Friday, July 24, 2009

Antique Farm

I love vintage! I love farms! In fact, I eventually want to raise chickens for eggs, sheep for wool (I am a knitter), and we have been gardening for the last couple of years. So, I wanted to create a tribute to farms and the feel of farm life. Many of us get carried away with technology, the city, fast pace of life....We tend to forget the basics. So, here it is - only but a handful of wonderful antiques from Etsy. Click on the links below the pictures to go directly to the items for sale.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Metalic Vintage Owl

Owls were really popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Maybe it was due to their mysterious ways, or perhaps it's because they are wise, or maybe it is simply because they are adorable and cuddly. I am partial to the latter, myself. So here are some vintage picks with an owl theme. In fact, there is such an owl popularity that I decided to narrow the category down even more to give it a twist. Check out these items and their sellers on Etsy by clicking the links below.

Owl Napkin Holder
by BettysKitschen

Vintage Owl Wall Art
by vintage612

Vintage Owl Mystic Glass Eye Gothic Pewter Jewelry Ring
by highwheelman

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Nostalgic Dolls

It is an ancient tradition for children to carry around and play with dolls, even boys. I have chosen to display a few cuddly, adorable selections from throughout the 20th Century. Check out these featured items and their links below. You can buy these on Etsy! They are timeless classics and children love them!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Can Can Girl In RED

New Patchwork, Old Fabric

I have shown off vintage fabrics and linked you to different book resources for sewing with vintage fabrics, but not once have I created a collection of what artists are actually sewing with these antique fabrics. Thus, I have decided to dedicate this to the creation of patchwork with vintage fabric. The results of recycling fabric are beautiful!

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Dazzling Diamonds Fabric

When I think diamonds, I think argyle or kites (or jewels...), but how many of us think of diamonds on fabric, let alone vintage fabric? There are so many various decorative patterns featuring diamonds that are beautiful to work with. Sew a skirt, curtains, pillows, reupholster the kitchen chairs, make a journal or picture frame, create doll clothing, incorporate this into your quilt...... Use your imagination, stretch the limits with your creative ideas. In the meantime, check out a few of these diamond-patterned fabric from a few vintage etsy shops. Click on the links and take a closer look!

Vintage Waverly Mardi Gras Fabric
by: ModernBirdVintage

SALE - 1960s Stretchy Violet and Blue Diamond Fabric
by: VintageAnthology

Vintage Fabric - Dots and Diamonds 60's 70's - 45inx37in
by: craftycatladyvintage

vintage fabric - strong diamond floral repeat
by: thriftypyg

Navy Blue Diamonds, 1 Yard, Plus
by: CrabappleVintage

Mod 1960s 1970s Vintage Fabric Black and Red Diamond Pattern Made in Peru with Funky Geometric Creature18 inches 45.7 cm
by: tessimal