Yep, that's what I have......Cabin Fever!!! I am restless, tired of cooking, don't like being cooped up anymore......winter has stopped being fun!!! Nothing looks right, time for some changes..........so I decided to freshen up the living room. This vintage linen sheet has been used before during the hot summer months to cover the red sofa, but thought it would refresh things for the winter. So I got it on and then put the blue pillows with it......
Now about the linen sheet.........My parents are from Italy, and my mom was trained in sewing and hand work. Her mother had a linen loom which was set up in the main living area and she wove linen for a living. People would bring her the linen thread and she would weave the cloth. It was a narrow loom, so for this top sheet, 3 pieces were sewn together by hand for a large piece of cloth. My mother would do the hemming and the drawn work. This sheet was part of her dowry with the matching pillow covers which I have not shown here. Not pillow cases, but rectangular covers to go over the pillows.
I so treasure these pieces from my Nonna and my mom.....what wonderful workmanship and a lost art. Handwork like this is so valued in other countries and honored in families. My cousins there all produce handwork for sale in boutiques and are very popular.
Thanks for stopping by to visit..........stay safe out there and keep warm!!!