Vintage Calendar Totes

It all started a coupla years ago when I was in St. V's and spied this vintage fabric calendar. I have some friends in Australia and thought I could make something with it.

Well, it certainly sparked an interest in me because I started seeing more beautiful vintage linen calendars and began collecting them. I had no idea what I was going to do all of them, but I couldn't let them go for just a quarter.

I discovered the calendars made before 1980 are printed on linen and everything after 1980 is cotton. But, that's okay. Some of them are pretty cute. I think my stash is now at about fifteen.

These certainly aren't bags that are going to make a fashion statement of any sort, but I think they'd be cute for the market or as a book bag. Really now, how can you not smile at this? 1972!!

Yes, I plan on having a good day today. WHY? 'Cause I get to see our new puppy! We first thought we were going to get a boy. There were three boys and one girl in the litter. The owner was going to keep the girl because she wanted to breed her in the future. I was a bit bummed because I had my heart set on a girl, but yesterday she called and said she couldn't raise it right now because she was moving to a smaller house and wanted to know if we'd co-own it with her so she'd be able to breed the sweet girl in the future. Of course I said YES!!!

Her eyes are now open and she'll be ready to come home with us after Thanksgiving. I've already got a name picked out for her but you'll have to wait to find out what it is. I'm making doggy announcements and will post her picture here when she's finally home.

Oh, and I forgot to tell you! There's a Bloggy Giveaway Carnival going on this week. Tons of people are giving away all sorts of treats. They're in the hundreds now. Go on over to Bloggy Giveaways to find out how you can enter to win!


Junie Moon said...

I love your calendar totes--they are fabulous. I think they'd make good birthday gifts for someone's birth year, too.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am liking your totes! Perfect for a trip to the grocery!

And we see a sneak peek pic of her??? Please??

Esther Sunday said...

The totes are to die for!!!! You are so clever! Can't wait to see the addition to the family. Thanks again for all my lovelies you sent! Gonna be proudly displaying them soon, so stay tuned! Thinking of you, Esther

est said...

the tote are so lovely!! good job you did with them :)

feli said...

I collect Vintage Tea Towels too and I made those into bags a while back too. :*)

But I just sew the two sides together and sewn a lining inside so you have one side with the right side up and the other side which is upside down. LOL

Scribbit said...

I'd never seen vintage calendars like that before, I'll have to see where I can find them because I love the totes.