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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rednesday-Linens and A Baby Quilt


I had to dig pretty deep to come up with a Rednesday entry today, but I eventually found a few things to share!

I've had this baby quilt for many years, and it has sweet little farm scenes hand embroidered on it.

A barn and windmill. That barn could use a brand new coat of red thread!

A little boy playing the banjo, serenading......

the little girl sitting on the fence. She looks enthralled, doesn't she? She wouldn't be the first girl who had her head turned by a musician!

The old apple tree, with a couple of chicks eating their feed.

I've tried several times to get the stains out of this quilt, but I guess it's going to require a good long soak. I've heard Biz works, some swear by Oxy Clean. What works for you?

A couple of old kitchen towels.


An old piece of fabric with a picnic theme.

I want that old thermos!

This pattern is so un-PC, with the pack of cigs sitting there as part of the dessert!
That's all for me this fine REDnesday. If you'd like to see more reds, visit our hostess Sue at It's A Very Cherry World!

52 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Love this post, so, so cute. The baby quilt is just adorable, and the vintage linens are wonderful...love it.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' that great quilt, too cute! Have to chuckle at your "lady gardener" on the sidebar... oh yea, that's how I look in the garden too, except I'm usually covered in mud and look like I just wrestled a pig:@)

AshTreeCottage said...

You may have had to dig deep for this post but you sure came up with some winning reds! That baby quilt and those vintage towels are just wonderful!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sarah said...

the stains are not at all obvious in the photo so i would be careful about being too agressive. you run the ridk of fading/bleeding with the floss. perhaps a little sunbathe is all it needs.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Carol!
Nuh uh! I really had to dig today and you did much much much better in the red department than I did (my reds are really very "brick-ish" in color - hoping I will be granted a pass on my transgression teehee!).
Love your reds today! Your baby quilt is so darling and I love the linens.
Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Linda said...

The little quilt is so adorable...I like using the Liquid Oxy...I always keep a bottle on hand.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I admire quilts of all kinds, mostly because I don't have the patience for all that fine stitchery!


A RED-LESS DAY?

“Oh, my goodness, oh, my dear!
Don’t you think it’s very clear
That a red-less day’s a drag?”
Said Ms. Foxy Scarlet Hag!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Lazy Days

Rebecca said...

What great vintage items-especially like the hand-towels!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Love your post!
Your garden must be beautiful now!
I am your new follower.
Barb

Lesley said...

The quilt is adorable. So very different form anything for babies today!

LV said...

You found a lot of neat reds laying around. I love any embroidery work. I also notice the baby quilt was hand quilted.

My Vintage Mending said...

A good soak with biz should do it. Might even just want to soak that area. Detergent seems to eat older fabric. Oxy never has worked for me. I usually let mine sit overnight. I always laugh when I find those old vintage cards with kids holding guns and dads with their cigarettes! My how times have changed...Renee

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that baby quilt! So very cute. The vintage picnic fabric is really fun!

SueLovesCherries said...

Love them all! Lots of eye candy! ;)

JunqueMagnet said...

Love that quilt!I am such a fan of cross stitch.I'm a firm believer in Biz.Soak forever.And I've actually had remarkably good results with Oxy Clean as well.I like un-PC.Being incorrect is funny!Enjoy.

Maureen said...

I never, ever doubt you! You are sure to find something.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Oh how lovely! Those quilts bring back sweet family memories. My grandparents had several quilts with similar patterns. Thank you for a lovely Rednesday. :)

Red Gate Farm said...

I am in LOVE with that baby quilt! Truly priceless!!

~Chris

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Those are some great reds you "dug" out. The baby quilt is too cute! Was life better when we embroidered in our spare time instead of blogging? Both have been fun, in my world! Thanks for visiting today.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Very nice post. I love the quilt. I have just ordered Orvus to wash some vintage doll clothes after doing some research on the web. I shall do one item at a time.

Nice blog. I am your newest follower.

Carol

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

What a sweet quilt! The barn on your quilt and my barn have a lot in common! (Need thread/paint)

I forgot all about RW this week! went to see my grand peeps on Monday and had out of town guests yesterday. Oh well! ♥

Anxiety Self Help said...

Those quilts are so lovely and nice!

EFT Tapping said...

Those hand towels are lovely!

Angela said...

Oh my..the baby quilt is divine and I'm SO loving those dish towels.

ThreeOldKeys said...

I love it all! Especially the picnic graphics. Fun post; thanks for sharing your treasures.

dogsmom said...

what great linens. those are the type of patterns I learned to stitch on, so dear to my heart.

Ann said...

You did some good digging!! The kitchen towels are so cute. Would display them too.
Ann

Simply Bungalow said...

