So today after feeling low coming out of the doctors surgery, I decided to have a little look in my favourite shop. The owner gave me the fright of my life when, as I opened the door, she screamed "you're here" at me and pottered into the back room. Curious/shocked because I can never remember causing such joy to a shop owner on entering, I stood rooted to the spot until she returned with a bulging bag. "Here's your tablecloths!!!". I couldn't believe my eyes. She told me they were stained and so had to be recycled if I didn't want them and so would not take any money for them.
Thrilled I jumped into the car and flew back home breaking all speed limits on the way. I just could not wait to see what this huge bag contained. I rushed threw the door, giving the dog a terrible fright and threw my jacket and bag on the floor.
As I slowly unpacked the bag, my excitement grew more and more, not believing my eyes at it's content.
Some beautiful lace edged handkerchiefs and one with gorgeous hand embroidered designs on it.
Two old tasselled cushion covers.
Four of these hand stitched table runners made from Irish Linen.
One large linen table cloth. And green is one of my favourite colours too!! Apologies for the creases. I was so excited about sharing these with you, I didn't have time to iron them.
There was also 15 beautiful immaculate Irish Linen napkins. Irish Linen is very hard to find now and is only made for export! How stupid is that?? So to get these just makes me jump for joy. Some of these pieces are badly stained but it's definitely worth a try cleaning them.
And there was one more thing down at the bottom of the bag...........
this dress. Wow wasn't expecting that! It just needs a good clean and it will be just perfect.
Must go now and begin with all this cleaning..........now where did I read about that lemon juice and vinegar solution?
Hope you all have a great weekend,