Where Rustic Living Meets Refined Elegance

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I passed a yard sale and didn't stop

I KNOW!! I still can't believe it either.
 But I just had to.  It's because of my illness, you see.  Yes I regret to say I have Linenitus

Linenitus : (Lin-in-eye-tuhs)
Noun: A severe inability to pass up any vintage linen in a desirable state when the cost is obscenely low.

Yes, it's a terrible yet somewhat delightful sickness that whenever you see a beautiful linen item for a dollar or less you just HAVE to buy it!  And I'm afraid I have had it for some time now. I must be getting better since I saw the yard sale and didn't even consider pulling over.
I know there's a lot of them, but it's not like they aren't well taken care of.  Ok so instead of a puppy I have linens.  They are washed, pressed, tagged with a description and neatly stacked ready for use.
Just looking at them makes me feel good.  They are so soft and make a table look so pretty.
I may be on the road to recovery but I doubt I'll ever be totally cured.  And I'm ok with that.


  1. I swear... it's a good thing we're not close to each other because we'd be going after the exact same things - linens, silver, china! Another elegant hoarder here!

  2. Wow.
    I have it, but I can never find the fix I am looking for. Linens are what I covet and I have yet to hit the jackpot.
    LOVING the anal retentive labels!!!!! Awesome!

  3. I'm with you...I got a thrill just looking at that beautiful stack of linens with the tags...for me it's like fine art.

  4. if you have it then i caught it from you ...
    also there's a gene in my body for dishes

  5. Linenitus...very funny! I don't have that disease (yet), but I have lots of other vintage-related ituses.

    I am enjoying your blog! Glad I bumped into you...

  6. I have that disease too! I just didn't know what it was called!



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