Thursday, May 07, 2009

My Vintage Things

Over the weekend I stayed with my Mom for some much needed Mother Daughter time. We had the most fun looking through all of her treasures that my Great Grandmother "Nannie" had left her.
The best part was when she gave me some of it. :)
Nannie had made a lot of quilt tops from her old dress material and anything she had around. It was neat to see some of the fabric that even came from my Mom's childhood dresses. Mom had most of them quilted and yeppers...I got one!
I was so ecstatic when she started pulling out all of the vintage fabrics and rick rack that Nannie had. Mom gave me a lot of it to make aprons with and who knows, maybe even a quilt.
See the little dutch dolls? That is a dish towel. They just don't make things like this anymore. I sure wish they did.

All of this fabric you see is at least 60 years old. Some of it is old flour sacks.

How cool is that rick rack?! I have never seen any like it. Nannie crocheted all of the time. That is just one of the little heart doilies that she made.

I washed and ironed all of the aprons that Nannie had made and worn years ago. I have many favorites and took pictures of them.
Align CenterI can't get over the fabrics and her combinations of color and patterns.
Check out this one apron. It is convertible from apron to bonnet. That is just cool!

I just wanted to share a part of my family and my vintage things with you today.
Hope you enjoy seeing it all. Cookies are coming up next!


  1. It all looks so neat :-) I love the aprons!

  2. That all is incredible. Lucky you! Can't wait to see what you make with some of your vintage goodies.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing such delightful things! I love things with a history. This inspires me to post some of my own "vintage" stuff (beside my wrinkles, that is.)

  4. I can't believe how many aprons you inherited! How cool is that. Your clothes line looks awesome. And the other sewing stuff is cool too. Old fashioned rick-rack!!!

  5. Oh, I wish I could have a story and a recipe to go with each one of those aprons!

  6. They don't make rick-rack like that anymore! - beautiful...very lucky to have all these fabulous aprons - love the pale pastel ones however the bold red and blue one is pretty too.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful things! Have a great mothers day!

  8. Wow Carrie...what a treasure trove you have there...the aprons are so wonderful! They look so great all hung out on your cloths line!
    Enjoy them as much as your Nannie did...she would want you to!

  9. Wowza!! Each one is more wonderful than the next!!!! I'm sure you'll treasure them always!!!!!

  10. They are wonderful! Those really old aprons are the coolest things to hold and look at... especially knowing who they came from.

  11. Those aprons are so beautiful! What a special thing to be able to have these. They are so bright and cheery!

  12. these are amazing! you are so lucky to have these :))


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