous set of vintage luggage.
A lovely gray tweed.
She suggested selling it.
I assured her I had the perfect place for it and had no thoughts of selling the set.
Just look at the round hatbox case!
And, no, I will not be keeping it on the dining room table!
At the SPCA thrift store, someone had donated a bunch of vintage linens.
Both tablecloths are square.
I have a small square dining table, and it is hard to find tablecloths.
I may have to go through my stack and purge a few to keep these two.
First, a lovely lavender one with six matching napkins.
Look at that lace work.
All the work - even the hemming is hand-sewn.
I know, I know - wonky photos and colors again.
This one is buttery yellow with white embroidery and cutwork lace inserts.
The hem is scalloped.
Wouldn't this look lovely for Easter?
I am not sure if I would choose the lavender set or this yellow beauty.
Do I dare keep two?
A whole bin of metal letters and numbers in white, yellow, and orange.
They are rusty.
They are crusty.
And they are distressed!
They have metal hooks on the back so I am assuming they were outside letters for a sign.
You know, the ones before those plastic ones.
Not sure how many are in this bin, and I am not sure what I will do with them.
I will promise to share.
Last week I shared my wooden boot stretchers which I had not known existed.
This week I found shoe forms for making pumps!
These are tiny - like a size four or five.
Aren't they precious!
Why such small treasures this week?
Well, just look at what I have been driving around with in the back of the Blazer!
An already turquoise and pretty French-style dresser with an attached mirror!
Finally on Friday I got her over to Riverfront Antique Mall and set her up with some other pretties for a nice display.
Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of her naked and I was not about to take all this stuff off her.
Just close your eyes and imagine!
So that is how I started 2014 with a bunch of "L's" - luggage, linens, lace, letters, and lovelies.
Oh, and add lunches - I have attended four this past week.
And I stuck to my diet for each one!
Take a look at my sidebar - I have started an Etsy shop with just a few items.
The Junkin Jewels will be back this year over at The Inspiration Cafe on the second Tuesday of the month.
For January Carlene at Organized Clutter will be creating a great project.
Be Inspired #172 at Common Ground
Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo
The Cottage Market Presents Junkin Joe Every Friday
Party Junk #221 at Funky Junk Interiors