Monday, June 18, 2012


Good Monday morning to everyone!  This will be a quick post, probably a little short.  Things are busy around here as we are preparing for a visit from Munchomom and the Munchkins!:-)  It will be fun!  We will work in a picnic at Country Girl's today, so I need to get up and moving!

These pictures show something that I have had for a very long time.  They were part of some linens that Mother passed along to me from my grandmother.  My sister, who follows this blog, will remember that they were never used in our house, and I don't really remember them being used on anything that my grandmother had that was visible.

Two pillow covers.

Another view, with both folded.
The neat thing about these pillow covers (at least, I assume that's what purpose they served) is that they are completely hand made.  There is no machine stitching anywhere on them.  It is puzzling what they might have covered, as the measurements don't seem to allow for much to go inside them.  My grandmother was born in 1888, so it is very possible that these covers could be at least 75 years old, if not older!

Well, they have been unused for many years, and I have decided to find something that they will fit and put them to use!  Whatever I find cannot be any larger than 12 x 12, or even smaller than that!  My first effort wasn't very good, so I am going to have to keep at it to find the right insert.

I am a bit behind in some of my blog commenting, and I'll try to catch up on that as time permits.  We have made some technological changes around here, and it is taking some time to reset everything.:-)

Thank you so much for reading.  I truly enjoy your comments.


  1. The pillow covers are beautiful and definitely should be used. I can't imagine doing that work by hand. Ladies were remarkable in that age.

  2. I do remember those covers, and I think the reason they were not used by Mother was that she was afraid they would become worn. She was a lot like that with other items, I recall, but especially with precious linens like these. I agree that they deserve to be used, though, as that kind of work is very rare these days. Thanks for another trip down memory lane, and give Munchomom and the Munchkins a hug from me!! Oh, and you can hug Country Girl and the New Husband for me as well! :-)

  3. Hello Nellie..Oh good that you are going to find a purpose for the lovely linens. Narrow pillows? Curtains for little windows? Dresser scarves? Table runners? Whatever, they are lovely. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your comment, too. Susan

  4. What a wonderful antique keep-sake!

    Happy Midsummer's Night Eve!

    "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
    Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
    Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
    With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine..."

    ~Oberon "Midsummer Night's Dream"

  5. They could have been a child's pillow. Perhaps you could use it as an extra cushion on the cushions on your bed? Joan

  6. The linens are beautiful and what a treasure to have. I too think that they should be used and enjoyed.

  7. what lovely linens, wouldn't it be wonderful to know exactly what they were used for, the feel of old linens is like no other, nothing feels like that now, thank-you so much for your kind words today, it makes things seem a little less daunting to know I have such good buddies in blog land.