Fabric Friday - Vintage Kitchen

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It is no secret I really love vintage kitchen fabric. I have a problem using it though! I just struggle with cutting into my collection. I can think of lots of uses but I keep putting off using my favorite fabrics. Silly isn't it. I want to change that. Hopefully this year I will make at least 1 quilt using vintage kitchen fabric.
I may have shown this one before, I forget. But I really love it because it looks sorta like a table cloth and it is vintage Pennsylvania Dutch print. It is so adorable and I love the colors, red, gold and gray. I really must use this. I keep putting off making a hex sign quilt.
This is more of a 60's print I think. I like the olive and gold in this kitchen print. It makes me think of my mom, Freda. I really want to use this one, too. I love the clocks, roses and teacups/saucers.
This piece ranks up with one of my all time favorite kitchen prints. It has so many great elements in it. It has strawberries (perfect), a cookie jar, an oil decanter, candy jar, plant and salt and pepper shakers just to mention some of the items. I really really want to use this one soon. It is so cute.
Recently my Nanette friend (we share the same name), who is a cooking and sewing genius from Pots and Pins blog, sent me some treats. She sent me 2 boxes of these Nanette wafer cookies and some peeps (sorry peeps gone!). Nanette and I both felt cheated as kids because we never had anything in stores with our names on them. So when she saw these cookies she sent me 2 boxes. Isn't that nice! Don't we all love to see our name? She also sent them in this cute vintage kitchen pouch. It is really sweet with teapots, china hutch and kitchen scenes. Thanks again Nan. We are meeting up at Quilt Market next month.

If I could have a dream kitchen it would be a red white and black kitchen with stainless steel touches and new replica appliances. I'd have a metal and Formica table with those metal chairs with vinyl seats. You know what I mean.

Happy Weekend.

-nanette
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16 comments

Nanette said...

From one Nanette, even spelled the same way with 1 "n" in the middle, to another.

I have enjoied reading your blog, love the vintage fabric.

I found a poster on ebay for the broadway play No No Nanette, I framed it and hang it on my wall, it is bright pink & silver, with dancing girls.

The Tulip Patch said...

Your fave is my fave, too. I love red and green together. My kitchen has some wee play daisies on green and some wee play red gingham. Love my American Jane...closest thing I will ever get to your amazing vintage stash!

Pots and Pins said...

I'd love to have your dream kitchen, too!! Just sounds so fun! With you and me and the commenter above that makes THREE of us!! I have the print she's talking about, it's framed and hangs over the master bath toilet...I look at it every single day and it reminds me of what I heard every single day growing up...No No Nanette! xo, Happy Easter!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

It's so great to have you back blogging again. I enjoy your take on life and quilting so much! Thanks for sharing the pretty fabric and thoughts!

Scrapatches said...

Oh ... the kitchen with the formica tabletop and stainless steel padded chairs... brings back warm memories of my Mom's 50's kitchen! She had pink and white, gray and black ... with the obligatory red check tablecloth. The whole house, inside and out, was pink and gray. It was like being wrapped in a pink and gray and white poodle skirt.

I love your vintage fabrics. They are treasures. I do not know if I would ever be able to cut them. I would love to see your vintage fabric quilt someday, though.

Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Pinkadot Quilts said...

The fabrics are adorable! I too have a hard time cutting into my vintage finds. When I do though I really like the results.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I always love looking at your fabric. Maybe we should have a vintage kitchen quilt challenge! Happy Easter, my Friend!!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your vintage textiles! I would love to have a retro refrigerator in red!

Joy said...

Your vintage kitchen fabrics are so pretty ... I love your fave one too. I have a bright red toaster that would match it just perfectly he he.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Belinda said...

OH I know what you mean about cutting into them....they are such soothing eye candy and if you cut them up they will be a-l-l gone. It's fun just looking at the whole design intact.....but, I do think a kitchen-esk quilt would be fun!! You must do one!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great vintage fabrics Nanette. Some day I'll be meeting friends at market! Have fun.

katie jean said...

I love your fabrics! I have some similar ones and feel the same way about them. I don't want to cut mine up either! I would love to see what kind of project you come up with, you go first :)

pratima said...

You have the bestest collection of vintage fabrics, Nanette!
A kitchen quilt would be so adorable! How fun to get a box of cookies with your name on them!! :0)

Aunt Spicy said...

Those are seriously great prints! Love them! And I have a hard timing cutting fabric like that as well!

Lynn said...

I almost hate to tell you this, but I have your dream kitchen. Red gingham wallpaper in the breakfast nook, retro wallpaper in the kitchen area, that looks like a diner menu, red and black on a white background. Stainless steel appliances, clear candy jars for my canisters, and oldtime looking milk shake machine, and old soda fountain straw holder, light grey counter with flecks on black. I couldn't find a table big enough like the one you speak of so I settled for a plain white farm table. We redid it 5 years ago when we moved in and every single day I look around in it and love it, just as much as I did the first day. I can't imagine ever changing it.

Shari said...

I don't know where you find these fabrics - nothing like it here in Oz.