Thursday, October 3, 2013

Embroidered Vintage Pillowcases - Ironing is no Fun!

I'm sitting down sipping the rest of my coffee that went cold.  Found myself ironing this morning.  Though I dread ironing, I can't help but iron the bed linens.  I hang my linens (I have an indoor line system for the rainy season), and yes, I iron them.  I just love slipping into a bed of freshly ironed bed sheets!  Since we are both quite fragrance sensitive, I wash with soap nuts, oxygen bleach and baking soda resulting in linens that aren't masked with perfume but smell fresh as the summer breeze!

I haven't been looking more recently for vintage pillowcases--I have a lot.  I do check now and again just out of curiosity and now that I don't want them I don't see them.  Funny how that happens to me a lot.  Anyway, here are some of the pillowcases I picked up.  I was getting these for $1.99-$3.99 a pair.  I cook them in oxygen bleach in an old stock pot and then run them through the washer and they come out beautifully.


I had to re-embroider much of the flowers and foliage on the lambs case, but it was worth it.  I use these pillowcases for the extra pillows on our bed.

3 comments:

  1. Love your blog! I'm fragrance sensitive too....please clue me in on what soap nuts are?! Lol!

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  2. Love your blog! I'm fragrance sensitive too....please clue me in on what soap nuts are?! Lol!

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  3. Hi Debbi, hope you come back to read this as you don't have email reply enabled. I have a post at my old blog on the soap nuts here.

    http://evie-blogspot.blogspot.com/2009/05/soap-nuts.html

    These days I pour enough nuts to cover the bottom of a crock pot and fill it with boiling water, turn it on high in the morning and let it go until evening. I put it on the sheltered patio so I don't have to smell it cook. I fill it half way the next day and let it go all day a second time.

    Evie

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