When History Repeats Itself

When History Repeats Itself

The handiwork and artistry put in to heirloom linens of the past should still be appreciated today. I enjoy turning intact pieces into works of art as well.

Whether all that remains is snippets of those pieces or they are fully intact, I want to re-purpose them into new items to be cherished today. As someone who has spent hours stitching herself, I love to try to preserve a bit of the stitching past. I love to use snippets of damaged or discarded handiwork to create new treasures to be enjoyed and loved. I love to think of the young lady who spent ho

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It's not too late to invite a bunny into your home! Especially ones on sale!🌼🐇🌸💮
Made from vintage embroidered dresser scarves, the matching pair is $25 (regularly $30) and the single bunny is $15 (regularly$18). Includes gift bag and tissue!
Approx. 10"x5".

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Custom stocking from vintage baby quilt.

Reg. $30
Today: $24
Backed and fully lined with flannel.
Personalization available.

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Set of 4
Regular $40
Today $32

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Regular $40 TODAY $32


20% off today only!


Pillow from vintage linens. Perfect for a baby room!

$34 -20% =
$27 today

Free ship with $40 purchase


20% off everything today only!

3" hoops for your tree or wall.

$10 original price


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WhenHistoryRepeats - Etsy Shop Vintage Linens remade as Ornaments and Pillows by WhenHistoryRepeats located in Round Rock, Texas.

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Announcing a NEW personalized ornament! Send me the signature of a loved one, young or old, and I'll embroider it on a heart of vintage linens. Linens will vary from those shown for a one-of-a-kind ornament.
FREE Priority Shipping on 3 or more.

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New offering! Doilies as art! Kinda boho, kinda cool!
Transform any Doily you or I have! Perfect for a gallery wall or any room needing art!
Up first, 8" variegrated green with cream.
Vintage Doily hand stitched to a gold tone hoop. !
$22 plus shipping if needed!
Previous customer? That's good for 10% off!


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Spring bunnies are here!
Sold by the garland or solo for filling baskets!

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20% off anything you see on Facebook, Instagram or even Etsy.
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Pattern art! Great for bedroom, kids room, bathroom, sewing or craft room
3-D framed 1968 dress pattern with pattern tissue rose, vintage ribbon and Sophia Loren quote "A woman's dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view." $40
Framed 2-D 1958 dress pattern, 1949 children's coat and pants pattern or 1946 children's pants, overalls and coat pattern $25 each

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Another pretty little pillow! I think this tea cloth came directly from someone's hope chest to me because of it's perfection! Sweet little embroidered flowers and a crocheted finish to the ends, that I left as a fl**ge.
20% off today and through Feb. 8

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Farmhouse pillow.
Made from both vintage fabric and vintage embroidery. 12" square
20% off, Saturday February 4 only.

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Vintage crochet doilies for your valentine!
$12 each; framed with your choice of background paper is additional


Single vintage pillowcase. Beautiful intact embroidery in pink, green and red with scalloped finish on the edge. 21" x 31"


These sweet little blue birds of happiness are flying off to their new home!


Say I love you with a vintage Valentine! $12 each or 4/$40.

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It's not too late to get your vintage on or to gift a vintage lover with a beautiful dresser scarf! These lovelies are decades old and look as good as the day a prospective bride finished it for her hope chest. Zoom in on the details!
Prices and measurements below each picture. Local delivery or $5 shipping.


Name that state!!
Special request for this one after spying the Texas version! What state would you choose?

$12 each (discount for multiples) plus shipping if needed.

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More crochet rescue ornaments! These are rescued sections of damaged doilies attached to a 3" or 4" embroidery hoop. They are lovely on your tree or on a gallery wall! Available with or without outer edge trims.

$8 each + shipping


Sweet little ornament birdies from some leftover embroidered scraps. 4"x3"

2/$16 or 6/$42

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Snowflake doily #3

Beauty in its own or in a frame. Would look fantastic over any color! The rose in the center is slightly 3D. I have 2 if these lovelies so they'd be great framed side by side or on matching tables. Special pricing for 2!

$15 doily; $39 framed (your choice of backing color) + shipping

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"snowflake" doily #2
Pretty on your table or fabulous on your wall! Slightly off -white

$10 doily or $33 framed, your choice of background color. + Shipping additional

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