January 4, 2012

Early Blues.....




I've been playing around today with my old 1800's fabrics....I bought 3 ladders back in November from Janet's shop...When I saw them I knew they'd be perfect to display my fabrics....I couldn't enjoy them with them stacked up unless I went through them....So, I spent the afternoon going through my bigger pieces and hanging them on the ladders and the big display rack i already had that I unfolded to give more display room...How I wonder if my grandmothers had dresses made from these blues...Oh, how I wish I had them or a piece of them if they did....So, what are y'all up to this new year????

19 comments:

Primitive Echoes said...

Beautiful fabric. Those ladders are wonderful for display. I have old aprons that were my grams. I don't even know why I kept them. I wish I still had her dresses too. Family drama at the time so not sure what happened to them.
Kat

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Such pretty blue's Jen...and those ladders are just perfect...not real bulky and big.
Wishing I had some of my gram's things like that too.
Karen

WoolenSails said...

Love the fabrics and they look beautiful on your ladders, great way to display.

Debbie

A Fine Farmhouse said...

Love your blues... I am pulling what little I have back out again. One of my favorite ways with walls....racks of cloth. You always show such nice things. xoxo,Dru

Angie Berry said...

Oh goodness, those are beautiful Jen!! I would probably just sit and stare at them, lol. The ladder display is just perfect for these pieces. So pretty, I had to "pin" it! =]

I just did a blog post about some old hand-quilted blocks that I am cleaning up. Do you have any advice for me? I am giving them a hot water/Dawn dish soap bath, followed by a hot rinse, then a trip to the delicate cycle of the dryer. They are holding up and seem to be fine but I was wondering how you clean your old fabrics? If you have time, I would love to hear. Thanks~

HomeSpunPrims said...

You have a wonderful collection of old blues Jen. They look great displayed on your ladders. What a fun way to spend the day! Hugs, Lori

Peggy Lee said...

Love these blues. What a great way to display them!

Primsue said...

I LOVE your blue fabric. Those ladders are perfect for displaying them.

janet said...

I love all of your blues..Great idea on the ladders...

Mary said...

Love your blues Jen! Nice display.
Mary

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Jen~ the blues are Pretty~ love the ladder~ I wish I had my Great Grandma & Aunts old dresses oh, I loved the fabric & the patches~ hmmm~
smiles
Teresa

Shelley said...

I love old fabric...your blues are wonderful.....blessings

Becki said...

The blue fabric is so pretty, luv them all. I sure would hate to think I had to use any in sewing projects LOL They are just too pretty to be cutting up! I think you have displayed them beautifully!

Blessings -
Becki

frontporchprims said...

I love the way you displayed your fabric. Such pretty colors and patterns. -Steph-

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Jennifer

Those fabrics are wonderful ! Beautifully displayed..Very hard to come by fabric !

Hugs,
Linda

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

So many beautiful blues. I would have loved to have had something from my grandmother's clothes,
especially her apron.

PrimWyoGirl said...

Simply beautiful Jen! What a great idea. It is nice to see the whole piece rather than a small portion. I have fabric pieces from my great grandmothers dresses in a box. Unfortunately none of them are blue but they are still very dear to me.
Jayne

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jen ~
Your collection of old blue homespun is beautiful. I'm sure you enjoy just looking at them! I know I would.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Alette Siri Ane said...

I have old pieces called bringeduker and those from the last part of the 1800 are framed with clothes like yours.Nice to see more than pieces and bits http://tinselsilkeull.blogspot.com/search/label/bringeduk if you are interested.