Hope that you had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the last days of summer. I am looking forward to fall and those cooler days! Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes! You made my birthday extra special!
Over the weekend I finished up another hexie flower, with one of my favorite Flower Sugar prints. Only a few more to go! Well, I have started a new collection of something that I discovered right before my birthday, and have become quite fascinated with these vintage treasures!
The Workbasket magazines! Have you heard of them? Oh my, have they just made my vintage heart so happy! I discovered them on this blog, that I had stumbled upon and was completely smitten with them. I have never heard of them or seen them at estate sales before, and I have sure been missing out on these little gems.
And, to my surprise a very dear and sweet friend had sent me the set above for my birthday, knowing how much I would love them, and she was so right! The day I received the ones she sent, I read them all night and over the weekend!
I ended up ordering some from 1955 and 1954. Almost complete sets, so I need to look for the ones that are missing. I love all the patterns, graphics, ads, and it is so fun just reading through the articles and seeing the names of the sweet ladies who once received this monthly in the mail. They were based out of Kansas City, Missouri and started in the 1930's. You can read a little more about them here.
My plan is to collect as many from the 40's, 50's and early 60's. My eyes are going to be wide open for these when I am out. They are such amazing little pieces of history!
I thought it would be fun to share them by month and show some neat things inside. So, we'll start with this issue from September 1955. Each issue from 1955 has a colored graphic of the flower of the month, which is Aster for September. I am thinking of copying these and embroidering them and making a patchwork quilt of all the flowers. What do you think? I ran out of time to scan more pages, so I will show some more later in the week. ;)
And, now to the winner of my birthday giveaway!
Congratulations to Helen of Helen Philipps for winning the pretty embroidered pot holder!! Yay! I will send you an email to get your address! Thank you all so much for the sweet birthday wishes and entering in the giveaway!
And, if you would still fancy yourself a pretty rolling pin embroidered pot holder, I just added these two to my shoppe! If you would like one to match your kitchen colors, just send me an email and I would love to make one specially for you! ;)
Wishing you a most lovely and creative week!