NeatoKeen

Vintage Tea Towels, Tablecloths, Hankies, Fabric and Collectibles

Illinois, United States · 6101 Sales

NeatoKeen

Vintage Tea Towels, Tablecloths, Hankies, Fabric and Collectibles

Illinois, United States 6101 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to NeatoKeen! I specialize in vintage linens from the Mid Century in PRISTINE condition. All my items have graphic appeal and are guaranteed to make you smile! Please follow me on Instagram for DAILY fun: search for NeatoKeen!

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Last updated on Sep 22, 2016

Welcome to NeatoKeen! I specialize in vintage linens from the Mid Century in PRISTINE condition. All my items have graphic appeal and are guaranteed to make you smile! Please follow me on Instagram for DAILY fun: search for NeatoKeen!

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I seem to find these awesome novelty bottle openers in pairs - I can't break up the band! notesguitar

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Jolly good! I'm a bit of an Anglophile so you'll always find some British souvenirs at NeatoKeen! flag-gaflag-ba
Gorgeous floral linen tea towels are always in bloom at NeatoKeen!

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Time to share my vintage finds...

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 my vintage linens. You will find yourself smiling when you look through the "shelves" at NeatoKeen.

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 cool...wow, that's "NeatoKeen!"

Take a peek: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeatoKeen And if you see anything that tickles your fancy, please enjoy 15% off your first purchase with the coupon code ABOUT15.

If you want to receive my upcoming NeatoKeen Newsletter, please copy and paste this link and enter your first name and email address to subscribe:
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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 Jul 27, 2016
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Gift wrapping and packaging

I'm happy to gift wrap and/or add an enclosure card with a personalized message!

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.