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Linens and Laurel
Riverside, CA
New Yorker, writing from SoCal about home arts and family history.
Interests: I live in So-Cal and sell vintage items and supplies.Follow our blog to see what is happening in the 1935 bungalow renovation.
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I am not sure I had a specific goal for July, other than to continue to rid ourselves of all items that are no longer useful. A majority of my time was spent listing a few things for sale on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Linens and Laurel
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We are located a nice mile and half walk to downtown, nice when the heat is below 90 degrees. The modern architecture of the main library in Riverside sits within sight of the historic Mission Inn. The sunsets with palm... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Linens and Laurel
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This morning has been a mind hop from subject to subject. Surely it is an avoidance tactic...I must decide which of my vintage patterns to sell, whether to group them and take the pictures. All mind numbing tasks for me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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The same pic below should be a full size template to print This week has been dedicated to sorting of vintage patterns. I've chosen less than twenty to keep out of hundreds. (yay, me!) Some are being sold alone, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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The same pic below should be a full size template to print This week has been dedicated to sorting of vintage patterns. I've chosen less than twenty to keep out of hundreds. (yay, me!) Some are being sold alone, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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It's been almost a month since I worked on my book which is amazing because I was pretty diligent from January until I stopped. About 250 pages need to be printed, and I tell myself that the ink cartridge will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Picture from Food Network Cabinet space for food storage in the little bungalow is precious. Saturday we pulled everything out of the one cabinet we use for just that to check expiration dates and do a little organizing. Thankfully, only... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Sometimes I feel like we are living on the set of a 1930s Hollywood movie. This happened. We were sitting across from our home, far right crop, watching the fireworks' display at Mt. Rubidoux. The kids walked to the mountain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Full on "use it or lose it" mode prevails in the little bungalow. I have lots of original canning labels from a turn of the 20th century Central New York factory. Also, years ago my mother gave me a 1952... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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My infatuation with exquisite raw materials began the day I gained access to my 2nd great grandmother's sewing treasures. During the 1870s, Lovina worked as a self-employed dressmaker in Owego, New York, in the same shop as her watchmaker father.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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I have been avoiding this post because it feels like the task for June was a fail. The object was to dispose of 30 boxes of items; one box per day. As soon as I reached the "felt boxes" it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Sunday's schedule was to read while doing the laundry for the week. As I gathered hangers for clean clothing, my intentions morphed into a distraction from the plan that included trying on items. I discovered four "new" outfits with the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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It has been six days since I published here. Time flies when snarky people are posting on your Facebook feed and you just want to dig a hole and crawl in. It would be nice if we could just be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
I love the days on which I receive just the perfect message. Whether you are a writer, or not, Steven Pressfield's Writing Wednesdays post today is just that for me. A push to the finish line. When Resistance Pays You... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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This gorgeous vintage 1940s? 1930s? 1950s? earlier monogrammed "M" cloth is just one of the items I am selling on etsy. I hope this and others find a home or a wedding table that is perfect. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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I have a loved pair of J Jill linen pants made of just the perfect weight fabric and cut superbly with no available duplicate to be found. The plan of action now? Make them. My sister, owner of Tucker Sling,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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I've spent the last week examining me...my activities. My book is researched fairly well, it is ready for that rough rough draft, but the home front has several unfinished "to do's". SO. Today I started putting things on eBay again.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
We purchased the Antique Black Verona Bar from World Market last night after an interesting research journey. It is available online with a $70 shipping surcharge which is almost the price of the item. True, at 75% off, the savings... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Pansies are one of my favorite flowers and the felt ones above are just adorable. You can find the pattern on the website in the picture or on my Pinterest site. There are other felt flower patterns curated at linensandaurel,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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I just finished up the last of the felt and it was white. Follow the link to learn how to do this one which is gorgeous! Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Linens and Laurel