Sunday, October 2, 2011

What To Do With Vintage Calendar Tea Towels



One day, several years ago (because that's just how far behind I am) I was in Goodwill and found a HUGE collection of really old calender tea towels. They go all the way back to 1955!
When I bought them I had no idea what I was going to do, but they were so charming AND cheap that I bought the whole collection! CeeKay (from Thinkin' of Home) was over shortly after and picked this cute towel out. 1973 was the year she and her hubs took their wedding vows. (she's sentimental that way)

I bet she thinks I forgot...

But I didn't! I just finally got around to this project.

I think it is so Stinkin' cute! I hope she will like it.


I have more.... probably 20-30 of them. I'll show you some when I get them done!


15 comments:

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh girl this is SO cute!

the Fashionista has several of these from the 70's that she uses in her kitchen.

I'd take a 1968 ~ wink wink ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh...OH!!!!! I didn't think you forgot, just busy! It is soooo stinkin cute...I LOVE it!!

Shirley said...

Oh my I do believe down in the deep of my basement tucked away I have some of these from my early days of homemaking..What a great way you have used them. You could make many ladies happy if you sold these..This is a great project and I'm glad you found the time to complete it..Have a great week..

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I remember these well.....what an adorable idea for a craft! :D

Too cute!!!

Melissa said...

I remember when I found a bunch at a thrift store, I went to buy them and then I discovered I had forgot my wallet. :( They were gone when I went back.

I did find one once and I used it to make my Mom a bag!!

Great minds think a like. Love the colors that your friend chose!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Cute! You did a beautiful job putting it together with the matching eyelets.

Pamela Gordon said...

They are stinkin' cute! Very clever idea and make great sentimental gifts too.

Glimpse of My World said...

What a find.... love them!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Also LOVE the bag. I'm 1955...wondering what that one looks like! Are you selling them?!
Deb

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it!! Ceekay is so sweet, I know she will love it!

Carol

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Looooooooove it.

Bobbie said...

This is darling..I have several of them also...but not 20 or 30...WOW!!! Can't wait to see more. Have a great week. Bobbie

jeanetteann said...

What a lovely idea, must look out for some. xx

April said...

That's such a sweet and sentimental project, Liz! What a good idea, and it turned out so CUTE!
My mom has some of these stashed in a kitchen drawer, I just know it! :)

Lisa said...

My mother and grandmother got one of these every year! What a great idea! Sew sweet!