My Alpine Home

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sweet Remembrance & Doily Bunting

Hubby and I just returned home from a weekend getaway.   Friday afternoon we headed South in search for warmer weather.

We found it with a nice 58 degree temp about 4 hours South in St. George, UT.

We were wishing we had brought our hiking equipment.  I mean like (shoes) because it would have been perfect weather for a hike!

So, if you’re not hiking then what are you doing?  Shopping of course!  Hubby patiently drove me to all of my favorite stores, thrift, and vintage shops.

At one thrift I found this little apron that brought back ‘sweet remembrance’.  Those of you who are from my generation will remember when the servers at wedding receptions wore pretty (usually sheer) aprons.

DSC00296

This pink beauty was only $1.50 and the lacy heart pocket makes it perfect for Valentines Day!

DSC00299

It also has lace on the bottom hem.  Isn’t it sweet?

DSC00307

While we’re on the subject of weddings I thought I would share with you a doily bunting I made last Friday.

DSC00302

After Christmas I was going through old magazines deciding which ones I still wanted to hang on to.

DSC00304

  I found this in an old ‘2010’ May/June issue of Victoria.

DSC00305

I thought it was so sweet and that I could use it for so many occasions.  Wouldn’t they be darling strung throughout trees for an outdoor wedding?  Even cute indoors!

Because I have plans to do a red and white Valentines mantle I kept my bunting mostly white.

DSC00303

DSC00301

DSC00300

It cost next to nothing.  I used 9 doilies.  Thanks to my cousin, Betty for providing me with a lot of them.  I had a few that I was willing to cut up, but she had a lot to choose from.

Here’s the instructions if you are interested in making one:

1.  Iron and starch selected doilies so that they are reasonably stiff enough to prevent fraying when cut. (I used Aleene’s Fabric Stiffener and laid them out on cookie sheets to dry)

2.  Cut each doily in half and sandwich pieces between 1/2 inch double fold bias tape to create bunting.

3.  Neatly apply fabric glue to hold in place.  (I used Elmers school glue)

4.  When glue is completely dry you may sew along the seam binding for added security if desired.  (I did this)

This was in the same issue.  I love the doily covered monogram!

DSC00306

Here it is now hanging from my family room mantle.

DSC00375

Have you ran across anything that brought back sweet remembrance lately?  I know Sally from Salmugundi has when she shared a fun post about her husbands school sweater.

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely ladies:

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

One More Time Events for Share it One More Time

Dwellings for Amaze Me Monday

The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

The Scoop

Beyond the Picket Fence for Under $100 link party.

30 comments:

chateau chic said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful getaway, Jann.
The bunting you made is adorable! Great idea for Valentine's Day coming up.
Mary Alice

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for the mention. I appreciate all of the traffic I get, which isn't big numbers. I just enjoy the comments and interacting with other bloggers with same interests. It has been fun getting to know you a little through our blogs. Would you believe that I have one of the aprons used by the ladies that served our wedding? Of course you would -- we have kept everything - LOL. My apron is watermelon pink - three tiers of organza. Have a good week. Sally

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Jann, so nice that you were able to get away to a little bit of warmth and shop! I love this doily bunting you made! So dainty and pretty. Have a great week.
Julie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the doily monogram and the banner! So cute!

Grammy Goodwill said...

That pink apron is quite a treasure.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Jann, your doilie banner is so sweet and pretty. I'm adding it to my "to make" list. I didn't know that about those aprons, I have a couple and thought they were cocktail aprons, lol.

Shirley Hatfield said...

My "Utah Wedding" aprons were sheer white. My colors were red and white...hard to do in a pastel world back then. My bridesmaids wore red/white long gingham dresses that I made myself...along with my own wedding dress. The dress cost $30 to make and I wore it with a floppy hat I found at ZCMI that cost almost as much as my dress...$25. I almost have a heart attack each time one of my girls gets married...the prices get higher every year! Yikes! I loved Victoria Magazine...the doily garland will be something you can use forever! Love it!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Sounds like a great getaway. I love the doily buntings, so adorable! Perfect for Valentines décor!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

LOVE your doilie bunting (so awesome) and your wonderful new (old) pink apron. What precious treasures!

lynn said...

darling apron find, jann:) and your doily banner is too cute! tfs!

Donna Wilkes said...

I remember the hostess at my mother's church social meetings would wear these sheer aprons. Love that doily banner. this might be a great idea to share my grandmother's doilies with other members of the family.

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Your get away sounded so sweet and fun. Glad you had a great time. That apron is so sweet and I think I actually had one like that from my grandma. Now it is bugging me where that apron is?!!! Love your bunting made from dollies. Too cute and it will be sweet for valentines day.
Kris

Nancy said...

Jann, your bunting is so sweet. I love it. And that doily covered monogram is so charming. Ooh, now you've given me ideas for Valentine's Day. As for the girly apron. . .yes, I remember those so well. They were all the rage. :) Your get away sounds perfect.

The Vintage Chateau said...

Very cute, I have some old doilies that I've been wondering what to do with. Thanks for the idea!
Karee

Bernideen said...

I do love your doily bunting!!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am crazy for that bunting....so pretty! good job!

Pamela Gordon said...

Your new pink apron is so pretty! I love the vintage sheer aprons. You made a sweet doily bunting. I have that issue of Victoria too. Enjoy the week.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the doily bunting...so sweet!!
~Cindy

Art and Sand said...

That doily bunting is wonderful.

You are lucky. Steve would NEVER go thrifting with me. I was shocked that he went in the shops with me so I could show him some of the things I liked for Christmas.

Glad you found some warmer weather.

Patti said...

Oh Jann, I love your banner, and I must have one! Another project! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Pretty! I've been wanting to do this with my doilies for a long time! I just planned on folding mine over twine but i like the looks of the half doily better!

Remembrances... that's why I love to hunt and collect for vintage treasures- ALL the memories!

Susan Clayton said...

The bunting is darling - as is your husband for taking you on a shopping expedition. The apron is so sweet! What luck to find it Justin time for Valentine's Day.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Jann!
Your bunting turned out fabulous! I love the use of lace doilies. Very sweet and lovely. The apron is adorable and what a price!!

Happy new Year & many blessings, Edie Marie

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Love, love!

The Old Parsonage said...

I LOVE that sweet apron. I have all of my Nan's and one is sheer. She used it when she was the hostess of her card games.

The heart pocket is darling.

Have a great night.

Leann

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
I like how you doily bunting turned out! I need one for my bedroom, I think.
Sweet apron-I have a very bright green one..

Pura Vida said...

Thanks for the visit and the follow...I think I will enjoy your blog also! Just my kind of thing!

Cynthia Banessa said...

Jann, I appreciate the visit @ cynthiabanessa.com
Your site is lovely. I love lace and doilies. I will be pinning the pic of that beautiful apron on my Lace board. Have a wonderful day!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your binting is so elegant: it really takes banners to an other level!

kitty said...

Jann, that doily bunting is so adorable! Thank you for sharing that idea and also the monogram covered in a doily. I need to do both of those projects. xo