Monday, July 10, 2006
Heirlooms and Thrift store goodies
Thrifting has long fed my creative soul ( more of an ode to my love of thrifting later).When I
was little I thought of beautiful vintage items as pretty "old fashioned" things,and was mostly drawn to sparkley evening bags, rhinestone jewelry, and delicate embroidery and applique. When my fabulous and spunky grandma left this world, thankfully my sister grabbed a sackfull of vintage linens with handwork done by my grandma herself. Vintage linens were always on my mental thrifting list, but I never knew what to do with them until my first daughter was born. I decided a wardrobe as unique as she was, was needed. So I chose denim as the canvas and combined my grandmas work with thrifted goodies. I was smart enough to ration my heirlooms out and my favorite piece, the little appliqued cook, gets to pay tribute to my Grandma on her youngest great-grand child.