vintage sewing patterns

here's a quick post to say hello and share some photos of a recent thrift store find:)  i love the graphics on these old pattern envelopes!  i think i'll be putting some of these in frames for a simple and quick collection for a wall in our home...

i was inspired to share these after reading today's post over at the cheeky magpie.  sheila generously shares some printable patterns that she scanned.  they're just wonderful:)

have a wonderful long week-end, everyone...and thank you for all your inspiration!


thrill of the hunt

this is my first vintage swap with a partner who loves all things bright and kitschy.  she loves bright yellow, teal, and bright green...retro kids toys...almost anything from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.  owls.  lawn gnomes.  deer.  granny squares.  sewing.  crocheting. 

i wonder if i'm fickle?  since hunting down these vintagey things for my partner, i've developed a fondness for some of this, too.  this style is just so fun!  i haven't mailed off my package yet, but i just had to share a few photos with you...most of these are for my swap partner - but a few things might find their way into my home;)

this little yellow potholder is much, much brighter in real life

this wonderful aqua pom pom pillow made me giddy!  i don't know if it's *really* vintage or not, but i like that it's nice and clean;)

really cute graphics in this little book

i never knew what a granny square was until now:)  and they're not always square. hee!

vintage wallpaper piece


i certainly hope that i'm not totally wrong about this...but this fabric just screamed "bright kitschy swap" to me!  i don't know anything about sewing or fabrics...i hope this is a good find?!?

this bright yellow haeger planter is perfectly fabulous!  i love!

a fun 60s sewing pattern

and two pieces of "blue heaven" dinnerware - what an awesome find!!!


saturday snippets

last evening we hosted a mother's day dinner for my parents and my in-laws...sunday seems like it will be too rushed this year.  our menu was quite simple:  baby back ribs, homemade baked beans, oriental cabbage salad, grilled chicken legs, and huckleberry italian sodas with a splash of cream.  my table was very simple as well - i filled three vintage ball mason jars with  fairly primitive looking arrangements:) 

i've been hanging the graduation photos we've received on this old crib rail

an old pictograph(?) card i brought out for the season.  i just love the hula hoop and hats and darling little title

three more vintage metal stamps i've acquired recently...i really can't resist these!

these old aqua ball mason jars are another slight obsession of mine, although i have a personal rule of not paying more than $1 for each...i have seen them sold for much, much more.  and i think they're very worth it, if you don't have the time to browse through junk and thrift stores and gradually acquire them.  i think i have around 25 -30 of these; they're not hard to find, which is wonderful...

and i love how this little pink bouqet really accents my younger son's portrait - it seems to pick up the beautiful color of his lips against all the neutral tones:)

happy mother's day to each and every one of you!


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