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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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:>)

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

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  5. 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 :)

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

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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. How cute! So right for your home. :)

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

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  12. 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

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

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

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  15. 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

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

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

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  18. 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!

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

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  20. 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

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  21. Perfection, Penny. Sheer perfection.
    Brenda

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  22. That is a beautiful feed sack!

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  23. 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

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  24. What a great find.

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


    Louise

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

    Hugs,
    Donna

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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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?

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

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

    Manuela

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

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

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

    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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

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  36. 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

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

    Love your banner!

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  38. 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

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

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  40. 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

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

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

    LeAnn:)

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  43. 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.

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