Featured Large cotton monogrammed draw string bag with opening in back - purpose??

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  1. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I have 2 of these bags that I found among the piles of linen I bought a couple of weeks ago. They are 100% cotton, are monogrammed with a G which was the first letter of her last name, made in Italy & measure 20 3/4" by 15 3/4" across. There is a 7 1/4" long slit in the back.

    So what do you think they might have beed used for? They are definitely to big for a hot water bottle. I thought about a laundry bag for your delicates, but they would come out the slit. :confused::confused::confused:

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    Thanks for any & all advice or opinions!!!! :kiss::kiss::kiss:
  2. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    A laundry bag for lingerie? You hang the bag and the slit is for putting new items in the bag?
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Lingerie or hosiery bag. Used in drawer or luggage, not laundry.
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I had similar ones as a little girl, to keep my pyjamas in. My grandmother probably made mine, she was always making embroidered, monogrammed and lace-trimmed things.
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Agreed, nightdress or pyjama bag. The idea was one put one's nightie in it, then laid it on the pillow.
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    A luxurious souvenir for someone. Company's still in business (and has been since 1870.) Given label, I would think yours isn't terribly old.


  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I can see it being used to collect stockings for washing: put them in by ones or twos through the slit; open the drawstring to take them all out when ready.
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  8. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I guess a lingerie bag it is then. I agree about the age of these pieces given the lace used on the trim. As with probably 99% of the stuff these were likely never used given the fact that they both have a yellowed spot where the price sticker was placed. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    I had a large plush dog that came with a zipper on the belly to stash your jammies. :D:D

    Thanks to everyone!!! :happy::happy::happy::happy:
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  9. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Peggy, mine was a big, velvety black cat, with the zipper down the back.
    I also had one that was an angel that appeared for about a month during the holidays.
    It's funny, but my own kids never wore the same pair of PJs two nights in a row - clothes always went into the laundry after one wearing. Different times, for sure.
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I had a yellow cat....zipper down the back............it's still here somewhere....with my old PJ's inside.
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