Glenda Sapp Luckie
Glenda Sapp Luckie
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Asked 15 hours ago

What can I do with antique table cloths, napkins, bed linens, etc.

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CATereNan W.


Cleaning out my Italian grandmother’s house, we have found SO many antique table cloths, napkins, bed linens, etc. Besides the fact that they need to be cleaned which is monumental in itself, what can we do with them? Is there a market for this kind of thing, or any project where we can incorporate them as a keepsake? Seriously, so many and they’ve probably been put up for close to 60 years.

3 answers
  • Nan W.
    15 hours ago

    Glenda: Maybe you can use them as window coverings

  • Tere
    13 hours ago

    I'm envisioning some beautiful curtains hanging in your home! :) Maybe a new bedspread? duvet cover? It might be best to take them to be dry cleaned to preserve the material first. Have fun with whatever project you decide on and enjoy those beautiful memories of Grandmom!

    • Glenda Sapp Luckie
      12 hours ago

      Thank you, I see you and Nan had the same thought. I didn’t want to throw them out, but yet there are so many that I also don’t want to store them. Great idea!

  • Do NOT dry clean them! They will be permanently damaged and worthless. If you don't want them, sell them on eBay. Huge market for these items and they go for big bucks, especially if they are from Italy. I have a lot of European linens and cherish all of them. If you want to wash them, let me know, I will send you links.

    Use the tablecloths. Make curtains or a quilt. Turn napkins into table runners or a valance. Give away to relatives that might want them.

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