Fabric Friday to kick-off a Long Weekend

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I thought I would show some of my scraps of vintage kitchen novelty fabric. It really is my #1 favorite fabric type. Most of these I will show today are small bits. Although I do wish I had yards and yards of all of them I'm glad for even a tiny piece. I'm finding these mostly too precious to actually use. But they do inspire me and keep me always on the look out for kitchen novelties. I have more of this piece so I suppose at some time I may fussy cut it for just the perfect setting.These I will cut and use in windows of one of my house blocks.The kitchen in the home I grew up in had 12" ceilings with a 1940 era stove, white cabinets and novelty kitchen wallpaper/curtains. There was a built in china hutch in the corner and the kitchen table sat between the windows. It was not a modern kitchen at all as the home was built in 1896 but I have happy memories of that kitchen and it made a great influence on my love for vintage kitchen linens. Have you seen these Japanese masking tapes around blogs? Why don't USA makers think of these clever ideas? Natalie gave this assortment of tapes to me for Mother's Day. I'm going to use them in packaging. There are lots of fun ideas for them on blogs like this one. Clever.

Well I am glad to have a long weekend. It is always fun to just stay home on a long weekend when I can get extra family/sewing time. I'm going to watch "Rebecca" while I sew tonite. I'm looking forward to it. I really enjoy Hitchcock films and this movie is on my top 10 list. I love to "hate" Mrs. Van Hopper. My favorite line of the selfish, vain Mrs. Van Hopper character is when given her medicine she says: "Wretched stuff! Give me a chocolate, quick!"

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

-nanette
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Simone de Klerk said...

Love the fabrics! Indeed very inspiring. Have fun watching Rebecca. I haven't seen it for ages!

Dawn said...

Your fabrics are fantastic!! I love Rebecca! I'm going to have to pull it out...I havn't watched it in a long time!

Sherri said...

I love your fabrics...do you ever frame the ones you don't plan to use?

Carrie P. said...

Love those fabrics especially the blue one in the first picture. I haven't ever seen that movie. Enjoy!

Candace said...

I love coming back to your blog after I've been away, Nanette! The eye candy in your last few posts is wonderful - love the rainblow block and your idea of black is terrific!
Cheers!

dotti white said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pretty vintage fabric. I was looking at the snippets fabrics online and I saw a couple that I might work for my grandma's vintage quilt---I will see! Have a great long weekend!

Lori Holt said...

Vintage kitchen is my favorite too- I enjoyed seeing yours. I have a piece of the one in the middle of the first photo.
I have also used that tape for a while, it's so cute. One of the little shops in Gardner Village carries it in a wide variety of colors and prints.
You have made me want to watch Rebecca again, it's been along time!
Have a nice holiday weekend,
Lori

Kaaren said...

Love the fabrics...so colorful and nostalgic.

While you're watching Rebecca I'll be stitching and watching the hockey game. Call me crazy but I love hockey.

Have a great weekend, Nanette!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yes, I'm even inspired by your kitchen vintage fabrics. So cute.

alobsiger said...

Such pretty fabrics! I haven't seen Rebecca in so long--thanks for the reminder of that! Have you seen Lifeboat? WONDERFUL! I also love Shadow of Doubt. Well, among others of his.

Thimbleanna said...

Lovely fabric, as always Nanette. I've never seen Rebecca -- I'll have to put it on my Netflix wishlist!

Valerie said...

Wow I love all of your fabric.! I have never heard of that movie either. I will have to check it out.

Nedra said...

Rebecca is one of my all time favorite movies! I really love Hitchcock. I've been to the town where they filmed "The Birds. I have a collection of most of his movies, too.

*karendianne. said...

Ha! Great pick on the movie selection.

Lorraine said...

Have a wonderful weekend Nanette...always love your Friday Fabric posts....you have some wonderful vintage fabrics!

clare's craftroom said...

Woo hoo those fabrics are just great . Enjoy your movie , I must watch that one again .

MichelleB said...

Wonderful fabrics (as usual, lol). Have a great weekend sewing. I've never seen Rebecca. I just might have to watch it!

Messy Karen said...

an excellent collection of kitchen fabrics. those b&w movies are the best.

Nan said...

Hello Nanette! I'm glad you are going to enjoy the long weekend to the fullest. I love 'Rebecca', too. Such a great film.
I've been playing catch up (once again!) on your blog, and as usual I find so much inspiration and beautiful fabrics and quilts. The Hive is always such a happy place to visit. Thank you!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What great fabrics! I love the fun kitchen prints, too.

Pretty tape and awesome tape blog!
Enjoy your long weekend!

Kimberly :)

suesueb said...

i love vintage fabrics! been sorting through some my mom had and i need to take some pics! thanks for the link to happy tape-what a perfect name!!

Micki said...

I love the fabrics and enjoy seeing the vintage types. Rebecca is one of my favorite films. I have seen all of Hitchcock's movies many times. Love Verigo!
Micki

Living on the Spit said...

You always have the best fabrics....hope you have a wonderful weekend.

happy zombie said...

I have always wanted to see Rebecca - it's one of my mom's favorite movies. I'm just seconds away from joining Netflix now!

Love your tape! I have some cute Japanese mushroom tape and have held off cutting into it. It's just so darn cute, and yeah... why don't US makers think of this!!!

Happy weekend!

Julia said...

Love the fabrics...it does seem a shame to cut them up..
I love Rebecca...I have a DGD called Rebeccah with a H...she makes sure I get that right!
Julia ♥

Jennifer said...

"Rebecca" is one of my all-time favorite movies. So is "Portrait of Jenny" (which is what my dad named me after). Its another great spooky one!

dotti white said...

Nanette....another comment--could you please check out my latest post and let me know if you have any suggestions! I value your opinion! You are amazing!

sewtakeahike said...

Hi Nanette! I have seen those tapes before but didn't have a clue what I would do with them! Thanks for the link, she (?) has lots of great ideas for using them!

carole ann said...

Love all of the vintage fabric. I have myself a fat quarter group of reproductions of oldtime kitchen fabric. Not sure what to do with it at the moment,waiting to be inspired.
Carole Ann

jen duncan said...

Fabulous post Nanette. We never tire of peeking at your incredible stash!

Susan said...

Vintage kitchens and Rebecca--two of my favorites. I read the book quite often and have seen the movie a few times too. This is my first time seeing the cute masking tapes...fun!

makeitdo said...

Nanette, I love Rebecca! I loved the book too. I just watched to Catch a Thief the other night while my husband was out with the boys. There's nothing like a good Hitchcock.
Cheers, Calli

randi---i have to say said...

Super cuteness! I love the blue one in the top photo!

Shari said...

I totally agree with Mrs van Hopper - give me chocolate, quick! Don't even need the medicine first...

Hope you had a great weekend!

Cheers - Shari

Cathie in UT said...

dang cute prints Nannette...reminds me of the textiles of my childhood, aprons, curtains, tea cozies.

I saw some retro novelties at Joanne's today and I think they would make great aprons etc.