Monday, April 19, 2010

Vintage Ephemera and Feedsacks

Its time for another Vintage Alphabet Party! This month's letters are E and F, so I'm showing my collection of Ephemera and Feedsacks. (I know Fabric seems like an obvious choice for me, but it was too overwhelming so I narrowed it down to just feedsacks.)

First the Ephemera... the picture above is a group of advertisement cards. I also have a fun Cincinnati Reds Baseball schedule from 1956, a trio of items from The Fabulous Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas circa 1950, and a ticket to the Kennedy Inaugural Parade in 1961.

I also love this beautifully written letter on Dry Goods stationary dated 1882.Now for the Feedsacks. Here's a few from my current collection...
Be sure to stop by the Etsy Cottage Style Blog to see the other collections beginning with E and F.

I also wanted to share a quick photo of the chair re-upholstering project. Because I couldn't make up my mind about what fabric to upholster it with, I decided to cover it in a natural canvas and then make slipcovers in different prints. I'll show the process in my next post.

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow what a fabulous feedsack collection. Great idea to change the look of your chair. Can't wait to see your slip covers.

Cathy said...

Kimberly,

I love the ephemera and the feedsacks.

I was thinking the same thing about the enamelware bowl! Hopefully I'll be able to find some G items amongst the kadrillion things I have here in the house.

Have a great day,

Cathy

Mrs.Kwitty said...

OMGoodness...I am totally drooling over your feedsacks!! Yummy, yummy, and more yummy!
Smiles, Karen

Elizabeths Attic said...

Love the feedsack material and also the chair. It will look great in a retro 1970s style material. Well I think it will anyway...
www.beverleylovestosew.blogspot.com

Melody said...

Great E and F items!! Gotta love the Reds memorabilia..but my fav is the material that has little flowers and merry-go-rounds.
Your chair looks wonderful. You're as bad as me..lol..you like to redress anything....simple recover with a bejillion covers for any whim..hehe
Can't wait to see the different covers!
Oh by the by, did you get the card from OVAM about thier 3rd Anni this weekend!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Fantastic collections. Love the letters!
*hugs*Deb

chris said...

Love all your pics! Especially the feed sack fabrics, so darling!
Best wishes,
Chris

goldenbird said...

I love the vintage ephemera. Whenever I go to an antique store that is one of the main things I'm drawn to, which has resulted in a drawerful of it. I love to use it in collages.

The feedsacks are so pretty. Looking forward to seeing the slipcovers you make for the chair.

Sugar Bear said...

Your blog is always so visually inspring! Fabulous photos and the feedsacks are so fun.
Karla

KitschKrafts said...

Don't you just LOVE old graphics? Thanks for sharing your feedsacks. They are really cool.

Vicki said...

Hello, Kimberly,
You have an amazing set of ephemera. I love anything covered in roses, and to have the baseball program, inaugural ball, and beautifully handwritten letters. . . all just wonderful! Your feedsack fabric is pretty as can be, and I look forward to seeing the slipcoveres you make for your chair. Thank you for coming by for a visit and for your kind comments. Love and blessings~ Vicki

Marilyn in NM said...

Great chair! You always have such interesting items to share. I love it!
Just had to stop in and say hello. I've been a bad blogger and not visiting much either. Too many projects and now Spring is kicking my behind. Allergies have really got the best of me and my asthma is in high gear....not the best time of year for me. So I stay in and knit...lol.

Love the post and especially the fabrics.
Hugs,
Marilyn

Katherine said...

You have the most interesting and beautiful collections, Kimberly. What a treasure trove!

Your chair is looking great with its makeover. Can't wait to see what you make for slipcovers!

Melody said...

Hi Kim, Just wanted to pop in and see if you made it to OVAM for their 3 yr anni. Mom and I got there about 1 yesterday...
everybody seemed to be there too! And, all the new things!! Wait til ya see what I found I'm listin on my blog. Did you get to go? Hope so. Talk to you later,
Melody

CraftySmiles said...

I can only agree with other comments ,it is all so fantastic .And great job on a chair. Keep up the good job and enjoy spring : )
PS. Your blog is very,very,very Inspiring.Love it to bits xxx

Prior said...

fabulous fabric and love that chair. How fun to have different slip covers for it! you are really talented! Lezlee