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Antique Linen Place Mat Wall Deco

Today is another day full of excitement around here!!! I’m about to show you my Antique Linen Place Mat Wall Deco!

Sounds maybe a bit complicated, but isn’t at all! And let me tell ya, this idea just came to me the other day and I’m so happy that I finally get to show off these Antique Linen Place Mats, that not only used to be my Oma’s (grandma’s)  but were made by her about 50 years ago! Isn’t that incredible!?!

She passed away in the mid ninety’s and left us a whole lot of vintage behind. Unfortunately I do not have a lot of it, due to different circumstances, but I’m happy I kept some! They have been stored away in my closet for as long as I have them now. I may have used them as actual place mats maybe one time or so. They were just too pecious to be used as that!

Anyway, the day has come and I’ve finally found a way of show casing these antique place mats the way the ought to be! (and believe me, they are a real “Antique”!) I have not cut them into pieces, or sewn them together, or put stencils on them, no! I left them as they are, with some yellow spots here and there. Check out what I did:

I had made some really cute printables the other day and wanted to hang them up! Below you can print them out if you like them as well! I used some of the beautiful clip art for them from Angie makes , be sure to go check out her blog, you’ll love all her art, she is amazing!

Then, remember my last post about the kitchen towels as window covers, well, after that, I kinda got the idea to do something similar with these lovely place mats! I like the fact, that they are pretty simple and white. They do have lovely details, but I wanted to pair them with something rustic and thought, hanging them on the twine string with the wooden clothes pins was a great combination of both styles! And then, when I saw them hanging there, something was still missing and that’s when my printables came in place! 

Antique Linen Place Mat wall deco




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Antique-Linen-Place-Mat-Wall deco


Antique-Linen-Place-Mat-Wall Deco


Antique-Linen-Place-Mat-Wall Deco


Antique-Linen-Place-Mat-Wall Deco


Antique-Linen-Place-Mat-wall deco


To print these, just right click and save onto your computer or copy & paste directly to Word or such and click “print”! 




I think that’s it for now with the clothes pins! But I just love how I can simply clip on and add on or exchange this decor! Although for now I’ll be sticking to my Oma’s linen place mats! 

Thanks again Angie, I love your clip art!!! 

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  • Reply
    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    25/01/2016 at 21:09

    Katrin, these linens are so gorgeous, I imagine that your Oma spent hours and hours on each one. How precious a gift! I love that you kept them intact, and that you found a unique way to display them. Huffpost knew what they were doing by featuring your piece, I love it and so many others can use this will old or new linens!
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      25/01/2016 at 23:35

      Can you believe they are so vintage? I’ve kept them well stored in special paper and I think I’ve washed them only once…Yes, she had lots of treasures Nikki, I wish I had another chance to go to our house, I’d take it all with me! You’re right, this can be easily copied with a kitchen towel, piece of fabric or any kind of linens! Thanks friend! I’m happy you stopped by!

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    Jenny @ Refresh Living
    25/01/2016 at 04:38

    Oh, I love the graphics and it was such a good idea to place them in front of those beautiful place mats! I love Angie and her designs, too! I’m using on of her themes on my blog, and have used her graphics for quite a few things. 🙂
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      25/01/2016 at 10:07

      Hi Jenny! Yes, Angie has some great stuff on her site! I’m happy I found her 😉 I love my linens on the wall, they finally came out of the closet lol! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Life Loving
    24/01/2016 at 21:28

    These are absolutely gorgeous. I can’t believe how old they are, they look like they are in such good condition, you’ve obviously had them stored away safely and soundly, until the time is right.

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      25/01/2016 at 09:59

      Oh thank you so much Sally! yes, they’ve been stored away for ages and in special paper and what not. So they do look amazing for their age 😉 I guess they will take a little beatin’ now that they are exposed to little hands and such..;) but it’s ok! I love having them up!

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    Sam @ Raggedy Bits
    21/01/2016 at 00:48

    These are just the cutest!!! I love them and how sweet that they are your Grandma’s! Just gorgeous!!
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      21/01/2016 at 14:31

      Oh thank you so much Sam! I’m happy you like them too! They are sooo old, and I’m happy I can show them off a bit! 🙂

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