Many of the items have little notes on them ( i.e. made by Grandma for Heidi during a hospital stay...March 1994). Heidi decided it was time to visit the cedar chest and reclaim all the vintage linens that were rightfully hers. I agreed...on the condition that I first take a few pictures.
She has a set of vintage tea towels...
...one for each day of the week.
This pair of heirloom pillowcases is trimmed with lace made by great-grandma Pauline Tessman.
And here's a few pieces that Heidi won't be taking home anytime soon! I re-claimed a window from our old barn and used it to frame some vintage linens & lace. It hangs in an alcove where I plan to display historic family photos one day.
So here's my advice...don't listen to those who tell you to chuck out anything you haven't used in six months. If you keep it long enough...it becomes a treasure!