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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bedroom Linens

I love linens, don't you?  You can never have enough!  There is something about a stack of old linens that gets my heart pumping.  From old quilts to vintage french towels, I love them all!  If you will let me, I would like to show you some ways I use vintage linens in our bedroom. 





I love this huge grain sack bolster!  I sewed on the wooden buttons last month.



I love switching out the linens on our bed to change things a bit.  Now I cover it with an old linen French sheet with a red monogram.













A grain sack upholstered bench sits at the foot of our sleigh bed holding a stack of favorites.




This bench in the corner is made from an old wooden door.







I picked up this vintage vanity stool at a garage sale for fifty cents.  I pulled off the torn cushion and folded a small grain sack on top.






I sewed a strip of lace to burlap to make a curtain, covering my under-the-stairway cubby.   Old houses tend to have these, but it makes the perfect space for all our shoes and boots!





















I covered my old aqua and cream dresser with a vintage crochet dresser linen.




I love all linens, but as you see, grain sacks are my favorite!



Thanks for your visit!  I hope you have a wonderful week! 


Maria ~Rusty Hinge


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47 comments:

  1. pleased as punch to have you as my blog of the month!

    AND did I see you mentioned in romantic Homes?

    wow
    I was blessed to be in the site seeing feature a year ago this month

    xoxoxo

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  2. GORGEOUS!!! Drooling over your collection of vintage linens!!! I am always on the lookout for our monogrammed initials, but can NEVER seem to find them! :( Wishing you a lovely day! :)


    XOXO's,
    Jessie

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  3. OH the gorgeousness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ~Debra xxx
    Capersofthevintagevixens.blogspot.com

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  4. Love your linens! Can you provide with any shops where I could purchase linen? I am looking for the initials KE. Thanks!

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  5. You have an amazing and wonderful collection of vintage linens and grain sack pillows!
    Mary Alice

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  6. Oh Maria,
    You know that I am dying over your gorgeous linens!! That is my passion too, so every time I see someone's collection it makes me want to swoon! :)
    If you ever want to sell your "M.B." monogrammed sheet, please let me know, those are my initials!~ :)
    Hope you have a wonderful night.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  7. wow, I'm totally inspired! love all your images. I'd love for you to come link up tomorrow at Vintage Inspiration Friday! xo

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  8. I kindof feel like I'm a stalker when I visit...I have a hard time leaving! :) Your collection of linens is amazing! Grain sacks are never found around here, and believe me, I look high and low. :) I also love how you mix so many things together to get your beautiful style.
    I have a hard time with that....I need to enlist your help. :)

    Have a wonderful evening ~
    Sarah

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  9. Hi Maria~~ Love, Love all those linens. I love grain sacks too. They are so different and unique. I am hoping to pick up a few more at the flea market next weekend. You know what I really love in your post is that gorgeous floral candlestick!!! LOVE~~~~HOpe you are doing well.
    xo
    ~Cheryl

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  10. BEautiful images and amazing photography skills you have Maria!! ;) What photo editing do you use?? xoxo Rachel

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  11. Love the look. Did you sew up your grain sack rug yet? Did you use Mable to sew your burlap curtain for your cubby? Your house is just awesome. I will have to come visit you some time when I know you are home and not milking.

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  12. Oh my...LOve this Post! LOve LOVe lovE linens...you gave me an idea too! I just acquired some french linen sheets but they are too small for my bed, BUT if I take two singles with monograms and sew them together...It would look wonderful. Excited!
    Your pictures are really amazing Maria...so glad you visited me so I can follow you too :)
    PS. the grain sack rugs are 2 die 4...just saw some in a store in with black stripes!

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  13. Maria, What a fabulous collection of vintage linens! Every piece is gorgeous. Thank you for linking to the Open House party and I am now a follower. Hugs, Sherry

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  14. I adore all of the grain sacks!!!! Your home is just beautiful! Xoxoxo ~Ashley

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  15. Maria!!!! You're killin' me over here, girl!!!! lolol! Oh my gosh!!!! I'm in total Grain Sack Coma and don't want to come out! I don't think I need to tell you how gorgeous they all are. :) Where in the world did you get that French linen sheet on your bed??? I want one!

    xoxo laurie

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  16. Your linens are fantastic!!! That bench made out of the old door is FABULOUS!! Love every photo you showed. Thanks for sharing and making my heart beat a little faster tonight.

