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Table linens, table runners, lace, napkins, doilies, bed linens.

Members: 37
Latest Activity: May 10, 2018

Meeet Your Moderator Peggy Jennings

About Your Moderator Peggy Jennings

I've always loved antiques and come from a long line of women who love the romance of vintage treasures. My shop "Gramma's Linen Closet" features vintage textiles--kitchen linens, fabric, sewing notions--gathered from my free time spent digging through auction box lots, flea markets, and antique shops. I am based in Central Pennsylvania, where I am also a full time teacher.

My website is http://www.grammaslinencloset.com

There are links there to my Ebay sales and my Etsy shop.

I am currently transitioning my blog from Tumblr back to Blogger. Right now my website has a button to my Tumblr blog, but I also have a blog at:


Discussion Forum

VINTAGE 101 2 Replies

Started by Barbara Parmelee. Last reply by Diane Fashinpaur May 10, 2018.

Help me identify this type of needlework

Started by S.B. Buie Jan 30, 2017.

Can someone tell me what this is?

Started by Michele Norine Jul 27, 2016.

Secrets to Cleaning Vintage Linens

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Dec 20, 2015.

shadowboxes and vintage doilies

Started by Barb P. Mar 22, 2014.

Do You Use Antique And Vintage Linens For Holidays? 4 Replies

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Mar 6, 2014.

1926 McGibbon Lace Curtains, Linens, Fine Furnishings Ad

Started by vintagerecycling Aug 6, 2013.


Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Apr 27, 2013.

luncheon cloths 2 Replies

Started by sara jane fry. Last reply by Peggy Jennings Apr 4, 2013.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Debra Yancey-Miller on April 24, 2013 at 5:32pm

Can you imagine the counting that the maker did when making that piece?  They must have waited until they wre alone with the kids in bed!

Comment by Debra Yancey-Miller on April 24, 2013 at 5:30pm

It looks like it is just "just, haha" a very pretty, fancy crochet doily.  Something that I would be afraid to use but something that I would be very proud to say that I made.  Really good condition, too! 

Comment by Lori on April 24, 2013 at 5:13pm

Going through the estate of someone you do not know who was an avid collector has become a hotbed of learning about sooo many things. We came across this situation completely by chance and it's a blessing/curse! My most recent stumper is this piece. It is a 20 inch, 8 point star doily/mat. Anyone know anything about these?

Comment by vicki hufstetler on April 23, 2013 at 5:27pm

I would agree entirely with you Peggy! As a matter of fact, I lived in an old Victorian Farmhouse for many years, and found evidence of exactly what you describe.

In addition to that - I've had for sale several times old Lace Stretchers - unfortunatly only one of about 5-6 ever sold. So, I'm wondering if there is a market place where these items would be appriciated? I haven't had any estate sales yet this year, a few, I'm waiting on call backs, but one never knows.

So, this would be very good info for me, to keep just in case. Love the blog! :)

Comment by Debra Yancey-Miller on April 15, 2013 at 11:57am

and do you know what kinds of lace they are?  I can't believe that someone actually wore that and there aren't any holes!  I would put one in it even if I tried to put it on.

Comment by vicki hufstetler on April 11, 2013 at 5:54pm

What is Normandy lace - or how do you determine it to be that? LOL I must have missed something?

I have sold very large "figural Lace" pieces - I've done estate sales for a lot of Italian families, so I knew where they were from, but otherwise I would not have known.

Can you recommend a good resourse for us "beginners" to help us learn a bit more on the subject?

Thanks for sharing - they are beautiful!

Comment by Debra Yancey-Miller on April 10, 2013 at 11:07pm

Well, whatever it is - it is SO pretty.  What are the characteristics of Italian lace?  (now that I know about what is Normandy :o)


Comment by Debra Yancey-Miller on April 10, 2013 at 2:22pm

Deanna Moyers, are you sure that is tatting?  There don't seem to be enough tiny circles except for the few around the outside.  I used to sit and watch my Grandmother do tatting.  I tried learning after she passed and used a shuttle with instructions.  I still couldn't do it :o(


Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 8, 2013 at 2:21pm

Peggy and Sharon and others,

I would be happy for  Peggy or Sharon etc. to step forward to also moderate other groups. i.e. tablecloths, or quilts, or towels....etc. all need moderators.....just let me know...Peggy i can copy and paste your info 1, 2, 3 

Sharon my offer to you also remains......all of you would be terrfic, Dianne

Comment by SharonS on April 8, 2013 at 1:10pm

My blog at http://www.rickrack.com/rickrackrag deals with mostly textiles as well, though my specialty has been "Feedsack Friday".  I just moved everything to a new site, but salvaged the old posts and their dates, but they were all posted in March of this year, according to the archive....


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