March 19, 2013

January 1, 2010 Feedsack Friday – Toyland

Filed under: ◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 3:36 pm

Lots of kids got lots of toys from Santa this Christmas. And lots of us are still kids in many ways, and we all love our toys. Here are some feedsacks covered with a selection of little toys:

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Three color variations on the same toys, and then some larger toys, too:
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toys feedsacktoys feedsack OK, everybody play nice – there are plenty of toys to share – and we’ll see you all back here soon for another edition of Feedsack Friday.

Happy New Year!! And don’t miss the feedsacks we’re currently offering on eBay!

December 18, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Before Christmas

Filed under: ◦Country Living,◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 3:28 pm

‘Tis the week before Christmas, and all through the room, I’m looking for feedsacks to brighten the gloom…

Seems we’re about to have our first big snowstorm of the winter, and with temperatures due to stay below freezing, it may be a white Christmas for us this year. There aren’t too many feedsacks that have a Christmas theme, but we did find a few. First are these two featuring candy canes, one in the traditional red and green, the other in an unusual colorway:
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That’s all we were able to find in our feedsack stash that showed a specifically Christmas theme in an overall print – but we do have one other Christmas sack from the Chase Bag Co., printed on a larger scale with scattered Santas, candy canes, presents and trees, along with the company logo. I can imagine a stack of these filled with feed at the local mill, lending an air of festivity to an otherwise workaday scene:

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I’m not sure we’ll do Feedsack Friday next week on Christmas day, but hopefully we’ll still have a few other holiday-oriented postings. Happy holidays, everyone!

December 11, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Solidarity

Filed under: Vintage, rickrack.com, Fabrics, Feedsack Friday — Bill @ 4:31 pm

Quilters and others often look for fabrics in solid colors to offset or contrast with print fabrics, and for some reason solid colored feedsacks seem to be among the scarcest. We don’t find them in the same bright colors of the printed sacks; for instance, I have yet to see one in that bright lime green, nor in vivid red. Mostly what we see are subtle shades, pastels and the like. In fact, the very subltlety of the colors makes it difficult for us to post a true representation of the color on our site. We’ve been sold out of solids for a while, but here are some we’ve come across that we’re adding to our stock.
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This time we found no yellows, nor pinks – but we have seen them before, along with others…
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Of course, there are many, many more. One thing we’ve also found is that some folks home-dyed plain white sacks to use for their projects, but I believe that all of these were factory colors. I do have one in apricot, and one in green, with lettering from the label still on them.

March 18, 2013

November 27, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Doin’ Dishes

Filed under: ◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦rickrack.com,◦Vintage — sharon @ 11:48 pm
Filed under: Vintage, rickrack.com, Fabrics, Feedsack Friday — Bill @ 10:44 am

After the big feast of yesterday, there were a lot of dishes to clean up. Many of us have used dishtowels made of feedsack over the years, but this week we’ll feature feedsacks with dishes, cups, saucers, plates, etc. printed right on them.

But before we get to that, by way of being thankful ourselves for everything that we have, I want to announce our Feed America feedsack give back. For every feedsack that we sell here at Sharon’s between now and Christmas day, we will donate $1.00 to Feeding America, the network of food banks that helps so much to feed the hungry people of our country. The need is greater this year than ever, and I hope we’ll be able to contribute a lot.

Many of the dishes printed on feedsacks appear to be more decorative than utilitarian, but then who wants to look at dull dishes, pots & pans?

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While some are shown set on a table, others are apparently on display.

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And some are clearly more appropriate for just beverages, rather than a whole meal.

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dishes sackdishes sack That’s our selection for this week, now that all the dishes are washed, dried and put away we’ll just be thinking about getting ready for the next feast. And we hope you’ll think, when you think of feedsacks, about feeding those who are less fortunate. Make a donation that matters to your local food bank, soup kitchen or shelter.

