VINTAGE '60s HEIRLOOM HAND EMBROIDERED BUTTERFLIES & FLORAL BASKET PILLOW CASES TRIMMED WITH MINT GREEN CROCHETED HEM- 1 PAIR
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 sewed and embroidered decades ago and I know that that type of handwork takes quite a bit of time to do. People just do not do this hand work anymore and it is difficult to find pillow cases this beautiful and in such great condition.
These vintage pillow cases are from an era when people did this detailed type of work and life was a lot slower and not so hectic. The pillow cases are adorned with lovely little butterflies floating over a floral basket. Floral baskets is a theme used from the '60s when making jewelry, pillow cases and other items. Beautiful colors in the butterflies, basket and flowers and are all hand embroidered.
The measurement of the pillow case is approximately 20" across x 29" long. There is some yellowing which I nearly missed on the pillow cases probably because they were folded and put away for a long time. They should come out with a wash especially if using a good detergent with some whitening in it. I use Restoration for vintage linens to remove yellowing and other imperfections. I did not do it on these since they had already been pressed by the former owner. It was too light to photograph although I tried.
These vintage heirloom embroidered pillow cases would make a guest room look beautiful, be lovely in one's daughter's or granddaughter's bedroom, 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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We examine each item carefully and note any imperfections, but unless an item is said to be new, please don't expect it to be perfect & even some new items have small imperfections. I will always state in the description if there are any imperfections & I never do repairs but leave them to others who are better able to do them than me as that is not my expertise.
Please remember that unless specified all items have been used and will show varying signs of use or wear. We always list the obvious imperfections to the best of our abilities. However, some slight imperfections that will not show or affect wearing or using the item may slip by or not be considered worth mentioning.
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.
The items are sold as we find them. We do not dry clean, launder, alter or repair vintage clothing and they should be cleaned or washed upon arrival. Please make your selection carefully & check the measurements as there is no return on clothing or other items.