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Linens and Laurel
Bay Area, California
finding my way from coast to coast
Interests: vintage sewing, knitting, crochet projects...our family history
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(Just click on the picture above to go to my eBay store with items for your home and my ribbon loop fringe.) This vintage boxed set of Pimpernel corked back placemats are the perfect accent for your farmhouse kitchen or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Linens and Laurel
Many years ago I purchased a lot of initials that were most likely from a furrier shop. Even those retailers sold other fine coats. These would have been sewn inside on the lining. Imagine the glamor of a very special... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Linens and Laurel
Ms. Susie over at 1st Floor Flat is a bit under the weather and not from the snow storm that has chilled England. Nothing alarming, just enough to keep her off her feet for a few days. I’ve been promising... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at Linens and Laurel
Our son decided he was going to move the desk that has held my odds and ends of sewing and crafting supplies into his room. It’s a small piece of old Ethan Allen that a neighbor was tossing 15 years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Linens and Laurel
Ribbon loop fringe made in the old style is our specialty. Vintage and new sewing notions. We offer sewing patterns, fabric, sewing trims, sequin appliques, and assorted sizes of tassels for mixed media and sewing! Look for interesting buttons in our bits and pieces. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Boutique
Spring promises renewal. Trees and plants begin budding with an agreement for the flowers and food to appear soon. It the season of declutter, cleaning and starting fresh. It is a time for colors like these… I’m joining in for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
Our community is having a garage/yard sale at the end of April and I am getting a big head start on clearing things out. Look what I found! Gorgeous green paper that has been distressed to look very old OR... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
At last! When we first moved here a year ago, we were astonished that it could rain non-stop for six months. This year there has been none…until yesterday. It is now considered a storm, this drizzle along the coast and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
Since I am generally unaware of the date, Pink Saturday as St. Patrick’s Day totally confused me this week. So, I’m sharing a collage of Pink Saturday participant’s greens which covers both colors. Hope you enjoy! And, the winner of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
I was talking to a friend yesterday and she asked me if I ever played, “If I win the lottery…? Of course I do! My sister and I play it each time we get together. Of course, our big plan... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
I found this box in Winter Park, Florida at an estate sale many years ago. I’m not sure of the age, but it certainly is vintage. Possibly someone knows when it was popular to add a mirror, trim and lining... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
Another little outdoor area is complete! Our vintage chicken crate we rescued from a barn in Pennsylvania at least twenty years ago has traveled with us from coast to coast. It is part of the family now. The zinc planters... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
Last week I shared my new ironing board cover find with four of my Japanese crochet flowers all pinned on as IF there would be blocking going on in this home all week. Here I am, ready to share a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
Robin, we are in a (gorgeous) rental in Fremont. We are, desperately, I might add, looking for something near Sunnyvale, Mountain View, that doesn't require a chain link fence and guard dogs AND our entire paycheck.
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Ah, lottery winnings. Definitely a must on the list before a move to California. Good point. We left that off the list and are feeling the impact.
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When I first started blogging, I thought my blog was all about me. Now it is all about the inspiration I get from others. While gathering content for a post requires me to do something to have something to say,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
It is cold and rainy here in California and snow and ice stormy for my family in New York. The perfect setting for comfort food on both coasts. My husband said he has been waiting 25 years for me to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
When we lived in Dallas, I not only sold at McKinney Trade Days, relative of the great Tyler Trade Days, I did holiday shows. My tables were covered in white which means I had lots of white table cloths. Since... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
It is time to clean up for spring and planting and I need motivation. A new post each Wednesday works for me. Something will be pruned for photos. The geraniums lasted over the winter. There is probably a prescribed pruning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
From the feedback I receive when talking about ironing, this is a task most don’t love as much as I do. It is a mindless activity that takes just about any old fabric item and makes it beautiful. Okay, so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
Linens and Laurel is now following Cutiestfriend
Feb 25, 2012
I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous pink crochet afghan since I am working on one myself. (boy, do they take a long time!) Pretty pins! Yes, I pin when I have a bit of free time...if I'm not crocheting that silly afghan. :-) Happy Pink Saturday. Stop by and enter my giveaway if you enjoy embellishments.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2012 on Pinterest Pinks at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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First some business: I have fixed the comment settings on this new to me site so I’m posting the giveaway again this week. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use BLOGGER with a captcha code, I cannot let you know how wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
Remarkably, I am sharing this today. Usually I live with things in a new place for a bit to see if I’m happy with it. This task has been postponed since the holidays and I may or may not have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Linens and Laurel
These little planters were plentiful at garage and estate sales while we lived in Florida. I have purchased them for a quarter and, in turn, sold them when we moved. But, I love them so much, I never can pass... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Linens and Laurel