Housekeeping: Framing my Vintage Textiles

I’ve been collecting vintage linens and scarves for many years.  I always keep my eye open for them at estate and yard sales.  I’ve wanted to display them for years, but because if their large size it seemed cost prohibitive.  But, I came up with the idea of sandwiching the linens between plexiglass, which would allow you to see the edges, while at the same time being a more cost-effective solution. Then, I saw this post from The Hunted Interior and it confirmed my plans.

I bought my plexi-glass in large sheets from Home Depot, and after spending too long trying to score it myself I had a friend cut it down with a saw.  I used these 1/8 screw posts I ordered from Amazon to hold everything together.  Once I got them all framed I hung them on my stair landing, which has been a giant blank slate just waiting to be filled.photo(55)I ended up sandwiching a few of the pieces between a piece of plexi and piece of painted wood to save on the cost, and I actually think it makes the scarves stand out even more. I still have some pieces waiting to be framed, but I love my start.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetI love seeing the edges and the wrinkles of the fabric.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetAnd, I love checking things of my list and filling my home with things that make me happy.  Do you have any unique ways you display collections in your home?  I’d love to know!

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