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Monday, January 29, 2018

Little Vintage Lace Valentine Heart Pillow


Many, many years ago, I had a little, puffy, vintage looking, heart shaped pillow. I can't remember where I bought it,  but I kept it in the master closet at our last house. A few weeks ago, I remembered I hadn't seen it since we moved a year and a half ago.  I looked high and low for it, but haven't been able to find it. With Valentine's Day coming up soon, I was frustrated that I couldn't find it.

Since my craft room is filled with lots of vintage lace my grandmother made and leftover fabric from clothing she made for her granddaughters when my cousins and I were little, plus lots of other little lovelies I've collected over the years, I decided to sit down and make a new little puffy vintage pillow of my own,
Next time I'll show you how I made it, but for now, I'll just show you a few pretty  photos. 


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The pearl shank buttons were left over  from when I made my wedding dress 32 years ago. I hand stitched them on some tatted lace my grandmother made, which is sewn on top of a pink embroidered fabric that was a good sized remnant from an Easter dress she made my cousin.







The lace doily and variegated pink thread crochet flower was also made by my grandmother many, many years ago, probably in the 1920s. The ribbon rose on top of the crochet flower is a little flower left over from when I made headbands for our girls when they were toddlers. 
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More of my grandmother's tatted lace edging cover up the edges of a strip of fabric that our oldest daughter gave me several years ago. My grandmother and her sisters used to sit on their porches in the evenings and tatt lace edgings to eventually sew onto pillow cases. The pillow cases and other embelished linens would fill their Hope chest for when they would eventually get married. The faux diamond shank button was found in my button collection. 
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There you have it.
A new little puffy vintage pillow with a lot of history.

If you'd like to see how to make the Vintage Lace Valentine Heart Pillow, you can find out HERE

Thanks for stopping by
Pam

4 comments:

  1. What a most beautiful pillow in so many ways....the pillow itself and the beautiful stories behind each piece of exquisite lace, doily and sentimental items...love that the buttons were leftovers from your wedding dress and the flower from the headbands of your girls....truly a sentimental pillow that is truly a treasure to hand down to your family.

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    1. Thank you Shirley. Lots of history and memories in that little pillow.

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  2. This is such a sweet idea and it’s so cute. I love how you put the different pieces together and the history behind them. I’m impressed that you made your own wedding dress! I used to sew a lot but I never considered myself good enough to do a wedding dress! You are blessed with talent!

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    1. Thanks Liz! I didn't actually sew my wedding dress. I made the pattern, paid someone else to sew it and I, along with my sisters, sewed the buttons, and 4000 beads and sequins onto the the dress. I also made my veil, etc. I was working as an assistant dress designer at the time and Mr. DIY was working as a chef and made our 5 tier wedding cake.

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