Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It was The Laundry Fairy who...


 breathed new life into these forgotten heirlooms.













This is a 52" cloth with 5 matching napkins I picked up in a thrift store yesterday,
 

along with a set of 4 monogrammed linen napkins.
 

 You can say it was the Oxyclean...




but I know better!

  

10 comments:

la Brocanteuse said...

Oh T.. I L-O-V-E this post! I can see the magic at work..in fact I can smell it! xo Col ~ Afrique du Sud

Kathysue said...

I love Oxyclean and it goes in all my whites and lights, but I am with you. I love Fairies and I believe she was there helping along the way. By the way She is a beauty!!!! xo Kathysue

Tote said...

Love the Fairy. Oxyclean is the best thing for cleaning dingy fabric.
Some good buys!

robin baron said...

I love using antique in decor! They have such a story. You have some great laundry fairy ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

I use Oxyclean in my laundry but never thought to use it on old linens. I was advised a long time ago to soak them in dishwasher detergent to get the yellow out and it worked. But then again, that was a while ago. Napkins are my favorite things to find when I thrift or antique! Love the embroidery on yours and the monogramming is so cool!

XO,
Janie

Boho Farm and Home said...

Oh! I need a laundry fairy to come to my house. Actually, I need a dish fairy too! Great post!
xo,
Caroline

cjsullivan133 said...

Gosh darn that Laundry fairy! She did a good job. Can I borrow her?
(Did you know that a new co-op/Antique store is coming to Lafayette from Alameda?) You need to rent a piece of space there! I thought of you today.

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Oh, I always worried about what to use on old linens! I'll try oxyclean next time. Now, if I could just get that laundry fairy to swing by my house! xoxo Beth

pretty pink tulips said...

I really need a laundry fairy. I love beautiful linens but I don't love doing the laundry. Any suggestions? :)
xo elizabeth

Party Resources said...

Love all these finds!! xx