Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday




Here are a couple of photos of things from my Great Aunt Leona (I always say I am a direct descendant of Ole and Lena because my Great Aunt and Uncles names were Olof and Leona Johnsrud) can't get much more Norwegian than that. The pillow is just 2 dish cloths sewed together with yarn woven thru it. My Great Aunt gave this to me years ago, I lived with them while I was in college and that was YEARS AGO. The 50th Anniversary plate is also from them. they have been gone for over 20 years so this is an old plate. I think it was handed down thru the family too, it is a Japanese Plate. There is a vase too but the vase picture was too blurry to show up. You can sort of see part of it in the plate photo. :) Great keepsakes to have.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That's a really pretty pillow, and so easy to make!

Keetha Broyles said...

I LOVE your Ole and Lena connection. Being from the northwoods of Wisconsin, I'm VERY partial to Norwegian culture.

Virginia said...

Gorgeous keepsakes...what treasures!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. what a treasure! love the plate! that is so beautiful! happy VTT

Coloradolady said...

What wonderful family treasures. The plate is very pretty and what a great pillow!! I know they are very special to you...have a great VTT!!

Marie Reed said...

Olof and Leona Johnsrud! There is an amazing family story there! How old were they when they moved to the States?

Donna said...

very nice!

Postcardy said...

I have pillows at both ends of my couch that I made from matching woven placemats hand-stitched together with heavy warp thread. The placemats look hand woven but are not. The placemats are just the right size for some pre-made pillow forms (12" x 16"?). My cats like to lie against these pillows. I keep them because it saves wear and tear on "good" pillows, and they can be machine washed.

Bea said...

Great keepsakes indeed.

Susan said...

Very pretty plate and nice to have these memories.

Roslyn said...

Nice use of a dish cloth, never would have thought of that!

Protector of Vintage said...

Lovely items! Family treasures are the best. Have a nice day~

CC said...

Love that little pillow..and the plate and vase are just beautiful. Such wonderful treasures. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

aprilsatelier said...

That pillow is SO darn cool! :-)