Monday, January 26, 2009

Feed Sack Give Away

Look at these feed and flour sacks. You just don't see something like this anymore. I've seen a few. In some magazines, I've seen them made into curtains or an apron. They have been stretched onto stretcher bars and hung as a picture, or made into pillows.
Friends of my daughter were cleaning out a very old barn. The barn dates back to the late 1800's. The family's great grandparents had homesteaded the land. It was full of wonderful old things. Much of it they will clean up and sell on e-bay. There on a shelf was a stack of these feed and flour sacks. They were going to toss out. To them it was garbage, my daughter knew I would consider it treasure. Most of the sacks had their stitching taken out. They were very dusty. I washed them up. Now they are ready for.........???????
This month is my blogging anniversary. I've been blogging for a year. Where has the time gone? I look back through the posts - wow, I've talked a lot. It's been fun. I've met so many people. Had so many conversations. You have inspired and encouraged me. Thank you for your comments. I savor each one. I wish I could take more time and respond to each one of you. You are all delightful!
To celebrate I am having a drawing to give away three of the feed bags. I wish I could give one to each of you, but......
Just leave a comment. I'll put the names into a hat. Next Monday,Feb. 2, 2009, I'll draw out two names, and announce the winners on my blog that day. Tell your friends.
Thank you for visiting and all you share!

15 comments:

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh what a fun idea. I'm using flour sacks for dish towels right now that my mother fixed for me several years ago before she passed away. I LOVE them! My favorite gown as a child was made from a flowery feed sack...yellow with purple flowers. Congratulations on blogging for one year. I love reading what you write. xo rachel

Old World Primitives said...

Happy Blogaversary!! This is a really fun giveaway - I love old feed sacks, they are a treasure indeed!
:)
Stephanie

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Debbie, Happy Anniversary. Time does fly when you are having fun. I wish you many more years of blogging. What a nice giveaway. Thanks for stopping by, Theresa

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

How wonderful that your daughter knew not to let them be tossed! A great find, blessings, Kathleen

Vickie said...

Oh My Gosh they are awesome! It's rare to see these about anymore. I love them! Happy Anniversary! Take Care :)

debbie said...

HELLO DEBBIE,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.
MAY YOU CONTINUE POSTING FOR YEARS TO COME.
I LOVE YOUR BLOG AND I LOVE FLOUR SACKS...
THANK GOODNESS FOR ALL THE DAUGHTERS THAT KEEP THEIR EYES OUT FOR THINGS THEIR MOTHERS' LOVE....
HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE GIVING AWAY SOME OF YOUR TREASURES.
HUGS
debbie

Mad Red Hare said...

Congrats! I love old feed sacks. I have a really big one that I stuffed and have it sitting in my kitchen. Can you believe what some people will just toss in the trash? As they say, one man's trash, another man's treasure.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I know I would of taken them home, too. Great find! Your daughter knows what you like! Congratulations on your anniversary. I enjoy stopping by to see what you have posted for the day.
Have a wonderful day!
denise

Sherri S said...

Happy One Year of blogging! I just found your blog through a little blog hopping of decorating ideas. I'm so glad I did. I love older and inspiring ways to use something on hand or old. I love the old feed sacks. Wish I had some from when I was a kid. And yes, my mom had dresses made out of them back in the day.

KIM said...

Congrats on yur anniversary! Can you add me to your list! i love old feedsacks!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Happy Anniversary, Debbie!!
Oh my goodness- what an awesome give-a-way!! You are so sweet... PLEASE put my name in because I would LOVE to have one of those!! I'll tell everyone about this on my next post... even though I hope I win, I'll be nice!! *grin*

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Happy Happy Blogaversary! I love those feedsacks! I've seen them made into pillows and I've always wanted one so I would love to be entered. Thank you!
Manuela

The Vintage Rose said...

Congratulations on blogging for one year! I dropped by because I liked the sound of your blog name when I saw it on someone elses blogroll. Please enter me in your feedsack giveaway, how romantic and how generous to share them! Please remember to share/show what you end up using yours for. I love Rachels reminiscing

Tracy said...

Love the feed sacks, they are for sure just something you don't see much anymore.

Gayle said...

Awesome feed sacks! Please enter me in your drawing!
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