Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday...

'Tis time to visit Coloradolady for your Thursday fix of vintage things found across America, and beyond. It's amazing what folks come up with week after week.


These Paul Revere Colonial style fabric pictures go w-a-y back. My mother-in-law has always liked Early American. These Revolutionary War panels are stitched, and puffed with batting, to show off the detail in the fabric print. Mom called them Yankee Doodles. The matching frames are maple, and have little eagles centered in the frame.
She saw them in a store in a small town west of Chicago, where they lived. She saved her pennies from her very strict household budget to be able to purchase them.
They've always been around, says Jim, his entire childhood. They must be nearly 60 years old. The print is still as bright as can be. Mom gave them to us early on in our marriage, and they still remind Jim of his childhood home. It's fun to know the background of these pictures.


Penniwig, I know that you're going to flail me for taking such a lousy picture.



19 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Ohhhhh, I had forgotten about the stitched and padded pictures. I did several in my younger days, had to be at least 45 yrs ago. Those are so pretty, I know you cherish them because of the special way they were bought. It's good to have special peices of the family to remember them by.

Miri said...

I never knew about stitched and padded pictures-thanks for sharing...yours are wonderful and I love the frames.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Wow, I've never heard of these before..what treasures and in such good nick too :)

Chris said...

I had forgotten all about stitched and padded pictures. Bet they're priceless to you now.

Hugs,
Chris

Chatty Crone said...

Interesting 'pictures'. I too had forgotten those kinds of pictures -kind of makes a home a home - with the memories and all. Feels good.

Bea said...

Lovely pieces. Thanks for sharing them.

Susan said...

Isn't it great how a single item can evoke such childhood memories--very nice.

Elizabeth said...

I agree, it's nice to know where things came from and to have your memories around.

CC said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. Such sweet treasures. Happy Vtt and have a great day.

squawmama said...

These were very interesting... I had never heard of them before but the are wonderful... Thanks for sharing...

HUGS,
Donna

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Where's my flail? Hmm...pictures of vintage fabric panels? I see no pictures...I see something HORRIBLY FUZZY and UNFOCUSED...is that what ye mean, dearie???

LOL-- no no, if I squint, I can make it out a bit...I used to make such panels! We called it trapunto...who knows what a Hoosier calls it...*laff*...I would add fabric to a skirt or dress or pillowcase, sew an outline...go in from the back and worm batting into it...my going-away dress from one of my first marriages, I forget which one, had irises on the hem edge like that...funny to remember the dress and not the groom...LOL...best forgotten. Wish I still had the dress, though.

Thanks for the sparking of my long-winded memory!

SueLovesCherries said...

What a nice memory - and a visual one at that!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Penni, sometimes it's better to forget the ex's LOL...but the dress sounds very special. I did a shirt like that with birds on it. Never wore it....might add that to my list of things to do again. Everything old is new again...hee-haw

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Those are great. I've never seen anything like that before. How great for your hubbs to see and have something that he can remember from his childhood.

Coloradolady said...

I don't recall seeing anything that was stitched and padded, this is rather interesting. I will have to watch for some of these on my rounds! Have a great weekend.

Protector of Vintage said...

Those are really neat. Now I know what "stitched and padded pictures" are!! Thanks for posting.

Roslyn Atwood said...

yes it is amazing every week to see what appears at VTT.
i love that it causes us to pull out our treasures & enjoy them!
roslynfughgp

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Those are really, really nice stitched and padded pictures! I think its so special how they are now family heirlooms and you keep them displayed in your home. Such a wonderful connection to the past!
Have a wonderful week and Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

mannequin said...

Those are lovely, as is the story of your mom. I too had forgotten all about the padded pictures.

Y'all come back now...

Y'all come back now...

Everyone is special, and counts!