Vintage Linen

"She was no homespun girl. She was linen, silk and taffeta, and loved the finer things in life..."

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Vintage Linen Dresser Scarf with Lace Trim

Linen, made from the natural fibre of flax, is one of the most beautiful textiles ever. After many years of use it only takes on a more beautiful patina of age. Beautiful vintage linens make an elegant addition to any home, and are surprisingly sturdy. 

I have always loved scouring estate sales and flea markets collecting beautiful vintage linens and textiles. Use them for table settings, on dressers, and anywhere you need a special touch of elegance.

 

This vintage dresser scarf or doily, c. 1920-1940, is white linen with a pale pink lace edging added. It measures 12-1/2" x 28-1/2". Very fine vintage condition. Available from Marie Minnich Design. Visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/loveoflinen

harmony

"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between" ~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart~

photo copyright marie minnich www.marieminnichfineartphotography.com  

photo copyright marie minnich
www.marieminnichfineartphotography.com
 

Harmony should be a guiding principle of your design. Just as fire, earth, water and air are needed elements for balance of life, so are the elements of proportion, balance, color, and scale needed to find a harmonious effect in design. A mix of texture, large and small, neutral color and warm color, are all needed to bring a totality of harmony to your environment. And sometimes, what you leave out is just as important as what you put in. Learn to step back and take a look with an objective eye. Allow the notes of a room to sing, and also listen to what the room is trying to tell you. And remember, you may be the most important note of all.

 

 

 

beauty

"dwell on the beauty of life..." ~marcus aurelius~

photo copyright marie minnich www.marieminnichfineartphotography.com   Beauty. Harmony. Balance.  These are the attributes of good design, but also the attributes of an organized and orderly life. Without these attributes, we cannot have design sensibility. Now more than ever, we need these attributes both in our personal and communal life, to restore a sense of continuity and peace in the world. These are the universal attributes that transcend the dictates of fashion and trend, and will live on forever. Seek to raise your design sensibilities to the most transcendent level in order to have your personal space reflect your most cherished beliefs and desires.          

photo copyright marie minnich
www.marieminnichfineartphotography.com
 

Beauty. Harmony. Balance.  These are the attributes of good design, but also the attributes of an organized and orderly life. Without these attributes, we cannot have design sensibility. Now more than ever, we need these attributes both in our personal and communal life, to restore a sense of continuity and peace in the world. These are the universal attributes that transcend the dictates of fashion and trend, and will live on forever. Seek to raise your design sensibilities to the most transcendent level in order to have your personal space reflect your most cherished beliefs and desires.

 

 

 

 

 

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window

"eyes are the windows to the soul, and windows are the eyes of the house"

Sheer roman shade:: design and photo:: copyright marieminnichdesign.com

Sheer roman shade::
design and photo:: copyright marieminnichdesign.com

 Window treatments are used to control light, privacy, and warmth in an environment. But they also can add the finishing aesthetic touch to what might otherwise be a less than appealing view. Framed correctly, any window and view may be enhanced.