“I grew up hearing stories about living during The Great Depression and listening to the music of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. My dad collected many vintage and antique items through the years. Some of them were pieces woven into our family history, and I enjoyed hearing the family stories behind them. Those items are not for sale, but those stories were both enlightening and entertaining. They helped cultivate the appreciation for the history behind each vintage piece.
My mother and both of my grandmothers were accomplished seamstresses. I think they were re-purposing and up-cycling in their day more out of necessity than a choice of style. Many of the vintage fabrics that are being used for our pillow covers have come from the abundant fabric supply I inherited from them. We carry on the family tradition of skillfully hand-crafting items with love. Each handmade item has its own story. Much thought and time has been given to each piece.”
11 thoughts on “An Interview with Mrs. A.”
- JD at ThirdShiftVintage.com| October 9, 2016 at 7:06PM
I’ve enjoyed getting to know you Mrs. A! Thanks for taking the time for your interview on the Vesties team blog. It’s great to have you on our team!
- Mrs. A.| October 9, 2016 at 11:34PM
Thank you, JD!!
- Betty Powell| October 10, 2016 at 7:21AM
Hi, Mrs. A ~ It’s nice to learn about you and your love of vintage goodies. Nice looking banner, too.
- Mrs. A.| October 10, 2016 at 7:57AM
Thank you. So glad you like the banner.
- Joanne| October 10, 2016 at 8:35PM
- Mrs. A.| October 10, 2016 at 9:02PM
Thank you, Joanne. Do come back often!
- Molly| October 11, 2016 at 9:52AM
Thats so cool that you are able to do something your grandmother’s passed on to you and that you can use some of their stash:)
- Mrs. A.| October 11, 2016 at 10:58AM
Molly, sometimes just looking at the material makes me smile. I can see a particular fabric in my collection and readily identify which grandma purchased it. The fabric has their style written all over it.
- Jas @All that's Jas| November 2, 2016 at 5:56PM
Your blog is filled with nostalgia. I imagine you have many great stories to share with your grandchildren. They are lucky to hear them!
- Mrs. A.| November 2, 2016 at 11:07PM
I am blessed to be very close to my grandchildren. They love to hear my stories. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jas.
- Laurie Iosue| March 27, 2017 at 3:52PM
Hi Mrs. A! I just signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward to reading your posts, new and old!
Laurie @ Cactus Wren Vintage