I think I may have shown you this nice appliqued wall hanging when I found it at a thrift store.
Honestly, I don't remember whether I did or not, but I came across it again last week, tucked away in a drawer.
I thought it was cool, and I had wondered back when I first found it what "The Artful Artichoke" was all about?
Or maybe the person who made it just loved artichokes (like I do!)?
So pretty; I love all the green calico fabrics they chose:
And what do you suppose I found?
Neato. The book I bought about applique is from 1974. So my artichoke wall hanging may very well have been made back in the 70's.
This kind of stuff keeps happening to me; I have written about it before.
I'll find some neat vintage item at a thrift store or someplace, and then later I will find it in a book, or a magazine, or an old ad - you get the idea.
After all, if you are as obsessed as I seem to be lately with all things 60's and 70's, it stands to reason that you would keep coming across things in this way, as long as you keep picking up books and magazines from the same era as the items you are collecting!
I get a major kick out of it, each and EVERY time.
In fact, I get downright excited about it!
And that's why I write about it here on my blog.