Thursday, April 24, 2008

Vintage Thingy Thursday

For this week's Vintage Thingy Thursday I thought I'd show you the clothesline I blatantly copied from Confessions of an Apron Queen. (Wanna see hers? Click here.)


Not everything on my clothesline is vintage... the first item is a pair of bloomers that went with a cute little outfit my daughter wore when she was little (mid-1990s)... next is the red ribbon I won for table-setting at the fair a couple of years ago (2006)... (See there! Blue just wouldn't have gone in my kitchen nearly as well!)... then a little smocky apron "Mother Shumaker" (my great-grandmother) made for me when I was a little girl (1970s)... the little yellow piece in the neck of the apron is a vintage square doily... then a white linen hanky with my initial on it (not vintage)... a red doily made by my mother-in-law (not vintage)... the black-and-white gingham child's apron was also made by Mother Shumaker (I think)... and the little wool scarf comes from a different great-grandmother... (I asked my mother what such a tiny scarf was used for and she thinks that Granny probably wrapped it around her baby's neck to keep it warm!)... the red P is my high school letter for academics (yes, our school actually gave letters for academics!) from 1981... and then a red-work "flour sack" tea towel that I just finished!

You can click on the picture to enlarge it to see the details, if you like.

And guess what? I found David's pajamas a couple of days ago!! Since I think my clothesline needs a little more color, I think I'm going to take down the bloomers and hang the teddy bear pajamas there. I'll show you the pajamas next week.

8 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

That looks awesome. The best part is that it is full of memories for you. It tickles me to know that I was your inspiration. Sincerely flattered! :D Love it.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

womaninawindow said...

I love clotheslines, real functional ones and cute ones like yours too!

Farrah said...

Cute idea, Karla!

Toots said...

Soooo cute!

Jewelgirl said...

Hi Karla! I love the clothes line
idea. Do you think it would work
for dinner napkins? Or are they too small? I have some very colorful ones I'd like to
display somehow. Have a great day!

AC Momma said...

The clothesline looks so cute. What a fun idea.

Joy said...

Very cute idea..love the clothes too.

e-Mom said...

Just stopped by to say Hi. Looking for kitchen things for my blog scavenger hunt. Lots here!

Hugs, e-Mom :~D