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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Found Treasures in the Garage

Vintage Thingies Thursday

I'm participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday again, hosted by Colorado Lady. Go visit and see others who are posting their vintage thingies.

I was cleaning out the garage and look what I found:

old aprons. . .


more old aprons. . .


more old aprons. . .


and more old aprons.


And I found some vintage table cloths hiding out there, too.


I just love the colors in these three. . .



and the colors in these also. They used to make table cloths so pretty.


And here are three more.


I also found these old post cards from Florida. Most are dated from the 1930s. The colors are so vivid and the texture of the cards are so different than the ones made today. Take a close up look at them and see how pretty they are.



And, last but not least, here I am wearing a hand made dress made in 1963 when West Virginia was celebrating it's Centennial. I just love it! Now if I could just lose about 10 pounds so it would fit me better.


I think I'm going to have to clean out the garage more often. It's hard to tell what else I might find out there.

I didn't find this in the garage, but since Saturday is the 4th of July, I thought I would post this beautiful old picture of the flag that hangs in my bedroom.

God Bless the USA!

25 comments:

  1. Gosh some awesome aprons and linens - wish they were mine!

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  2. I love the old post cards. The one of Bok Towers was great to see. That is one of my favorite places to visit here in Florida. Back in March, I took my sister and brother-in-law there. It is such a beautiful place.

    Do you think you will use any of the old tablecloths at a future family reunion?

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  3. Oh my!!!! What wonderful treasures you found. Lovely,lovely aprons and linens. *sighs..I want them all..:)
    Happy VTT and have a lovely and safe 4th.

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  4. Your dress and churn are adorable.

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  5. Wow, I think you need to see what else is hiding out in your garage. Fun stuff!

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  6. Gee, I wish I would find stuff like that in my garage! The aprons and tablecloths are so beautiful! And I love postcards from that era. You can't beat the graphics on them. That flag picture is gorgeous. I like that you have it up year round. Happy VTT!

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  7. That's a cool dress and I can see you have a lot of other vintage thingies on the shelves behind you.

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  8. You look adorable in that dress holding the butter church handle. Love your vintage linens too. Wish I had thought way back when to start collecting them. Thanks for sharing such treasures with us. Happy 4th! xxoo

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  9. I'm so glad you cleaned out the garage. I can't imagine those lovely things hidden there.

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  10. You can't clean out the garage too often. There needs to be time for stuff to collect there and for you to forget that they are there!
    Love the tableclothes.

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  11. Hi Janet, I say there you must clean out that garage more often what wonderful treasures you have found.Just loved all of them! Thank yu for sharing wishing you and your family the most blessed and happy 4th of July.
    Sue

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  12. Janet, what great vintage goodies and in your GARAGE!! Girl, get those beauties inside where they belong!! I love the colors of the vintage linens, they just don't make them like that today!!

    You look so cute in your period dress, I had one as a little girl....it was red.

    Have a great VTT and a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  13. love all your old aprons & tablecloths..and you look fab in that sweet dress which still fits you so well!!

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  14. I'm so glad you rescued those aprons from the garage, I LOVE vintage aprons so much I just bought a a book called "Retro Aprons" with so many cute ideas I can't wait to make some!

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  15. I don't have a garage to clean out but I am going yard saleing today, Maybe I will find some goodies. May see you there..

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  16. wow so many aprons and kitchen towels! all so pretty! are you going to use all the towels?

    Happy VTT

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  17. Janet..you should do a giveaway on that 4th apron, and let me win it !! HA! :)

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  18. I cleaned out my garage once and all I found were tractor parts, oil spills, and greasy tools. It was hardly worth the effort. lol.

    Looks like you made out better than I did. Those table cloths are great!

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  19. Wow, you have tons of cool stuff!!
    Have a blessed day, cher

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  20. I don't think I'd ever leave the garage with such beautiful treasures hiding there. I love the aprons (especially the red and grey with the red trim) and the tablecloths! I'm thinking you have treasures from the 40s,50s and 60s lurking in your garage and then you pull out the 30s postcards! Great post! Have a Happy 4th of July!

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  21. Wow, Jan...how many table cloths does that make you now? I think you and Charley are going to have to add on to your house to make room for all of your "stuff"....or better yet, build you a little cabin like you want. Did you make that dress? I could never ever fit into anything that I wore that long ago.

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  22. Wow! You hit the mother load!
    Were they yours that you had forgotten you tucked away?
    And yes, God bless the USA!!

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  23. These items were really hiding in your garage? Girl, what is wrong with you! I love the tablecloths and aprons. Put them to good use now! :-) Sue

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  24. With my addiction to aprons I wish I'd found them and you had a bump on your nose! Just kidding, I don't wish you a bump on your nose, that's just something my grandma used to say. :) Love the aprons though! blessings, marlene

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  25. My favorites were the aprons and the postcards-yes you need to clean out there more often : )

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