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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesdays Display Chain ~ Rags

Todays display chain is Rags..In days of old when people 'Made Do" Rags were saved for sewing and stuffing later.Mothers would sew rag dolls for the little ones..Feed and Flour sacks were made into dresses..Cheesecloth used to drain cheese and wrap things that needed air..Fabric scraps used for crazy quilts..And some tattered and torn things are held dearly just for the reminder of the comfort they brought.We prim lovers gather and collect these things for the warm feelings they bring and the softness it adds to our beloved not perfect decor....Above small mohair bear with crazy quilt wings....Below simple muslin bundle in the old store cupboard....
Homespun Rag Balls.....
Reproduction slave doll..Stuffed with rags and straw....Old burlap pants...
Cotton Batting Scraps prim and grungy tied off with string....
Scrap of homespun covering a old book....
Old flour sack...
Antique Quilt lovingly handsewn with many rag scraps...

Hope you enjoyed my rags. Teresa is hosting our display chain for Misi today http://deppenhomestead1862.blogspot.com/ So stop over and visit and enjoy the other links to the chain.Warm Blessings!~Amy

28 comments:

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Amy,
You always have the nicest post~ wonderful displays and so nicely said!I love the bear~ so cute!
smiles
Teresa

Robyn~Primlish said...

What beautiful rags! I really love that quilt!

Cindy Caudle said...

Love the quilt. It would look nice in my house.

~Madalynne~ said...

That quilt is adorable! The random patch design gives it such a homey look.

Gayle said...

I adore those cotton batting balls - have never seen anything like them! Did you make them yourself? I'm trying to figure out how I could do something similar. Is the batting sewin into a ball shape and stuffed? Or just wadded up and tied with the string? LOVE IT!

messinastudio said...

This is really cool - I have never seen much like this either except for maybe teddies~! Thanks for visiting my blog for OWOH! Do come back! :)

Missy said...

Very neat post, I really like the flour sack!

At Home With Amy said...

Loved your post Amy. Those cotton balls are fabulous. Love your trencher with the fruit too.
Enjoy your day,
AMY

Becky @ The Crow's Nest said...

I was wondering if you made your scrap balls too.....care to share how? Great display chain!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Amy, a most wonderful post! Love the idea for the cotton balls! OLM

purensimple-Theresa said...

Amy such a great post. I especially love the cotton batting balls. Great ideas for all your rags....

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I love your new look.
I am as curious as everyone else. How do you make the batting balls? What are they made of? Can we do it?
You have some awfully nice rags. Love the Mother Hubbard flour sack!
★Linda★

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Beautiful rags....great post!

Anna said...

Hi Amy, Thanks for stopping by my OWOH post. Your blog looks like a lot of fun, I'll be back after the madness.

renee said...

Your rags are beeutiful! LOL! I love everything.
My hubby did something with our computer, so now I have to try and figure out how to do my pictures on here now. He isn't home to help me. I am not sure what he did! I will have to wait to participate in the next one.
Have a good evening.
Blessings,
Renee

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Wonderful photos and displays.
Tam

Barbara said...

I love all of your displays today! Your precious teddy at the top is just sooo sweet though. Thanks for sharing them all with us.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Great post Amy, you said our feelings about comfort so well.
Love all your rags, the quilt is great!!
Have a great day!!
Blessings,
Lorna

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Thank you for entering my giveaway and posting it on your sidebar. I am drawing the winner tomorrow morning

Dani - tkdchick said...

How neat, in this day and age the world is disposable and when something dosen't look good anymore we just throw it out!

How creative our ancestors were!

Emakesart said...

You have a lovely blog! Thanks for stopping by and entering my OWOH giveaway and good luck!

xoE

Farmhouse prims said...

You always have the neatest posts!! I love all your rags!!!

lilraggedyangie said...

Great Rags ! It is so great to see , I was raised to never waste a thing!Each piece has a purpose and a time! Great blogging! Hope you havea great week!
lil raggedy angie

Primsue said...

Beautiful rags and displays, Amy! I love them all!

Hugs,
Sue

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Paula

Linda said...

Lovely post! I love flour and feed sacks!

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Tolentreasures said...

Love all of your items. I have some old books that I was going to get rid of, I think I will be dragging those back in the house from the garage and covering them. Won't my husband be so happy to have more junk in the house...I'll blame it on you!! lol

Cathy