Thursday, September 23, 2010

Seed bags and feed sacks

                                                 Hello everyone out there in blogland.
                    Can you believe it's Friday? Holy cow, time is flying by here at the lakehouse!!
                    It's been almost a month since my sweet sis, Laurie, from Heaven's Walk and I went to the HUGE antique market in southern-lower Michigan. I was going to show you the seed bags, and grain sacks we found while shopping for vintage items at the market. they are.
 I found this wire cage while there also, and thought it would be perfect for keeping the vintage sacks in.
 Some of the sacks were quite dirty, so after a good soaking, and washing, I was pleased to fold them and place them in the cage for display.
 I LOVE this ACME sack. The colors are so soft and pretty. I stuffed a king sized pillow inside for a pillow used on the window seat. I'm using an old garden bench for the seat.
 While I'm sharing the sacks, I thought I'd also show you some french towels I use around the kitchen.

The market is closed for the season..but Laurie and I plan on going back next year...once a month to find more vintage treasures.
This post will be shared with Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
I will be downstate visiting my three daughters and their families for the next few days.
Hugs to all!
Also sharing this post with Debbiedoos New Linky Party.


  1. Debbie -I was just headed off to bed and thought I would check blogs one more time..and here you are! Would you believe I ended up working today after all and may have to work tomorrow? We have sick people and vacations rolled into one.

    Anyway, I love your grain sacks and that is the perfect use for them on that bench. I can just catch a glimpse of your stove. Is that one of the old Monarchs from the 50's? I had one in one of past houses and I just loved it. MyHero kept trying to talk me into buying a new stove but I LOVED that stove. Does the oven heat flow up out of the vent on the back (top) of the stove? Yeah...that was always a treat on a hot summer day!

    We always had dish towels that looked like that when I was growing up...but I think many of them were actually mash (feed) sacks from the mill. They were a bit "stiff" until they were washed many times and then they would soften up and man did they ever dry the dishes! I think your own are a much finer weave. to bed with me. I promised to check out one more blog tonight so I am off to do that.
    Have fun at your daughters' houses! Enjoy being a Mom and Gramma for a few days!

    Lovely, lovely post as always....and I hate to tell you this but one day I am gonna just show up and freak you and that Laurie chick out! lol ps...I swear on my honor as a girl scout (ha..wasn't one) that I WILL call before I show up. Maybe we can all take a ride in The Pearl?
    Hugs- Diana

  2. Wonderful finds!! I LOVE fabric, I collect fabric : ) BUT have nothing like those... maybe next spring I can join you/find you there :)LOVE that Acme pillow.... that is one of a kind
    And I LOVE your stove.... WOW!!!
    Thanks for stopping by... I have been absent, just busy (started a new job, quit the same job :) & I will be posting again soon...
    Have a nice weekend with family.

  3. I was on my way to bed and thought I would check one more time. Been sick this afternoon and evening, but finally rallying a little bit.
    I was oohing and awing over the seed sacks and all until the photo of the stove! What a stove! I am so green right now, girl, and it's not the flu...
    Just wanted you to know, I am available for adoption.
    Have fun with all the kids- Hugs- Tete

  4. Wonderful linens and what a great stove! Enjoy your time visiting!

  5. Your finds are delightful!! Just perfect for the Lakehouse!! I want a locker basket real bad! :O)
    Have a wonderful Friday!

  6. I can visualize so many neat projects for your flour sacks. What great finds! Thank you for sharing your delightful new treasures. Cherry Kay

  7. I love the sacks you found! I also love what you have done with them-just great!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Those are gorgeous feed sacks Debbie! Love how you have displayed them & such beautiful photos too:)

  9. Debbie...I love the sacks and love the pillow and love the window seat!!! All right up my alley.

  10. hi debbie,
    i love the sacks that you have found,i love the pillow,i love it all.
    your autumn table from the last post looking gorgeous.....
    have a nice weekend,

  11. Hello Debbie,
    Those sacks are a great find.
    Not sure where I would find them over here, but I think they would look fab as seat pads on my dinning chairs.
    Em x

  12. Oh Debbie -I just love..... your stove! Maybe I'd cook if my husband would buy me one of those! Have a great weekend!

  13. Hi Debbie, Your stove is wonderful! I love the sacks, vintage linens and the fabulous locker basket. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Sherry

  14. I adore your linens!
    Stop by and collect your clues. The largest giveaway in Decor To Adore history will be revealed next Friday.

  15. Thank you Miss Debbie, so glad you joined me. This was a great post to share. Have a great weekend. Debbie

  16. I love those feed sacks! And that stove is amazing!!!

  17. Fabulous sacks. That stove is a jewel. ♥olive

  18. Hello Debbie,

    I love your sacks and linens. They are perfect for your lake house and look great the way you have them displayed. You may need to use one of your lovely towels to wipe off your stove... I think I may have drooled on it.

    ~ Tracy

  19. Hello Debbie, I think my computer navigated away before my comment posted, if this is a double, delete it:) I appreciate you stopping by to check out my wash boiler and to follow along. I am your newest follower and I love your seed sacks, and that stove is to die for!!! I also love your table, beautiful!

  20. Your photos were a feast for the eyes!!! You have some nice displays!

  21. Those sacks are so lovely!! You have wonderful displays!

  22. What gorgeous photos you shared here with us. You have a knack for displaying!

  23. Hey sista! Your grainsacks looks fab, girl! I stuffed a king pillow in mine, too, and it fit perfectly! You display things so perfectly, Debbie. You are one talented woman. lol! I can see that you've been playing around with your photos and they look beautiful! Oh, and I think we should definitely get a bunch of local/sorta-local gals together and flit off to Allegan Flea Market next summer......all stuffed into Diana's Pearl!!! lolol!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  24. Love the vintage grain sacks! Love your blog!

    Flora Doora

  25. Hi Debbie! Your new blog design looks great! I love your collection of grain sacks! I've been wanting to start collecting them... they're so beautiful.
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Jo :)

  26. Debbie those are wonderful feed sacks. I like how you made the pillow for the window seat.
    Love the glimpse of your stove... tell us more!

  27. Debbie thank you for responding to me. I love your site.I love the music too. I saw them in concert just a few months ago and I have thier cds.Nice to meet a kindred spirit.Denise from Denise's Delights

  28. I am green with envy at all your feed sacks! It's rare when I find them but whenever I do see them, they cost an arm and a leg- so I don't buy. I need to find a yard sale where they are very reasonably priced, I guess. Love that old enamel stove, too. :-)
    ~ Sue