Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday

I'm on vacation and the weather is beautiful out....BUT I find myself trying to achieve a goal of cleaning out the closets in my bedrooms. Today I was going through my cedar chest, and found a afghan I forgot I had or never really payed attention to. It belonged to my Grandmother, I am sure one of her Eastern Star friends made it for her.

Because of reading all your blogs, it is making me look at my things in a different light. From the colors I thought.........."this will good in the living room for Fall".

So let me know what you think. I am sure it is about 40 yrs old.
Here is the before picture. My husbands rocking chair he got from a fire station years ago. The pillow on the right was made by my mom.

                                     Here it is, kind of funky colors but it works for Fall!

                                                         Close up of the detail work.

                     Heres the after......out to enjoy after being in the cedar chest for 15 years!

Linking up with ColoradoLady for Vintage Thingie Thursday. Hope you discover an old treasuer in your house!


Tete said...

My grandma, who lived in Charleston, made one like this in greens about 20-25 years ago. Hers came in a kit with all the yarn and directions. I think she might have bought the kit at Ben Franklin.
Yours looks great for fall.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love your vintage things, Ann. you should link back to Suzanne in your post, that way your readers only have to click on the highlighted word to get over there to view the other vintage things. Email me and I can give you a
little tutorial if you want.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh absolutely! It's perfect for fall- you'll appreciate it all the more on a chilly, rainy day- when you can grab it and snuggle up in it to keep cozy and warm! Happy VTT!

Postcardy said...

That afghan looks great for fall, especially on your chair. I keep seeing granny square afghans at thrift shops, but they all have colors I couldn't live with now.

GardenOfDaisies said...

The vintage granny square afghan looks wonderful with the old oak rocker!!

genie said...

The afghan is so pretty...I love the colors. I’m a knitter, spinner, and quilter, but NOT a crocheter. I cannot hold the hook worth a hoot. Our home is full of them, but they were all made by my better half’s mother and sister...NOT by his wife. The little pillow your mother made is precious and a real treasure. I know you love it. Your husband’s rocker is the perfect spot to show it off.
Genie @ buttonsforbaga

LV said...

I have several afghans but never saw the pattern like yours. You should get it out and place it where you can see it. She would be proud for you to display it.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, you are so right, this looks wonderful for the fall time of year displayed in your home. I love the pattern too! Great post, and I may have to dig for a couple of afghans I have in storage too! Have a great VTT!

Anonymous said...

it's GORGEOUS i can't believe you've had it tucked away for 15 years!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

perfect for Autumn display! very pretty afghan.. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and perfect colors for the fall. Thanks for digging it out and sharing!

Sarah said...

Your vintage afghan is perfect for fall. This will be nice to have for those cool fall evenings. ;-)
~ Sarah

Carolyn said...

I love your little vintage afghan!! It is wonderful for it to be out after all these years to be enjoyed and seen by ALL! :)

I agree that once I got a blog and starting looking at the others, all the sudden you look at your old treasures differently! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine