Vintage Potholders: Friday's Find #252


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! How is your June going? We celebrated Youngest Daughter's wedding in Colorado last weekend. It was a sweet time with family and I'm still gathering photos to share with you soon! This week I'm sharing a fun assortment of vintage potholders from my thrifting adventures... 


retro handmade potholders


There's just something about vintage potholders that add instant charm to a kitchen. Recently, I had the good fortune of finding a handmade collection that I'll be selling as several sets. First, a pretty pair featuring roses. AVAILABLE HERE!


handmade vintage potholders


Next, a set of four in shades of red, green and off white. Such pretty details! AVAILABLE HERE!  


retro vintage hotpads


I love the pink and green color combinations... 


vintage handmade potholders


...as well as the different shapes in this set of five. AVAILABLE HERE!


handmade vintage hotpads



Isn't this kitschy trio fun? AVAILABLE HERE!



kitschy vintage potholders


Cork added to the back makes the bunch of grapes suitable as a trivet. 


retro handmade hotpads and trivets


The last set of three features shades of orange, turquoise and pink and is AVAILABLE HERE!


handmade vintage potholders



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handmade vintage potholders


Until next time, happy hunting!
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20 comments:

  1. How funky. The 1st pair are almost identical to onea that hung in our kitchen when I was child. Made by my mom, I crochet using yarn, but never took to the cotton thread stuff, she however made dollies and succh by thr dozens. I remember her bedspread made with crochet thread as well.

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    1. I love hearing when my finds bring back memories. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These are all fabulous! I just love vintage potholders. I love how you arranged the sets.

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  3. These are all so sweet. I know I have a few squirreled away somewhere. The pink and green are my runaway favorites. something about that confectionery color combo I guess.
    All the best,
    Gwen

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  4. Just beautiful...now you know that I would normally say red, red, red, but they are all beautiful. Who could pick a favorite?

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I agree--they are like different colors of candy ;)

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  5. I love the red ones, and have a number of them lining odd saucers for coasters!! Works like a charm!
    We are heading for your area week after next...hope we find some goodies while we are visiting.
    Blessings,
    J

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    1. Love the coaster idea!
      Have fun and let me know if you need any local thrift shop suggestions!

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    2. I do need some guidance!! We only know about the two bigger places that are a mile or so left of the old Schreiners (sp?) Store on Water(?) Street. We have not been down there for a couple of years, so my old brain is drawing a blank.
      Thanks for any info!!...feel free to email me :)
      Blessings,
      J

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    3. Okay, I emailed you the addresses of my favorite haunts!

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  6. Cecilia I just love these! If I didn't have an old ironstone wash basin overflowing with those, I'd buy some more! I change mine out for the seasons, raising the colors to the top and let the other seasonal colors drop below. Just a fun thing I display in my laundry room.

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    1. Thanks, Rita. I love that idea and I bet it's so charming in your laundry room!

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  7. I loved the pink and green ones best. I had one like the 2nd row right one that had a newer trivet inserted in it. I thot maybe it was a toilet paper roll decoration. Spent forever spray starching and trying to make the loopers look symmetrical. The pink and green just seem so reminiscent of the p and g Depression glass dishes to me. Most of the ones I find are stained; they are still so cute.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. I haven't seen any of the ones I found used for TP, but I have seen the striped rectangular ones--there's a red and an orange--used as dishcloths.

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  8. These are wonderful:) I remember them from my childhood. My mama was always crocheting. I finally learned "a little" after I grew up but only made a couple things then never took it up again. Wish I had stuck with it:)

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    1. Thanks, Cheri! You know, my grandmother taught me to crochet as a girl and regretfully, I didn't stick with it either.

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  9. They are gorgeous on their own and even more all together. I love them.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia. I agree--they are definitely more pretty when there are several to display together!

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