my Etsy shop. Last fall, I shipped four of them overseas. My grandmother was delighted to have her handiwork appreciated. And the buyer reported back how much she treasured them (having bought specific years that were of significance in her life).
So yes, you could say I was excited to find these at the flea market. My grandmother will love working with them. And I'm thrilled to bring her some small bits of happiness to fill her days.
Some might say these are just rubbish.
I say rubbish is in the eye of the beholder.
Linked with Rubbish Tuesday.
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I had forgotten about these, my grandmother made them into towels back in the 60s. I can remember getting chicken feed in fancy calico sacks and she used those as well.
Hi Lisa, What a great find. I remember my mom's friend gifting her these at Christmas each year. What a fun idea for your grandmother to crochet around them. She must be thrilled that her handiwork is being enjoyed across the sea.
We had those when I was growing up, hundreds of them it seemed. Now I know where they all went! :-)
Superbes calendriers. Nous en faisons aussi de semblables en France. Si je devais choisir, ce serait celui avec les oiseaux.
Belle semaine à toi.
They would be great for skip counting with the boys!
Oh Lisa I love everyone of them and the image of your Grandmother doing the edges makes me smile. Beautiful post. Hug B
They are sweet and nostalgic We have a few hanging that use to belong to my great Auntie that lived on the farm before us.
We had a lot of those, too, when I was growing up, and my mom used them for dish towels after the year was over. That's wonderful that your grandmother crochets edges for them. And I hadn't thought how some people would like a certain year. Great post!
I love vintage fabric items
My Mother had a cloth calendar hanging on her kitchen wall and I often bought them for her, so I don't think your towels are rubbish!
Great buy, Lisa.
Remember my mom getting a new one each year
Oh... they are so pretty!
My Grandmother would probably do the same thing if she were still with us! These are great, Lisa, and it's wonderful that you thought of your grandmother...bet she's loving stitching those edges!
I LOVE these! And, good for your grandmother with the crochet!
One of my nephews used to give our mom one of these every years.
If I still had them, I would send to you. :)
That covered bridge one is so familiar. I think I gave one to my mom.
they're awesome finds! and neat that your grandmother will give them new life, too!
I have a large collection of those from my mom. I should do a blog post as well. I love them!
You are so thoughtful! And also so blessed to have your grandmother. Do you get to see her very often? How far away does she live?
What a wonderful find! It's fun to find treasures like that at yard sales:)
I haven't seen one of these in a long time. I always loved seeing the pictures. Mom always had one hanging in the kitchen. I'm glad your grandmother enjoys them. Thanks for linking up!
They are gorgeous... What a great find. Your grandmother will love them!!!
What a great find! And thoughtful of you to get them for your grandmother ;)
Love this! Very cool these towels will live on, with more story added on :)
I think it's perfectly sweet! I love that she crochets around them, and that you found a happy home for them with your Etsy shop! :)
My grandmother used to have these cloth calendars. So neat!
I actually think old dish towels work better than the modern ones.
I love these...used to get one every year!
Neat idea! So very lovely!
I am glad your grandma likes to do things think that still.
They are not rubbish to me, I love dish towels and those are really nice!
They look great. I have never heard of a dish towel calendar before but it would make a great gift.
What a great idea - I like the thought that one persons rubbish is another persons treasure.
You hit the jackpot! It is so nice that they will be useful again, especially for your grandmother.
how neat and i love that your grandma makes them extra special!
Love them! I have many that were my mother's and I USE them. They are wonderful for drying dishes and are a great conversation piece.
Definitely not rubbish!! How great they get new life and travel across the world.
Haven't seen one of these in a while and they were a great find for you and a few memories for us...so wonderful that your grandmother has a new use for them...
They are like small pieces of art and a bit of history too. I like the dog calendar the best.
What a great way to add new life to them!
what a brilliant idea . . . and a blessing all around.
love & love,
Ha. as I was reading your post about making treasure from cast offs, I was thinking of the quote that you ended with.
Well done Lisa and glad to hear that your grandmother is still creative and energetic.
Those are some great finds! And how amazing that you put them in your shop - your grandma made unbelievable treasures for someeone! ;)
Great memories seeing these beautiful cloth calendars! My Granny always had one on her wall, usually of Cardinals :)
I love them. They really do dry dishes great! I would love to see the crocheted ones. What a great idea. I came over from the Rubbish linky. I am following you so I can come back. I enjoyed visiting.
Have a wonderful Sunday,
Whenever I fly my Mom into town for a visit, she always loves Antique Malls, and crochet patterns are her expertise. She may buy a small piece just to copy the pattern. ;)
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