By now you've probably realized how talented my sister is. She shows her artistic talent in her baking and photography and is a genius at repairing textiles, from antique rugs to a hole in a sweater. On my last visit a young man dropped off an expensive rug for her to repair that his German Shepard puppy had chewed up, and I brought along an old sweater coat for her to restore. Poor thing. She is somehow always involved in my projects (she would call it "roped in"), but she always comes through, just as she did with the Christmas stockings for my five grandchildren.
My closets and drawers are overflowing with antique German linen and grain
sacks, and I thought the old grain sacks would be beautiful made up into
Christmas stockings. I washed and pressed the old sacks and sent them on to
Minnesota for Eileen to work her magic. A few weeks ago the stockings arrived
ready for hanging. She also cut up an antique turkey red jacquard weave
tablecloth for the cuffs at the top of each stocking, and the fringes from the
tablecloth are the perfect touch. They are really special and something
the children will all treasure as they get older.
Welcome to Living Tastefully’s “Antique of the Week” page. Our love of antiques is reflected in every aspect of our everyday lives. We are passionate about collecting and also love functional antiques that can actually be used and not only admired. Hopefully we can inspire you to incorporate antiques in your home and your life to add charm and beauty to your surroundings.