I was in Pennsylvania last week, crossing the Wright’s Ferry Bridge over the Susquehanna, when I stopped (abruptly, heart racing) at Burning Bridge Antiques in Columbia.
Amid aisles of charming American-made antiques, this striped wonder caught my eye. I’m a sucker for antique linens, especially in their original boxes. Original Box (often but not always) = Never Used.
Inside I found two vintage pillowcases with a sweet ombre emroidery that would certainly add vintage charm to the twin beds in our guest room at Pine Hill. And for 8 bucks, why not?
I love a “well-placed” set of quotation marks.
After soaking the pillowcases in hot water and OxiClean (no, I’m not on the payroll; it just works), the age marks came right out!
Blue and white can seem a little too cool in the winter, especially in a guest room, but the knotty pine paneling and wool coachman’s blanket add warmth. The Chinoiserie needlepoint pillow is one of my favorites; I found two of them at an estate sale down the street from us, 20 dollars for the pair. And do you remember this table? I repurposed it as a bedside and yes, I did take the booze out.
Now I think the pillowcases look just as expensive as any of the ones from fancy monogram shops. They bring a sense of humor, too, setting the tone for a fun weekend getaway at Pine Hill Farm!
I would most definitely stay in your guest room…those linens are gorgeous! A great find no doubt!
I don’t know Eddie — I’m thinking some guests would like it if the liquor was still in that cute cabinet! Pillow cases turned out great with the hot water & Oxiclean.
There is nothing like vintage linens, so soft and these are a perfect addition to your guest room. I am loving that blue plaid blanket in the mix, Looks so cozy.
well eddie, it’s good to “see” you back to blogging, i’ve missed you! those pillowcases are to die for…you got a great deal. i’ll have to tell my sister about the oxiclean trick, she has some gorgeous heirloom little girls dresses made by her MIL that she can’t seem to get the yellow age stains out of…maybe oxiclean will do the trick.
tell Jaithan I said ‘hello’…any trips south planned?
Such beautiful finds!
great find, Eddie…it really is the perfect touch
Absolutely beautiful. I just purchased an antique French linen sheet with the same monogram. What a wonderful addition to your guest room. xo
Love them! And the oxiclean you’ve been doing is a great tip. Thanks for that!
What a find Eddie! I simply have to start stopping at antique stores as I see them and look for treasures. Love these pillowcases and they do add that perfect touch to the other bedding! You’re such a lucky duck! Were you on Rt. 30 when you turned off?
What a steal! Absolutely gorgeous and charming . . . I treasure vintage linens and wool . . now to have a huge linen closet to store them all:) Made me happy seeing a post from you first thing this am!
GORGEOUS! Don’t you just love a serendipitous FIND like that? Meant to be. Thanks for sharing! The knotty pine room looks great and that delicate touch added a soft element to the mix!
What a delightful find and so charming outcome. I still love playing “dress up” with bedroom linens! franki
I love Burning Bridges and Columbia, PA in general. The river looks like the sea on a foggy day.
I am so glad you are back again, and I can now stop my relentless stalking of your Instagram. You are far and away my all time favorite tastemaker.
I think its time I invest in some OxiClean- it seems to be your go-to cleaner! Now I just have to get my hands on some vintage Mr and Mrs pillow cases too- LOVE those!
You have an amazing eye and always seem to see the possibilities in what others pass by … one day, I hope I can go thrifting with you…
I just drool over vintage linens unused and in their original box! I have a box of Wamsutta muslin sheets, all original, that I have had for years and can’t bring myself to use them! How funny! You have given me the courage to just use and enjoy them.
This room is lovely, the perfect place to read and maybe take an afternoon nap 🙂
I’m so glad you’re back!
I love linens with monograms especially for a guest room. They add a sense of elegance that immediately makes a guest feel pampered. And since I thought it odd to monogram guest room sheets with my initials, I had a set monogrammed with “YOU” just for a little bit of humor.
This is my husband’s FAVORITE shop. You’ll have to swing by WG next time you’re in town!
So I should have used Oxi clean instead of tossing out my great-grandmothers old linens. Eeck!
Better see what I have left and get to soaking!
ps: Is that M for Moyer? 🙂
yay, you guys are back!
Nice blog! I am sure I will be more often coming here…
What do you say the “M” stands for?
Happy to see you back blogging!
(just used Oxyclean as Puppy Violet threw up on her bedding. I have a homemade recipe for an “enzyme cleaner” using orange peels, someday I will try it!)
EcoHappily and Stylishly Yours,
Really love those pillow cases! A couple of years ago I attended a tour that you all did at Scott’s Antique Market. You pointed out a couple of pillow cases that read “His” and “Hers”. I scooped them up after the tour, and they are a truly delightful addition to my guest bedroom!
Lovely guest room.
What was the name of the vendor that made the heirloom dresses for girls? Do you have a number or website
Wow. Didn’t realize hand embroidery could be used to brighten up almost anything! The applique and cross stitch embroidery designs are beautiful.
Love the pillowcases, you have a great talent and passion for gracious living.
Best wishes Lillian in Hong Kong.
This is lovely, I would be a very happy guest stopping here.