Such adorable linens. I love the baby quilt. What a sweet pattern.
~Heidi

VintageBettys said...

That baby quilt is so sweet! We just love the farm theme, too cute!! Love that picnic fabric!

Mecky said...

That is a wonderful baby quilt.

I really like the towels, too.

Boo-Bah said...

Oh, I so love the quilt, and the kitchen towels.
About the stains, I didn't really notice them. whatever you use it should be gentle. some people swear by Oxi-clean but I never had much luck with it.
Digging deep brought many pretty reds for us to see today.
I loved the whole post!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Carol,

These are so cute! I love the old baby quilt and the retro hand towels both. Thanks so much for stopping by and saying my Dana is pretty ... she sure is unique that is for sure.

God bless,

Kathy

Kay Ellen said...

Soooo cute!!
love all the vintage linenes!!

Happy REDnesday:))

xo
Kay Ellen

Chel ~ said...

Such a wonderful and fun collection! Thanks for sharing.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

love the baby quilt! you just have the BEST stuff!!

Marta said...

Hi Carol !
Your post is gorgeous... the baby quilt is adorable. I love your blog, it's super sweet.
Thanks for stopping by and for your words.
It's been nice to meet you.
Kisses from Spain :O)

delia hornbook said...

Hi, I just want to say thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Im so glad you did because you led me to yours and my mouth was just dropping to the floor seeing your collections on the side tab Your metal picnic basket and your pink radio im in love with wow i would love to find one of those ;-)) I love that picnic fabric to...ooohhhh role on those warm summer days and picnic baskets ;-)) Dee x

Protector of Vintage said...

Very cute linens! I especially like that picnic fabric!!

blue eyed dragonfly studio said...

I love your quilt, it's so cute!

Kat from California said...

I was googling reproduction vintage table cloths and found your blog. Do you sell that or would you give me the addy? Please!!!!

Thanks, Katharine

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Carol, To think I once couldn't bare the sight of stamped cross stitch and now would give my right arm to own items made so long ago. This is such a charming example. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I love the tea towels, too! Have a great weekend! Elizabeth

emily alix said...

I love all of the vintage linens! So lovely! I am now a big fan of your blog.

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sweetie,,,sooooo wonderful and full of delight!!! Did you know I draw??? I'd love to try to draw the lil house from your header,,,would it be okay with you??? It'd make a great card design...Thanks for the precious note today~~~
Inspiration comes when we share with each other the LOVE of Christ...Hugs and Prayers Dena

bunny said...

You have a good eye woman. Love the barn themes quilt and don't get me started on the vintage towels....Seems we have the same taste...good taste..lol


tootles,
bunny

Jacqueline said...

You must be living it up large and in charge of vintage finds. You must be in your glory living in your Old Glory Cottage. I love your offerings for this post. I have no idea how to get the stains out, they hold such charm, tee hee...why bother?

Happy thrifting, garage sale season is about ready to bloom! Whatcha outta girls...here she comes!

Candace said...

You had great entries! I love them all so much!

Melody said...

Hi Carol! I love your vintage textiles!!!! That picnic motif would make a great vintage inspired apron! I've found that Ultra Purex with Color Safe Bleach is working great. I find that it's cheaper too at Wal-Mart....findin a pattern here..LOL. Hope you find your Canon;)

Anita said...

Oh I LOVE these vintage fabrics! The towels are my favorite and the picnic fabric. Beautiful!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love when you make me laugh out loud. I agree, that barn sure needs a new coat of thread. Love that waaaaaay vintage picnic cloth too. You are such a bright spot in blogland! Thank you Carol!

The Armchair Housewife said...

Hi there Carol, just doing some rounds and trying to catch up with some old bloggy friends. You were so nice to stop in and congratulate me on expecting when I did my ONE post in 2010- haha- and I so enjoyed our bloggy comrodery before I dropped off the face of the earth when I got pregnant and had the baby. Anyway, just wanting to say "hi", that I am finally back to blogging regularly, and that I look forward to seeing more goodies from you here at Old Glory Cottage. So happy to see how WELL your blog is doing- you go girl!

God Bless, friend,

Nicole

Jane said...

Wow, to think of all the work that went into that quilt!! It's so cute. I love those hand towels too.
The fabric with the cigarettes was too funny. Really helps date the piece!
Have a great week.
Jane

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

Just wondering if you ever found anything to get rid of the stains on your baby quilt (which I covet - it's soooo adorable!). I used to use this stuff called 'Incredible'. It's a tall white bottle, about 3" in diameter. There's red & blue printing on the bottle. Just put some on a white cloth & blot at the spot. I've gotten it at the grocery store (Kroger's) and at Walmart. I see that it's available online, but not at Amazon. Hope this helps! Leslie Anne