Wednesday, July 18, 2012

grannies, vintage linens...

Happy Wednesday! 
I am making progress with my crocheted granny squares, and have decided to so a small blanket. I have 6 more granny squares to go, and then I will crocheted them together in a cozy blanket. I have also been working on my granny quilt top, which I will be able to show you later in the week! 
Over the weekend at an estate sale I picked up some pretty vintage linens. The flowers on this bright and cheery pillowcase are so lovely, and I am thinking of making it into a a couple of pillows.  
I found this gorgeous cross stitched tablecloth at the estate. Isn't it pretty? It is quite stained and has rust spots, but I have some projects I want to make using it. Do you have any ways to remove the spots and rust?
This was another pretty embroidered tablecloth that I brought home. I love the crocheted edging on this one. I am always amazed how these women had the time to do it! So incredible they were!!
This beautiful tablecloth was a gift from the sweetest Donna of Donna's Lavender Nest! I just love the pretty strawberries, with the grey scalloped design! Thank you so much Donna for such a gorgeous treasure! 
I bought these beautiful feed sack squares from Donna at her lovely Etsy shoppe. She has some new Lecien fabrics, so make sure you take a visit!!
These pretties are from Superbuzzy and they have a great selection of Japanese fabrics. 
I received a sweet gift from Tammy of Tammy's in Love.  After seeing all the beautiful tags from her Vintage Cartoon Tag Swap, and Elizabeth of Creative BreathingBox Lunch Social Tag Swap, I had mentioned to Tammy that I was so inspired and wanted to join in the next swaps. She was so sweet to offer to do a one-on-one tag swap with me, which I was so excited to do!!
Some gorgeous vintage cards...
And, two adorable tags! One sweet summer one, and I was lucky to get one of her Box Lunch Social tags!! I just love them both! Thank you so much Tammy for all these lovely treasures!!

Well, I am off to finish some new products that I will be putting in the shoppe tomorrow! 

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  1. Heather, One of my favorite things to collect are vintage textiles. Love the feed sack fabrics and the strawberry tablecloth.

    xo,
    Danielle

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    1. I know they are my favorite to collect, too! Thanks!! xo Heather

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  2. So many lovely things. Your granny squares are so pretty.....they'll make a wonderful little blanket!

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    1. Thank you so much Deborah! xo Heather

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  3. What treasures you have found Heather! I have posted a picture of a Feedsack quilt top my friend gave me, think a new addiction coming my way! Ada :)

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    1. Thank you Ada! I just love your feed sack quilt top!! So many great ones!! xo Heather

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  4. Ohhhhhh So pretty!!! love love LOVE your treasures as always, Miss Heather!

    PS: Try using WHINK on the rust spots. It works wonders and is available in grocery stores and markets. If you can't find it, I'll send you some, LMK, ok??

    xo P

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    1. Thank you Patrice!! I will give WHINK a try, and if I can't any, I will let you know!! Have a great rest of the week! xo Heather

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  5. Yoohoo! Not sure what happened to my other comment but here I go again! (Maybe I pressed delete? Ugh!

    Anyhoo, Miss Heather, try WHINK on the rust spots, it works wonders. It comes in a brown squeeze bottle and you can find it at some markets, grocery stores and even hardware stores. If you can't find it in Cali, I'll send you some, it's amazing. LMK??

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  6. Heather you got some really nice goodies. I can't wait to see your Grannie Square blanket.

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  7. Beautiful items! Love the strawberry tablecloth!

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  8. Talk about eye candy! Love all the fabric! And that scalloped tablecloth, uh, WHOA!

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  9. Totally checking out these fabric shops! Thanks for sharing these awesome finds. The strawberry cloth Donna sent you is incredible!

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    1. Oh, good! They are great!! The strawberry tablecloth is my favorite!! ;) xo Heather

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  10. You always have such treasures to share with us. I keep forgetting to tell you how cute I think those little birdie clothespins are..so sweet. xo

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    1. Oh, thank you Sherri!! The little birdie clips are so cute. I got them at Amazon. ;) xo Heather

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  11. Wonderful new treasures you got!! I love your cheery pillowcase! I can't wait to see your blanket your working on!! :) Tammy is so talented and has so many lovely things!! :) I visited Donna late last week and had some fun in her etsy shop...I'm excited for the mail!! :) Smiles to you!! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly! Oh, excited to see what you got from Miss Donna!! ;) xo Heather

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  12. Oh my gosh Heather! That was so sweet of Donna to send the strawberry tablecloth! And I love the feedsack prints you bought from her!
    I'm so glad that you were able to get a few of Tammy's tags. She is amazing at what she does with paper!
    I bought a bunch of really pretty old sheets at an Estate Sale awhile back, and I finally had to throw them out because I couldn't get the smell of moth balls out of them! So gross! I don't know what the trick is for that. But a LONG soak in Oxyclean and Vinegar works really well to lift all the yellowing and stains right out.
    Good luck! :)
    Erica

