Thursday, June 5, 2008

Workbasket comes alive!

Recently I've been showing you clippings from some old Workbasket magazines that I picked up at a garage sale a few weeks ago. I've enjoyed poring over them and scanning some of the pages to share here. (Don't worry. I'm not through yet!) But for this week's Vintage Thingy Thursday I have a couple of "real-life" things straight from the pages of the early-1950s Workbasket!

Last week I showed you a picture of a sunflower potholder pattern that I said I wanted to try:
Remember that? Well, I got some colored thread and this is how it turned out!
Isn't that perfectly sweet? I love the vintage pattern! (Just wish it was easier to read and follow. I did okay with this one, just kind of guessing in the spots where it wasn't very clear, but I tried another one that I couldn't make heads or tails of... and I've been reading crochet patterns for years!)

Here's another clipping I haven't shown you yet. I came across this ad for salt and pepper shakers and did a double-take!
I have the Dutch Mills set! My mother sent them to me recently to add to my small-but-growing collection of "vintage thingies" in my kitchen. Aren't they so cute?
They aren't very big... only a couple inches tall. The ad says:
DUTCH MILLS -- All-metal, hand painted with colorful little flowers around the doors. Shown about 1/3 actual size. Boxed. Pair... 1.00.

14 comments:

Patty said...

I love your pretty potholder! I'll have to go back and look at the other clippings from Workbasket.

Brumbemom said...

I love your Vintage Thingy Thursday. I enjoy seeing things from times past. It reminds me of how simple life used to be. I fear those people, way back then, had the right ideas. And we have so complicated things:-(

The Apron Queen said...

I love it when I come across ads for things I have. How cool! And girl, I could never crochet that potholder in a million years- awesome! Lots of fun! :D

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

ALIENE SANCHEZ said...

Love that Pot Holder you made. Makes me want to get out my yarn and needle and make wsomething. I don't remember any of those salt and pepper shakers. Guess I'm not toooo old at that! Love to look every morning at youy blog. Guess I'm not doing too good but maybe I'll get there.

Kristine said...

I love your potholders!!!
I don't crochet, so I have to
buy mine!! ;-) Your little windmills are cute too!!

hugz,
Kristine
Kitsch N Sink Studio

Blue Castle said...

Your potholder turned out so pretty! I've seen those salt and pepper shakers before. Very cute.

Jennifer said...

Wow do those potholders bring back memories! My mom used to get that magazine, I remember looking thru them.. how fun! And you did a great job on them!

Amy said...

wow those are so cool, I wish I knew how to do that!

Dori said...

You do such a beautiful job of crocheting...and I love the little salt and pepper shaker..I think she gave me a set from that same collection. Mine was just plain ole glass like you get at diners...exactly what I needed though!

Lidian said...

Karla, You are a master crocheter! That potholder is exquisite. And I love the salt and pepper shaker ad, then seeing the ones you have. So much fun!

womaninawindow said...

Lovely things. And what fantastic skills!

Grateful Gramma said...

Your potholder is beautiful, Karla!

Emily said...

What a beautiful pot holder! You did a lovely job on recreating the old pattern! It looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Farrah said...

That turned out so pretty! I'm impressed! :-)