I thought for this White Wednesday I would pull out some of my linens for show. These have all been picked up at flea markets or antique malls. They are such a treasure trove for linens and I do enjoy looking for them. It is amazing to me what heirloom treasures people will sell, most not even realizing what they have.
3 piece set of doilys
baby pillowcases and regular pillowcases, all trimmed in crochet or tatting
beautiful handkerchiefs all trimmed in crochet or embrodiery
gorgeous lace and a handkerchief holder I ordered from an Ireland catalog several years ago
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Mom gave me a place setting of Royal Albert's Old Country Roses for Christmas several years ago. Then she came across a great sale on a 20 piece setting for the next Christmas. A great sale we thought until we found TJ Maxx, Home Goods and Marshalls. Since then I have completed my service for 12 place settings along with the coffee pot, tea pot, serving bowls, platters, spice shakers and everything else I can get my hands on at really fantastic prices. They sure make it a joy to shop.
teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl, creamer and tray
right side of china cabinet
full view of china cabinet -- I have also picked up some kings crown glassware at a local antique mall to go with my dishes
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Our bay window in the kitchen is where our africian violets do best along with our 1 orchid which has not bloomed since Mom received it as a gift. This window overlooks the backyard where we have buttercups blooming in the spring and then peonies, roses, crape myrtles, hydrangeas and our middle size magnolia tree blooming the rest of the year. It is a delight to stand and look out this window.
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When Jennifer's house was built the builder decided to make it really tight and blew insulation all around the foundation blocks. He then put insulation under the floors through out the house which rested on top of the AC duct work. Needless to say this year we had a problem. We have had very high humidity this summer and that along with the condensation from the AC ducts was absorbed into the insulation and up into the sub floors and right on up into the house which has caused the floors to buck up. The insulation from under the floors had to come out so Aaron spent part of his Friday under her house pulling down insulation so Mom and I could haul it to the outside opening and Aaron's Mom could bag it up for the dump since Jennifer's home owners insurance company "Travelers" would not approve the claim. They only pay if it was an act of nature or someone ran a car into her house. We could never have gotten this done in 1 day without their help.
Aaron -- Our Hero
Our opening to the dungeon -- there is enough room under the house to duck walk and crawl on your knees -- we had a good laugh at each other pulling and tugging the insulation back and forth to this opening -- thank goodness no one had their camera handy at this point.
Finished just as Jennifer was getting off of work -- we ran out of bags and were waiting for her to pick some up on her way home from work. We let her help us bag all this mess.