December 3, 2014

Mitten Ornaments From Vintage Lace And Fabric.... Take Two



I posted these cute little mitten Christmas ornaments three years ago, but I think they are so darn cute that they are worth another look!?  I hope you agree.

They are a great way to use torn and stained vintage linen and lace scraps 


I am always saving vintage hankies, and embroidered linen that is stained or has holes, I just can't bare to throw them out when some portion is useful


This is the perfect project to use some of those scraps


I drew a free hand pattern of a mitten 5 1/2" X 4 1/2", cut two, sewed them together and embellished


These were from old tablecloths and an antique quilt


And old hand towel, table cloth, and quilt


Hanky, hand towel, and tablecloth


I adorned these with vintage lace, buttons, flowers, and jewelry



 Great hostess gifts for the holidays.


I think I could call these "Second Hand Mittens"!


Happy Creating!


Carol

Partying with My Salvaged Treasures
Coastal Charm



33 comments:

Cheryl said...

I love these........very creative.
I have some old worn linens and may have to try this.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are so cute, Carol! Definitely worth a repost (especially since I don't think I saw them the first time around)! : )

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are adorable! Love all the pretty embellishments you added.

Createology said...

Carol everything you create has a very vintage elegant style and these are sew sweet! Sharing Joy and Jingles...

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Too adorable!

Melody Shingler said...

Oh my word, Carol!
How did you know I just, uh, "lifted" a tattered, hand-sewn quilt from my mom's? I have a bag of Grandma's lace scraps & some of Auntie's buttons -- I know what all the gals of the family are getting for their trees this year!
Thank you!

Ann said...

These are so cute. Thanks for sharing all of your creative ideas. Some of us don't have the time or creativity to come up with such amazing ideas.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Dasrling way to use those bits and pieces of pretties!
Hope the sales are going well for you at the new shop.
warmly,
deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those are just the cutest! I'm not sure about drawing the pattern but I would love to make some! I'm going to pin them! Sweet hugs, Diane

Melodee said...

these are the cutest! I love this idea and may use this for co-worker gifts....I think you have the best supply of vintage buttons ever, love that velvety one and the mustard with the jewel (buttons are my favorite!!!!)...... you always have the best ideas :)

pogonip said...

Loved them the first time around, Carol, now this time you're inspiring me to get crackin' since I just happen to have a cutter quilt and some newly freed lace!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! These are so adorable!! Your are so talented and creative!

Kathy said...

Second hand mittens - I love that! This is a great idea for the cutters and I thank you for the inspiration!

Stephanie said...

Oh, these are just the sweetest little mittens and I just love how feminine they are :)

Thank you for this beautiful idea. I am a happy new follower and fan of yours.

Enjoy your day! Hugs!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, love these little mittens. So special and such a wonderful way to use vintage treasures.
You are so creative my friend. Thanks for sharing this great idea.
Happy December!!
xo

hopeandjoyhome said...

Those are ADORABLE! I too have a hard time letting go of "rescue" linens..I sell my good ones but the rag tag ones go into a tote..ok..toteS! I have a good method to remove a lot of stains, but holes and some stains are NOT coming out. I can't bear to toss someone's handwork they labored over!

Terry Moore said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I love these cute mittens so much that I will be making some!

Susan McMenamin said...

Lovely idea! Thank you for sharing your creative endeavors.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! What a great idea! I just love those! Nancy

Cynthia said...

Carol these so gorgeous. I LOVE them!!!

Cindy

lynn said...

so sweet, carol! these would be so cute on a banner across the top of a cupboard or fireplace--love them!

Nancy said...

I just Love these and remember the first time you posted!! So wonderfully creative~ Miss you!!

Huggs, Nancy

Connie said...

These are so pretty. I can just see a tree decorated in mittens and snowflakes :)
Have a lovely weekend.
Connie :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--they are adorable!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

These are so so cute!! Love all your special and sweet touches to each one! :) Christmas Hugs, xo Holly

Marlynne said...

Adorable! Precious idea!

Susie Holler said...

These are to die for I love them such a great idea can I put my order in now? I 'll take a pair of the pink ones please seriously can I place an order for some?Susie

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I must have missed them the first time. So glad you decided to share them again... they're cute!

Becky said...

These are gorgeous!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Carol,
These are all soooo cute...love the idea you had here.

Blessings,
Linda

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Thanks for the re-post, I had put them on a must-do-list and promptly forgot after Christmas. Reminders are good!!!

Robin Johnson said...

Oh now that is the best project I've seen all day. I'm off to raid my stash to make my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbiedoos said...

Darling Carol! I can see those flying off the shelves.