Thursday, August 28, 2008

Vintage Thursday

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.

15 comments:

Coloradolady said...

What great treasures. I love the quilt squares. The flowers are really cute and the fact they are made from flour sack fabric, is icing on the cake. cute Post. Welcome to VTT. It is a great addition to the week.

Well wishes to your husband. I have an uncle who had to have a pace installed this week. Hopefully, he will be feeling better as well. Best Wishes.

ellen b. said...

These are some great treasures you have from your grandma and grandpa. Very sweet. I'm glad your DH is doing well...

Lidian said...

Those are darling! Glad your DH is on the mend...

belinda said...

Hi.. you have a really nice blog! I too am in Texas...the panhandle. I too worked in the court system..I was a court clerk for a District judge years ago. The most interesting job I have ever had!! That is a really cute oven potholder you made. I too have made some new ones...come over for a visit and take a look at them. Happy to have run across you today.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Best wishes to your husband. I love love that quilt. It is so darling. And the doll bed and quilt - oh my gosh. How sweet. And sweeter still that your grandparents made them. You are blessed to have such great memories and things to remember them by.

marybt said...

Thanks for sharing! Redwork is probably my favorite art form of all time!

Grandma J said...

What beautiful quilting and treasures from your grandparents. great family heirlooms.

The Apron Queen said...

What wonderful heirlooms. Thanks for jumping in & sharing!

Teresa said...

OH what treasures you have. I think I will have to post something as well...let me go and get my camera. Thank you for sharing pictures of yours.

Patty said...

I very much enjoyed your treasures! Those quilts are lovely. How nice that you have things your grandma made and something your grandpa built. And, I'm glad to hear your husband is doing better.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Ohhhh what gorgeous treasures you have....I love them all and the stories that go with them....PRICELESS!!!! xx

Elizabeth said...

lovely pieces. As nice as it is to find a "good Vintage Thingie" at a yard sale or somewhere, it is MUCH better to have Family heirlooms! Welcome to VTT, I just joined recently, myself.
Pax, EJT

Carrie said...

Your family heirlooms are wonderful -- the bed, quilt and doll. Your quilt and pillow case are a very nice design.

a good yarn said...

How firtunate you are to have these treasures that bring back so many memories. I especially like the flower blocks.

I am pleased that your DH is on the mend and I'm sure that with some home cooking and plenty of rest he will continue to improve.

Cheers, Ann

Vintage Mommy said...

Wonderful vintage treasures! Thank you for sharing them! I love the precious little doll quilt.