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One of my usual searches at flea markets is for vintage linens in good condition. I get especially excited when I find unused vintage Irish linen napkins with the original label still attached. Linen lasts forever and washes beautifully in the machine. For tough stains I pre-treat with Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap. We use the cloth napkins at mealtimes and the dish towels for drying the dishes afterward. I find that if we have paper towels and napkins at our house that we use a ton of them. The linens save paper and make dinner seem a little fancier. I found these napkins and Ireland dish towel at the Brooklyn Flea this weekend. The booth owner even washed, pressed and tied the napkins with twill tape. All 11 napkins and the towel came to $20. Bargain! Ebay has some pretty vintage napkins here and dish towels here.