Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Toast to Vintage Handwork

Vintage handmade linens and aprons have a way of casting a spell on me. I swear I hear them calling my name at estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores.

During a recent attempt to sort through my stacks of linens and better organize them, decide which I wanted to add to my Etsy store and which I wanted to put out now to try take my mind off the summer heat, I came across this adorable hand-embroidered toaster cover in my stash.

Is this cute, or what? My husband, who has a reputation as a punster, understandably loves it. The play on words is simply wonderful

I have to confess, we don't have an old toaster this will fit on, so I stood a stack of four books on their spines to properly display this charming toaster garb.

And, yes, I finally opened my Etsy store (, featuring vintage and handmade items. Some sweet handmade aprons called my name this weekend and I'll be adding those to my initial offering in the coming days.

In case you're wondering, you won't find the toaster cover in my store. This one definitely stays in the "keeper" pile.

Make it a great day!
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  1. So adorable! I keep my toaster in a cupboard, but if I had that cutie, it would definitely be sitting on the counter!


  2. What a sweet piece of handwork. I'd be keeping it too!

  3. Oh my goodness that is definitely a keeper. Congrats on your etsy shop! I will stop by and take a look!

  4. Congrats on you shop. I've added you to my circle and favorites! ~Diane~

  5. I hear those same voices while I'm out thrifting (glad it's not just me)! That is the cutest little toaster cover ever!!
    Cograts on your Etsy shop (I have one too - off to check yours out)!

  6. That definitely is a keeper, Ann...I just love the play on words, too! I am a big fan of vintage embroidered pieces! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your so sweet comment on my magazine post!

  7. Hi Ann
    I am glad you stopped by last Blue Creek HOme yesterday.
    I, too, love old linens - baby clothes are just the cutest!
    The pillow and the saying are sweet!

  8. I always buy embroidered piece too!! I would not sell that toaster cover either, great idea to display it with books. Good luck with the Etsy shop!!!! Laura

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  10. That is super cute. I don't think I've ever had a toaster cover before. Good luck on your etsy shop!

  11. Very cute cover. I love hand embroidery work.

  12. I do not blame you for keeping the toaster cover. I never saw one just like it.

  13. Ann.. great work!!! Love your blog! Stalking! jk Following.
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours... Carla

  14. Sweet! Butterflies are one of my favorite things.! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  15. Great Post! I love old embroidery work too and have a few pieces stashed away. I really need to pull them out like you're doing here. I was excited to see you had opened your etsy store and just took a look at all your inventory...Very Nice! I'm trying to get the courage to open one myself... I love that you are mixing handmade with vintage. Best Wishes!!!

  16. So cute! I too love the play on words. I have a cute vintage toaster cover I bought in S. Dakota. I haven't used it for a few years. I think I need to pull it out again. I am visiting from the Cottage Garden link party. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love for you to share sometime.


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