I came across Confessions of an Apron Queen
and decided to participate in Vintage Thursday. I have a few vintage items that are special to me.
This first one is a doll quilt that my grandma made for me around 1950 (more or less). She made it to go with the doll bed that my grandpa made for me.
This doll bed is the only thing that my grandpa made for us that wasn't given away to other families with children. My grandpa was a carpenter and he made various toys for all his grandchildren, including doll houses, rocking horses, etc. I think one of my cousins still has her doll house. My mom kept it in the store room that you could get to through her closet. I brought it to my house after she died and put it in my bedroom. The doll was my mom's when she was a little girl, so we figure she got it around 1920. It is actually a boy doll, but I don't have any boy doll clothes for it. Someday, I am planning to make some clothes for it. I made the doll quilt and pillow case a few years ago. This is one of my most prized possessions.
These blocks were made by my grandma and I am planning to put them together into a quilt some day. They are made from flour sack fabric. I'm not sure when she made them - probably in the 40's or 50's.
I hope you enjoyed my vintage treasures. I'll take pictures of some others for next week. I hope more people will participate in Vintage Thursday!
P.S. My DH came home from the hospital on Tuesday and is recuperating at home. He is feeling a little better each day. Thanks for your many sweet get well wishes.