Friday, February 1, 2013

200th Post and Vintage Linen Obsessions

Hannah pointed out to me that our next blog post (this post) was going to be our 200th post and wondered if maybe we should do a little giveaway to celebrate.  I thought this was a fine idea and so we set out to turn a few things from this cabinet:


into some crisp little pretties.  And these are what beckoned:







We spent the last day of Hannah’s vacation sewing and it was a good day.  All of these adorable little aprons were made from salvaged linens, vintage fabrics, vintage trims and a few vintage aprons that were in need of some sprucing.  Isn't that aqua and red printed tablecloth above BEAUTIFUL!!  It had so many holes and stains and I loved it so much!  It was wonderful to see it turned into something new and fancy!  

Here at the shop, we all have such a soft spot for vintage linens.  Especially the damaged ones.  We know about all of the hard work, stiff necks and pricked fingers kind of work that went into these linens and then to see a pile of them in a thrift store or even worse, in a dumpster!!  We love to make up happy little stories about the women who worked on the linens as we rescue them and breath new life into them.  It is always a heart warming process.

SSOOOOOO.......  the giveaway, I'm sure you're wondering about the giveaway.  :-)

Hannah and I are going to put together a wonderful little bundle of vintage linens, vintage fabrics and vintage trims to that you can be a part of the linen rescuing as well!  We hope that this little bundle will inspire you to create a little, crisp pretty for yourself!  I'm going to wait until we have a winner and you can tell me what colors you would like and we'll do our best to match!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT (PREFERABLY APRON/VINTAGE LINEN RELATED) ON THIS POST (NOT ON FACEBOOK) AND WE WILL CHOOSE OUR WINNER AFTER 3:00 PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness those are so gorgeous!! What a generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win! Louise

ga447 said...

I love vintage items and I have a green apron that my Mother cross stithed.

fleureche said...

Congratulations on 200!!! Such great aprons!!! I just LOVE the vintage selections in your shop! You guys have such an amazing eye! Thank you for your creative inspiration! And thank you for the giveaway opportunity! : ) —Leisa

Aisah Salim said...

Discover your blog during my blogwalking...
Er...i know nothing about the fabric etc...
Just adore your work...how creative you're.

Kathy said...

I too love old linens, I have all of my husband's families linen.

Kathy

marlarae said...

Hi! I just found your blog today and I realize it is too late to enter the vintage linen give away... but I wanted to say hello anyway and who knows maybe the winner didn't claim their prize and I have half a chance! I own a little antique shop in Minot ND called Vintage City and I almost always wear an antique or vintage apron as part of my outfit while working at the store. My search continues at thrift stores and yard sales for aprons and I ADORE all old linens...doilies, tablecloths, quilts, kitchen towels...! I have enjoyed your blog and will visit often! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Leah Whitmire said...

Dang I can't believe I missed this. Love everything Vintage. Just bought the 4H pillow pattern off Etsy. My daughter will be making it and entering it for show. Thanks so much for the awesome find.

The Tin Thimble said...

Hello bloggers! Congratulations to "ga447"! You won this blog giveaway. Please contact us at emma@thetinthimble and tell us what color theme of vintage linens, fabrics and trims you would like us to send you. Thank you to everyone who participated!

panda said...

I adore your work. I know nothing about linen fabric. I love your design,it`s unique and colorful