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Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Show and Tell – Sunbonnet Potholders

Show and Tell
Show and Tell Friday is hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home.
There has been some interest around blogland in Sunbonnet Sue that charming character so often seen in quilts and other household linens. Lisa, the Apron Queen featured an interesting history of Sunbonnet Sue. La Tea Dah at Gracious Hospitality shared her lovely quilts. Today I share two potholders I bought at a consignment shop this spring.

The set of two -- one 7 inches high and the other 5 ½ inches high – is very neatly made. Crisp blue and white cotton makes up the body of the bonnet, while daisy strewn fabric is used for embellishment.


The striped fabric forms the back with the pleated daisy edging.

Note the lovely pleating along the edge of the bonnet.

Blue grosgrain ribbon bows finish off the back of the bonnet.

Last March at the consignment I quickly snapped up these pretty examples of domestic art. I hope you enjoyed seeing them.

To see more interesting personal treasures, visit Kelli for a list of participating posts.

18 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Your vintage potholders are beautiful! I love the cheerful blue and pretty stripes! And the grosgrain ribbon makes them so sweet.

Thanks for the reference to Gracious Hospitality as well!

LaTeaDah

Ivory Spring said...

What beautiful potholders those are!!!!

A Hint of Home said...

Those are so cute. Love the color and the design.

Charlotte said...

These pot holders are adorable. Thank you for the nice comments you made about my blog.
Hugs,
Charlotte

JanMary said...

Those are lovely - I have never seen ones like that before.

Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

ceekay said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Those pot holders are so cute and so much work gone into them. There are some talented people out there!

Reynie said...

The little bows are so adorable and just make it complete!

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Tracy said...

I love unique potholders! The sunbonnet ones remind me of Holly Hobby. :)

Mam said...

They ARE beautiful. What a wonderful find at the resale.
Nancy

Anita said...

These are so cute!

my Grandma made a sunbonnet sue quilt, back in the 30s or 40s - it was beautiful... I haven't seen it since they died, though, my uncle's family must have it...

Julie said...

I love sunbonnet sue. I have some stitchery patterns that I am working on right now. Thanks for sharing. Julie

Lisa Ann said...

Those are beautiful. I love vintage things.

Barbara H. said...

I just love it when something functional is made pretty! Beautiful!

Amanda said...

I've never seen Sunbonnet Sue in anything but quilts - until now!

I'm a quilter myself. :)

Wanita said...

Your potholders are so pretty. I love the color and pattern.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend.

Melissa Wertz said...

Those are really really pretty!

Carla said...

Those potholders are wonderful! My grandmother did Sunbonnet Sue and it brings back good memories! Thanks