Most of it was hand embroidered, some had tatted or crocheted edgings. There were four or five of those old card tablecloths with matching napkins. I remember my grandma having a few sets used only when her friends came over to play canasta.
I Love Lucy would've loved this apron...
I found a package with a linen piece in it from Hawaii. The post mark was 1942 and there was a stamp on it that said Passed by Army Censor. I wonder if this was from a husband or boyfriend. The woman never had any children, could he have been killed during WWII?
It was still in the package. Could it have been too painful for her to use it? Can you tell I love a good mystery?
Most of it's in pretty bad shape, yellowing, stains, mouse damage, but I'm getting out the oxiclean and starting to work.
I found a few other things at the estate sale. An old ice cream maker and a lard bucket made out of wood. They both need a plant in them, don't you think?