Wednesday, September 30, 2009

VTT - The Romance of Hats



Romantic postcards like this were popular in the early 1900s. These cards usually were published in series. I have another postcard from this series with the title ""Let's get together." That one shows the same man with his arms around two different girls.

Crocheted potholders in the shape of hats are more common than most shapes, but not nearly as common as dresses and panties. I think it is interesting to see the variations on the same basic idea of a broad-brimmed hat with flowers.


vintage crochet potholder hats


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25 comments:

  1. I enjoyed you bringing back a lot of memories for me. I love the card, but the crochet is my favorite.

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  2. I have never seen a potholder that looks like panties; if you have one I hope you'll share it for VTT.
    I'm having a giveaway for a Halloween bracelet. Be sure to look at it when you stop by for VTT.

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  3. I have a small collection of vintage crochet pot holders....love yours!

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  4. These are very sweet. I love your MN postcard in the upper left corner.

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  5. I don't remember ever seeing potholders shaped like hats. Yours are so cute! That postcard is great too. That man really gets around!
    Happy VTT!

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  6. Cute card and I love the crocheted pot holders! I always wanted to use them to dress my dolls when I was a child. Oh I'll be honest. I might still try it if found some!

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  7. I love this postcard. Just reminds me of a much simpler time.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  8. These are so cute, I have never seen little hats before! I love the colors

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  9. i love those old postcards, they're ssoo romantic!..as for the potholders, they're too cute!

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  10. I think the postcard text is hilarious! She has a lovely romantic hat in her hand. The hat shape works very well for a potholder.

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  11. I remember all those popular shapes for potholders. I think my Grandmothers had them.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  12. Oh my, love the hats, with the details, the bright red.

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  13. I love crochet and tend to do it in the winter cause I love to felt...and cant work with wool much in the summer :)

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  14. What charming potholders!! I'm from the days in which you could outfit your dolls straight from the dishtowel drawer---hat, dress, bloomers, little apron and all.

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  15. They look cute! I would love to join VTT, but can't really find anything that match the theme!

    Possibly I try next week :)


    My Bangkok Through My Eyes!
    You got a Posty: I want to give 15 postcards :)

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  16. My grandmother had potholders similar to those. It brings back memories I had forgotten

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  17. I love those potholders! What a neat post!

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  18. Oh I love vintage postcards too! These potholders are adorable. thanks for sharing them with us.

    Debbie

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  19. Love how your postcards and crochet items go with a theme. Really cute. Have a great Weekend and a wonderful VTT!

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  20. I love the card, but the crochet is my favorite.
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  21. I love how you find the themed post cards/pot holders!

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  22. How cute. I love crocheted pot holders. Someone took a lot of time on these. Great colors!

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