August 31, 2010

Feed Sacks

When I started thinking about a name for my blog, I liked  Flowers and Feed Sacks but quickly realized that unless you were a senior citizen or almost, you wouldn't know what the heck I was talking about.  Feed sacks were printed cloth sacks that poultry food was sold in.  Some of the sacks had floral borders and were used for pillowcases or aprons.  My mom always bought  solid colored bags and an elderly lady in my rural neighborhood would make blouses for me with Peter Pan collars.  Some sacks were the color of muslin and I remember my mom washing them thoroughly on a wringer washing machine, hemming them and using them for dish towels.  In my search for vintage linens, I'm always excited when I find something made out of an old feed sack!

Feed Sack Apron

August 29, 2010

Tasha Tudor and Nantucket Bed and Breakfast Dollhouse

For those of you who loved Tasha Tudor, yesterday was her 95th birthday.  She passed away in 2008 at the age of 93.  She was a wonderful artist who illustrated children's books, an avid gardener, and a fellow corgi lover.  Almost all of her cards and books include pictures of her beloved corgi.  If you are not familiar with her, do an internet search and look at some of her lovely work.
Nantucket Bed and Breakfast

The Nantucket Bed and Breakfast is a small dollhouse I found in an antique shop in Clemson, SC, a few years back.  It was a mess! After hours of hard work, I decided it would be a perfect little bed and breakfast. I love Nantucket Island so it became the Nantucket B and B.  My oldest daughter brought me the tiny basket in the bathroom 28 years ago when she vacationed on the island with her best friend and family.