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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Childhood loop potholders


This is a classic childhood toy, I know I had one way back when (way, WAY back when) and my kids did too. My youngest daughter really went to town with hers and made everyone in the family some fancy, shmancy pot holders.




I never used my set but kept them put away for years. My youngest is now 24 years old (how in the world did that HAPPEN?) and I found these when I de cluttered the kitchen drawers. So of course I had to do something with them and display them in my newly RED kitchen because they matched so perfectly.




Luckily, I had this black and red matte and black frame from a thrift store trip and even tho the matte is wider on one side than the other, I knew it was perfect for this little project. I like it. I like it alot!



And just to give the weaver her due, I posted a little label for all to see. It is such a cheery piece that has really given that narrow bit of wall space a good brightening up. And as you can see....





The colors are perfect for my red kitchen! The red with dark distressing kindly covers up a multitude of cabinet sins and the color really pops. It's just as bright and cheery as Katy's potholders, and we'll keep it this way for awhile.

I'm linking up to the fun blog parties listed on my sidebar, including a couple of new ones. Please come visit and see all the cool projects. I'm sure you'll be inspired!



54 comments:

  1. These are great - my mom still uses the ones I made for her when I was a kid!

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  2. I used to make those and sell them to my parents friends for $1! I love that you still have them and added them to your decor!

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  3. Beautifully charming. You have so many lovely treasures..I love your creative essence...I love the previsou post as well..and saw your santas on the other blog..you are super talented..lovely!!
    Have a sparkling day and thanks for your lovely comments!

    Kiki~

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  4. Great idea! Wow you have a great blog! I'm so glad I signed up to follow you! Thanks for the comment on my candle making post.

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  5. What a great idea and it looks so good and I am sure it made Katy so happy to see them displayed and still in mint condition....Christine

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  6. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love the way those potholders look in that frame! I loved making those as a kid, and my Mom just recently gave me my old potholder maker, with a ton of those thingies to make lots more!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  7. Oh my, what a great post! I love that you framed your daughter's potholders! What memories those bring back. :-) Also, your cabinets are quite unusual, but so,so lovely. I don't believe I have ever that technique. I really like it. Thanks so much for sharing~
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  8. OH my goodness these are darling and the frame is perfect!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  9. What a truly wonderful idea to frame the pot holders--I absolutely love how it turned out!! Makes me kindof want one of those kits. It looks like fun, however I wonder if the pot holders really work?

    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

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  10. in 10 years I will take my daughters potholder she made me and do the same...By then she will be about 25...well you really gave me inspiration to show off the little piece of art... Katy did an awesome job...you have to have nimble fingers to do all those...Mica/The Child's Paper

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  11. Ps. I just ordered something from your etsy shop. Let me know if there are any problems. Pay Pal said it wnt through. Kim from

    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

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  12. My goodness...as I was going through my linen closet yesterday my little girl's fell out. I had forgotten all about it ~ thank you for the idea to showcase it. She is 20 (soon to be 21) and I think it is about time I framed it!

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  13. I remember making pot holders with that gadget when I was a kid. I love seeing the ones your daughter made! They look so precious in that frame. What a wonderful reminder of your baby girl. The cutest thing I have seen all day!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  14. I love the idea of framing those little potholders. I know I have some stashed away-I'll have to find them. Also loving your kitchen,all the jars-really cute and functional.
    Leslie

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  15. Ann the framed pot holders are so pretty! I remember these wonderful little kits too.
    I have been enjoying your blog and I loved the post of your husbands skill at welding. i love your beautiful arbor that he has made for you.
    hugs

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  16. Oh I love this post! So evocative - I loved making those potholders as a child. What a great idea to frame your daughters, so precious.

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  17. Oh I just love your clever way you framed a special memory! I pick those type potholders up all the time at estate sales. I'll have to see if i can do something clever with mine like that!! Thanks I love your red kitchen!! XO Fran.

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  18. Very nice ! Great way to capture a memory ! Great Rednesday Post !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  19. wow, that is a great vase you did! love you DIYs, am now your follower...thanks for dropping by, have a great day..verbena cottage

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  20. love it,, and didnt even notice the matte until you said something about it.. my mamaw had one of those that us kids played with but I never really figured it out. I love all the jars lined up on your countertop,, are they pickle jars? Curious because I have a ton of them saved and just this past weekend spray painted and distressed the tops and now im using them for tea, rice and spaghetti with plans to use more of them soon.

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  21. How Fun ~ I remember making those, Love the Displayed Frame..... The Perfect touch!

