I often feel sad that in other parts of the country people seem to have no trouble finding beautiful cast-off vintage linens. Vintage linens are some of my favorite things.
This morning I walked into a local thrift store and straight to a bag of vintage linens marked at $5.
You can bet I paid for those and left as quickly as I could. This store almost never has any vintage linens, and I'm guessing most of these came from the same person or estate.
However, when I returned home and opened them, it was clear they had been stored in a cedar chest--for years. They were once gorgeous, and I'm hoping they can become so once again. These were all once white.
The damage is especially notable around the edges and on folds, and where they had touched the cedar.
However, these are the two that take the cake!--Stored with food spills still on them! I'm going to go take care of that right now!
The lessons these former owners will probably never learn is that cedar chests are moth prevention for woolens. If something is any other fiber, including paper, an airtight cedar chest is a very, very bad idea! I wish I knew how to get that information out to more people!!