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Friday, June 8, 2012

Transferware, A No Sew Basket Liner, and Kinfolk Magazine







 It's been the perfect first week of June for us with the promise of more to come. This past week I posted on a few flea market finds, one of which was an antique homespun petticoat in poor condition that I mused I might make into something else.




In the feedback I got this comment from Heritage History from the blog Quaker Inspired, "Please, please don't dismantle that petticoat...it is a lesson in history, and a pretty one at that....French?" I was glad that I had already prepared this post and that I could show you how I had used the skirt as a basket liner without altering a thing!




I have a few large vintage baskets that need a bit of dressing up. This one usually hangs on the back of my dining room door. I laid the garment in the bottom of the basket, and over the edges, in order  to check the fit. Not only was it perfect, but I realized that nothing else needed to be done. I'm happy to report to Heritage Stitchery that the beautiful old petticoat is not only safe from harm, but carrying on with a renewed purpose in life!



I always have a few linens stacked nearby and overflow china, etc. to stow. In our small house everything has an "in process" appearance most of the time. May as well make it look as good as you can. . . .















 






 


 







I discovered Kinfolk magazine at Anthropologie. The flyleaf describes their mission, and I have thrown in a couple of snaps of the beautiful pages. This is their third issue. They publish quarterly. I LOVE this publication and will be tracking down the first two issues. This issue had a section each for entertaining for one, for two, for a few, and features on notable restaurants and their staff. Thoughtful well written essays on the aesthetic of daily meals accompanied by fantastic photography. Their website is here.






Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment! It's always a delight to hear from you and get your take on things. Enjoy your week!

Jacqueline


29 comments:

Gretchen said...

Your transferware collection is lovely. Thank you for introducing me to a magazine that I've never seen before.

lynn said...

love your lacey covered basket! happy weekend!

Bella said...

Hi J,
I am glad to see the petticoat has a new job, a lovely choice too! The rose transferware, my favorite :-)
Happy weekend!! If your tired of all the amazing sunshine, I COULD send you some rain :-)
Hugs,
Bella

Entertaining Women said...

I look forward to hunting down Kinfolk Magazine...sounds delightful. Love the repurposed petticoat...serendipity at its best. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a beautiful way to use the petticoat, Jacqueline...I am truly inspired! Thanks for sharing the magazine, too!

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

The transfer ware bowl and deer ate beautiful, as are your photographs.

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

That deer should read ewer, damn the autocorrect :-)

Cozy Little House said...

Love what you did with that basket! And I'm going to check out Kinfolk.
Brenda

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Jacqueline, That transferware just takes my heart! I am glad you were counseled not to change the petticoat - you'll be very happy - the no-sew lining to the basket is just perfect...so loved visiting, I hope you have a blessed weekend,
Kathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love the lacy basket and the transferware; especially the transferware! I'm glad you didn't cut the petticoat. Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Gloria said...

Gorgeous transferware! You always take the most beautiful photgraphs!! I love how you used the petticoat. It does really dress up your vintage basket so nicely.

Have a blessed weekend!

xoxo...Gloria

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Oh my dear....the transfer ware has my heart. Oh so feel a change is coming in my decorating - you so inspire me!
Kari

Cher' Shots said...

Oh how pretty ~ what a great combo.
'hugs from afar'

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I am relieved about the petticoat - and sometimes everything happens for a reason- I cannot even BELIEVE how nice and perfect it looks in that basket - you couldn't have planned it better, J.

Love all your nice finds. And Kinfolk sounds like something I should like to read very much. Thanks for the head's up as I nearly never step foot into full price retail.......Anthropology is so awesome I just need to pretend it isn't there and keep at my fleas, auctions and GWs.

Dianne said...

I love the new career for the petticoat. My 1st thought when I saw your post was that it was too precious to cut up. This is a perfect solution. Dianne

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your petticoat looks as though it was custom made for the basket. There's always some guilt when altering something from the past, whether it's furniture, books, or clothing. If a piece is damaged, I don't feel any guilt whatsoever.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

the combination of the brown transferware and the amazing lace on the petticoat is so pretty. Lovely post as usual.

Rowan said...

I'm so glad that the petticoat has found a new lease of life - it looks great in that basket. I really like the look of Kinfolk magazine, must search that out.

jeanetteann said...

I am so pleased the petticoat is still in tact. To be admired and treasured. Looks lovely in the basket with the transferware.

Betty Sneeringer said...

A perfect use for the slip - very cleaver of you to think of that.

Betty

ImSoVintage said...

I knew you would find the perfect use for it. Looks fabulous.
Hugs,
Laura

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Thank you so much for this lovely post Jacqueline,
Its such a treat to pass by your blog and see all the lovely transfer ware and the new frea market bargains that you find.
I love the pettycoat.. I too would not have changed it..it could hang on your bathroom door or simply wear it as a summer shift in the garden, its beautiful.
A super post. love the book on Kinfolk..
Unfortunately we cant get American magazines here..but maybe i could find it on the internet!
Happy Saturday.
val

Audrey Pettit said...

Your blog is so lovely, Jacqueline! Sorry I haven't been by to visit in awhile. I absolutely love your vintage basket stacked with all those beautiful things. The petticoat makes an absolutely stunning liner! And the brown transferware particularly speaks to my heart. :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your transferware is just amazing! I love it all!
Hugs,
Patti

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Like your friend...I'm glad you didn't dismantle the petticoat! It looks amazing as a basket liner! Adore your brown transferware! Have an amazing weekend, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

SizzleandZoom said...

I always have a smile on my face when I leave your blog. Love your flea market finds and now some new
reading.

Cindy said...

Oh... those pictures are gorgeous. I have such a weakness for your brown transferware. And that wooden spoon has the perfect patina, it's fabulous. I love the excerpt from "Kinsfolk" too, so cool...

Cindy

Jaybird said...

This is a lovely post!, but I laughed outloud (oops:) when I saw the wooden spoon. A spoon exactly like that was my means of keeping 3 kidlets in line. I don't think I ever used it to swat them, but if I shook it in the air, they straightened right up. Eventually my mother decided it worked pretty well and she adopted the spoon. When the third kiddo was teething, he got his grubby little hands on the spoon one day and chewed the edge off of the shell part. Mom is gone now but the spoon has a safe home in my kitchen. Since that day (he is now 34 years old), every time I pick up the spoon, it makes me laugh all over again. Whatta' kid!!

Haworth said...

What a beautiful use for that petticoat, Jacqueline! I'm glad you were able to repurpose it that way. I think it's nice to have pretty stacks of china, and table linens here and there throughout the cottage. That magazine looks charming. I hope you find the other two!

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