Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Family Treasures Found

I am still feeling so good, having cleaned my sewing closet last Saturday. It was a HUGE accomplishment. I had completely forgotten that the steamer trunk was filled with family treasures from the 1940's, some earlier than that. I found 5 vintage tablecloths, hand embroidered pillowcases, a toddler dress that had been my mother's, that was from approximately 1928, and dozens of crocheted doilies. I thought I would photograph some of the doilies and post them. I am keeping a few of them, but I know I won't take the time to starch and shape the majority, so, I think I need to share the wealth. They have stayed hidden for far too long. 
These are just a few of the ones I will be giving as gifts or maybe selling on "ebay". Check out the pink and white one that has looks like an octopus. I have no idea what this will look like when starched and stretched. 

These are some of my favorites:

I think this apron is my VERY favorite:

I will post photos of the vintage tablecloths and other treasures this week. I am currently washing and ironing them.                                

I have been working on my little puppy from the "itty bitty toys" book. I should have a photo of him tomorrow. He is SO easy, so far. And, of course, the granddaughters are all fighting over who gets him. 

Have a good evening. 


Reneelynn said...

So much time and work have gone into them....they are beautiful! I also have many pieces from my Grandmother and mother. Priceless ;)
p.s. glad your back!

Nana Go-Go said...

Hello Barb and thank you for popping over to mine and leaving your sweet comment. The pattern for the blanket comes from The Royal Sisters on Ravelry and it's the Chevron Pattern. The middle motif is from the Drops Design Wild Flower Jacket. Hope that helps. What amazing finds in your steamer trunk. I think your doilies would look fabulous joined together to make a tablecloth.