A Vintage Quandary

I guess it’s a good problem to have, but it’s a problem none the less. My Grammy gave me a huge bag full of awesome, amazing, totally stunning vintage napkins to craft away with!

And they’ve been sitting in that bag for months :(

 Some of them have the most beautiful crochet and embroidered trim.
Others have adorable flowers with perfect scalloped edges.
I just have no clue what to do with them! I would hate to cut up these beauties for a craft that I don’t just love.
Got any brilliant ideas for me?

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  1. The WholeFamDamily says:

    piece them together for a table runner! or use specific edge pieces to stitch onto a plain collared shirt/dress? or make a collage/shadow box and frame alot of them?

  2. Eisley Rae Clothing says:

    I was going to suggest the same. A table runner would be adorable. Or, you can make super cute curtains from them. Pillows?

  3. Kate says:

    A pennant banner!

    http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/vintage-hankies-bunting-garland-swag-floral-printed-hankies

    Good Luck! Can't wait to see what you decide to do.

  4. Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} says:

    Pieces like that scream tablerunner. Piece them together with some vintage doilies.

  5. Danielle Bartran says:

    You reminded me of one of my favorite & easiest projects I've done–I used vintage napkins that my MIL gave me to create a valance for my kitchen window. If you have a window that doesn't require a full curtain, this might be a good option for you, too.

    http://daniellebartran.blogspot.com/2011/04/easy-kitchen-curtain.html

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  7. twelve30 says:

    Make vintage pillows! Use the vintage goods as the front or fold over the top of a pillow. Search Etsy for some ideas. Have fun!
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

  8. Jayna Rae says:

    There's a really great apron made from similar items at my vintage mending. She does a lot of sewing with vintage pillow cases and napkins. i always have trouble using vintage stuff because I just can't bear the thought of altering history, even though so many great projects come from refashioning such items.

  9. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    Those are so pretty!! I wouldn't want to cut them up either!

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  11. Pink Cake Plate says:

    Nina,
    I am going to use hankies but napkins would work as well…
    piece them together, gather, and use as a ruffle on the bottom of a vintage fabric or denim skirt!

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