However, let's assume that they at least are 50+ years old. The material is very soft and the hand stitching is so delicate. The lace webbing, hand crocheted very finely and measures 8cm. I doubt they have been used much, I certainly haven't used them. They have been resting quite comfortably in my linen cupboard for quite a while! They really are lovely and my photos don't really do them justice.
However, because I want to be particularly honest, I do have to say that there are a couple of very minor flaws (holes) in the lace webbing. Nothing that couldn't easily be cobbled, and justifiable considering the age of the material. A couple of light age spots which might bleach out. The last photo shows the lacework more closely.
Considering their age, they are in lovely condition and would suit a variety of decors. The reason I am giving all these details is that I've decided to do a GIVEAWAY!
So in this shameless way, I'm encouraging you to be part of my humble blog and there are four ways to be in the running for these lovely pillowslips:
1. Leave a comment = 1 chance
2. Leave a comment + become a follower (sad I know, but I do love to have Followers!) = 2 chances
3. Leave a comment + if you are already an existing follower (currently 27 - thanks - take an extra point) = 3 chances
4. Any of the above + link to your blog if you have one = 4 chances!
I'll close the draw Monday 20 June 9am EST and pick a name out of the hat soonafter. I'm happy to send these off internationally.
Cheer for now - Wendy