Thursday, January 6, 2011

Create Romantic Charm with your Shabby Vintage Linens!

Vintage linens are one of my favorite things to collect!
I especially adore ladies handkerchiefs that whisper the sweetness of days gone by. Linens are a wonderful way to add vintage romantic charm to your cottage decor!
Feeling inspired I decided to get creative with one of my pretty handkerchiefs and create a pretty spring wreath. 
So, if you would like to give this a whirl, here is how I created my vintage linen wreath!
I used a straw wreath that I picked up at a thrift store for .50 cents.
I wrapped it in strips of old curtain lace and then added a satin bow at the top to layer lace and vintage flowers on...
Next I stretched the vintage handkerchief across the front of the wreath and hot glued the edges to the back
Once this is done you can add as much lace and fluff to the top as you want!
 I love lots of flluff in my wreaths...even the simpler ones!
  A perfect way to use your vintage linens and create vintage romantic charm in your cottage!
I will be sharing this with 
Have fun creating!
Hugs,


29 comments:

  1. Olivia,
    So very pretty!! I love it!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  2. Gorgeous!I have a bag of my Grandmas old hankies about 15 of them from the 50s.I would have to pin them to the back because their my Granny's.I think that would work.I love projects with hankies,if you have any more please show them to us:)

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  3. So pretty! A nice vintage hat pin would look so good on there! I have a thing for old linens, too. Can never have too many, that's for sure! I have bought and sold more than I could ever count!

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  4. I love it Olivia, so romantic and pretty! What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing how you did this :)
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  5. what a clever idea! So wonderfully romantic cottage style. Just love it.

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  6. THAT IS BEAUTIFUL OLIVIA
    I WOULDN'T THINK TO WRAP THE WREATH IN OLD CURTAIN LACE...THAT IS AWESOME...THANK YOU FOR SHARING HOW YOU MADE IT. INSTEAD OF A FLORIST YOU ARE THE LINEN WREATH CREATOR.
    HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  7. Olivia, what a sweet wreath sweet friend! You are so talented. I adore everything you create!!

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  8. Hello Olivia... that is so beautiful!... I too collect vintage linens and especially love the hankies from yesteryear... you have inspired me to make a wreath of my own!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  9. I love linen too! This is so romantic and cute!

    Carol

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  10. How lovely! And congrats on your work being featured in that boutique.

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  11. Olivia,
    That is a beautiful wreath!!!
    I love vintage linens too.

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  12. Hi, Olivia! Now how sweet is THIS?!?! LOVE it!!

    Happy 2011!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  13. I love old linens too. Love the wreath.

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  14. Oh Olivia, your wreath is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing how you did it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    hugs~~ Daphne

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  15. Your wreath is gorgeous. I am like you more is better. I love layering my linens. It gives such a romantic feel to a room. I will have to give one of these a try. I have a lot of vintage wedding lace that I got at auction from an elderly ladies estate that had been a seamstress in the 30's tru the 50's. I can see that on a wreath. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

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  16. Creative and beautiful - truly an inspiration! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  17. What a gorgeous blog!Beautiful post!

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous!! Happy Pink Saturday to you :O)

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  19. Very sweet and perfect for Pink Saturday. I have some granddaughters who would LOVE to give this a try. I will have to save this in my "activities for grandparents and grandchildren" file. Thank you :) By the by - I loved your shabby pink pumpkin windows too! VERY cute! :)

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  20. Olivia, your wreath is just beautiful! I love shabby chic items so much! I will be having a give away if you want to come visit my blog! Have a great weekend, marcia

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  21. Wow! What a beautiful way to display your hankies! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  22. Hello My Precious Olivia,
    Sending you love and hugs and collecting your tears. I couldn't find the scripture but in Heaven they collect in a bottle every tear we shed. That is a lot of bottles.
    I am always here for you and have a listening ear. You know you are just like a precious daughter to me.
    You need someone to watch those little ones and you go for a Day Spa....be pampered...I never did those things when my children were growing up but you need time to your self in order to keep giving back.
    love and hugs
    have a sugar sweet day
    I am glad you liked my new banner...did you see Amy's name on the butterfly wing....she is always with me.
    Everyone adores you sweet Olivia....noone could ever forget you and your beautiful blog.
    Simply Debbie

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  23. beautiful wow thank you for comment.

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  24. Olivia, that is so charming. I have never seen a wreath like yours and I love it. Perfect for any room in the home. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  25. What a lovely wreath. That was a really good tutorial. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  26. Just beautiful!! I would love it on a heart shaped one for Valentine's Day too. Thanks for the tutorial. {going to go dig out some hankies, lol}.
    Hugs,
    Heidi

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  27. Hello Precious Olivia,
    I just dropped by to check on you and see how you are doing...I pray everything is okay and you have just been too busy to blog.
    In my thoughts and prayers
    Have a Sugar Sweet Day
    Simply Debbie

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  28. It just screams romance! Love it Love it!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Leann

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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