I popped in to one of my favourite charity shop haunts today, for the first time in a few weeks.
Lo and behold – linen loveliness!
The price label calls them “knapkins”.
I suspect that two of them might be “knapkins” and the other two place mats. Two are square and two rectangular.
Designed for “dinner a deux” I am guessing they date from the 1950s, maybe later.
The thick slubby linen they are made from is gorgeous, the colour strong and unfaded. Only one tiny mark marrs their perfection.
I’m not sure what I will do with them. They may become cushion covers. Or even part of a garment…
One thing’s for sure: I will not be using them as “knapkins”. They are far too nice to spill food on.
Quite frankly, I’d rather use my clothes!