more holiday crafts + homespun linens

yesterday we posted four great holiday craft projects and today blair is keeping the diy fun going with a great sweater wreath project that lets you make good use of any old sweaters that are headed for the trash. CLICK HERE to see the full how-to on the d*s guest blog!

in non craft-project news, i’m really loving these homespun initialed linens at chestnuts & papaya. i grew up with a mother (hi mom!) that had a great appreciation for vintage linens so things like this always really hit home for me. her taste was a bit more towards traditional white linens, but i always love these heartier looking french-looking styles. click here to check out chesnuts & papaya’s full selection.

  1. laura trevey says:

    wonderful idea for old sweaters!!

  2. jason says:

    I love the look and feel of these old vintage linens. The cross-stitch letters are so beautiful. This was very popular in eastern and northern European countries. Last summer I found a great antiques shop in Hudson New York with many similar items. Very old linen feels incredibly soft! It can be difficult to make a complete set, but the slight differences in size and color add a sense of old world charm. Are the Chestnut and Papaya linens a mix of new and old?


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