Thursday, July 1, 2010

Friday's Favourite - Everything old is new again

This must be the year of the phrase 'everything old is new again' because I can't tell you how many times I've heard it or read it in an article.  
I'm not one to intentionally go to garage sales but when walking the dog and I pass one early in the morning, I figure why not have a look.  This was the case a couple of weeks ago when a neighbour 4 houses down had lots of interesting stuff set out.  As I like white lacy things, I spied 2 packages of brand new sheets with pillow cases for $5 each.  Now there was only a top sheet and the pillowcases but that didn't matter because I loved the embroidery on each piece.
They were washed and thrown in the dryer but....the pillow cases came out looking like a scrunched up piece of newspaper.  Then it came back to me.  When we were first married all the cotton pillow cases had to be ironed to make them look fresh and smooth.
So, here I am many years later ironing pillow cases again and you know, I really don't mind because they're so pretty.

I like to link with Claudia at Dipity Road for her Finding Beauty meme because bloggers find beauty in so many different ways.


  1. Judith, Your new linen they will look lovely on the bed. I have found as I move along on my journey of life, that I find pleasure in the simple everyday chores. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and take care. Jen

  2. Hi Judith.. Love the new embroidered sheets! Gotta love those garage sales... I am addicted!
    So did you trade the gas fireplace for the hot steamy iron? I love to iron on cold nights.. tonight will qualify!

  3. They really are very pretty - what a happy find :-)

  4. I just love vintage handiwork, what a wonderful find and yes I too remember having to iron everything...Oh those were the days!
    Have a great weekend.
    Tina xo

  5. Good Morning Judith Sweetie...
    Ooh what beautiful linens you find for a whopping deal at that. Yes, unfortunately to get the crisp look that we all so love, the cotton does have to be ironed, but these are worth every iron over. I love the outlining around the first one, and the bow is so elegant on the 2nd. I guess my Bruiser needs to be walked more. I missing out.

    I am Country Wings your newest follower. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and let me share my Finding Beauty with you. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Have a beautiful and safe 4th of July sweetie, and thank you for sharing today.

    Country hugs...Sherry

  6. Oh, those are really pretty! What a great find for $5.00!!

  7. what lovely finds!!
    i love thrifting and garaging...

  8. I remember getting lots of those pretty pillowcases for shower presents. I can remember having to iron them and being happy when the no iron kind came around. They weren't half as pretty though. Giggles.

  9. How very Pretty,what a Wonderful Find :)

  10. I so love these, Judith! Especially the first one which is so charming. I never mind ironing white linens – it seems so satisfying the way they are transformed. What a great find! Hope your weekend is wonderful. – g

  11. Beautiful linens are such a treat. I ran a B & B for a while and ironed the sheets. Makes them so nice!

  12. I don't do ironing any more, except for one or two special things. I might be tempted for such pretty bedlinen, too!

  13. Hi Judith, that is truly very pretty..I am drawn to these charming beauties as well..they just feel so special! Wonderful find!! Enjoy!
    Hope you had a wonderful Canada day..wonderful posts you did!

  14. ewerythere very beautifull.greing from Turqia.


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