These are hand embroidered with Birds and Daisies... done in a white-on-white design.
The monogram and the scallop trim are done in a powder blue cotton thread.
This beautiful pair of vintage pillowcases also has a hand crocheted edge done in white crochet thread.
I got these from an estate sale.
They are such pretty pillowcases.
These were made many years ago were washed, starched and ironed by the original maker.
These look like they were used a few times, but the 6 inch end section of the design and edging shows no wear that I could see, but refer to the photo to check for yourself.
This section (as well as the pillowcases) is 22 inches across as a pillowcase - it would be 44 inches across if cut in half and used in some other way.
These are being sold as "cutters" which means to remove the design portions and reuse them elsewhere.
These can be used as they were intended, but the pillowcases themselves have a few worn spots that were repaired by the owner and a small stain that I could see.
The hand work on these is just too beautiful to waste and would be wonderful to reuse on a new pair of pillowcases or as part of a quilt, or even framed... as art.
The price reflects that the main value of these is the design section.
I am not an expert and I have not washed them.
They are coming to you just like you see them and the same way they came out of the house where they were stored in plastic in a cedar chest.
As I said, looks pretty good and the design sections are gorgeous !
Of course, they have some yellowing due to age (much of it - if not all of it - may be from the old starch and might come out upon washing in Biz)
* I did take a few dollars off of the price just in case it did not come out after washing - although the design itself and the crocheted edging is worth a pretty penny and much more than I am asking so either way, it's a good deal.
Of course, they will need washed to remove the old starch and to freshen them up.
I do not know if the household had pets - they do NOT smell like smoke at all to me so I don't believe anyone in the household was a smoker.
There are no returns as I am offering this at a good price and I have posted a photo, so please look at the photo and ask any questions before you buy.