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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Girlfriends came from the City today


Very special friends came for Lunch



There may be snow outside, but my greenhouse always provides flowers for the table




My lovely friend Joanne used to own an antiques shop called "Arsenic and Old Lace".  Joanne collected fine antique linens.  She not only collected them, she truly loved them.  Joanne would spend hours on one cloth making sure that time had not left too many marks 




Champagne was on ice



Joanne brought a large box of beautiful antique linens



So that I could pick and choose




And so I did



This tablecloth may be my favorite




All the while, a large pot of home made chicken soup was waiting on the stove.

Do you collect antique linens and do you use them?

Gina

14 comments:

  1. oh, beautiful, beautiful old linens ... I wish we had the same friends :)

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  2. Dear Gina,
    I hope that you take the table cloth, you favorite one! Very lovely!

    And I hope that the snow will melt away, sooooon!

    Sunny greetings from the Périgord
    karin

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  3. Dear Francesca, My friends have always wanted to go to Italy. I will send them over.

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  4. Dear Karin, I took them ALL. Could not pass up this once in a lifetime opportunity

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  5. Yes, I have been collecting old lace for years. I use it all around my house.
    I also collect Deruta pottery.
    I love your creations.
    If you wold like to see the Easter eggs that I have painted in the style of the Deruta painting, they are here at my blog:http://pwsnwjournal.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-eggs.html

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  6. Yes! I was going to say take them all and I see that you did! I mean, how could you, in good conscience, pass them up?

    Besides taking a class and seeing your home and grounds, please add the greenhouse to my to-do list.

    Gina- Have you ever been to the area that Karin is from? It also looks beautiful.

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  7. Hi Pricilla, Your Deruta eggs are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Dear Ann, that will be a happy day when you come this way and we can spend a little time painting. We have driven through the Dordogne region of France...on our way back to Paris from the Piedmont area of Italy. I met Karin through blogging. We have a few things in common and I enjoy reading her blog posts.

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  9. Just swooning over all this beauty, dear Gina!
    and i confess, i'm totally envious of these treasures!:-)

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  10. Dear Lala, It is truly amazing what beautiful linens one can find that have come from all over the world.

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  11. Hi Suzie, Thank you forvisiting my blog and thank you for your comment.

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  12. Oh my, you had me at antique linens. I used to be an antique linen and lace dealer, so I had many and used many. In the last few years, I admit I haven't used them because I'm too lazy to do them up properly!

    Happy WW,
    Judy

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  13. Hi French Laundry, I am lucky in that I have a German Miele machine. I get to sit by the window and iron for hours and at the same time admire the beautiful handiwork of some unknown person.

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