Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday











Here are some of the things from my little suitcase last week, my photos never show up in the order I think they are going to so I won't try to explain what they are, but these were all a Christmas Present from My Parents a few years ago, my Mom knows I am crazy over this sort of stuff and these are all from my Grandma on my Mom's side. she was a seamstress in a small town in Wisconsin. There are more but these are some of my favorites that are in there. I can remember from the time I was little how much I loved playing with her buttons and fabric, she died when I was 16 and I never really got to quilt with her but I have all her buttons, all her handiwork (There is some hardanger in there too) but I wish I had more time to quilt with her. :) I still have all the doll clothes she made for my Barbie Dolls too. Some day I will do them for Vintage Thingie Thursday. Go check out http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/ to see everyone's Vintage Thingie's. :)

28 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

Truly lovely vintage linens. My fav
is the scalloped lacey trimmed linen!
Happy VTT!

Amy said...

Divine! I have on similar to the last one :-)

Dawn said...

Vintage linens are great--especially when made by someone you love. Thank you for sharing your treasures.

Sarah said...

That second piece has the most gorgeous delicate embroidery on it. So wonderful that they belonged to your grandmother.

Coloradolady said...

OH, what lovely linens. My grandmother made me barbie clothes too, but I gave them to my cousin in my teen years, I think one of my aunts still have them, but I wish I had those barbie clothes that my grandmother made back...I have asked for them, but so far no cigar.... :(

Lovely treasures with wonderful memories you have! Have a great week.

Susan said...

Thank you for showing these beautiful linens. And from your grandmother makes these very special. I would love to see your Barbie doll clothes and the dolls too.

bj said...

I love vintage linens..these are lovely

Bea said...

What wonderful reminders of your grandma. I live the green and gold cloths.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Beautiful and a true treasure. How very special to have something your granny made. Thank you for sharing with us.
Molly

Marie Reed said...

What a beautiful family treasure! The love and respect that you had for your grandmother are shining from this post! Happy VTT:)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

precious collection! love the linen especially with pink embroidery on it!.. so sweet.. Happy VTT

Roslyn Atwood said...

More lovely vintage linens & with family provenance. They are the best!

Elizabeth said...

I love the green and golden swirls!

foxxy said...

Lovely linens with great sentimental value. Thanks for sharing.

Miri said...

These are so beautiful! The scalloped table runner with the delicate embroidery is my favorite-even the trim is lovely!

Thank you so much for sharing your Grandmother's lovely work.

I think this is my favorite VTT week ever, so many beautiful vintage linens.

ClassyChassy said...

Those linens are wonderful - some of mine were embroidered by family members long gone, but others - I never knew who created them....

RetroRuth said...

A seamstress in Wisconsin? Such a small world. My mom owns a quilt shop in Wisconsin!

Love the linens, especially the green and yellow ones. Those are fantastic!

Donna said...

Great vintage linen... love that suitcase too...have a great weekend

CC said...

Your linens are just beautiful..such wonderful work.Yours are real treasures.Happy VTT and hope your day is a lovely one.

T Lee said...

Special memories to go with the special linens and things...how nice! Would love to see the Barbie clothes she made! Also...I upload one picture at a time. It will always be at the top of the post. You can highlight the whole thing, it starts with 'A and ends with A ',(and there is one of these sings before and after the 'A', < and >) anyway, then right click on the highlighted part and selct/click on "cut" and it will disappear. Then go down into your post to where you want to insert it and click to get your cursor there and right click at that spot and select/click on "paste" and it re-appear...like magic. You can then choose preview and see if it is where you want it. Also, if you want more space or the words to flow above or below, then you should place the cursor at the end of the sentence where you want it to go and then hit "enter" and then right click and select paste...that should put right under the sentence. I usually type most all the post and then go back and insert the pictures one by one. It is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Wow..that was a lot of explaining...hope it helps and not confuse!LOL!

SueLovesCherries said...

They're so beautiful - again, you're lucky to have them!

mannequin said...

I had to look twice, I had to look closer because, yep. The ones on the top look so similar to those my mother had. I can just see her soft gray hair on them now...
Thank you :)

Finn said...

Really, really lovely linens Jeanne. And you are so, so lucky to have them. There wasn't much needlework in the home I grew up in, and it does feel strange to have this deep love of all things needle, but it's there and has been since before I was married.
Those are some real treasures *VBS* Hugs, Finn

YankeeQuilter said...

love the vintage linens...

bj said...

these are all so nice. Very lovely linens...

Stephanie said...

Vintage linens are the best - saw some great ones today...as usual :) Thanks for sharing yours.

Keetha said...

I especially like that last dresser scarf.

WISCONSIN!!!!! What little town in Wisconsin was your grandma from???? I am from Wisconsin too - - - L - 0 - V = E it up there!

jeanne said...

Wonderful treasures from your grandmother. I too love the old linens.

Hugs...Jeanne