Vintage look bedding can add a touch of sentimental beauty to your home. Image of a floral tablecloth adorn a side table in your living room or a cheerful apron, artfully printed on your kitchen. Well-used and delicate fabrics need special attention to maintain their appeal for years to come. With a little effort and a little creativity, you can keep and show special grandma mats, your mother’s party table runners and other treasures of the past.
Roll, instead of fold, items to be stored. Rolling prevents wrinkles. Warm clothes in the buffered tissue, free of acid or Tyvec. Place the sheets in an acid-free box or tube or in a cardboard box filled with muslin. Place an image of the item you are storing on the outside of the box or tube using cotton twill tape or bookbinding tape. Seal the box with cotton twill tape or bookbinding tape. Adhesive tape will damage clothes.
Transform old sheets or corridors into imaginative drapes. A curtain track with clips can perform this quick and easy work. You can even change the look of the seasons. Sew vintage handkerchiefs in pillowcases. Coordinate layer of doilies and kitchen towels to use as placemats for a special table setting. Create a shadow box for family memories with a nice piece of linen as the background. Set up an old ironing board, linens and arrange vintage on it as a corner focal point.