I had 4 narrow lengths of vintage tablecloth left over from my grocery sack project, so I used one to make a holder for plastic grocery sacks that still come into the house and get recycled as garbage bags, and one for the veggie/bread type bags that I use for liners in the garbage bags.
These are dead simple. Took me about 2 hours, but I had to stop and give a friend a haircut in the middle of the project. I got the basic pattern here (thank you Annie!) except mine are a different size which was determined by the length I had left, and for the hanger-upper I pulled two old celluloid or bone rings from one of my button jars. They are probably the same age or a little older than the tablecloth was, seemed fitting to me. In the 50's and further back many people had roller shades under their curtains and those roller shades always had pull rings, which most needleworkers promptly dressed up, some gorgeous samples here.
Will you keep your vintage linens in a deep dark closet, or will you let them out to play once again?
Hope and Despair
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