Saturday, April 4, 2009

Nightstand Report

First, it is GREAT to be back! The novelty of business travel was lost on me a long time ago...You may remember my last Nightstand Report on Hedgehogs :->....Recently I picked up The Kitchen Linens Book by EllynAnne Geisel. You may remember her The Apron Book. I think I like this one better. I even took it on my trip to read.

I enjoyed a number of things she writes about.
My own collection of kitchen linen is small (compared to the rest of my embroidery collection) - but I do have some cute things.
These "Dutch" folks were given to me by a friend that belonged to her Aunt.
I've picked up other linens through the usual places.

I found this toaster cover last year - and since then I've seen it show up on a number of blogs - must have been popular for its time! It even show's up in Geisel's book. And yes, it took me a couple of reads before I "got it" ..daaaah... Huck Towels are another item I've found alot of - the little booklet dates 1936. Anyway, if you're into this sort of thing I give this book 4 out of 5 lampshades...So what's on your nightstand?


  1. I want this book so bad. I love your 4 out of 5 lampshades, lol! I love garage sales and church rummage sales for finding vintage linens.

  2. Hey Jewels- nice to find out you have a blog. That book looks like great bed time reading- something to make you smile and dream about piles and piles of vintage linens...I love those smiling coffee cups!

  3. Hey Sistah!
    No worries, I had to read the toaster cover a couple of times too but I'm blonde so at least I have an excuse! lol
    Glad you're back safe and sound. Garage sale season is about to begin..........yahooo! I'll keep an eye out for some embroidery things for you.
    One business trip down and one to go.....or maybe two?
    Ciao for now!
    Jen xo

  4. My nightstand has my much needed 150 strengh bifocals. As long as they keep making those who needs and eye exam. lol, It also has a quilting magazine with a lot of pictures in it and usually a glass of water. Oh yah, i almost forgot, i have pictures of my 3 kids. It is bad to think i thought of the quilting magazine first. :)