VINTAGE HEIRLOOM HAND EMBROIDERED & RUFFLES SOUTHERN BELLE & BUTTERFLIES PILLOW CASES - 1 PAIR - NEVER USED
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. And this set of pillow cases is probably one of my favorite one of all of the pillow cases I have listed so far!
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 a Southern Belle wearing a very full skirt in a luscious color of pink with lovely little butterflies floating around her. Hand embroidered upper body of Southern Belle and skirt decorations.
The beautiful pink skirt and ruffle has bouquets of yellow flowers, green leaves, swags and it has white bows on the it. Great embroidered detailing on the pillow cases including her black eyelashes, flowers in her hair, dainty pink hands and lavender butterflies.
From the top to bottom of the pink green skirt, it measures
6-1/4" vertically and approximately 18" across the bottom of the skirt not including the ruffle and this is the largest skirt on any of the pillows cases so far that I have put on my site. The ruffle continues around to the back for interest.
The measurement of the pillow case is approximately 20" across X 30". There is a thin line of soiling to the left of the skirt on one pillow case which should come out with a wash. It was too light to photograph although I tried. I did not want to touch it as the pillow cases had already been starched and pressed. (Photo #3)
These vintage heirloom embroidered pillow cases with ruffles in a fabulous shade of pink 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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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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