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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Potholders and Linens

Be sure to visit our host of Vintage Thingies Thursday,Suzanne at Coloradolady. This is a potholder "holder". I was wondering what potholders it might have held. There is no obvious hanger. Was it pinned up or just on the table or hutch? Here's a few potholders close to the same age. I can see using the chicken but the yellow rose is more decorative than useful. This pink one could have been a sachet. The red doily has a edge or lip on the back side. Did it fit over a basket or pillow?

16 Comments:

Blogger Coloradolady said...

THese are great! I have a few potholders myself..but have never seen a "holder" My favorites are the ones with the roses...but I would not want to use them at all. Have a great week! Happy VTT.

April 30, 2009 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger ClassyChassy said...

I think the crochet ones were more decorative, but now could be used with microwaved dishes that would be too warm to pick up otherwise. So lovely for display, however, and yours have retained good color! Happy VTT to you

April 30, 2009 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger foxxy said...

Those are so neat. Someone long ago took the time to crochet each of those. Very pretty.

April 30, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I've always wondered about the usefullness of these crocheted pot holders, too.
I am hosting a bunch of giveaways this week. It ends Friday night. Hope you'll check it out.

April 30, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Ah, the mysterious potholder "holder". One of those things that make you go hmmmm!

April 30, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I grew up with many crocheted potholders and we used them as a trivet under hot dishes. They are pretty and you have a wonderful collection.

April 30, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhhh what a pretty potholders.. my grandma used to make few for my mom, using the remnants of fabric she had at that time.. I love your potholders.. happy VTT

April 30, 2009 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Marie Reed said...

I wish that I could crochet! I need more potholders! I'm always burning myself:)

April 30, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Miri said...

Great potholders! I love the potholder holder-was it crayon painted? and the chicken pot holder is too cute!

April 30, 2009 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Love crochet pot holders!!

April 30, 2009 at 7:20 PM  
Anonymous CC said...

Ooooo, I love your posts today. The rose was also crocheted in the squares and put together as a spread..or throw. The pink pineapple one would probably have a crocheted back, stuffed and then ribbon goes through the eylets and is tied into a bow at the top. The one with a "lip" on it was used to cover a kind of round hot pad. It would have slipped over the rounded edge to make the hot pad prettier. I love all your pretties..what sweet memories they bring back....Happy VTT

April 30, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

I love old potholders. I have one like similar to your yellow rose and use it under hot dishes before setting them on my table. That chicken is cute. Thanks for sharing them

April 30, 2009 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger mannequin said...

A potholder holder. Heh. I had no idea. But I'm wondering now if I need one. I think I do. Very cute!

April 30, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger farmlady said...

They are just charming! What a great thing to collect.

April 30, 2009 at 10:13 PM  
Anonymous caren said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my name giveaway! I remember seeing these pot holders when I was a child!

I'll be back often!

May 1, 2009 at 1:13 AM  
Blogger Queen Bee's Musings said...

Hi
Love the potholders. brings back memories of my grandmothers.
I believe i managed to inherit the one like your red and green one.
Thanks for sharing.

May 5, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

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