Friday, November 30, 2012

herman bros.

 Happy Friday!
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my advent calendar! It was so fun to make, and it will definitely be a treasured Christmas piece. We got our Christmas tree yesterday, and I am excited to decorate it this weekend. Do you have any sweet plans for the weekend?
Here are a couple vintage ads from Herman Bros. company and are they have some great bargains! What would you like for your home this Christmas? I would love the Capehart 17 inch Consolette and Norge Deluxe Washer! Oh my, wouldn't those be neat to have! ;)
Some more Christmas decorations are sprinkling my home. 

 A pretty felt holly garland that I made last year, and...
  Santa mugs are out holding pretty vintage ornaments. I bought about 12 of these mugs at an estate sale, but I don't think they are vintage. It looks like they were painted by the owner and most of them are unfinished, but they are still cute. ;)
 The stockings are hung and ready to be filled. I made these last year using the patterns from Thimble Blossoms. I am sure you can tell which one is my husbands! ;)
 I had to get some lovely crocheted scallops in my Christmas decorations, so here is a little peak at a project I am working on. I'll show you more about it next week. 
 These wintry squares are becoming such a pretty pile and I am getting eager to finish this small blanket! 
Wishing you a wonderful and creative weekend! 


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  1. Heather, you are one busy lady!! Have fun decorating your tree this weekend!!

    chris

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  2. Oh how I love seeing the old advertisement! I think those items were pretty pricey for 1950! I think the scalloping around the book/sheet music is precious...I love that..and of course all your sweet crochet pieces! Can't wait to see PICS of your tree when decorated!! Have a wonderful weekend! Roxie

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    1. They are so fun to look at! Thank you so much! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  3. I laughed out loud when I read about your mugs! There are at least a dozen Deseret Industries thrift stores along the Wasatch Front and my sister and I have been to them all. We kept finding hand painted santa mugs everywhere we went. The funny thing was...they were all signed by "Phyllis!" She gave Santa long girlie lashes...we could tell her style from across the store! lol! And she favored a purply maroon color...yikes!

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    1. That is so funny! A couple of them actually have quite long girlie lashes, but no signature of Phyllis! Oh my, purply marron. Too funny! ;) xo Heather

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  4. I love your crocheted Carol sheets! Inspired! :)

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  5. I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve with the sheet music with sweet scallops all around. We should call you The Scallop Whisperer. Everything is better with scallops on it!

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    1. Thank you! Oh, I like that name!! :) xo Heather

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  6. Everything is so pretty, especially love your holly garland!! Happy weekend to you too!

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    1. Thank you Clara! Happy weekend! xo Heather

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  7. I love all of your goodies and am crazy about your crochet edged cards! Brilliant!

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  8. I love love love the crochet on the Christmas carol music! That is so cute and I want it!

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  9. So many sweet decorating ideas. I think I need to do the mason jar idea with Josie this weekend. Love the Santa mug and your stockings are just gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks! Oh, yes the mason jars are so fun!! I used Epsom Salt for the snow which worked great because it was a little thicker than salt!! Enjoy your creative and crafty weekend with your sweet family! xo Heather

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  10. Hi Heather..my mother had a Norge washing machine way back..I haven't even thought about that brand name for many years or seen any of their stuff. I love your crocheted edged music project there.

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    1. Oh, how neat is that!! ;) Thank you!! xo Heather

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  11. Heather! oh! can you imagine how long it took that poor ol' advertising guy to make that ad back in the 50-60's? What a spoiled life we live with all of our techno gadgets and this very computer i am using?

    have a great weekend! (hug) Renae

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    1. Yeah, I can only imagine! This was printed in 51' so I am sure the printing press was working away! Happy weekend! xo Heather

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  12. I'll take a sewing machine at 20% off. What is your pattern for sunburst granny square?

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    1. That would be great! Here is the link to the one I am doing : http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/copenhagen-pillow
      Happy crocheting! xo Heather

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  13. in love with your crochet and your cards!!!
    xxx Ale

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  14. I wonder how much that sewing machine is before the 20% off??? LOVE the crocheted music pages! And that garland....need to get me some felt - NOW! Thank you for these lovely, inspiring posts!

