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Announcement    Welcome! I'm Cindy and I specialize in vintage linens and collectibles from the midcentury with appealing graphics. FREE shipping in the US for purchases of $35 or more. Please check back daily for new listings.


Last updated on Apr 7, 2022

Welcome! I'm Cindy and I specialize in vintage linens and collectibles from the midcentury with appealing graphics. FREE shipping in the US for purchases of $35 or more. Please check back daily for new listings.


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About NeatoKeen

Sales 12,208
On Etsy since 2009

Time to share my vintage linens with you...

If you love Mid Century illustrations that are charming, quirky, whimsical, lovely, appealing or funny, then you will flip for the amazing designs that are printed on vintage linens. You will find yourself smiling when you look through the "shelves" at NeatoKeen. Whether you are adding to your personal collection or looking a unique gift, I have something special for you!

I started collecting vintage linens right after my dear Dad passed away. I think I was searching for something nostalgic to ease the pain and fill the void. The pain subsided a bit and, boy oh boy, did I fill a void! In fact, I ended up with an ENORMOUS collection of incredible linens (particularly tea towels and tablecloths) from the 1950s and 60s...way too many for any one individual to enjoy in a lifetime.

I knew that I had to reverse the process and begin to pare down my mountain of linens. In other words, it was time to share my collection. As luck would have it, I ran across a story online about Etsy and its founder. I opened my online vintage shop shortly thereafter and haven't looked back. Not only have my linens made it into appreciative hands and homes all over the world, but I have met the kindest, most passionate people I've ever encountered in my life.

My hope is that vintage printed linens will be viewed as an art form. I studied art history in college and quickly came to the realization that I would never possess the means to acquire the beautiful works of art that I studied. Mid Century linens are affordable and accessible works of art.

Many were designed by prominent artists and illustrators of the time - Tammis Keefe, Pat Prichard, Carl Tait, Tony Sarg, Tom Morrow, Lucienne Day - to name a few. The designs are often light-hearted and aesthetically pleasing...definitely an antidote to the blues.

My items have been purchased by artisans, illustrators, authors, store designers, theater and movie set designers, collectors, museums and even a few celebrities. I sell to people looking for a unique gift as well as avid linen collectors. I like to think that they have provided inspiration or, at the very least, a reason to smile.

Please come on in and explore the world of Mid Century linens. I hope you find them as charming and captivating as I do. By the way, my shop name is a rather old-fashioned, endearing expression to use when you see something that you think is pretty, that's "NeatoKeen!"

Take a peek: And if you see anything that tickles your fancy, please enjoy 15% off your first purchase with the coupon code ABOUT15.

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  • Cindy

    Owner, Treasure Seeker, Curator

    Born and raised in the Midwest. Mom to four great "kids" and wife to one amazing man. Lover of linens from the Mid Century.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I'm happy to gift wrap and/or add an enclosure card with a personalized message! Please request when ordering.

Condition of items

Please keep in mind that my items are vintage - most are over 50 years old. I try to find things that are in as close to mint condition as possible, but there may be some signs of aging. If so, I will include it in each listing.

Coupon codes or shipping discounts are void during shop sales

Please note when I am hosting a storewide sale that coupon codes, Shop Specials or shipping discounts are not available for the duration the sale. I cannot offer double discounts. They will be valid immediately after the conclusion of the sale. Thank you for your understanding.

Placing items on reserve (hold) and submitting offers

1. Items may be placed on Reserve (hold) for 3 days. This is not an obligation to buy, but it does buy you time.
2. Reasonable offers for items will be considered.

Care instructions

As a general rule, I do not wash or treat my linens. I press them before listing them. I am extremely particular about condition and try to find linens that are in close to mint condition as possible.

Layaway Option

I am happy to arrange layaway payments. Please contact me for options.

Priority or express shipping upgrade

If you select Priority or Express shipping as an option, you will need to pay for the upgrade. I will create a special listing for you.