Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1959


With the new year fast approaching I thought I'd share something I heart --  vintage tea towels, calendar tea towels, and awesome new tea towels too.   Past projects using tea towels have been shown HERE and HERE.  Although I have a sweet tea towel collection I do use them as well.


This one made my heart skip a beat.   A special find because of the year -- 1959 -- the year I was born.  Isn't it awesome?  Interesting that the months are in Spanish.  I love the green border too.


Mid-Century Modern goodness.  Vintage tea towel and button Heaven.  It was a Christmas gift for a dear friend.  She loved it!

This shall be my last post of 2012.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the happiest New Year.  

~Piecefully, Stephanie

28 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family Stephanie. And a special well wish for Abby!

Brenda said...

Hi Stephanie: that's a great 1959 towel! I love the graphic nature of it, and the limited colours. and a great bag from another tea towel. I collect vintage tea towels as well, and made several Christmas ones into gift bags this year. I try not to pay more than $1 a piece at yard sales and thrift shops, and I have about 50 in my collection. Do you have any with my birth year 1961? My oldest one is 1967.

Jackie said...

Very, very sweet! Love the bag you have created too! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!

Suzie said...

That's a very special tea towel, awesome! What a lucky friend, the bag is beautiful. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true!

AnnieO said...

Love your Spanish tea towel, and the one turned into a gorgeous bag. No wonder at all that your friend loved it!!

Feliz Navidad! (and prospero ano de felicidad!)

Michele said...

Both towels are so cool. I love the graphic look of that era's linens. Merry Christmas!

Candace said...

Imagine the original owner of that tea towel and what the year 1959 must have meant to them! If they only knew now where it is now and how even more special it has become! I love bag and the button is perfect!
Cheers!

Nedra said...

You always gather the most amazing finds!
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year to YOU TOO!

Solstitches said...

Love the bag you made from the vintage tea towel.
I've so enjoyed your blog posts this past year.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2013.

Margaret

Miriam said...

I love that bag too!

Merry Christmas Stephanie.

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013!

Simone de Klerk said...

We have the same birth year (: The bag really looks pretty!
Wishing you and your family a happy and cozy Christmas and may precious dreams come true!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the tea towel! And the gift you made for your friend is awesome.

Lynn said...

So cute!! Have a wonderful holiday!

Heidi said...

what an awesome find. And 1959 was a great year to be born ( not that I'm a bit biased ;-) )
Wonderful bag, too.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family !

lindsey said...

I love vintage tea towels too and yours is a great one. I just bought a beautiful 60's tea towel for my daughter for Christmas :)

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love that 1959 Spanish tea towel! And that gift you made is fabulous. It's good to be your friend! :o)

Carrie P. said...

what a find!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the best new year ever.

eva said...

They are lovely! And the most fun part is that you are soooo much younger than me - a whole year ;-)
I really want to wish you and your family a wonderful and Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

eva

Jane Holbrook said...

Wonderful find! I love your posts about using tea towels. My best find was a 50's Jamaican bongo beach party. Became an art quilt. You are inspiring. After a season of sewing gifts, I am ready to shift gears and sew some fun items. Happy Sewing and Happy Holidays.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Super cute!
Love the graphics on the mid century towels.

Kimberly :)

PatSloan said...

Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!!! And if you spot a 58 anywhere online send me the link!! I used to give my grandmothers (both of them) a tea towel calendar for Christmas every year. I keep thinking I should continue and find them for myself... maybe I will are better than they were for awhile!

Houseelf said...

Lovely vinatage gorgeousness!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you have a wonderful family time.

Maja said...

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
I love your teatowels!
There is something you can look at in;
http://majasparadis.blogspot.se/
Big Hug!

KaHolly said...

Merry Christmas, Stephanie!! Happy New Year, too.

pratima said...

Very cute tea towel! The colors, motifs, and quilting everything came together perfectly in your new bag!
Wish you a very Merry Christmas and happiest of holidays :)

corners of my life said...

Merry Christmas Stephanie and thank you for your lovely blog.

Maja said...

Hi Stephanie!
You might consider my bag as a PIP.
I´m not shure if it is.
The pocket of my bag is an old block that I used now.
It´s so great to finish another UFO!
THANKS FOR HOSTING PIP`s!!!

Happy New Year!

Maja

jody said...

i too love the vintage linins and all the colors and motifs.. can never have enough and a treasure to find!! enjoy!!