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  17. Oh my goodness, it's all so pretty!! I'm in love with every single thing! :)

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  18. Maria!
    This post is beyond magazine worthy! I love the bolsters, large and small! I am over the top with the burlap panel trimmed with lace!
    ~Lynne
    [w/L]

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  19. Oh how I love your collection of linens. I have a few favorites myself but nothing like your collection. I just love the red and white with the monograms - they get my heart pump'n.

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  20. I love bedroom linens as well- your collection is so beautiful! I love the white with just a touch of red.

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  21. Hi Maria...this has been a beautiful visit for me, thank you!

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  22. Maria,

    It is probably no surprise that my reaction to this post is.....there are no words. That is my favorite phrase for something that is so overwhelming, or beautiful, or unbelievable or a combination of them. Gorgeous!

    xo
    MC

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  23. where did you find all the grain sacks i would love to just have one i just joined and i love all ur pics. susan i follow u by e-mail friday.allen@gmail.com

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  24. Such a delicious linen collection! You've done such beautiful photos too! Thanks so much for coming by! Wonderful to meet you!

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  25. How gorgeous! I'm jealous of your delightful collection of linens! They are to die for! Just found your lovely blog via Brenda. Can't wait to browse around here. And hooray, I'm follower #200!

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  26. Hello Maria ~ I just came over from Cozy Little House Welcome Wagon Friday. I must tell you that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE vintage linens. Yours are making me drool. I love French grainsack. Where do you get yours ~ they are FAB-U-LOUS ;-) I am going to follow along with you ;-)

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  27. Oh, how I love all your wonderful linens. You have quite a collection of grainsacks. Thanks for sharing these at Wow. I noticed though that when I click on the thumbnail at 382 it doesn't work. I would love to have you try to add it again and I will delete the other one.

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  28. Totally amazed at your wonderful collection of vintage grain sacks and bedding. Love every piece. Found you from Brenda of Cozy Little Cottage. Love your fabric background for your blog too. I will be following as soon as I publish this comment and I am putting a link back to your blog on my blog list.
    Joy

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  29. Really beautiful linens, Maria! I enjoyed looking at all of your beautiful photos!

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  30. Lovely blog! so glad to have found you , especially love your grainsacks~

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  31. Just wanted to stop back and congratulate you for being blog of the month on Savvycityfarmer's blog. She made a great pick because your blog is one of my favorite's as well.
    Mary Alice

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  32. Your linens are fabulous. Where have you found these treasures? I like that you use these and enjoy them in your home. ~ sarah

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  33. I have the same weakness for vintage bedlinens. Yours are wonderful! ~ Maureen

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  34. I so enjoyed my visit today. Your linens are wonderful! I use them all over my house too.

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  35. Love all the linen!! Thanks so much for linking up!! Have you seen my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?


    XO, Aimee

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  36. Oh my goodness Maria I love your blog!! It is just beautiful!

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  37. Hi Maria! I'm now following you; I laughed when I read your profile about your husband putting up with your obsessions with decorating; my fiancee is also very patient with the girly stuff and even puts up with everything being "white", lol.
    I love your style; I wanted to ask you where you got the fabric for the white french chair in the post I'm replying to...is it a grain sack? It's amazing!
    Have a great day,
    Jenah xo

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  38. What a beautiful collection of linens, old grain sacks...I just picked up my first one at a flea market in Long beach a few weeks ago...I can't believe only bought one! I'm so inspired by reading your post today...we just bought an old home (1900) and I'm hoping it has one of those under the stair places so I can hang a curtain just like yours....I haven't actually seen the house and we are moving from CA, back to CT in June. I'm sure I'll have lots of house surprises.

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  39. i'm so jealous of you right now. linens are one of my passions. You are a lucky girl!

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  40. Ok....I had to come back here and drool all over your French linen bedsheet again, Maria.....not to mention all of your luscious grainsacks. I'm always wary of combining my red striped sacks with my blue striped ones, but you do it so well! I just may have to pull some out tomorrow and try it out. :) Ahhhh...what an inspiration you are to me, girlie!

    xoxo laurie

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  41. Just discovered you thanks to Pinterest . . . and so glad that I did! Love the linens.

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  42. Just discovered you on Pinterest.....fabulous page......I use the grain sacks & old linens on my furniture......just love using them they are so tactile

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Thank you for stopping by! I love hearing from you and appreciate all of your comments. It's a treat to read each one!
Love,
Maria