Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sunbonnet Sue Towels~Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


Towels
Happy May Day! Today, I am sharing some special towels. I love Sunbonnet Sue and a few years ago I was lucky enough to find a complete set of hand embroidered flour sack towels. One for each day of the week...

Sunbonnet Sue

Sunbonnet Sue

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Sunbonnet Sue

Sunbonnet Sue

Sunbonnet Sue

Sunbonnet Sue
It seems like a very sensible schedule to follow.

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I like to hang them on the hutch in my kitchen. Thank you for taking a look at my special towels and have a wonderful weekend!


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64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! The towels are very sweet. I like that schedule too.....if only it would work for me.

Have a wonderful week-end. Love, Debbi

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love Sunbonnet Sue things too! These towels are just darling!

Thanks for hosting S&T!

Katherine

Cheryl said...

What beautiful workmanship went into those dish towels...it would be a shame to use them!

Anita said...

First of all, happy May Day to you as well!

Oh Kelli, they look wonderful - and very "vintage". And thanks for introducing me to Sunbonnet Sue, she's unknown here in Germany... ;-)

I am so glad that we have a day off and I finally have time to take part in S&T, I really missed you all!

Have a wonderful & sunny Friday!
XoX, Anita

Chari said...

Hi Kelli...

Ohhh Girl, those pretty Sunbonnet Sue towels are sweet!!! I really enjoyed looking at each day of the week!!! They are all so cute but I really love the picture on the shopping day towel!!! My Grandma, who just passed away last year, embroidered me a set of Sunbonnet Sue flour sack towels but they are a little different! They are such a treasure to me!!! Thanks so much for sharing your pretty towels!!!

Okay...I am feeling so bad! I did my post and signed up with Mr. Linky and then I noticed that you had a "click on" talking about your meme...I went there and noticed that you asked for our posts to be singular...not joined in with another meme! I did the "Flaunt Your Red" party as well! Eeeekkkss!!! I do apologize and should have read this info first! I promise that I'll do differently next time! So sorry! If you want to remove my name, I'll understand!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Kelli! Love these little Sun Bonnet Sue towels too! ;) How cute... Hey, stop by my place to enter your name in my Blog GiveAway in honor of Mother's Day. It's a lovely inspirational Elegant Fluted Teapot and matching teacup! Plus, there are other items you can enter to win. ;) ~CC Catherine

Gattina said...

The towels are real cute, but am I happy not to have lived at that time ! That was real hard word, besides going to the market which I still do, lol !

Charity said...

Very cute... they look like something out of my show and tell this week! :)

I was reading Little House in the Big Woods to my little friend earlier this week. We read the list of daily chores. It's much the same except for "Churn on Thursday." :)

Dianne said...

How great to have a complete set of these cute towels.

Mimi Sue said...

I love your towels. They remind me of my grandma's kitchen. Your card yesterday is gorgeous, as usual. Mimi

Ashley said...

Hi Kelly. I love the towels. So adorable! I just joined show and tell. I hope I did it right. I am not the most computer savvy.

Linda said...

Hi Kelli,
Have been away from Fridays, so trying to get back in the swing of things.
Your towels are darling, love the Sunbonnet Sues!
Linda Q

JanMary said...

I have never heard of Sunbonnet Sue but she certainly has a busy schedule!

Thanks for sharing.

Tina Leigh said...

I love them too. Wish life could be as simple as those, lol.

Lori said...

Oh so sweet!! I love SunBonnet Sue anything!! :)

Queen Of Her Castle said...

Hi, Kelli...What pretty towels. They remind me of a set my mother had. I don't think hers were Sunbonnet Sue, but if I remember right, she embroidered her set herself. I'm 52, so that was "back in the day".

Enjoy your weekend!

~Becky

Hootin' Anni said...

I had the same kinda thing when I was a kid....but they were hankies. AmAZing!!!

Happy Friday Kelli.
Mine's Sailors today.

Julie said...

What adorable towels. I love how you have them hanging in your kitchen. Have a wonderful Friday..Julie

hip chick said...

I love your towells. I have a pattern to make some. I even started on one...but I have yet to finish. Yours are so sweet.

grammie25 said...

Hi Kelli,
As usual you have the most lovely items to show.
When did Sun Bonnet Sue have time to go get her nails and hair done.
lol
Karen

Deborah said...

They are so cute! I have a very similar set that my mother-in-love made for me. I love that you have a spot to hang them on your hutch. Mine currently reside safely in a drawer, but no one can enjoy them there.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs.T said...

How lovely! What a find, Kelli!

I have made a set similar to these for my daughter-in-law, and 2 other sets for my daughters. I know that my one daughter actually does use her set... and they are wearing very well.

Thanks for sharing.. and hosting!

God bless,
Mrs.T

Love Bears All Things said...

You were lucky indeed to find this set. I like where you are displaying them.
Mama Bear

rohanknitter said...

Those are so adorable - what a great find!

KBeau said...

Love the towels. They are so "vintage."

Heather said...

wow those towels are awesome. i love them! what a great find.

Laura Spilde said...

Those are so lovely. If only life flowed easily like that..... I hope one day to have that simple routine.

Pen Pen said...

Love the towels. What a great find! I keep buying embroidery transfers with the good intention of making a set similar to that one day.

Linda C said...

Kelli, I love these towels! The homemaker's schedule reminds of my mom's weekly schedule. Monday was always wash day!

