Sunday, June 27, 2010

Eyeglass Case and Coin Purse Sets

My vintage scrap fabric bin was getting a little too full again, so I had to sew up a few small accessories. For these sets I used a few of my 1960's fabrics. I thought they would be fun for summer. I think this green and blue is my favorite of the bunch. I made an extra sunglasses case for myself. :-)
These are available on the website, but if you have some pretty scraps you need to use up, why not make yourself a new set to take to the pool. :-)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vintage Alphabet ~ Irons, Jewelry, Kitchenalia & Keys

Time for another Vintage Alphabet party! This month's letters are I, J, and K and I had a hard time deciding what collections to, I'm showing several. :-)
Let's start with the letter I.

"I" is for irons: This is a trio of old irons that make me very grateful for my Rowenta. I think the one in the back is the oldest of the bunch and has a wooden handle and its own trivet."J" is for jewelry. Here's a grouping of some of my favorite vintage pieces. And "K" is for Kitchenalia (you know, all those fun old kitchen gadgets).

And one more "K" collection, Keys! My grandpa had a ton of old keys. I just love all of the different shapes.
Well, that's it for my alphabet collection. Be sure to stop over at the Etsy Cottage Style Blog and see what other collections are being shown or share some of your own.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Flea Market Fabric Finds

This past weekend Mom and I headed out to shop the Antique flea market in Lawerceburg, In. It stormed in the morning, so we weren't sure how many dealers would be there. It was definitely not as crowded as it would normally be, but a decent turnout given the downpour.

I was able to find several fabric goodies!
Two from the 1950's... This cool leaf print on gray, mid-weight cotton. And my favorite of the bunch, an awesome barkcloth with trees and leaves (or maybe they're figs?).I also bought a funky orange and yellow printed linen from the same dealer. I think this one dates to the 1960-70's.
And then just before leaving, I spotted two more cute fabrics at another booth. A 1970's poly/cotton red, white and blue mushroom floral.
And a tiny red strawberry print.It was a fun afternoon. Probably not near as fun as going to the Farm Chicks show, though. I've been reading all the blog posts about it and Wow! I have got to make plans for a road trip to the next one! :-)