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  22. Oh I remember making those! They look so cute displayed all together in that frame with the makers name no less! What a great idea! Thanks for your nice comments on my baker rack and I like yours too that I see in your mosaic. Looks fabulous with the sun shining throught the blue.

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  23. i too had one of those pot holder things :) hahaha, too funny!

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  24. What a perfect thing to do with them! It gives them such significance!

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  25. Oh I adore this. Such memories.

    I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a darling French tote.

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  26. I love your potholders framed. What a creative idea. You commented on my granddaughter's blog, and I couldn't help but come and look! Blessings.

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  27. Those are so adorable! I used to make them when I was little. :) My teachers all got those potholders as gifts from me.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I think I might try taking the sandpaper to the garbage can, just to vintage it up a little bit. :)

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  28. Thank so much for stopping by the party and leaving me such nice comments!

    I used to make these potholders all the time when I was a kid - LOVE this project!

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  29. That is the cutest thing! I loved making these as a child. How great would a child feel and how proud if their parent made art out of their creation? Love this idea!

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  30. I hopped over here from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. :) My dad still has the ones I made for him as a child too! Such fun memories!!

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  31. How cute...I had one when I was little too...my mom and everyone else I knew had a pot holder! :o)

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  32. I love the way you framed these. I remember making them as a child - great memories!

    I gave you an award on my blog:
    http://mintnclandycreate.blogspot.com

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  33. Ann -

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    What a great idea you have here - I know for a fact that my Mom still has a few of these in her kitchen drawers back from when I was a kid!

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  34. I remember making these when I was a child!! They look so cute displayed like this!!

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  35. Oh My Goodness - They are STUNNING FRAMED! LOVE them! What a fbaulou sidea and they look gorgeous in your kitchen! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  36. Oh how I remember the dozens my sister and I made as children... sweet idea to frame them in your wonderful kitchen...
    Thanks so much for your visit today!
    Sandy

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  37. I would have never thought to display them in such a cute way! You have a really good eye. That would probably be one of the first things to catch my eye, walking in your kitchen. I can't wait to frame precious things like that that my son makes me. When he's older, of course!

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  38. I used to love to make these with my grandchildren. They really felt like they had accomplished a worthwhile craft project :o)

    Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie. You mentioned making something and putting a weiner dog on it. I have a cute weiner dog SVG if you would like to have it. Just let me know and I will email it to you.

    Diane

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  39. Those are so cute framed like that! What a fun idea.

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  40. I remember making those and I know my son will actually like to do that. Yeah, now I have a project for a rainy day this summer.

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  41. I love the way you are displaying such a sweet reminder of what your daughter made just for you. Blessings, Vicky

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  42. cute little pot holders!
    I think I still have my loom from when I was a girl. I'm waiting for my grand-daughter to get big enough and we're gonna get busy.
    Great that you still have these your daughter made for you- love them framed.

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  43. Hi, This is my first time to your wonderful blog and I just love it! I am a red finatic and when I saw this post , I just had to giggle...I remember trying to do this as a child...too busy to sit long enough....but I think I would like to try again! :) I have the same idea with the frame for a wonderful birthday card given to my brother back in the early 50's....now I am for sure going to go with that thought! Thanks and please come by and say hello! Sandy @ 521lakestreet-sandy.blogspot.com :)

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  44. That is such a good idea! I'll have to dig mine out, too. And they do match perfectly with your kitchen.

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  45. That is awesome! I love the vase the post before. That is such a cool thing. I have tons of glass vases that I didn't know what to do with!

    Melissa

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  46. Oh, what a cute idea. I am going to have to dig out the ones that my children made and frame them up like you did. Awesome, idea! Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my; "Let's Address this Head On, address number flower pots! I hope you get to stop by for a visit to see my Sunday Favorites; The Romance of "PINK"!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  47. I love the warmth behind art like this! What a wonderful idea!

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  48. What a great idea! I love decorations with meaning!

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  49. i made soooo many of those as a kid! i love that you saved them and used them in a special way. i hope those kits are still around for my future kiddos!

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  50. I really love this, on many levels. I love that you gave these special keepsakes a place of honor, and I love how you display them (along with the tag), and I love that they match your kitchen (oh, LOVE the red shelves with white dishes, by the way), and I think they make a pretty and modern piece of art. Nice!

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  51. I remember making those...love how they're displayed :)

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  52. I loved the idea of framing the pot holders! Thanks for stopping by my blog, MAY DAYS.
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  53. I absolutely love this with the potholders framed! Great great idea!
    http://crystalscreations-stillwatersgallery.blogspot.com

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