Announcement Welcome! I specialize in vintage linens (particularly tea towels) and collectibles with graphic appeal from the midcentury in pristine condition. New listings daily - please check back often!
Welcome! I specialize in vintage linens (particularly tea towels) and collectibles with graphic appeal from the midcentury in pristine condition. New listings daily - please check back often!
- All 192
- Vintage Towels 78
- Vintage Books & Ephemera 28
- Midcentury Collectibles 23
- Christmas Collectibles 33
- Vintage Tablecloths 6
- Vintage Handkerchiefs 11
- Textile Wall Hanging 3
- Vintage Fabric 2
- Vintage Table Runner 3
- Vintage Aprons 4
- Vintage Accessories 1
farlygirl on Mar 24, 2017
This is the most fun vintage kitchen towel ever! To gift or to keep for my own kitchen?? Love this towel.
court528 on Mar 23, 2017
Too perfect for the intended recipient. Thank you!!
court528 on Mar 23, 2017
A great item and great shop! Thanks!
penwiper on Mar 22, 2017
As depicted and absolutely glorious! :)
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.
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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.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Returns & exchanges
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
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 7 days. This is not an obligation to buy, but it does buy you time.
2. Reasonable offers for items will be considered.