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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vintage Cottage Red

Every cottage collection of 50's print tablecloths must have its share of red.

And there are so many pristine pot holders to collect you wonder how many were actually used!


Red is so energizing! No surprise it was used so much in the kitchen. Women used to LIVE there, and I imagine (because cooking is NOT my thing) that you had to have SOMETHING to keep you going morning, noon, and night! Ha!


I'm more into cut and paste than pastry. . . .


Vintage images have such beauty and nostalgia.


But old flour sack embroidered dish towels are at the top of my fun list! Especially if they're appliqued like this one is!

Thanks for stopping by and seeing RED today! Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


I'm linking up at It's A Very Cherry World!
and Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet
And Vintage Thingy Thursday at Coloradolady!

35 comments:

Maison Mutt said...

I was energized just reading your post! I remember my grandmother teaching me to embroider on her mothers old flour sack towels. Sadly I only have one left...thank you for sharing yours! Licks & Wags Niki

Bella said...

Hey you are soo busy! Loving those vintage graphics, the apple pops off the paper! The old jelly jars are very nice too! I have a stack of flour sack towels my Great Grandmother made for me when I was a girl... never used, but loved just the same:-)
Bella

raggygirlvintage said...

Oh I love all those vintage goodies, especially the beautiful tablecloth.
Tracey

Debra@Common Ground said...

Cottage things are just so much fun. You're right, how could you get bored in the kitchen with all this?
xo,
Debra

Mary said...

Love the embroidered flour sack towel~ "I'm more into cut and paste than pastry" ~LOL :-)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love, love your red vintage table linens!!! What a neat post, I will go back and check out some more!!
HAGD,
Cindy

Mimi said...

Fabulous Ruby post!
I adore the appliqued flour-sack cloths, would just love to get my hands on one of those. Flour sacks have such memories for me, of my mother baking.

Victorian1885 said...

What a great red post! I forget how much I enjoy looking at red's..enjoy your day!

KATHY said...

Each piece is so lovely...Kathy

~~Carol~~ said...

I have lots of red in my kitchen, and yet I still hate to cook! I love that tablecloth, and the dish towel is just too cute. And in honor of that little gal on the towel, I've got a small stack of my husband's clothes that need mending!
Happy REDnesday and Happy Summer!
Carol

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your reds ~ so vintage, so sweet!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Angela said...

I think that is why I adore REdnesday's so much..it TOTALLY energizes me and makes me feel SO wonderful visiting all of you...your right about those pot holders..I think most of them were hung on the walls (well in our parts they were,lol)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So many beautiful Reds that you have shared with us today!!

I love them all!!

Debbie

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post ... your reds are so charming. What a wonderful towel and I can't get enough of crocheted potholders.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

The Blackwood Cottage said...

The vintage red is my husband's favorite. He would love to have a cabin on the lake, furnished with 50's red. Very nice post.
machelle

craftyles said...

I love all your reds, especially the vintage linens. I collect them. Just beautiful!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful reds! Such fun.

LV said...

Very nice vintage post for today. I like bright colors and should wear them more, but I tend to go with earth tones in most everything. Cloths, house and cars.

Tara Beaulieu said...

What beautiful reds you have today! The jelly jars are fabulous and I totally agree with you about vintage images. The artwork is so wonderful! Happy VTT!

Postcardy said...

I love your red kitchen things, especially the appliqued towel

Shelley Germann said...

Love your REDS! The cloth and potholders are right up my alley! Love the little peek of your wire basket...love those too! Oh, and the jelly jars and S&P's...good stuff!

Elizabeth said...

I love all of those reds, especially the dish towel! I agree, red kitchens are the best.

Pam said...

I agree about the potholders. I think people had spent so much time making them that they didn't want to use them. Love all your redness today.

P. said...

I love red, and this is a fantastic collection of beautiful red kitchen things. I do have some old potholders that definitely were used, but I'm too afraid of the colors bleeding and them falling apart to attempt washing them, so stained they shall remain (for now).

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful post. Makes me want to turn my blue kitchen into a red one.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your flour sack appliqued and embroidered tea-towels. My grandmother used to make those. I posted about them a couple of months ago.

marian said...

love it all especially that sweet little embroidered dishcloth & those lidded glasses!

Miri said...

Terrific collection! Love the poppy tablecloth and the appliqued Sunbonnet Sue tea towel is fabulous...I've never seen an appliqued Sue dish towel before! Thanks for sharing.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I can't pick one as fave! coz I love all your vintagey pretties in here.. love the linens.. the red colour really outstanding!

Vonlipi said...

Lovely vintage linens. I love the tablecloth :)

Thanks for sharing! Happy VTT!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

As a lover and rescuer of vintage linens I say....GREAT POST!!

Blessings!
Gail

Sarah said...

What fun and beautiful linens. Love seeing all of these. The little weekday towel brings back sweet memories of my youth. Thanks for sharing these. ~ Sarah

Coloradolady said...

Lovely vintage linens and of course the color is amazing!! My favorite color in vintage goodies! Have a great VTT!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What beautiful vintage reds you have shared with us here today!!
Debbie

Anna said...

What a beautiful post, I just love your tablecloth and the towel.

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