Monday, 16 May 2011

Embroidered cotton envelopes

...I like from Cologne & Cotton {£10.95}, although any ideas what they are for?

{PS, also like their candy-striped bedlinen.}
{PPS, come back tomorrow for an exciting announcement.}

19 comments:

Alyssa said...

oh they are just divine!

She Draws said...

So pretty.

You could fill them with lavender or other dried flowers and put them in your draws?

Maybe linen, underwear or towel draws?

Niki said...

These are extremely cute!
I would encourage my partner to use them and hide secret messages under my pillow for me to discover.

Niki @ http://little-quaint-moments-and-memories.blogspot.com/
xx

conversationpieces said...

Oh so beautiful! They could be (very) expensive wedding invite envelopes? Or for keeping old love letters in? (What am I like?!)

Vale said...

I have some and used them for cutlery and napkins when I was in hospital. Not sure that's what they are for but I was quite chic in hospital :)

Lea said...

Those are very lovely. i don't know what others would use them for but if I have a budget I'll certainly use them for my wedding invitations. I'm sure my guests will love it as I do.

Jane Flanagan said...

So pretty - we used to have linen envelopes like these to put our nightdresses in for under our pillows when I was little.

Christina said...

My best friend has made a knitted envelope on which she keeps her cards/id/etc and a fabric one that has precious litle papers that she wants to keep safe! ;) The ayre really beautiful!

Faff said...

Aah these are so pretty! Yeah not sure what they're actually for tho... :)

Gemma said...

I had a padded version of those when I was little. Whenever I lost a tooth I would put it inside and post it to the tooth fairy!

Eleanor Rae said...

These are gorgeous! They remind me of the pyjama cases my Nanny used to have, and she also had little ones she used to put tissues in with olbas oil or vicks on if we had colds. They would be very pretty for wedding invitations...though maybe only for extra spacial guests! xxx

Lisa-Marie said...

If you were either very rich or having a very small wedding, they would be beautiful for wedding invitations!

Also, the 2nd wedding anniversary is cotton - they would be lovely for an anniversary card!

Lynne said...

Niki + Convo Pieces - you are lucky to have love letters and notes to keep! Lisa Marie - lovely idea!

Vale - very chic indeed :)

Jane, my only memory from school home economics is making a quilted envelope like these for my pjs!

April said...

I have some similar cotton envelopes; I keep lingerie and stockings in them.

Erin Lian said...

Maybe you put all your hankies in the hankie envelope! They are pretty :)
<3

Jinnag said...

They were for storing "nylon stockings" so they didn't ladder! J x

Lynne said...

Jinnag! Love it!

Anonymous said...

In my family we call them "porte-serviettes" (I'm french), and they were for storing your fabric napkin so it didn't get confused with somebody's else... I have some with names on them.

Cologne and Cotton said...

We love all the wonderful ideas on what to use them for!

Ps.They also come in a half sized version @ £5.95.