Vintage linens are one of my favorite items to collect and something, in my opinion, that’s a sure fire way to bring instant vintage charm to your home. The quality and detail of the needlework always strikes me and the quirky patterns and images are just plain fun. I love embroidered pillow cases best and have worn many a pair down, because I believe in actually using them and not keeping them hidden away for special occasions. I’ve found that a more gentle wash keeps them lasting longer. Clorox’s bleach pen has been a saving grace, particularly with stains on tablecloths, as you can be precise with your treatment and it doesn’t affect the surrounding areas and colors. I like to show the beautiful wood on my kitchen table, so runners are a sweet way to add a little texture without covering up the whole thing. And you can think outside the box with vintage linens…I turned a large embroidered piece into a wall hanging with the help of a couple of wooden dowels and bakers twine. Vintage linens also make a wonderfully thoughtful and personal gift for a new bride, Mother’s Day present, hostess or friend. Personally, I’ve been collecting for many, many years and have gotten quite the stash built up. In an effort to focus on the pieces I really use and clear out some space in our small home, I’m finally cracking open the vault and sharing my collection with Posy customers! New pieces are being added to the shop weekly.