Saturday, June 20, 2009

Roosters and Roses

Look what I found!!



I have been looking for the PERFECT vintage feedsack to make some pillow from for my screened in porch. Today our town had it's annual street Antique Fair. I stopped at a both filled with vintage table clothes and linens and peaking out of a basket full of very faded feedsacks, I spied a bit of blue and red.


I dug it out of the pile and couldn't believe my eyes! A wonderful vintage feedsack. Soft from years of washing, but the reds and blue were still very colorful. The best part was there was a ROOSTER (well actually a chicken) on it!! And RED ROSES!



I am going to make this into 4 pillows. I promise to show you them when I am finished.
Did I find the PERFECT vintage feedsack or what?
Welcome Home,
Penny

44 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

It's so perfect, Penny. What a find! Lucky you. Mimi

Vanilla Lavender said...

That's perfect Penny!! I love it! I'm also a big fan of rooster. I'm sure the pillow is going to look wonderful! Vanessa

Kathleen Grace said...

I would be excited by that kind of find too Penny! you don't see those every day and it's gorgeous! I can't wait to see the pillows:>)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Yes, you did find the perfect feed sack! It is beautiful, and will make lovely pillows ~ I look forward to seeing them!
:)
~Becca~

Shelia said...

Woo Hooness! This is great, Penny. Can't wait to see you pillows! I know they'll be marvelous!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Dawn said...

Absolutely perfect! It will make very cute pillows for your porch.
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together.
Dawn

bj said...

OMG, Penny...it could NOT be more perfect for your cottage. Just perfect!!
xo bj

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
That is a great find! I can see why you'd be excited to find it. Can't wait to see the pillows you make.
Hugs, Rhondi

Kathi said...

Yes, that IS the perfect feed sack!
Good for you!

Janet said...

Perfecto!

Stacey said...

How cute! So right for your home. :)

TattingChic said...

That is darling! It's going to be just perfect! Can't wait to see the finished piece in it's element! :)

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

OHMYGOSH! You KNOW I like that, it's red, white & blue! I love the roosters, too and the roses are a plus...I can't wait to see what you do to it!
XOXO
Joni

Miss Jean said...

Sometimes the starts are aligned just right and you are in the right place at the right time. Perfect!

Catherine Holman said...

I love the colors! Can't wait to see those pillows!
Hugs,
Cathie

Allidink said...

You totally found the perfect feed sack! It is so darn cute! I love roses and the chicken is adorable lol.

All the best,
Allison

Beverly said...

They were waiting there just for you. I can't wait to see the pillows.

TinaTx said...

Yes ma'am, I do believe that is just perfect! Can't wait to see the finished pillows!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It IS perfect! I would not be able to cut it! lol But it will make the best pillows!

I was at the Antique fair, too! I wish I had seen you there! Lots of people...and it was hot! I bought a few things that I will blog soon! I had FUN, too!

Pondside said...

What a stroke of luck! I don't think I've ever seen a sack quite like that one.

Jannet said...

What a great find and what a sweet idea, making pillows of it!! Can't wait to see when you're done.
Enjoy your Sunday, Jannet

Brenda said...

Perfection, Penny. Sheer perfection.
Brenda

Jojo said...

That is a beautiful feed sack!

Judi said...

Well you were very lucky Penny. I can't wait to see when you've got the pillows done. I have never seen any of those for sale!
hope you've had a lovely weekend
Judi

LW said...

What a great find.

I cannot wait to see the pillows; I know they are going to look wonderful…


Louise

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

How perfect! Can't wait to see the pillows!

Hugs,
Donna

Lee Laurie said...

This is perfect, Penny. I can't wait to see them.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,

I Love the red and blue, maybe you will have them done by the 4th of July it would so festive.
Great find and I can't wait to see your creations.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Sue said...

Hi Penny...it's been a long time since I've visited...happy to see you still in decorating mode....love the feedsacks plus I'm a hug fan of re white and blue so these are perfect....Can't wait to see the finished product....Sue.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You certainly did!! :) Wow...
I have done really well at garage sales the past two or three weeks...
You know Penny, I think... a lot of people are trying to earn a bit of extra money...I just get that feeling at some of them...NOT a great feeling at times...but...I guess buying their things helps them..still...you know?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Penny..those are going to be gorgeous and very unusual pillows...MY favorite kind!! :)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

How perfect-it was meant to be! That's going to be a gorgeous pillow(s)!

Manuela

Shellmo said...

LOOOVE it!!! Can't wait to see your handiwork once you finish these!

Cindy said...

OH! I love it! I love the colors and the rooster! I'm making my way through all your posts and enjoying them all!

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Thanks for coming to see me and I'm wondering - are you working on your pillows!? ;)

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carey said...

Nice find Penny. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Penny you scored! I can just imagine how thrilled you were when you pulled that treasure out! I can't wait to see the pillows :)

Hugs,
Dena

Mary said...

Great find Penny - know the pillows will be fabulous and add to your rooster/chicken collection.

Love your banner!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a great idea Penny. You create so many wonderful things, and to create a pillow out of this is perfect. What a great find.

Karen

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I am looking forward to seeing the pillows. I am sure they will be beautiful. I love the colors!
denise

Jeanne said...

Hello Penny, we are home at last and it is good to visit my blogging friends again. Thank you for your visits and comments while we have been on vacation. I loved reading your comments and well wishes for a safe trip home. We were lucky to not have a single hitch on our looong road trip. It is a blessing to be home safe and sound that's for sure.

I LOVE your wonderful feed sack find. It is perfect and I agree that you were very lucky to find it as well. Be sure and show us your pillow when it is finished.

I'll be watching!

Hugs...Jeanne

Charli and me said...

What a great find. I can't wait to see the pillows. You found something very rare and wonderful.

Simply Dandy said...

Love it...I have been looking for the same, I am wanting some feedsack pillows, they will be adorable.

LeAnn:)

Kathy said...

I found a couple of sacks this weekend. One is a chicken feed sack the other a flour sack. I can't wait to see your pillows and how you divide the sack up to make 4.