Here are 10 of my favorite ways to repurpose the stacks of vintage linens that seem to find their way into my home. When I am out thrifting, I am always drawn to antique bedding, table runners and napkins. I rarely pay over a dollar or two for these items, even for a dust ruffle or duvet. White fabrics are my favorite and anything with monograms melt me. Hand crocheted lace stops me in my tracks and takes me back in time.
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I inherited boxes of old linens, now what do I do with them? Living with Old Linens. Linens have always been the "lowest of the low" in the antiques world, they were "woman's work," household furnishings in the realm of housekeeping. Most have no particular value unless you have a buyer for them. My main advice would be to keep and use anything that attracts or bedazzles you or that may be particularly useful such as old towels for dust cloths and have a tag sale with the rest. Value comes from rarity, condition, beauty and whether or not things are in demand.
10 Ways to Repurpose Vintage Linens
Using and displaying vintage and antique linens in your home isn't off limits with proper cleaning and care. If you find a stash of old textiles at a garage sale or a flea market, however, they'll probably need some TLC when you get them home. All it takes is learning the right way to care for these fabrics since some of them can be rather delicate. Fibers deteriorate with age, so a good first step is to hold the item to the light.
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