Donnerstag, 19. April 2012

Treasures from my grandmothers closet

I am sure my late grandmother has owned some very valuable things, like jewelry, pottery and the like. We have not gone into the details of sorting through those things yet, it just didn't feel right. My grandfather wanted some closets to be cleared though. Look what I found: treasures!






Having grown up during the second world war, my grandma wasn't what you'd call a crafter, she was more of a fixer. She never threw things but mended them with care as well as she could. She only made things that were needed, like socks, table cloth, carpets. Like the one in the picture. When I said I would take it I was not sure at all wether I wanted it in our sitting room but I really like it now. It is so colorful and it makes me very happy to know that Aarons great-grandmother made the carpet he is playing on now. (He has another mat in his room that his ugandan godfather has brought for him from Uganda, the type of palm leafe mat Aarons ugandan grandmother makes.)

I love all these vintage aprons that I found. Unfortunatly I never wear aprons so I am thinking about using the fabric for something unique, like a quilt (never quilted before either, but it seems like a good reason to start, right?). I am not sure I can cut into those lovely pieces though...



And did you notice the hanger? WHY on earth does anyone knit or crochet around hangers? They are covered by clothes and are hidden in a closet most of their life (unless you have a blog and want to show off your sewings which I doubt my grandma did)... 



What treasures are hidden in your families closets?

Kommentare:

  1. Wow, treasures indeed! And maybe a reason to start wearing aprons?
    I still have some bed linnen sitting in my fabric stash with my grandmothers and my greatgrandmothers maiden initials stiched into them. One day I will take the courage and cut into them to make something beautiful and useful to me.

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    1. I can't wait for the day when you show us what you did with your grand- and greatgrandmothers linnens. I hope you will show it to us!
      Wearing aprons... I did try to put them on and they are just my size, but, no, thanks, I feel very funny and weird in them ;-) I have started to get into that quilting business but it ain't easy... :-) Wwe'll see...

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  2. hmmm, how did i miss this post?
    i'm really glad you were able to collect some of your grandmothers things. its pretty special, very special, to be entrusted with these. at first i think it would be a shame to cut into the pretty aprons, but if you wouldn't ever wear them, a quilt would be a brilliant idea. what is that little wooden mushroom?

    and you make me giggle,covered hangers look pretty and they help protect clothes and keep them from sliding off i think. how's little aaron? :)

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    1. Hi Lori, I think the mushroom is ment for fixing socks. You stick it into the heel to help you get proper tension.
      Ha, I guess my clothes make it back into the closet too rarely from the dried laundry pile to find out how the could be slipping down from hangers ;-)
      Aaron is very well, thank you for asking. Only, today I have to start working again and I will miss him terribly :-(

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  3. Ich habe eben diese post gelesen und dachte das gibts ja gar nicht. Wie du ja weisst, ist meine Oma im Februar gestorben. Meine Mama ist nun fleissig am Aussortieren und ich hatte sie vor einiger Zeit gebeten mir ein paar alte Schuerzen von Oma aufzuheben. Solange ich zurueck denken kann, hat meine Oma Schuerzen getragen und ich freue mich jetzt schon darauf zu sehen welche meine Mama mir ausgesucht hat. :-) Ich trage zwar nicht oft Schuerzen, aber beim Backen sind sie immer sehr praktisch - und ich kann mich beim Tragen immer an Oma erinnern.

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    1. Ha, das ist ja wirklich verrückt. Und toll, dass du die Schürzen wirklich tragen willst, mach mal ein Foto von deinen Schätzen :-) ich bin sehr gespannt!

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