Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas and Some Vintage Treasures

I love vintage Christmas tree ornaments.  I found most of these at The Factory Antique Mall in nearby Verona Virginia. They claim to be the largest antique mall in America. This could be dangerous for my wallet! The tree is not vintage - got it on sale in a local gift shop after last Christmas. Found the red scarf wrapped around the base of the tree at the local SPCA thrift store.

This is our half bath. When we moved in last year the washer and dryer were in this spot. DH added the bead board and painted. The high chair was my grandmothers. I made the quilt a couple years ago for a quilt show committee challenge. I wondered what I would do with it.

A good friend visited for a couple days last week and brought me this cute crocheted bowl. I have it in my sewing room and I'm sure it will be used to catch all kinds of things. It sits on top of a potholder runner I found at the antique mall. I just couldn't pass this up. I think it has wonderful character. I think maybe it was meant to be a floor runner but it a good size for a table runner. I haven't measure it - would guess about 1 1/2 feet by 3 feet.







It's a rainy, droopy day here today. A good day for some hand stitching. I took this vintage pillow apart several years ago. It's a pillow from my childhood. I don't remember what was inside - maybe old panty hose or stockings. It desperately needed a wash. Each year I pulled it out in December thinking inspiration would strike. A couple days ago I decided to just stitch it back together instead of trying to incorporate it into a quilt. This is my idea of what Santa looks like - it's the mid-20th century Santa.

Such a jolly old elf!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

8 comments:

  1. I love your potholder find! So very cool!

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  2. What wonderful treasures!!!! Love the half bath!!! The potholder runner is such a vintage find!

    Wishing you and yours a Joyous Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

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  3. I love seeing your vintage holiday decor!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  4. Merry Christmas Maureen! Wishing your and your loved ones the very best in the coming year. I love all of your decorating, seasonal and other. Your antique and vintage finds are wonderful. Your quilt loo,s perfect above the painted cupboard. Here's to a great 2016!

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  5. Merry Christmas dear Maureen and Happy New Year for you & family. Big hugs.

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  7. Oh my, I truly LOVE the colors in your wall quilt. And even though I have 3 chimney sweep quilts started, one in Amish colors, I may have to borrow this color idea. Now let's see, where did I put my bucket list? Happy Christmas from my house to yours! San and Dolly

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  8. your little silver tree is perfect for the vintage ornaments. I love your green cupboard too and I've never seen anything like your potholder runner - very neat!

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