Monday, February 27, 2012

French Linen Towels

I am always looking for French linens ....  I have several 100 year old bed sheets that serve as table cloths, have used antique crib sheets with gorgeous lace trim on Petite Fille's bed, and I stopped using disposable paper napkins years ago in lieu of cotton or linen ones.

 These large torchons make wonderful table cloths or over-sized place mats, a must for a picnic basket or table.

Even better when they are found with a monogram or more rare with a family name.  These linens stay in the same families for decades and decades.  When I find them with names, my mind wanders to who may have used them in the past.... 

about 80 or 90 years ago....

They are the perfect touch in a French country kitchen.  Make a lovely 'prop' for photographing food.

Made of gorgeously textured, heavy and durable linen ..... I could never have enough.

How about you?  These have just been listed on my Etsy shop.  Click here to see!  I currently have five for sale!  Happy shopping!

and....Happy Monday mes amis!