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Monday, August 27, 2012


Fringed linen/cotton napkins from Pier I via an estate sale for 75 cents each. 
I got a set of seven.
Odd sets always cost less. 
They originally were $6.00 each.
 All my linens are soaked in hot water and OxyClean. 
Then washed. 

Look at that fringe. 
Thick as my Mama's old mop. 
Where on earth am I going to put them?

I have a couple of other finds I will show later that I am selling.

In Olive Out news I need to let you know I am having surgery soon. 
Turns out my gallbladder is barely functioning. 
Or rather at 13%.
 I am having more frequent abdominal pain and eating is an issue. 
I already eat a low fat diet so now I am just about on a no fat no dairy diet.
 Saturday I ate a little hummus and green beans. 
This Thursday I have another diagnostic test and will be placed under anesthesia for a few minutes. 
I may be away from the blog for a while off and on.



  1. All the best; I'll be looking forward to your photos and finds when your're feeling great again.

  2. Great looking napkins! The fringed edges will look nice on any holiday table. :-)

    Good luck with the surgery. I'm sure you'll be feeling better in no time and back with us.

  3. Sending you good luck wishes for your upcoming surgery! I'm sure you'll fell better in no time.

  4. Good luck. You will feel better. When I had mine out the first day was rough. The second day I was really sore when I would move and then it was smooth sailing. So much easier with the lazer route. Good luck with the test as well.

  5. oh gosh, girl, I feel for you, not a fun diet for sure! you'll feel so much better when it's done. Keeping you in my prayers! xoxo

  6. Dear Olive - sending you my best wishes, and hoping that everything goes well for you. Take care of yourself - Joe will look after you.

  7. Olive,
    Good to know what the problem has been and will be glad when it's fixed.

  8. You'll be so happy you had that surgery. I know you already know that being a nurse and all. It's just about a year since I had my gall bladder removed and boy, what a difference it made. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, my friend.


  9. Yummy texture...I hope the surgery goes well and I will pray for you..

  10. I love those napkins! Not only is the fringe full and fantastic, the material looks thick and soft too-enjoy! Best of luck with your gallbladder, take care:@)

  11. Take care of yourself & know that we'll all be thinking good thoughts & sending prayers out for you!!

  12. Bless you Olive. If they do remove your pesky gallbladder I think you will feel much better. I also wash all my vintage linens in detergent and Oxiclean. They come out so nice and fresh. Keep us posted.

  13. I've been praying for you Olive. Take whatever time you need to heal. Love you!
    P.S. Love the linens.

  14. so sorry you are feeling will feel so much better after your surgery though. love the napkins, especially at 75 cents!!
    sending prayers and healing vibes your way....

  15. olive, so sorry you have to have your GB out. Hopefully you will feel much better..and anesthesia is always such a nice treat!

  16. I can see how the napkins were irresistible. Will be praying for a successful surgery with a quick recovery ~ in the meantime take care. Blessings.

  17. I just know you will feel much better soon! Praying for you to come home healthy and soon to find a place for your fluffy napkins!

  18. Bless your heart Olive...I hope your recovery time is easy and goes by quickly for you...I have thought about you a lot and know it will be a relief to have this behind you and feeling good again...
    Love, Mona

  19. The napkins are really nice. You will find a place for them.
    You will feel so much better after your surgery. I had mine out years ago the old fashioned way...major surgery. The new procedure is so much better.
    Thanks for your kind comment. Here's to better health for both of us!

  20. Olive, I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well but will keep in my thoughts and prayers. Beautiful fringed napkins!

  21. Olive, Sorry to hear about your surgery. I'll be thinking of you Thursday and sending you good thoughts and prayers.


  22. Dear Olive,
    I saw you over on Di's blog and wanted to let you know that I was so sick before I had my gall bladder out in 2009. It will be a blessing to feel better. Took me a little bit to be back and running, but all so worth it! Take care and please, try not to fret.

  23. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery after your surgery. I'm sure you are relieved to actually know what the problem has been. Hugs, Sue

  24. Take care Olive, I hope you have speedy recovery. Love those beautiful napkins.

  25. Hi Olive, Found you on Savvy Southern Style. Glad I did. I will keep you in my prayers and know that you will will recover fully! Love your find and your blog!

  26. Love those fringy napkins! Thinking about you with your gall bladder! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  27. Oh Olive, I am so sorry you have to have surgery... my thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recover, much love, xoxo Julie Marie


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