Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pretty Crocheted Hearts



 Some of my readers asked about the basket full of crocheted hearts 
in the background of my last post photos.
(I did a post about these a couple of years ago, but it's time to do another.)


These pretty hearts were originally used as pincushions or drawer sachets. 
The largest was probably a decorative pillow on a bed.
Some are in good condition and still have their satin ribbon.
 Others are rather old and tattered looking.
But I love them all.


A few were found at estate sales stuck full of hundreds of  pins and needles.
 And I pulled every single one out. 
Let's just say it was a good thing I was up to date on my tetanus shot.


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I'm linking to:
A Favorite Thing at Mockingbird Hill Cottage.

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Update:
I did not make the hearts in my collection.  However, I do have a pattern for 
crocheted pineapple hearts from an old issue of Annie's Crochet Newsletter.


41 comments:

  1. They are lovely. Your photo collage is just beautiful.

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  2. I have never seen those but what lovely old keepsakes. I love them for Valentines.

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  3. I adore those - adore adore adore them - and I just missed one on ebay and it went for 2.50. I simply forgot, drat!

    But I still love yours - and I have some, but not as many. I'll be looking for more as time goes by.

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  4. Sorry about all those pins.......but, oh so worth the pin pricks! Your collection is so incredibly sweet. I love all the soft, colorful ribbons.
    The perfect Valentine!,
    Hugs,
    Carolynn. xxx

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  5. Very pretty! Love things crocheted with string, doubt I'll ever have the patience, but I love it:@)

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  6. They are an unusual thing to collect. They look great in the basket. Is there anything that you don't collect. hee hee

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  7. Good Afternoon to you, I am sorry, but I could not find your name. I love the crocheted hearts, they are very interesting. I love sewing, but have never come across anything like this before. I look forward to your tutorial. I have found your lovely blog from Claudia's Favourite Thing and I am so glad I have. I have become your newest follower and I am sending you best wishes from England, Regards, Daphne

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  8. Oh the things we will do to rescue our treasures :).
    They are all so pretty and look really nice displayed together in the basket.

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  9. The hearts are beautiful. I love the collage you made showing each pretty heart. I haven't run across any of these yet, but will certainly keep my eyes open. Great collection!

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  10. I've seen hearts like this before - but how striking they are in a collection like yours! I love the way you display them.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  11. They are so pretty....you did a great job on those!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  12. These are lovely. I don't remember seeing them in all my antique store poking, but will keep an eye out. Have a sweet week!

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  13. These are SO pretty! And so detailed!

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  14. Such pretty hearts.
    Great for Valentine's Day!

    M :)

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  15. Yes, those hearts belong together in a collection. Very sweet.

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  16. Those are beautiful and make a lovely collection.

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  17. Oh kindred spirit...yet another one! I love these too. You have a find collection.
    Cute way to enjoy them.
    Love ya,
    Linda

    PS...your MT Hood is so beautiful right now with all the snow!

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  18. Love your collection of pretty hearts! I love all things crocheted!
    I'm your newest follower. Thanks for visiting.
    hugs,
    Lisa

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  19. These are so beautiful!! Love all the pretty colors and that sweet crochet!! xo Heather

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  20. What a lovely collections of hearts :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  21. So super lovely..absolutely gorgeous and charming..hearts are so very special and symbolic..beautiful !!
    Victoria

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  22. That is funny, about the pins and tetanus shot.

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  23. Oh my these hearts are lovely!!! Love the sweet colours. xo

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  24. Beautiful keepsakes. Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. They are all so pretty - what a lovely collection

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  26. OMG .What a fabulous collection... They're such a fond memory of days gone by ... What an exciting kalidescopeof colours... pretty>pretty> pretty...Thank You for sharing ....Hugs

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  27. What a gorgeous collection of hearts, erach one is lovely and sweet! So romantic and reminds me of times long gone. Thank you for dropping by, you made my day. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  28. Love your hearts! What a beautiful collection! Thanks for visiting me!

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  29. Oh my, they are so lovely! What a treasure to find. I've never seen other pin cushions like them! Thanks for sharing. XO Helena

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  30. Oh, as I was reading your post I was wondering about making them and there you go and read my mind! Thanks for the pattern and the great post!

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  31. O MY GOSH I OWN ONLY ONE OF THESE AND I HAVE HAD IT FOR YEARS I CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER WHERE I FOUND IT AT...IT'S PINK AND WHITE...I'M TRULY HOPING THAT I CAN UNDERSTAND THE PATTERN DIRECTIONS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING IT. YOUR COLLECTION IS JUST BEAUTIFUL WITH LOVE JANICE

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  32. These are so special and unique! I love them!

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  33. Wow, they are amazing! I've never seen anything like these before, and to see so many en masse is a real feast for the eyes!
    Thanks for sharing, they are so pretty.
    Gill xx

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  34. These are just beautiful. I've never seen anything like them. Thanks for the pattern, too.

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  35. I'm back again - still love those pincushions and after I first read this post I searched online and found a couple free patterns - there were more patterns to buy, but I figured until I got the one made that I found, I would wait to buy any patterns - just in case. They surely shouldn't take very long - maybe I'll make them in different colors. Thanks again.

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  36. The crocheted hearts are beautiful, Gayle! You have such pretty ideas as to how to display your things! My grandmother loved to crochet the fine work with thread, as opposed to the yarn that I use. I love the delicate look of everything that is done with crochet thread. I have several scarves that Grandma crocheted...a bit of the past that I can tangibly hold in my hands! :-)

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  37. We were both featured at Mockingbird Hill Cottage - I have one of these hearts that my Mom made - it's a newer one but I know there is also an older one around - they look very pretty - I really should take mine out for Valentine's Day!

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  38. Love the vintage crocheted hearts, I have seen those my entire life in someone homes, usually an older person who could crochet. they look so good all together

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  39. I love making heart sachets. Your basket of hearts is darling.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies