Melody and I headed to the Bundoora Homestead today to see the Early Australian Linen Exhibition. There were some gorgeous tableclothes, aprons, doilies, tea cosies and other things. They were from the collection of Gina Wilson (Early Australian Linens). The theme was Australiana.
We got to meet Gina and can you believe it, the three of us talked for two hours! These were linens from Gina's family and ones she has found in op-shops, garage sales and on eBay.
Me, Gina and Melody.
I loved this Captain Cook's Cottage apron.
Aren't these budgies beautiful!
Budgie tea cosy.
Kookaburra set not completed.
Close-up of kookaburras.
Isn't this lyrebird set gorgeous!
Royal Coronation tablecloth.
A table cloth for the 1954 Royal Visit.
South Australia Centenary Apron.
This bank book cover was made by Gina when
she was five years old!
If you get the chance to visit the exhibition, you only have until Sunday. There were many more linens than shown here. Thank you Gina for sharing your lovely treasures. You can see more of Gina's linen here.