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Damask Floral Linens

white damask hand towel with peony design and monogram

I seem to collect floral patterns — again and again.

Over the years, I’ve purchased vintage white linen napkins and hand towels as I found them at antique shows. Some are monogrammed; some are not but I’ve been slow to use them because they require hand-ironing. And so they sat in the cabinet for far too long.

Earlier this summer I embarked on a napkin-washing project. In part, my aim was to test various brands of “fancy” linen washes I’ve been playing with for while (I’ll have a laundry washing post coming up to discuss my favorites). In part, my stuff simply needed laundering.… Continue Reading