"Christina" must have been someone very special, very loved! Look at this trousseau piece with her name in art deco lettering.
Around her name are hand embroidered butterflies, a pansy, and the finest of white cutwork and drawn-thread work.
Don't you wonder why this was never used? Did Christine marry and give birth to a dozen kids who kept her too busy for fancy bed linens?
Did she call off the wedding and elope with a bad boy cad instead?
Here is a set I made for other daughters to give their moms. They will be on my etsy site and eBay.
And when the linens or fabrics or old quilts are ragged and worn but still have faded glories, still have tattered remnants of their original charm, I love to carefully cut out the good parts and use them for my lavender-filled hearts.
PS No! my beach cottage does NOT look like one of those hoarders' homes!
But still..I guess I felt their pain?
...gone to the beach!