Monday, August 27, 2012

a quiet weekend

Happy Monday! The weekend went by so fast, but it was quite one with some time to work on my many projects. How was your weekend? One vintage treasure that I love finding are old tin household items. These were such a neat find, especially the Annette's Perfect Cleanser.
 Made in the U.S.A and this one is from the 1930's. There is actually still some left inside! I love the list of things this wonderful cleanser can be used on. Perspiration, blood, grease, oil, tea... Oh, my what a magical cleanser! 
 And, the directions are just as fun. Do you have some neat vintage household tins or items?
 For my upcoming boutique, I have been collecting some vintage items to display my tea towels. I found this neat vintage wooden towel rack on Etsy. 
The patina is so lovely and it will be a sweet touch to my display!
I received some pretty mail over the weekend. Some most lovely reproductions prints, my favorite! 
My mini blanket is almost finished, just another round of colors, and it will be ready for a scalloped border. This week I will be taking out my fall decorations, and I am so excited for the crisp air and pumpkins. How about you?
Wishing you a most lovely and crafty week! 




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  1. I totally remember those old bandaid containers! Have a great week!

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    1. Aren't they fun! Thanks! Have a great week, too! xo Heather

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  2. New follower from the GFC Blog Hop! You have such a pretty and inspiring blog :) I love those vintage tins!

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    1. Thank you so much Devon!! So happy to have you hear! Heading over to visit you sweet blog. Have a blessed day! xo Heather

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  3. sounds like you had a lovely weekend! love, love the vintage tins and the vintage is fab. ;)

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  4. Great finds!! I have an Annettes'Cleaners box that my mom and dad had stashed away in their linen closest!! The old containers are a lot of fun!! Love your fabric!!

    Hugs chris

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    1. Oh, how fun! Would love to see a picture of yours!! They are so neat to have! xo Heather

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  5. Yes there is definitely Autumn in the air! I love old packaging too, think it was growing up in a shop! Ada :)

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    1. Thanks! Oh, how fun to grow up in a shoppe! What kind was it? xo Heather

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  6. Hi Heather, your new tins are so great! Love old graphics. I just purchased a towel rack just like yours a couple weeks ago. I guess great minds think alike! Have a great day, Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean! Oh, how fun to have the same rack! Great minds do think a like! Happy day to you! xo Heather

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  7. Such pretty pictures. Looks like a lovely and productive weekend at your house.

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  8. Isn't it funny how we get so intrigued by these items from the past. Like time travel in a way! I really like your new fabric, it is so pretty!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie!! Have a great week! xo Heather

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    1. Your reproduction fabrics are wonderful. I've picked up some neat vintage medicine and household bottles recently. I'll probably feature them in a future post.

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    2. Thank you so much!! xo Heather

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  10. I've been looking for some vintage tea tins. Reading that tin made me laugh...how we word things is so different now...perspiration, felt hats. Wow.

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    1. I know it is funny how things were worded back then, compared to now. Love it!! xo Heather

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  11. Such pretties. I have the exact towel holder! Can't wait for fall either!

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    1. Oh, how fun you have the same one! Do you have it in your kitchen? xo Heather

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  12. love the cans!

    Have a great week! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello!

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    1. Thanks!! Heading over to now! Have a great week, too! xo Heather

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  13. well, let's see, there are a couple spots on that vintage dress I bought. Do you spose that 70 year old magic powder would work on my antique stains!?

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    1. This could definitely work! ;) xo Heather

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  14. What lovely finds!!! Old tins are so fun to find...love all the graphics on them.
    These fabrics are so lovely...hugs to you my friend.

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    1. Thank you Koralee! The graphics are so neat! Happy day to you! xo Heather

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  15. Hi Heather!
    How cool that you found those old tins!

    We found some old looking tins this past weekend.

    What are you planning on doing with your tins?
    I need some ideas for mine!!

    Love the towel rack.
    How great is it that such good old stuff can still be found :)

    Hope this is a great week for you, and if you get any bright ideas about what I should do with my 'old' tins .. let me know :)

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    1. Thanks! I have them displayed on a shelf in my bathroom right now. Let me know what you do with yours, and I would love to see them, too! Have a great evening! xo Heather

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  16. So pretty!! That is a happy mail weekend!! I think that new vintage rack will be great for showing off your beautiful tea towels! What are your plans for your tins? :) :) Have a lovely day! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly! I have the tins displayed in my bathroom, which is fun. Have a great evening! xo Heather

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  17. love those sweet little vintage tins you found:)

    your mini blanket is so pretty!

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  18. Those are super vintage items..love the cloth.

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  19. Oh, just look at those sweet reproduction prints! I love your tins with their old time descriptions and advertisements. I have a potato chip can that I found thrifting and its health claims are hilarious.
    I enjoyed your post, sweet Heather!
    Hugzzzz,
    Carolynn xo

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    1. Thank you! Aren't the descriptions so fun to read! Oh, I would love to see your potato tin! Have a lovely evening! xo Heather

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  20. My sister still has a band-aid box like that, that my Grandfather kept odd screws, washers, etc..in! The colors of you mini blanket are so pretty. I was in the mood for crochet this weekend and didn't have any supplies. Drat! I am making a trip to the craft store this weekend so yarn is on the list.

    Boy that magic powder can clean everything. A precurser to todays Magic Eraser?? I would have to give it a try!

    Linda

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    1. How neat! Thank you! Oh, can't wait to see what you crochet!! Have a great evening! xo Heather

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  21. I always smile when I see that I have ordered the very same fabric. Thank you for the lovely towel. Oh how beautiful it is. Claire loved her brooch and wears it daily. You are so sweet. We are slowly recuperating and hope to be back soon...smiles...Renee

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    1. Hi sweet Renee, I do the same when I see the fabrics you ordered! ;) You are more than welcome and I am so happy it arrived safely. I am glad Claire likes her brooch! So sweet she is! ;) Keeping you in my prayers and sending many hugs your way!! xo Heather

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  22. Hi Heather, what great finds! I am loving the fabric. May I ask where you got it? I have a little bit of the floral on the far right and I would like to find more, if possible. I have been searching the internet on a quest to find some!

    Laura :)

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    1. Hi Laura! Oh, yes.. I bought it all at the Quilting Gals http://www.quiltingals.com, they have such a great selection! Happy sewing! xo Heather

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  23. That must have been some fancy cleaner in it's day. I think 50 cents was a pretty high price in the 1930s!

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    1. I looked into it, and i guess there were different prices for the sizes in 1932, 10, 25, and 50 cents. Crazy!! xo Heather

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  24. I wonder if that magical cleanser would work on the underarm perspiration stains of my 13 year old. They are really bad and he has to wear a white school shirt. He and white shirts don't work well together at all. :/ Your blanket is looking so pretty. Have a great week. Tammy

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    1. Oh, your poor son! And, it probably doesn't help being so hot there! Has he tried using baking soda? Have a great week! xo Heather

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  25. I love seeing vintage tins and containers like these and reading the text on them! Your new fabrics are so pretty and your blanket is looking lovely.
    Have a great week, Heather.
    Helen x

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    1. I love vintage containers, too! So neat to read and the graphics are always so fun. Thank you so much Helen! xo Heather

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  26. Great tins i have a few old ones but mine are flower ones and sweets. What gorgeous fabrics what will you make with it? Your crochet looks so lovely to. Enjoy your week, dee x

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  27. Great finds! I love those vintage tins.
    Besos! Silvina

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  28. My word! You find the coolest things!

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