Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday

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It is always fun to link up with Suzanne on Thursdays. I have missed quite a few lately and have decided that I am going to join in more often!

I am going to show you some of the things I bought while in Wisconsin!

One of my very favorite vintage finds is 1940’s linens for the kitchen and I was very lucky this last trip!

First of all look at this wonderful apron my cousin bought for me while we were at the main antique store in downtown Eau Claire:

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It is homemade and just about as colorful as you could ask for!

A few days later we were at another sweet store and I found these towels, for just $2.50 each….

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When I got them home, I realized that two of them matched the apron!

Here is another view of the apron:

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and the top of the apron:

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And here are the two towels close up:

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See how it is the same fabric????

The towels are made of that wonderful fabric they sold in the 40’s and 50’s that came by the yard, and all you had to do was cut it to the length you wanted and hem the ends…..now I see they used it for aprons and I imagine curtains too!

I can’t believe I have never seen this pattern and I found three things in one tiny town that all had the same fabric! What are the odds????

I wish I could go back in time and shop at a store that had all of these wonderful products! :)

I also picked up this sweet, colorful cookbook:

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I am not sure what “Meals from the Manse” means, but when I opened it and I read the name of the lady who owned it, a Mrs. J.B. Turney, my cousin said “ Oh that was a friend of mine’s mother”! Again, what are the odds? The woman had died years ago…..a little spooky, huh?

Thanks for coming by and please check out all of the other wonderful blogs connected to Vintage Thingie Thursday! Just click on the first photo in my post to get to Suzanne's blog! :)



41 comments:

Angela said...

What fun!!

Nan said...

These are some great finds, sounds like you really had fun. Do you collect vintage good books? Nan

Paula Clare said...

Hi Sandy,
WOW! What wonderful goodies...the apron is TO DIE FOR! And matching linens?!?! It's just too good to be true! Incredible finds! The vintage thingy is fun!

Coloradolady said...

You did find some wonderful goodies! Love the colors and I would have snatched up those too!!! Love how great the colors are....not a bad price in my opinion!!! Have a great VTT!

Tennis Girl said...

What a pretty apron. Love the colors.
Robin

Kathy said...

Serendipity!!!! I love it. Lucky, lucky you. Have a wonderful day. - Kathy

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

What fun stuff, Sandy! ♥

Vonlipi said...

2 of my favorite things! Vintage linens and cookboks! Thanks for sharing!

Meri Wiley said...

Hey Girlfriend,

"Meals from the Manse" means from a home that was formerly owned by a minister or bishop, or other religious leader.

Great stuff, when do I get it?

Hugs,
Meri

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!!! Great find! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous colourful apron - and such sweet tea towels to match!

P. said...

Wow, what great luck you had finding those pieces--and the towels to match that great apron! Such cheerful colors. Gotta love those old cookbooks!

craftyles said...

You are a lucky girl to find those cute things. Makes me want to go shopping and garage saling.
Love the apron!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Goodness, I've looked down at myself and I'm positively green with jealousy over those vintage treasures you've found!
Brenda

Charlotte said...

Love the fabric! Thanks for visiting my blog. I just recently updated my header and background. I have always loved the colors of your blog. They make me happy!

Sherrie said...

I love the apron....yes I am drooling over your treasures.

my Grama's Soul said...

Hey SIL....Those are really great fabrics. I know you will use them in some creative way!

Love,

Jo

Postcardy said...

I love those old fabrics. I didn't know they sold printed toweling by the yard.

Mrs. P. said...

Wonderful finds!! I just LOVE the cheery fabrics of that era...mostly because I LOVE red, lol!

Blessings!
Gail

viridian said...

Lovely color! Happy VTT.

Miri said...

Coincidence? or the wonders of small towns! Bet the same lady had the tea towels and apron way back when! Great finds...I love 40s fabric!

CC said...

All my favorite collectibles..vintage aprons,linens and cookbooks. Such wonderful,beautiful finds..and I would have happy danced till I dropped. I also wish we could still find fabric on the bolt like that..what great fun that would be. Thank you for sharing your finds, they're great ones. Happy VTT..

laurie -magpie ethel said...

What a coincidence that it was a friend her mothers! I once came across from photos at a thrift store that were of a previous house we owned with photos of Tom's Aunt and Uncle (we bought the house from their estate). That was weird.
cute apron!

Sarah said...

These are some really neat things! I have several things in my kitchen that would go so well with these...I'll have to post them one of these days. One thing particular is a cutting board with the same colors and girl painted on it that you've got in that fabric. I've gone with that 1940s primary colors look as well. Loved seeing these...thank you!

Sarah

Tammy said...

The apron and tea towels are wonderful. I'm sure the cookbook will have some interesting recipes.

LV said...

I think you did super job on VTT today. I love all those goodies. I love and have several old tablecloths.

~~Carol~~ said...

Seriously, what are the odds of finding towels that match that cute apron?! And you got a great deal on those towels too. I would love to antique my way through Wisconsin! We go there every summer on vacation, but we just want to get to the cabin on the way up, and we just want to get home on the way back!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great finds!
*hugs*deb

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I wish they made fabric like that now. I am originally from Minnesota, your neighbor. I am going home in June and so bummed that we can't bring that second suitcase to fill with treasures anymore unless we wan to pay more than our treasures!

Roslyn said...

The Manse is what the Presbyterians call their minister's home. For Anglicans it's the Rectory!
What a super find matching towels & apron. Maybe it came from a local store........

Jenny said...

What happy treasures! Lucky you!

Elizabeth said...

I love the reds on the old linens. If I ever am able to remodel my kitchen I'm going to do it in red, blue, and yellow and use a lot of the old fabrics.

Meghan said...

I have been collecting old 40s and 50s linens for years and years. To the point of it taking up an entire drawer that you can barely close, but I am getting married this summer and now I don't have to rent them!!! Nice finds... :)

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Sandy, I love the beautiful apron your cousin bought for you. How funny that you happened to buy tea towels and two match your apron, it must have been meant to be! Not only do you have a lovely apron and tea towels, but you have a cute story to tell about buying them.
Thank you for your visiting and for leaving your sweet comment on my “Vintage Thingies Thursday, Photo Collage”.
Hugz,
Kim

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Sandy,

Love your apron, and cute towels! How fun that they match! sounds like you had fun antiquing!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Debbie

Stacey said...

I just love the towels you found - The cherry one is especially neat!

Andrea said...

How fun to find the apron and towels that match! I have always loved things from the 40' and 50's and now that we bought a house that was build in '53 I am on the hunt for things of that era even more!
Thanks for stopping my blog and leaving a comment!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Sandy! Thank's for stopping by our blog. That is a great collection of vintage kitchen linen. Have a good day...Julian

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi Sandy! Fantastic linens! That cookbook looks real interesting, what with devotions and all!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Great linens, and great cookbook, too. I not only love vintage, but I used to work for a church, so I'm really appreciating that it's recipes from pastors' wives and contains devotions, too. Would you be willing to post some of the recipes for all of us to enjoy? (You could participate in Vintage Recipe Thursday, too.)

fake handbags said...

Your cook book is awesome. Thanks for the share.

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