For this week's Vintage Thingies Thursday I'm showing you something that represents my ideas in many ways. You know by now that I have most of my vintage treasures from the family, I like recycling and I'm against plastic bags when you can use a real fabric shopping bag instead. Here is a perfect example:
I made this bag for myself several years ago. The fabric was originally a portiére in the hall of my mother's grandmother in the early years of 1900. Later it was used as a wall hanging, and after that it was put aside and saved, in the attic of our log sauna. Several decades later my energetic big brother was clearing this attic, dumping all kinds of old stuff on a dumpster, including this curtain and another one with a different pattern. You see, he is only a man. Luckily my sister P was also present and she rescued them and some other, less historical fabric for me. The other fabric ended up in my other sister Maija's stash, and I made two bags like this of my piece. I have used the bag so much that the handles are all worn out, and I need to replace them with new fabric.
This was all from me this Thursday. Let's see who else is on Suzanne's list!