Hand-embroidered linens bring a beautiful piece of the past into the modern home. Place a fresh set of vintage pillowcases and sheets onto the bed to welcome overnight guests, or tuck them in with a comfortable, cozy handmade quilt from the 1940s. Find the perfect textiles for your retro bedroom without spending a fortune by choosing from the large inventory of collectible linens on eBay.
Drape the windows in funky florals and Victorian lace, or complete your shabby chic kitchen decor with barcloth curtains that feature pastel blooms and botanicals. Discover the vast assortment of tea and kitchen towels from the 1950s, as well as cross-stitched half aprons that even June Cleaver would envy. Put your finest china on display with the help of a crocheted dolly, and serve your favorite casseroles, appetizers, and whoopie pies on a delicate vintage lace table runner or linen placemats that frame your dishes with frills. Those who know their way around a sewing machine can even find cotton fabrics and flour sacks and make their own retro-inspired creations that reflect their personal sense of style.
Hanging velvet Victorian tapestries on the walls adds antique elegance to any space, as does treating the floors with folk art rugs and hand-woven wool runners. Collectors can also discover a large library of price guides and publications to learn more about their display pieces, or expand their gallery of framed needlepoint samplers featuring ornate embroidery and old fashioned adages that serve as a constant reminder of simpler times.