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    1. Thank you Erica! I know what you mean with the smell. I have had to throw fabric away, too. Thanks for the tips!! We'll see how it turns out! Have a great rest of the week! xo Heather

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  13. Heather, you have some great linens and fabrics goin on there!! I especially LOVE OLD FEEDSACK FABRIC! You are beautifully talented and look forward to seeing what you put together next! From one sweetie to another~~~~Roxie

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    1. Thank you Roxie! You are always so sweet!! Have a blessed day! xo Heather

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  14. This blogging thing is just too fun. I love your finds. I have never had success getting stains out. It usually diminishes the fabric or threads in some way so I just cut around it or use it anyway. Love all your gorgeous gifts and finds...smiles..Renee

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    1. Thanks my dear! I have had to just cut around or sew on top of stains, too. I plan on using these as cutters, but the cross stitch has so many spots. We'll see what happens!! ;) xo Heather

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  15. I'm a firm believer in Oxyclean too. Soak six hours and if that doesn't take the spots out, do it again. Ih ave had great luck with vintage tablecloths!

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    1. Thanks Tammy!! Will give it a try! ;) xo Heather

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  16. i'm coming over and that is final. I would just love to look through your collection of pretties!

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    1. Come on over!! ;) So looking forward to Saturday! xo Heather

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  17. A good soaking with lemon juice and then laying out in the sun can help bleach those yellow spots out without damaging the fabrics.

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    1. Thanks!! I love using lemon and vinegar for my cleaning, so I will try this!! ;) xo Heather

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  18. Your blog is so cute. It has all this nostalgia on it. I'm more it to modern things because I grew up with all of this and I should have hung onto some of it. I do have some handkerchiefs that were my grandmothers. She lived right next door and she was a treasure.

    Thank you for your kind words re: my husband - the 2nd one.

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    1. Thanks Renae!! I love the old, rusty, and any vintage treasure with charm! Your grandmother's hankies sound special and beautiful!! xo Heather

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  19. Lucky you to have found some feed sacks!

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    1. Thank you Carla, they are so pretty! xo Heather

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  20. Oh...Heather! What delightful treasures...I love feedsack prints...and, you have so many sweet ones! I can't wait to see the pretties you will create!
    I went to an estate sale a few weeks ago and found four feedsacks that were 50 cents each. I'm looking forward to making something fun with them. I love visiting Renee at My Vintage Mending. She uses feedsack prints in so many of her darling designs.
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! You are such a blessing to me!
    Hugs,
    Carolynn xo

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    1. Thank you so much Carolynn! Oh, those feed sacks are probably so dreamy and sweet!! Have fun sewing with them!! Such a great deal on them, too! Thank you for always leaving the sweetest comments. They mean so much to me!! Have a blessed day! xo Heather

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  21. Your little granny squares are very cute they are definetly going to make a wonderful little blanket! Love all your linens you picked up!

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  22. Pretty, pretty, pretty! You have a knack for finding fabulous things! Thanks for your email, glad the tablecloth arrived safe & sound across the pond :-)
    Have a happy day,
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Gilly!! Have a wonderful day, too! xo Heather

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  23. Gosh Heather! You always manage to find the loveliest of treasures when you are out and about. Those tablecloths are so pretty -- definitely a lot of work went into them. And I know you will create something equally as lovely with all those fabrics you're collecting. Can't wait to see your granny blanket come together. How sweet of Tammy to do a special swap just for you -- always fun to receive surprises. Have a great day! Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy!! I am looking forward to making my first blanket!! Have a lovely rest of the week! xo Heather

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  24. Such cute finds! I do love the strawberry tablecloth. I have found a good overnight soak with Oxy Clean and then some time in the sun will brighten up your linens. Whink rust remover works well, too. Have a wonderful week, Jean

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    1. Thank you so much for your tips!! I will give them a try!! Have a wonderful week, too! xo Heather

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  25. What special treasures you have acquired, Heather! Isn't Tammy a sweetheart.

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    1. Thank you Kim!! Tammy is such a sweetheart! ;) xo Heather

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  26. Absolutely lovely!! Wonderful treasures.
    Esther!

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    1. Thank you so much Esther!! xo Heather

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  27. love these! That fabric is gorgeous!!!!

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    1. Thank you sweet Prudence!! xo Heather

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  28. You have some great eye candy here, dear! I love the strawberry tablecloth. *swoon*

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  29. Your granny squares are so pretty-love your color choices. I know how to crochet but have forgotten how to make granny squares. I might try again, now that I've seen yours. Looking forward to seeing your cozy blanket. The vintage tablecloths are lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much Tresa!! I love to crochet! Looking forward to seeing what you crochet! ;) xo Heather

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