Featured Shop of the Month – Aunt Mayme’s Attic. This month Beth Pierce of Aunt Mayme’s Attic is in the Spotlight! You will find a shop where vintage linens find new life in modern and functional items. My Shop name came as a result of my desire to keep vintage embroidered linens out of the landfills. Many items like this I found during the summers I spent as a child visiting maternal relatives, so many years ago. Aunt Mayme, (“May-me”) my oldest aunt, lived in an old farmhouse with a walk in attic. This home contained several assorted pieces of furniture, glassware, and most especially trunks that held clothing and other personal items, such as photographs.
I’ve always been a lover and sewer of vintage linens, ever since my Aunt Mayme let me play in her farmhouse trunk. When I saw them stashed away, I was saddened because they weren’t getting used. My shop is about bringing those linens out of our “trunks” and using them in modern and functional ways. Visit My Shop here on the Gift Guide or you can also find all of my creations at Aunt Mayme’s Attic on Etsy!
Featured Shop of the Month
Meet The Artist
Beth Pierce- Owner/Designer
“Hand embroidered vintage linens have been a love of mine ever since I was a child and rummaged through an old trunk found in my Aunt Mayme’s (“May-Mee”s) attic. While perusing the pillowcases, tea towels, and dresser scarves that my aunt, and possibly my deceased grandmother worked, I came to the conclusion that they would never be locked away if I had them.
Although my ability to hand embroider is long since gone, it’s my love of vintage linens I want to share with you in Aunt Mayme’s Attic. Vintage linens are upcycled into modern and functional items, thereby bringing the past to the present and allowing the beauty of the handwork to shine through.
Life is difficult, let’s face it. But we all remember some time in our past when it wasn’t so. Or at least that’s what we think because perhaps we were a young child, naieve in our thinking, and it was our parents who had the stress. But some of us can remember landlines, rotary phones, black and white TVs,, and giant computer disks 10″ or more. (What’s a disk?)
What better way to relive the past by seeking out memories? Memories balance us. The touch of an old blanket, old leather shoes, and other objects. My hobby (at least one of them) is sewing. Being taught by my eighth grade teacher, Mrs. “R”. A wonderful woman with an open mind, who made her classroom a haven for girls who needed some support. And there was a time when I needed it badly. Sewing is my passion and my depravity. And the fortunate thing is I admire vintage linens that others don’t want; soon to be tossed into a landfill. I rescue them and turn them into everyday items to help those who recall their past relive a small memory of it.
In today’s fast paced world, we cling onto the past either through our purchases of vintage items or the touching of a piece of vintage cloth. The feel of the item, whether it be hard or soft, brings back a memory we can’t shake.
What was once destined for the land fill now becomes smart phone wallets, hippie chic bags, pillows, and other niceties to name a few. And it’s my goal to bring vintage linens out of the attic by turning them into modern and functional items, thereby saving the planet as well as offering you with a quality product that you will use every day.
Although my ability to hand embroider is long since gone, it’s my love of vintage linens I want to share with you in Aunt Maymes Attic. Vintage linens are upcycled into modern and functional items, thereby bringing the past to the present and allowing the beauty of the handwork to shine through.
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