Thursday, April 4, 2013

a vintage pot holder

 Happy Sweet Day!
Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary. We were so blessed to enjoy such a beautiful, spring day!! 
Well, you know that I adore vintage pot holders, and this pretty one I bought awhile back at a flea market, and loved those summery colors!
It has a flat rose in the middle, which is sweet, and I love the circular shape with the scalloped edging!
And, the back is just as sweet! I have been wanting to make one, but in all the vintage crochet pot holder books I have been collecting, I haven't come across the pattern. So, I decided to just read the stitches and figure it out!
 And, here it is! Well, at least the top part! I still need to make the back, and crochet the two pieces together, and then it will be finished! Are you working on any crafty goodness?
Wishing you a most lovely and crafty weekend!

56 comments:

  1. So nice!!!!
    happy 3rd anniversary!!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  2. Great job on reading the pattern ! Happy Anniversary too! And many more filled with love and bliss

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  3. Too cute!! You are a very clever girl to make up your own pattern! Congrats on your anniversary!
    chris

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  4. You are absolutely amazing!!
    What a great job!
    Happy anniversary. :0)

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  5. I am awed that you can figure out a crochet pattern from looking at something. It's darling!

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    1. Thank you so much Leslie!! xo Heather

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  6. Happy anni!
    great find- not your average colors.
    And great job on your own pot holder! So pretty!!

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  7. It looks like you nailed it - nice job!!

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  8. You are doing a fantastic job of "just figuring it out". So pretty! Happy 3rd Anniversary to you and your husband!

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  9. Heather, you did a great job at "reading" the pattern. Your work is always lovely. Happy belated anniversary. Best wishes, Tammy

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  10. Congrats on your anniversary, Heather and I wish you many more happy years filled with love & blessings. Your crochet is gorgeous, I love the variegated pink cotton too... so pretty!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Xx

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  11. So pretty. I love the variegated pink rose. xx

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  12. Happy Anniversary! Glad you had such a lovely day! I just love your pot holder collection....not found any yet! :) x

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    1. Thank you Ada! Hope you find some, soon! ;) xo Heather

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  13. Your pot holder is so pretty, I love the colors!!

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  14. Happy anniversary to you and hubby, it sounds like you had the perfect day! These are special times.
    Now OMG It is the most gorgeous potholder that you found at a flea marker, I am soooo jealous!!! So not only did you find this lovely treasure you then go and recreate it even better, I am so impressed! Well done you.
    So I am in this same potholder zone as you as it will soon be one of my next projects, once I finish the coat hangers, picnic blanket, etc, etc. Like you I have also looked through loads of lovely potholder pics, but none as amazing as this, so you do realise once complete, you might just have to share pretty plzzzeeee. Hannapatxxx

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    1. Thank you so much!! I can definitely share the pattern! Happy weekend! xo Heather

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  15. so pretty! Im glad you could figure that out. Yours will be just as pretty at the old one!
    no new projects here.. I do have a order from Alaska for 7 memory bears that I will start on soon. but thats it for right now.
    Have a great weekend Heather!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  16. Happy anniversary Heather....may the sun shine on you always....
    bestest
    Daisy J

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  17. Happy anniversary! What a lovely pattern. You did such a great job. Your talents never cease to amaze.

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  18. Happy Anniversary!! :) Wow, stunning job on the "reading" the pattern part and making your own!! :) So pretty and very bright for spring/summer! :) Happy Friday! xo Holly

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  19. Hello sweet Heather, happy anniversary to you and your hubby! I am so happy you enjoyed a beautiful spring day together! God bless you both! I love the vintage pot holder you found. It is so pretty and I love the one you are making! You are so talented my sweet friend! It is wonderful you figured out the pattern on your own! You know how amazing I think you are! I have been making lots of doll dresses and am working on a quilt for their little bed. I wish you a happy Friday and a beautiful weekend dear friend! Lots of love, Paula xo

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    1. Thank you my sweetest Paula! Oh, I can't wait to see the doll dresses and quilt! Have a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  20. Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet hubs! He must feel like the luckiest man on earth! I hope you did something fun together. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much Patti!! So sweet you are! ;) xo Heather

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  21. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. Oh gosh I love your potholder. You did an an awesome job. It is wonderful that you where able to read the other pot holder. Now that is talent my friend. Wishing a very happy weekend too.
    Hugs
    donna

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  22. Wow - how clever of you - I love the colours you have chosen, that mottled pink is just perfect ... I've just recently discovered the world of vintage pot holders, and what a wonderful place it is! I bought a gorgie pattern from etsy the other day (actually it was for a mandala - not sure what that is, but it looked pot holder-esque, so that's what it is going to be chez moi!), now comes the fun choosing colours bit and then I actually have to try to figure out the pattern, it uses overlay crochet which I have never done before - I see a bit of youtube watching coming on!
    Em xx

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    1. Thank you so much Em! Yes, vintage pot holders are so wonderful to collect and make! Happy crocheting! ;) xo Heather

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  23. WOW, does that ever bring back memories...

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  24. oh my goodness you are a magician! a crochet smarty pants! I am so proud of you for figuring that out!
    Your talents are endless!
    Love the colours you chose!
    Happy 3rd anniversary to you and your hubby!

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  25. Happy anniversary to you Heather and your husband. Your vintage potholder is so pretty. I am sure that you will be whipping those out soon in your own pretty color schemes. I love vintage pot holders. I am happy that people have come to appreciate them recently.

    xo Danielle

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  26. Happy anniversary (several days late!) I'm sure I could not make that WITH the instructions ... so pretty!

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  27. Happy anniversary, a few days (a week!) late! I could not make that pot holder WITH directions, let alone without! It's so pretty. Looking forward to the finished product!

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  28. Happy belated anniversary!

    The pattern and colors of your pot holder are gorgeous...

    xHaafner

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