Sunday, July 27, 2014

White Sunday ~ Sharing Lovely Linens

Happy Sunday, Everyone!

Sunday is a day of rest, and sometimes we are just so busy
in our day-to-day lives that we need breathing space
to crowd out all of the noise.

This is what I think of white ~
white is ethereal, it is calming, it is gentle.

 I was thinking of all the lovely white things in our home.
China plates stacked neatly on the buffet,
white roses in a pitcher on the breakfast table and
my grandmother's crocheted antimacassars.

My father's mother made all of these lovely doilies for her home.
My favorites are two with the little boy playing with
his dog.

I like to think that it is my dad running across the picture
ready to throw the stick.
I wonder if she was thinking fondly of my dad
 as she crocheted every evening...

Rosa had certainly wanted a child and she and Luis
adopted my father from a home in Boston when he was
two years old.

My favorites are the two doves on the left and the little boy and his dog on the right ~ my grandmother Rosa
crocheted this and its twin underneath as well as all of these others.

I have some other lovely lacy linens.
Some of these I purchased at different
flea markets, some at thrift stores, and a few 
which were too lovely not to pick up and bring home
from antique stores...

One of my best finds from a market was this sweet
morning glory tablecloth.
I was told that it is Irish made and I love its shamrocks
little "button" flowers and the morning glories.

I found it in England at the Peterborough Antiques Faire
when my sister-in-law Linnea took me there during our
Easter spring break holiday, April 2005.

It is a lovely square cloth with buttons embroidered in the centerpiece.

My sister-in-law and I went with our girls
to this antiques fair while my brother (her husband)
took our boys to see an air show at a neighboring
royal air force base.

This was when my brother was stationed at RAF Molesworth, about two hours north of London, England.
They lived in the lovely town of Sawtry in a former
farm manager's home called Woodfield Farmhouse.

Just a little love and family history while visiting
our collection of linens.

Sharing with
Feathered Nest Friday ~ French Country Cottage

A lovely time and so many wonderful memories,

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