 

November 13, 2009 Fishy Feedsack Friday

Filed under: ◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 11:42 pm

Sharon grew up Catholic, so Friday meant fish. One day, you could be cast into Hell for eating meat, then suddenly it’s ok. This Friday we’re featuring fish on feedsacks – you’ll see that most of them are rather tropical looking. We’ve had the one in the center, with the surfers and spear-fishermen in several colorways.
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I especially like that one with the seahorses; had it once ten years ago and haven’t seen it since.

fish sack Finally, though we have a number of sacks featuring various types of fish, we’ve seen only this one that concentrates on the subject of traditional fishing, in a somewhat abstract and design-y way. Which makes this another of our favorites – you might say we fell for it hook, line and sinker.

Fisherman’s luck on Friday the 13th? Maybe… but join us next week when hopefully we’ll be back on dry land for another Feedsack Friday.

November 6, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Framed

Filed under: ◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 11:40 pm

We’ve always thought that some feedsacks were pretty enough to frame as art, but today we’re featuring feedsacks that actually have framed vignettes, pictures or figures as part of their design. Here are three variations on a fruit theme; I have to say that the yellow bananas are considerably more appetizing than the pink or blue!
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These framed tropical scenes might also be the view from the windows of a tiki hut; we also have floral still life pictures on pink walls, and oval cameo portraits.
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That’s all we have today, see you next Feedsack Friday!

October 30, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Halloween

Filed under: ◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 11:38 pm

Tomorrow is Halloween, so I guess today is Halloween ee’n….. also the day before our 14th anniversary. For Halloween, I’d love to show feedsacks with jack o’lanterns, ghosts, goblins and witches, but I don’t know of any – nary even a black cat! So barring those, I’ve chosen some sacks in some of the scarcest colors in feedsacks – orange and black.
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Orange occurs rather more frequently in floral and other patterns, but as a background or predominant color, is hard to find. Even less common, though, and perhaps more useful in quilting and other design work, is the black background – so again we’ve also settled for sacks where black is at least the dominant color.
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Have a happy Halloween, everyone!

October 23, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Jack Frost

Filed under: ◦Country Living,◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 7:09 pm

We’ve had our first frost here now, the outdoor growing season is at an end. Luckily for those of us who love feedsacks, we’re able to carry our flowers around with us on our fabrics! One other way to keep our flowers and plants past the frost is to have them in portable pots and planters, and these, too, are represented on feedsacks. Here’s an assortment of potted plants:
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Potted plants seem to turn up with a lot of other kitchen items on feedsacks as well – I could have included the first two in last week’s post about aprons, since they depict little aprons in their scene…
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We’ll probably see a few of these again if we do Feedsack Friday with other kitchen themes, but we thought we’d better get those plants in out of the cold.

October 16, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Aprons

Filed under: ◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦rickrack.com,◦Vintage — sharon @ 7:04 pm

Today we got the November issue of Country Living Magazine in the mail – and there’s a feature article on aprons. One of the aprons shown is this one:
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Made from feedsack, this one’s featured as an example of 1930’s style aprons. Aprons were one of the many popular uses for feedsacks, and there were certainly many of them made. Here’s a selection of some of our favorites:
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We think that feedsack probably accounts for a third of the bib aprons we see around here, fewer of the shorties.

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There are always a few available on our site: Sharon’s Vintage Aprons

October 9, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Autumn Leaves

Filed under: ◦Country Living,◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 7:02 pm

Missed last week again, but we’re back this week with another edition of Feedsack Friday. This week’s topic is Autumn Leaves. Many, many feedsacks have flowers with leaves, trees with leaves, etc., but we’re featuring sacks this week with just leaves, no flowers or other objects. You’ll find that the color scheme is far more varied than what Mother Nature offers us in the annual north to south redecorating of our woodlands. Here are several colorways each of some feedsacks with smaller leaves:
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These leaves are a bit larger, and seem to have picked up some spots.

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