Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Latest From Linen Haus

As you might have read earlier this week, we ended up coming back a day early from our trip to Slovenia.  That meant missing the market in Lubljana on Sunday, which was disappointing.  However, the upside was that I could visit some of my favorite contacts (and discover new ones) at our monthly local antiques market here in Munich.  I found a few things to round out the Linen Haus inventory:

A beautiful set of appetizer/dessert plates from Villeroy and Boch.
Set of six, each with a different fruit motif and french writing.

Almond colored, vintage damask tea towels with crimson monogramming.
Set of two, but will be sold separately. 

Crisp white set of eight napkins with a subtle art deco gemetric pattern. 

 Antique German leather bound book with gorgeous textured paper front and back
and beautiful illustrations throughout.

Vintage Tea Towel with Art Nouveau design, monogram and beautiful sheen.
These are quite long so they also make a beautiful table runner.

Two vintage German grain sacks with indigo striping.  
Ideal for pillows or upholstering seat covers!

Antique latin linguistics book from Vienna, 1844.
This book had a nice surprise inside:  I found an invitation addressed to the "Hochgeboren" - ie those of "high birth" - introducing the start of "the season"...I'm thinking probably for the debutante coming out season at that time.  I thought that was a pretty cool, and unexpected, piece of history.  I might have to frame it.

And, last but certainly not least, four more beautiful tablecloths. 
I sorted through many, many linens with stains, holes, etc. and brought home only those without flaws. 

More good news:  I have decided to go ahead and open up Linen Haus this month! 
I'm putting the finishing touches on the photos and descriptions.  An announcement is coming soon so stay tuned!


The enchanted home said...

Beautiful all the elegant textiles and of course love love love old books.

Anonymous said...

I want them all!!!...what lovely additions to your the exquisite linens...simply divine...and so is your photography skills...your images are so perfect..!

Luciane at said...

I can't wait to know more about "Linen Haus"! How exciting, my friend!!! Lots of success!

By the way, I love Villeroy and Boch and that plate is stunning.


Luciane at

Acquired Objects said...

Wonderful finds and those grains are fabulous!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I'm so jealous of your finds, the tablecloths especially. What great colors!

designchic said...

What gorgeous the monograms, and there is nothing more beautiful than old leather bound books ~

Thoughts on Design said...

Gorgeous plates! Very much like a botanical print... My fav is the mongorammed tea towel.

Can't wait to see you "new shop"!!!


Victoria said...

Beautiful items. One of each, please. I especially love the old books and the botanical plates. Cannot wait to see the rest.

An Urban Cottage said...

That Latin book is incredible. Perfect for a crusty vignette.

I didn't realize your were in Munich. I had the pleasure of visiting many years ago and loved it. I knew someone that lived in Rosenheim. Took an amazing tour into Austria. Salzburg and Salzkammergut (OMG) stand out in my memory. I remember the beautiful architecture in Munich. And the beer!

Haus and Home said...

I love the Villeroy & Boch plates! The linens are so nice and I love those delicate monograms! Sehr Schoen!

mary said...

Go for it, Barbara--"learning by doing" is the best way to go with this crazy business of ours. I'm wishing you tons of luck and clear sailing with Linen Haus. Mary

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Hooray for Linen Haus opening early! I can't wait to see all the stock together! Those plates are calling my name!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

So excited...I cannot wait. XO, Mona


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