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    1. I know, I guess it doesn't say! ;) Thank you so much!! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

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  15. I just love the vintage ads! You sent me one last summer from "Ricks", also in New Jersey. I saved it because...Mr. Wonderful's name is: RICK! It's a Christmas ad and I'm envisioning it framed with a photo of little boy of mine over the top...

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    1. Thanks! That is right, and how perfect that Mr. Wonderful's name is Rick!! So cool! Sounds like a beautiful vision! xo Heather

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  16. Magic...all the sweet magic here. Granny squares, scallops and hexagon stockings. Claire and I have two more trees to decorate tomorrow and we need to wrap up a few more touches to be finished...Smiles..Renee

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    1. Thank you!! Have a fun time with Claire decorating and crafting!! Can't wait to see what you're sewing, too! ;) xo Heather

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  17. Hi Heather! Love seeing these olden ads and look at those prices! Love your sweet stockings and your crochet always makes me smile. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. Loving your crochet work Heather, just beautiful!
    Victoria xx

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  19. Heather, your new project with the crochet scalloped edges are very interesting, i will be following you closely for this one....More More
    Bestest weekend wishes to you and yours
    d x

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  20. That chevron stocking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! I LOVE IT! Do you make those to sell?

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    1. Thank you! Not these patterns, but I was going to create some of my own design, and maybe sell them. I will let you know! The stockings you have up are adorable, though! ;) xo Heather

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  21. It all looks so lovely!! Have fun decorating your tree! Happy weekend! xo Holly

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  22. Love those vintage ads! And your Christmassy things are so cheerful and pretty! I am doing some crochet this weekend too....such a delight to make those little squares and see the pile growing isn't it?? Wishing you a happy crafty weekend, Heather!
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen! I can't wait to see what you are crocheting! It definitely is such a delight to see those squares grow! Have a wonderful weekend, too! xo Heather

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  23. so lovely! really love the jar with the trees! :) been looking for some vintage bottle brush trees for a very long time. i might have to just make my own. :)

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    1. Thank you Rachel! They are so sweet! :) xo Heather

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  24. Both of those stockings are fabulous. Like the pattern of both.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  25. I can't wait to see what you will do with those scalloped music cards! You are a very busy lady, do you ever sleep? ;) I love the jar with the bottle brush trees! :) --Fran

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    1. Thank you Fran! I promise, I do sleep! ;) xo Heather

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  26. Everything look so festive. I love, love the crochet edge on the music. Your stockings are adorable. I'd like the stove for $189 for my kitchen, please.

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    1. Thank you Leslie! That stove is sweet! xo Heather

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  27. Hello sweet Heather! Your posts are always so delightful! I would like the stove and a sewing machine of course! Can you believe those prices? :D The good thing is when you purchased something back then it would last you the rest of your life! Your Christmas decorations are so sweet and the stockings are darling! I love what you are working on and your granny squares are perfect! I have been crocheting too, and I am enjoying it so much. Thank you for the inspiration! Have fun decorating your tree! We got ours yesterday too, but need more lights, so I can't decorate until next weekend after we go back into town to get lights, but it smells wonderful and the few lights on it, look lovely, as well as the angel on top! Much love, Paula xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Paula!! I always love reading your sweet and encouraging comments! Have a blessed Sunday sweet friend! xo Heather

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  28. Such pretty touches around your home....I love how you sprinkle joy into every corner. Hugs for a great week...we are well on the road to Christmas now! xoxo

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  29. Crocheted song sheets - what a truly lovely idea...and very festive.

    I'm loving your granny squares,

    Nina x

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  30. Crocheted sheet music ... now how cute is that?

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  31. I love all the vintage Christmas touches around your home. The crocheted edged music is especially lovely. We had a very busy weekend.... Went with friends at a Christmas market, and then went on a night time garden luminary walk. We also volunteered for an afternoon at a community Christmas shop that helps those with greater needs. We are so lucky to be blessed with enough and it's important for us to give back.

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    1. Thank you!! A Christmas Market sounds like such fun, and how neat to do a night time garden luminary walk! So wonderful!! Such a blessing you were to those people!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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