Monday, May 14, 2012

ironing time...

 This weekend was the monthly flea market in my area, and I was so excited to go!! Walking along, this little beauty caught my eye!! Oh, yes an Ohio Art ironing board!! 
 Isn't it so sweet!! I just love the adorable size and pattern. It is in pretty good condition too, but the rust makes it even better! 
 Lovin' the Sunbonnet Sue with all the dresden flowers and cute stitched hearts!! Too precious!! I can only imagine what sweet little girl had this in her room, ironing her doll clothes and more! I wonder if there was a tin iron that went with it? I am sure it is out there somewhere!!!
 The ironing board is ready to go, and it can start with all these sweet appliqué Sunbonnet Sues and butterflies that I bought. 

 I love to collect these sweet Sunbonnet Sue appliqués. I even bought a pattern book to make some of my own. There is just something about her that I just adore! 
 Here are some of the gorgeous butterflies. The stitching is beautiful!! I have never seen appliqué butterflies before, and I am excited to use them in some things for the shoppe!! I love all the beautiful vintage fabrics!! So pretty. 
 Over the weekend, I had some good time to work on my crocheted grannies and blocks!! 
My stack of grannies is growing, and looked like I was pretty far along, until I laid them out on the floor the other day. Boy, do I have more to go to make an afghan. At least they are fun and easy to make!
Two more grannie blocks!! It was all about red this week!! Thank you for all your sweet comments on the Mother's Day post, and I hope that all you mother's had a beautiful and special day!Happy Monday!!



58 comments:

  1. I've never seen those butterflies either! How sweet, as is the little ironing board. I can just see some little girl chattering to herself play ironing.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda!! I can, too!! So sweet!! xo Heather

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  2. You find the cutest things! I love the ironing board and the appliqués. What great finds!

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    1. Thank you Amy!! It was a great day for goodies!! xo Heather

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  3. That ironing board is adorable! Looks like you are having so much fun! Happy new week to you.

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    1. Thanks!! I definitely had fun, and enjoy bringing such treasures home! Have a wonderful week!! xo Heather

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  4. I just love the ironing board!! But you are right, the Sunbonnet Sue's are so special!! A few months agao I found at a garage sale a quilt top with the applique butterflies...$3.00 and home it came!! Your's are in great shape, the colors very bright!!

    chris

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    1. Thanks Chris!! Sunbonnets are very special!! Your quilt top sounds gorgeous!! Look forward to seeing the butterflies!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  5. If my laundry room were not the size of a dime I would love to display those on my wall...This one is a keeper for sure...I can only imagine the love and care a little girl had for this special one. Enjoy it...your grannies are always so fun to see. Smiles...Renee

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    1. That would be a beautiful display!! We live in a small house and are laundry room is the size of a closet, and the wall that has space hangs my vintage washboard, yes, one cause that is all it can handle! Ha! So, I am not sure where this pretty will be hanging! ;) Thanks!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  6. I have a laundry room that would eagerly display your sweet ironing board (tee hee). Your Sunbonnet Sue appliqués are just darling.

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    1. Oh, I am sure it would be wonderful hanging with your vintage washboards!!! ;) Thanks!! They are fun!! Have a great night!! xo Heather

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  7. I also love Sunbonnet Sue. Yours are so pretty. I found cute red iron to use in my laundry room that reminds me of a little ironing board similar to yours.Your squares are lookin good. Can't wait to see it all done up!

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    1. She is quite sweet! Oh, I would love to see your red iron!! Sounds adorable! Thank you! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  8. That little ironing board is very sweet and it brought back memories. I had one but nothing that fancy, and I remember my little iron got 'hot', and actually got wrinkles out of my dolls dresses...How did I ever live to tell about it, hahaha!

    I like the colors that you are using on your grannies and blocks the bottom right one reminds me of the 4th of July, very festive. Can't wait to see how they all turn out, xo

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    1. What a sweet memory!! I love it, and I so glad you shared it!! I will keep my out out for an iron to go with it! Thank you!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  9. The ironing board you found is so cute. Reminds me of the one I had as a little girl. The one I had was pink with a pink iron. I so wish I had some of my treasures for then. What good memories. Love your finds and your quilt blocks are gorgeous.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you Donna! The one you had sounds so sweet, and with a pink iron!! Oh my!! ;) Thanks for sharing about yours!! I just love hearing the connections with these treasures!! Have a wonderful night!! xo Heather

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  10. More vintage treasures and I love your blocks! Hope you are having a good day!

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  11. Wonderful vintage treasures and I love your blocks! Hope you are having a great day!

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    1. Thank you Renee!! I love bringing these treasures home!! Thanks!! Have a wonderful night! xo Heather

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  12. Love the Sunbonnet Sues and the Butterflies! What cute things you found!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Erica :)

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    1. Thank you Erica!! Hope your sewing is going great! xo Heather

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  13. You find the most interesting things! Isn't it amazing we still DO find things??

