I’m back! Isn’t it grey here? We’ve been wearing t-shirts and sandals, drinking wine/beer and eating freshly caught grilled sardines/sea bream/bass with salad and new potatoes outside in sun-filled squares in Lisbon. It feels like I’ve been dropped straight back into a wad of cold grey cotton wool.
But I’ve had another great haul of crochet magazines (with a few cross stitch and embroidery mags thrown in for good measure) sent to me by a friend whose Mum is still having a major sort out. There are some classic pictures that I just have to show you.
It’s just occurred to me that I should do some Googling to see if Crochet Monthly still exists.
How are you? What are your days like at the moment?
Blimey a fag with every crochet mat? Is it traditional for crocheters to be on 40 a day?
Sounds a great trip. I am envious. :-)
Great haul of magazines too. Quite a few crochet items using pineapples.
When I was a child in the fifties and sixties, houses were like that. We had crochet antimacassars with a dragon design and dressing table sets in every bedroom plus a pineapple design mat under the fruit bowl in the dinning room. Oh yes! and crochet drink mats, and a runner on the trolley. And my mum had made most of them herself. Later there were bedspreads and I still have mine.
Pineapples were historically used as a sign of hospitality, you can still see them on the tops of grand old pairs of gate posts and over roofs and on staircases. It’s interesting that they were incorporated into crochet decorations too.
Ooh you’re so lucky! I think I may go and raid ebay now…I’m jealous!
Oh endless hours of fun looking through these. And how attitudes have changed! They must have done their photo shoots in a furniture showroom…. Might account for why there is absolutely nothing in the cupboard!?
That’s not the only thing, look again…
maybe two photos in one?? the furniture to the right is “wrong” lol….i love vintage!!
No one’s got it yet….
Yep – I am madly jealous too.