I can never have enough antique French linen sheets. Real linen, not metis, not cotton. The plain ones I use all the time to cover the settees in the cottage. They are tough, they even withstand the daily onslaught by my doggies. And I so love the colour variations you get within the the fabric. Anyhoo, this is one I found the other day, heavy linen, centre seam and a sweet embroidered monogram. Nothing pretentious, just a really lovely country linen sheet -
Oh, that doily, it is such a pretty one, I couldn't leave it behind -
And then there is this bustier, one of my most favourite finds. The handmade broderie anglaise is incredible, so fine and so beautifully done -
This Victorian top is so delicate, hand made from the finest lawn cotton and lace. I love the fact that these pieces are one-offs, you'll never find another one exactly the same-
The monogram is tiny and so beautifully stitched -
The back is almost as pretty as the front, with the tiny little pleats -
I also snapped up this immaculate knotted filet lace bedspread. I adore these, they are so light and airy and delicate, and the designs are so pretty. They look fantastic on beds, but they also make the most marvellous window covers -
I was also going to show you some of the gorgeous old laces I found, but Blogger is driving me nuts, uploading pics is a right PITA. So I'll leave those photos for next week's Blissful Whites Wednesday.