Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Dishes and aprons

Somehow I managed to finish sewing up another bonnet...


and a few aprons too...


this gold one looking a little like fall.

Sometimes it's fun to open the old china cabinet door and just look at everything, kind of like playing with a tea set. 

That's my special little teacup and saucer on the top shelf, a gift from Sharon at Rivercrest Cottage and that one on the middle shelf too, with the pretty dogwood blossom.


Sharon must have changed my luck, because recently I found this pretty bird teacup and saucer.


 and finished this apron too in swirly purple and lavender.


old fashioned calico is usually my favorite.


and do you see what's wrong with this apron? It's plain as day looking at this picture, but in the teeny tiny sewing room with the log walls...this fabric sure looked like blue print on black background, so I got busy and trimmed it in black . I've made this mistake before. 

That's about it for today. Poppy will be home shortly. Better make a sandwich or two. Hope to visit again soon.

Love,
Henny






28 comments:

  1. Happy July,
    Oh my, I love the aprons. I am a calico girl myself. :-)
    My beans are blooming...I am excited for our first picking of beans. Our cucumbers will be ready for pickling at the end of this week. Summer harvest will begin for me.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  2. Beautiful aprons, they are a great style and beautiful fabrics. I love to open my china cabinet and admire the contents occasionally too.

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  3. You are so talented!! I can barely sew on a button, so to see the amazing things that people can create with a needle and thread amazes me!

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  4. Loved seeing the bonnet and aprons. I love aprons. It is fun to look at old dishes. Tea cups and saucers always catch my eye.

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  5. The aprons are so pretty. My favorite is the last one. : )

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  6. Your bonnets are adorable. But, I'm here to take a peak in your china cabinet. I have never walked by one yet without wrenching my neck to see the treasures inside. I see you like red transferware, Henny. I wish I knew that before I gave away a pretty piece last year. I would have gladly sent it to you. I like the shape of your favorite tea-cup. Funny how we all have our favorite one. My blue & white transferware is packed away until the house is built. I miss having it in my cupboard to admire so looking forward to seeing it again. It's just like me to open the cabinet to get something out and end up playing in it for an hour; changing things around. My grandmother had an old china cupboard in her farm house that was filled with tea-cups and colourful glasses. It is the one thing I remember the most of that old clapboard house. Everyone (the grandkids) had their favorite tea-cup to have tea with her on our visits. And, enjoy her hermit cookies with it. :)

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  7. Pretty, pretty aprons, like them all, but think the last one's the best.

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  8. Those aprons are so pretty. Much too pretty to wear in the kitchen with all sorts of things to mess them up.

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  9. Hi! I like that apron pattern. Very pretty aprons and dishes too. That last apron really pops! Nancy

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  10. Thanks for the shout out re the teacups Henny Penny. I'm so glad you are enjoying them. Hope you're actually drinking from them ;-) Your lovely aprons remind me of my childhood in the 50's. very pretty and love the cut of them.

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  11. Navy Blue and black are hard to tell apart sometimes especially in some lights! I like the calico apron the best, you do such nice work! :)

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  12. All of the aprons and bonnets are beautiful!! I love your china hutch.

    Love you bunches

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  13. Your work is beautiful. I like old dishes too.

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  14. Loving it ! I would like to buy an apron for me
    http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.ae/?m=1

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    1. Hope you check back. I can't reach you by your email address. Thank you. My email is hennypennylane@gmail.com

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  15. thats funny...........we are so alike, ha ha LOL---I do that with my china cabinets too! Hey...never know what treasure you might find, right?

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    1. I do sell the aprons for $15.00 plus shipping. Thank you for asking. You're right about the china cabinet. I've found things back in the corners I had forgotten about.

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  17. Your aprons are so beautiful Henny! They remind me of the ones my Grandmother made. Your china cabinet is packed with lovely things. I have an open cupboard in my kitchen that I keep all my favourite bits and pieces in.

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  18. Beautiful aprons! I love the peek into your china cabinet. I have so many memories in there! Have a blessed day.

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  19. I absolutely love your aprons and bonnets and I agree that the calicos are the prettiest. Such pretty china, too. Here's wishing you a lovely summer and hope that you are feeling better and getting stronger.
    Connie :)

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  20. Henny...I am visiting your lovely place in the country, through Mrs. G....and I am delighted! your aprons are just lovely and so is the china cabinet. I do the same by the way. To me it is almost like finding treasure ;o) mari

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  21. You have been busy sewing!! I love the bird tea cup. And I totally agree that it's fun to open a dish cupboard and admire how they look.

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  22. Awwwww----thanks for the sweet compliment, my new friend! Yes, I sure do love wearing the long feminine skirts. Its the gypsy in my soul I guess, LOL

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  23. Awwwww----thanks for the sweet compliment, my new friend! Yes, I sure do love wearing the long feminine skirts. Its the gypsy in my soul I guess, LOL

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  24. What a great post. Everything here to love!

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  25. I have tried to reach you via email and I'm not sure it got through to you. I love your bonnets. I was wondering if you could make a bonnet and apron to match? Thanks so much. Jennifer
    Can you email me at
    ousleyj@yahoo.com

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