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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Feedsack Photo Shoot!

Hi!
You may remember a few posts back I teased you with a photo of
one of the items that I bought when I went to market in Atlanta.
Guess what arrived yesterday??
I was soooo beyond excited to get the box open because look what was inside........Yep! Ten of the most wonderful nubby old feed sacks directly from France via Atlanta!
I was a lucky duck that day I found these. I was actually looking for a floor that was supposed to be selling Cash & Carry antiques. That turned out to be a farce.


Instead I was fortunate enough to find the couple who had these AND I was their first customer of the day.


They had a stack of about 6 or 7 laying on top of a table when they invited me to go "behind the curtain" and see what was back there. My jaw hit the floor! No joke...it was AMAZING what they had and then I hear this....."Go ahead and pick out the ones you want and we'll ship them to you....you're lucky you're the first one to see them!" Oh my gosh did I have a BLAST! I was going through feed sack after feed sack wanting them ALL! In an effort to not blow my whole shop budget on just feed sacks, I decided on 10.
Here they are......


They are truly all in wonderful condition. I even loved them with the handmade repairs.


THIS one is my favorite. It's a neutral check that I have never seen before.

The pattern and texture are so beautiful.



Think of the pillows that could be made...


or simply used as table runners...


or just stack um.....



the details like this make me smile...


neutral stripes...


or red stripes are pure perfection....


stitched with love...




I am in heaven just looking at them.
I had plans to make so many things but now I don't know if I have the guts to cut them.
What would you do?
Cheers! :0)



19 comments:

Angela said...

Love the feed sacks. I didn't know they had gotten so scarce and so expensive until I started searching for one to do a craft project. Luckily I had one and found 1 old one in bad shape, and a friend from out of state sent me a piece of one. Now I don't want to cut any of them up. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

All That Jazz said...

Wow, what a score! I just found a bunch online and they are pricey!! I bought a "faux" feedsack runner this weekend and plan to make myself some faux ones for the tables at my bday party later this month.
I have to agree with you, cutting them up would make me sweat a bit but they look so wonderful turned into new creations, too!!
~michelle~

Simply Bungalow said...

Love them! What a great find. And the photos are wonderful too!
~Heidi

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Beth ~
Those are just wonderful !!!
That was a wonderful find and I bet
so very exciting to open up !!

xoxo
Lori

busybee said...

i agree! wonderful! :)

SANDI said...

Love them all and your photos are beautifil.
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I have a love for these myself.I always think I'm going to cut them up and make pillows too and I just can't do it.I put a king size pillow in mine and it works great.~Enjoy Kim

FourSistersInACottage said...

Beth,
You are soooo blessed to have found those and they are stunning.
Thanks for sharing them with us and you total hit pay dirt with them.
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Ann said...

how exciting! Love the ones with the red ticking

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Be still my heart! Girl you find the coolest things. So, maybe cut one or two and save the rest for a folded pile.....love that look!
Have a great week and let us see if you decide to make stuff...
Blessings,
Susie

bittersweetandprim said...

WOW you lucky lucky girl! Thats great! Thanks for sharing with us!
Heather

A Cottage Muse said...

If they were mine I would admire them for a while...then I would give some to a friend who could sew to make something wonderful!

trash talk said...

The very first thing I would do is throw them on the bed and roll around on 'em! (I'd throw 'em on the floor, but it's too hard!)
Then I'd have a major argument with myself on whether to keep 'em or sell 'em!
Debbie

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Can't wait to see what you create with those cute darn things! Hugs, Janna

freckled laundry said...

...or given to your blogging friend, Jami.


lol! Love them. Good score! Why don't I have any "go behind the curtain" moments? Do you flash a badge or something?!

Urban Farmgirl said...

Oh my gosh! What a FIND! Can't wai to see what you make with them! I was just thinking I should have a couple of the red stripe ones on my all white bed! Now you have inspired me to hunt for some! ;o)

Mary

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thanks for coming by and your great comment. I really appreciate it! Love those new grain sacks!

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

So glad you stopped by my blog beth! Always nice to find a fellow Ohioan even if you are living out of state. I also love chippy rusty shabby things. I have been to several events at Stan Hywet, maybe we have already met! I have started following so I can keep up with you and your lovely blog. Take care! Tracey

snlk423 said...

Absolutely beautifull. I've been looking for some like those. Are you going to sell any of them??? If so I would love to hear from you. I have orders for them, and can't find anything as nice as there. Please let me know.Snlk423@aol.com JOAN