EXQUISITE VINTAGE HEIRLOOM HAND CROCHETED & HAND EMBROIDERED SOUTHERN BELLE PILLOW CASES - 1 PAIR - NEVER USED
These pillow cases are one of my very favorites! Recently I was fortunate enough to come across a number of beautiful pillow cases and will be putting them on my site in the near future.
My mother and grandmother crocheted as well as embroidered decades ago and I know that this handwork of crocheting and embroidering takes quite a bit of time to do. People just do not do this hand work any more and it is difficult to find pillow cases this beautiful and in such great condition.
These vintage pillow cases are from the '50s or '60s when people did this detailed type of work and life was slower and not so hectic. The pillow case which has been made from pillow case tubing (no side seams but with a sharp crease on the sides) measure approximately 20-1/2" x 29" not including the pink and blue crocheted lace hem which would add more.
The Southern Bell has been beautifully embroidered with a wide brim picture hat to protect her fair complexion. She is wearing a beautiful full gown with two shades of pink and green on the skirt. There are embroidered flowers with French knots on the bodice of the dress and she is wearing a pretty necklace. The crocheted part of the bias skirt is the largest one I have ever seen and it is so full that there are ruffles in it. From the top to bottom measures 5-/4" vertically and approximately 15" across the bottom of the skirt depending on where it is measured.
The former owner said the pillow cases have never been used and they spent their life in a cedar chest and then stored carefully away in a drawer for decades. The pillow cases will come to you freshly laundered, lightly starched and ironed and it is ready for you to put on your bed. They are in excellent condition since they have never been used and just gorgeous.
These vintage heirloom hand crocheted and embroidered pillow cases would make a guest room look beautiful, be perfect as a wedding present for a bride who loves vintage linens, a housewarming gift or create a shabby chic look to a bedroom.
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Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.
Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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