Thanks for sharing these and for hosting show and tell Friday!

Happy May Day:)
Linda C

Bri Schaaf said...

Oh Kelli, I love those towels! My grandmother has a very similar set! What fun!
Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

The towels are great, you must of been cheering when you found them...good for you.

Love the blog,
Have a wonderful weekend,

Jadehollow said...

They are all precious Kelli. My grandmother had so many things with Sunbonnet Sue on them .. She even had an apron made of flour sack with her embroidered on it. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

marty39 said...

LOVE the towels. I remember when my mom had these wonderfully embroidered towels and used them every day. Your towels are all precious and I do agree, the schedule sounds good to me. Hugs, Marty

Bethany Hudson said...

Oh, I love them! I still actually somewhat keep the homemaking "schedule" on these, with a few contemporary alterations.
~Bethany

Mrs. U said...

These are SO pretty!! They make me happy just looking at them!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Arlene Grimm said...

The towels remind me of the old nursery rhyme, here we go round the Mulberry Bush. They are too cute.

Barbara H. said...

Those are so cute!

Happy @ Home said...

I love days of the week towels and yours are darling. Looks very cute where you have it displayed too.

French Cupboard said...

Ooo.. I'm so glad to have found your show & tell! Thank you for hosting for us.

I have a Sunbonnet Sue tablecloth that my aunt gave me several years ago. She passed away and I have so few physical reminders of her. I'm glad to have my Sunbonnet Sue.

Blessings... Polly

lady m's lavender cottage said...

The towels are beautiful :)

Thank you kelli, for sharing them with us.

I just think the Sunbonnet Sue is absolutely precious!

Lady M

Janice said...

These are cute - too nice to use.

Carrie said...

Your Sunbonnet Sue towels are very lovely.

STITCHINPRIM said...

OH I LOVE THE PILLOW CASES WITH SUCH BEAUTIFUL EMBROIRDERY ON THEM.. I HAVE SOME I WAS PLANNING TO SEND TO MY DAUGHTER , WHO IS EXPANDING THEIR PRIMITIVE SHOPPE..
HOPE YOU LIKE MY CHICKEN BLOG TODAY FOR SHWO-N-TELL FRIDAY.
BLESSINGS,
MAURINE

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love these towels! So cute!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the towels! How wonderful! I love seeing the one on your Hoosier cabinet. Are those doors folding back door? If so how do you like them? I want some, but Hubby and his friends say they come off the track. In my brick home in the city we had them and The girls closets did come off track. I want to add them to close off my parlor and dining room. Just wondering how you like them and if they are holding up.

Lady Katherine said...

Kelli, what is a French Press Coffee Maker? Hubby wants to grind his own coffee, here at home not in the grocery, but do not know where to start.

My Journey said...

Hi! I'm back on line and FINALLY updated my blog! I was stopping by to say hi and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Carolina

shopannies said...

have had lots of fun visiting and I love the sun bonnet sue tea towels

glorv1 said...

I love those towels. Awesome. Have a great weekend.

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Oh. my. goodness!!! Those towels are the sweetest things I've seen in a long, long time! Honestly, I'm absolutely starry-eyed over them. :) So darling!!

moreofhim said...

How cute!! I love old linens and collect them, too. Thanks for sharing the pictures of yours - too adorable!

God bless you - Julie

Connie said...

7 of us sisters just had a reunion and we were talking about the 'days of the week' dish towels Mom crocheted, and we finally remembered what we were to do each day. Fun to see them again!

Elena said...

A lovely vintage style - the towels are cute & pretty.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how sweet and to find them done by hand. Thanks for sharing.
Have a blessed Sat. Looking forward to see what your doing in the yard.
Smiles,
Sherry

Barb said...

Kelli,
thanks for coming by. Alas, our Joanne's does not have that same punch, and i like it the best of all I've seen.

The garden/flower post i wrote this morning is still growing in my head. so many thoughts about types of flowers we are. May do another on it if lead.

So appreciate all your time in putting these fun special days together for us.

Blessings and have a great weekend.

Barbara Jean

PEA said...

Those towels are so delightful!! They were meant for you to have:-) I thought of you last Sunday at the auction because there was a quilt there up for bids with...Sunbonnet Sue on it!! xoxo

Merrie said...

I love seeing your embroidered tee towels. I blogged about days of the week tee towels a few weeks ago. It's one of my hobbies- embroidering tee towels.

Sharri said...

They are too adorable.
And, that's a great schedule!

The Brickhouse said...

Love your blog!
~~Patti~~

Zebu said...

Kellie,

I love those towels! I think I've mentioned before on here that I have several sets given to me by my gramma's. It's hard to use them. I do have some saved away in my cedar chest.

nancy said...

these are awesome. I love the hanger for the one on your hutch. Looks like a doorknob?
When I was a young girl, I made a set of these little towels for my mother's kitchen, but it was "Be an angel...wash on Monday", etc. and the little pictures were of angels. I think they probably wore completely out.

Miri said...

Wonderful towels...you're very lucky to have a whole set!

crystal said...

The towels are beautiful! I love Sunbonnet Sue! I have always wanted to make a quilt with it, but dont quiet have the time right now.

Blessings
Crystal

Grandma Labrum said...

I just came upon your blog and I love it! These dishtowels brought back so many memories. I embroideried a set of my own when I was a teenager. I love your decorating ideas. You will see me here often.