These antique linens are family heirlooms. They were handmade by either my great-grandmother or my great-great-grandmother on my mom's side. And they're exquisite--look at the details in the photo above! I can't even imagine the time and love that must have been poured into the making of these.
I'm thinking of having the round linen framed. The tablecloth seems sturdy enough to be used, but the other one is so delicate that I think I'd be afraid it would get damaged if I kept it out. It's so gorgeous and I think that framing it would allow us to see it often and enjoy it for years to come.
Such a beautiful and meaningful gift, don't you think? Especially for this gal who goes wild for antiques and family heirlooms and old treasures!