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    1. Thanks Kathy!! I love a good hunt!! It is pretty amazing that we still find things!! I hope it never ends!! ;) xo Heather

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  14. Sweet Heather...You have had a ball flea marketing! What wonderful treasures! Your Sunbonnet Sues are adorable and that adorable little ironing board...
    Thank you for sharing, sweet friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xo

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    1. Thank you Carolynn! You always leave such sweet comments!! They were all such wonderful treasures to bring home!! Have a great day!! xo Heather

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  15. Adorable!! I've never seen anything quite like it, what a find! xxx

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    1. Thanks!! It was such a great find!! xo Heather

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  16. Oh! It´s so cute!!
    His works are more beautiful every day! Congrats and thanks for sharing.
    May God bless your day and your sales.
    hugs
    Luciana

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    1. Thank you Luciana! They are indeed!! Have a blessed day too my friend!! xo Heather

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  17. Hi Heather ~ What is it about rust? I tend to like rusty things too but I have not figured out what makes the rust so appealing. I found a rusty old milk container at Tuesday Morning but the price was $120.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Sincerely,
    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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    1. Hi Michele! I know, rust just makes a piece so much more special!! Oh, sounds like it was pretty neat, but pricy! Have a great day!! xo Heather

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  18. I love treasure hunting, as my mom and I call it! Such a cute ironing board. Love your grannys and blocks!! They're so pretty! Have fun with your new finds :) :) xo Holly

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    1. Thanks Holly!! Treasure hunting is what I call it, too!! ;) Have a creative day!! xo Heather

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  19. Hello sweet Heather, I am so glad you had a good time and found so many pretty things! The ironing board is so sweet and I love all of the Sun Bonnet Sue's, butterflies and linens. You found some goodies! :) Your granny squares and quilt blocks are beautiful! I hope you can find a little iron to go along with the ironing board. Have a lovely week! xo~Paula

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    1. Hi Paula! Thank you so much for such a sweet comment!! I was so happy to bring these goodies home!! I am keeping my out for a little iron!! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  20. Hi there! What an adorable ironing board! Love the appliques, Sunbonnet Sue and butterflies! I am working on a bunch of crocheted squares that I am crocheting, too! Love your quilt blocks. You been busy!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Hi Susie!! THank you so much!! Oh, crocheted grannies are so fun to make!! Would love to see yours!! What will you be making with them? Have a lovely day!! xo Heather

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  21. I had some similar butterflies that came on old tea towels that someone had saved even tho the towels were in horrid condition. I appliqued them to a sweater and they turned out darling.
    Love old child ironing boards - use them for display at my shows.

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    1. Oh, that is a great idea!! I have some sweaters that have some holes to cover up!! Thanks, it was a great find!! xo Heather

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  22. So sweet! I had a vintage ironing board, but I got rid of it for some reason- now I'm wondering why!?! I love the sunbonnet girls, too!

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    1. Thank you Corey!! Oh, sorry you don't have yours anymore!! Maybe you will find another one!! Sunbonnet Sues are something special!! xo Heather

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  23. I love your vintage ironing board. I used to have a little tin fridge, stove and sink I am sure was probably made by Ohio Art. I wonder if little girls would know what to do with an ironing board these days. Cute post.

    xo,
    Danielle

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    1. Thank you Danielle!! Oh, your fridge, stove, and sink sound adorable!! I am not sure too many girls would know what to do with an ironing board! So sad! ;) xo Heather

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  24. Wow, all of these pieces are gorgeous! I LOVE that ironing board! Such amazing vintage finds!

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    1. Thank you Lindsay!! The ironing board was such a fun find for me!! I am looking forward to displaying it in my craft room!! xo Heather

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  25. Seriously? How cute is that ironing board!

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    1. Thank you Carla!! It is so cute!! xo Heather

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  26. woops...seems I have missed a few posts here...Love the book you have highlighted...what a treasure and the illustrations are so pretty! Thanks for the Holly Hock Mothers Day greetings! Love those flowers but as we have very little sun in our shade garden they don't do well...copper leaf......I plant them anyway as I love their floppy hats!
    Your Ironing board...so dear and those Sun Bonnet Susie appliques! So funny you should say Dresden Plate...both those quilts are ones I have ..made by my mother...I shall post about them one day...you will love them...The Sun Bonnet Susie one has a bit of wear as I was younger & I used it with my two girls...all the better for a keepsake! The Dresden Plate is in all blues & whites as I picked all the fabric! I also love your granny squares...I have an afghan with them my Grandmother made...It is very vibrant!...almost Amish Quilt Vibrant! So very excited to see yours when it is done!
    Well I have rambled on here....Thanks for always dropping by Heather & leaving your sweet comments!
    Have a great sunny day!

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    1. Oh, you are so sweet Colleen!! Oh, I would love to see the quilts made by your mother!! I am sure they are absolutely beautiful and treasured in your home!! Thank you for always leaving such thoughtful comments!! xo Heather

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  27. What a lucky find and all those patchwork pieces. I have a feeling you are going to be busy.

    Nina x

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    1. Thank you Nina!! I have been very busy sewing away!! What I love to do; create!! ;) xo Heather

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  28. Darling vintage goodness! Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers,
    Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly!! Hope your weekend was wonderful!! xo Heather

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  29. That ironing board is too cute! Love your grannie blocks!

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    1. Thank you!! The ironing board was a great find!! xo Heather

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  30. My, Heather you have been so busy....
    What a gorgeous ironing board...very sweet indeed...

    The Sunbonnet Sue appliqués are so amazing...I think they are my new favorite things...

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