Thursday, May 7, 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!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Apron Surprises

I have been out of town since Sunday and just did not have the time to do any posting.
I also had a few surprises when I returned home last night. There was a package waiting on me from my friend Suzi at Savy Suzi. Wanna know what it was? APRONS!!!!
One for me and one for the little Cookie Girl in training.
I just love them. She did a fabulous job on them both. Aren't they just adorable?Well...I really need some better pictures of us standing up but this one turned out cute. They are reversible but I only got pictures of one side. Visit her blog and she has pics of both sides. The cherries and polka dots with the ric rac are right up my alley.

Thank you Suzi from the bottom of my batter bowl...I mean heart!:)
I will cherish them forever and use them A LOT!

The Cookie Girl & CGIT

Now I must get these pics to Julia at Apron Goddesses before she has my head! :)

Jewelry Winner

Good morning lovelies! Just a quick post to thank each and every one of you who entered my Mother's Day giveaway. Thanks so much for following and commenting.
I hope that you will stick around with me and enjoy all the cookies and sweet treats that we have here.The WINNER is...........Melissa Swisher of My Caffeinated Life.