Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday




Well I am a little early I think but won't have time later to do this so here we go, these are 6 of my WAY TOO MANY TO COUNT Vintage Feedsacks. I really should do something with them sometime, but I love having them and I can't cut them up I MIGHT NEED THEM FOR SOMETHING IMPORTANT SOME TIME!!!! I am like that with EVERY FABRIC I COLLECT, I think I might need it, I started collecting Feedsacks about 10 years ago when my DFIL (Who sadly died at 94 years old 2 years ago this month) brought home 2 big boxes of print feedsacks he had gotten at an auction for $1.00 a box because no one wanted them, so he gave them both to me, since then I collect them when ever I find them for a decent price, haven't ever found any bargains like that but I do find them every now and then. The colors are so vibrant and the fabric is great to work with, as old as these are (From the 1930's and 40's) they still wash up nice, no damage from years of storage either. MINE ARE SPECIAL TO ME. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I love playing with them. I take them out, refold them, sort thru them and put them back in the boxes on a not so regular basis.

23 comments:

ClassyChassy said...

Very nice - you happened upon some dandies!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy VTT..

pretty fabric.. I love the blue colour fabric..

have a nice day!

Susan said...

What a thoughtful FIL to know what you liked. That is a treasure and so are those feedsacks. Make something out of them, you won't regret it.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

My, do these bring back memories. The picture of the 2 boys are...the one in back is my Brother Jim, he is 76 now and has Parkinsons and our Cousin, he passed last year at age 77.
My brother and I were talking last week about how Mom and Dad would go to town and buy groceries every two weeks when he got paid and Mom would buy the sacks of flour to get the material. She would try to collect the same ones she already had so she could make her dresses out of them. When my 2 sisters and I came along she used them to make us dresses. How I remember that.
Thanks for sharing and for the great memories.

Jan Ely said...

Wow, these are great! Great color combos too! Thanks for sharing!

jeanne said...

Hi Jeanne, since my name is Jeanne too, I came over to say hello from Coloradolady. I love your feed sacks and remember them very well. Lots of my dresses when I was little were made from such feedsacks as these, as well as my four sisters. My uncle owned a feed store and we lived on a farm. My mom had an old fashioned treadmill Singer sewing machine. We loved our pretty dresses. You are lucky to have such a nice collection. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs Jeanne, Backyard Neighbor.

gin said...

I enjoyed your post. My grandma would collect those and I remember she even made us some dresses out of them when we were little.

CarolynQuilts said...

You are so lucky--I'm just green with envy over the feedsacks.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love vintage feedsacks and burlap too! Now I've been reading how it's becoming the "thing". Guess we were "cool" before we even knew it!
LOL!
Have a fantastic day and thanks for sharing!

Coloradolady said...

What a find. These are beautiful. I found two not long ago at a antique store and they still have the labels on them, one needs a good cleaning, but I have not the nerve to remove the labels. I will have to post about them soon. I know what you mean about just liking to look at them, yours are wonderful and what a price!

Miri said...

Beautiful feedsacks...I completely understand keeping fabric just to look at it and better yet, touch it!

Thanks for sharing these:)

Roslyn Atwood said...

Oh please use them, make a fabulous quilt!
Roslyn

CC said...

Oh My!! Your feedsacks are just wonderful. I am the same with my vintage fabric..If I cut into it, I won't have it anymore. :). Thank you so much for sharing it with us..and happy VTT.

bj said...

These are really pretty ones, too.

YankeeQuilter said...

Those are great feedsacks. When I lived in the UK for a few years it was my feedsacks that interested the quilters there the most...guess the decorated feedsack was strictly an American (and Canadian?) thing. I have a box of feedsacks that like you I just can't get myself to cut into!

Bea said...

Fabulous pieces. The colors are so pretty.

mub said...

Ooh what a treasure! Someday I'd like to make a feedsack quilt, but who knows if that will ever happen *L*

Sharon said...

Nice to meet another feedsack friend; hope you've been watching Feedsack Fridays on our blog The Rickrack Rag

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh my heart is racing, i adore feedsacks and love collecting vintage quilts made from them!!!..i'm green with envy and i agree i couldn't cut them up either..why is that LOL!!! :)

mannequin said...

:) Those are beautiful fabrics and I know just what you mean; take them out, adore them and put them back. Still, it would be nice to make something? Then again, you'd have to give up going to the box and those precious moments. Maybe they're best right where they are.

Purpleflowerpatch said...

They are so beautiful - lucky you!! I have never seen REAL feedsacks before!!

Elizabeth said...

Visiting for VTT and decided to click around. I love all your fabrics! The top blue floral is almost exactly like the fabric I just bought for my curtains and chairs!

Janet, said...

I love feed sacks! I have a very few of them. the first material looks familiar to me. I would make a quilt out of them.