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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Four Week Long Church Sale ... Part 1

Hello my dear friends,

I can't believe it has taken me until now to write this post and share it with you lovely bloggers. Maybe it was the fact that I put the bags away in my closet shortly after I brought them home and then forgot all about them ... but how could I?! ... They were bags full of treasures!

I am sure I told you about the 4 week long church sale that happens here in our town. The London Orchestra organises it every year and it is amazing! Every day many, many new things arrived and it was a constant renewal of goodies for sale and it is oh so addicting!

I must admit I went there I think 5 or 6 times or maybe more and found many lovely treasures. My most favourite table was the linen table. There was so much beauty in one little space ... how could I resist? ... Well I couldn't and I didn't! But there was so much more ... tarnished pieces, old crocheting yarn and many other bits and bobs ... I was in junker's/horader's heaven!
There are many photos to share and because I didn't want to wait any longer to share them with you ... yes, I am impatient at times ... I didn't wash or iron them first. I know, I should really!
I am sharing my treasures in two posts because I have so many photos to share with you. And here are some of treasures that came home with me ... 

... lots of beautiful vintage hankies and ...

... this one is made from silk and embroidered so pretty.

Many, many handmade old doilies and ...

... hand embroidered napkins. 

The most beautiful embroidered table linen, some large and some small.
These are 5 sets that I found that have been hand embroidered so beautifully and ...

... this lovely embroidered table cloth.

 I actually thought about buying this beautiful piece every time I went to the church sale and in the end I just had to have it. It is such a stunning piece! The birds ~ which I think are swallows ~ are made from French knots and look wonderful! I am so happy I decided to buy it in the end because not only do I love vintage linen but I also love white on white embroidery.

Tomorrow I will share the second part of my treasures that I found at the four week long church sale, so maybe you can stop by and take a look?!

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind my dear friends.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.  


  1. Was für wundervolle Tischdecken und Deckchen.... Ich bin gespannt, was du herrliches daraus zaubern wirst!

  2. You must have been so excited to find all of these beautiful linens. And look at the detail on the bird! It's exquisite! Enjoy!

  3. Hallo,
    so beautiful linen.

    Dearest greetings from Gisa.

  4. Such beautiful linens...you've found a treasure trove!

  5. Your church sale was a gift from above. Those laces and linens are such dreamy pieces to work with. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  6. Would I love to go to a sale like that!! I love all the beautiful linens, and look forward to part 2 Karen!!

  7. Such gorgeous pieces - when I think of the hours someone has sat and embroidered and crocheted these, it makes me feel quite humble. So pleased you bought them and no doubt will give them another purpose in life. Margie x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous....and so much gorgeousness!!!!
    I know you will make beautiful things from these!

  9. Oh my goodness-- you bought all of that!!!!! You really did find absolute treasures--- so very beautiful!