Thursday, September 29, 2011

FABBY: My Crochet Heirlooms

I always wanted to see all my crochet treasures together, specially the ones that were crocheted by my grandmother Stella whom I loved so much, she was a real treasure to me to start with, I was her first grandkid, however, she was close to me as I am also the only daughter, of  her only daughter, my mother... therefore, she saw a lot of me since I was a little girl.  My grandmother used to go to NY for long visits, two years at a time and for many occasions.  I met my hubby on one trip to Ecuador I made with her when I was 19, we got married 4 years after.  When I started my life here, in Ecuador,  we were so very close too, for a while she was my 2 daughters only grand, my  parents lived in NY until 1987 when they came and retired here.  My grandmother died in 1998 at the young age of 94, having  wonderful health all her life, God blessed her.  Love you grandma!

 This crochet, king size beadspread, was made by my grandmother for us, 30 years ago, along with the two pillows to match.
 Don't you just love it?  I displayed all my family heirlooms on my formal dinner table which is quite large.

 These doilies were also made by my grandmother Stella, along with the cream color runner.
 The cream color runner my grand made with such pretty rose design.
 A close up of her beautiful work on this big round doily.
 The tablecloth my mother crocheted for me, I guess she inherited her mother's talent...I didn't, LOL!
 My mother also kneated a matching long runner for the buffet and another  for the large dinner table, along with a tray mat and a bread basket doily in the same pattern, it's a complete set!
 Mother crocheted the tobacco color large runner (bellow) for the dinner table and buffet.
 This runner is my very favorite, I just love mother's finest work on it, don't you?
 A better close up of the gorgeous runner mother made.

 My mother also made me for one of my "many" birthday's 8 doilies for the use on chargers, so the dinner plates don't scratch the fine chargers.   The other pic I shot of  12 doilies she also made for my chargers came out white, so I didn't replace it.
 This tablecloth was inherited by my Mil , it was made for her mother's hope chest, so who knows how old, or an antique it is!  Later, it was passed on to us after my mil died almost 3 years ago. 
 This stunning crochet tablecloth was my mil's, we also inherited upon her death.  My mil didn't crochet, she had it made around 40 years ago.
 A closer shot of the magnificent work some lady did by hand so many years past.
   Hope you like my treasures from my grandmother Stella, my mother, my hubby's grandmother and his mother.  I might add that my two daughters have mother's crochet tablecloths each, along with  doilys for their chargers.  Thank you all in advance for your very appreciated and lovely visits.  Hope you have a great start of a new weekend.
    I'll also be at some linky parties, where I always enjoy and have so much fun!  Thank you gracious hostesses for having me.             Lots of love,     FABBY

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  1. Fabby, What a beautiful treasure you have, I am in awe.I loved each and every piece specially runner and ur mil's table cloth.

  2. Works of art, all of them. I have a tablecloth (was originally bed spread) from my grandmother. We are fortunate to have had them as our grandmas. xo

  3. Fabby, What a beautiful collection - all the more special because of the hands that made them! For some reason, I especially like the large round doily made by your grandmother Stellla.

    I had a wonderful relationship with my grandmother, also. Hearing of yours made me miss Grandmother Rosa all over again!

    I'm sure your daughters appreciate having received the treasures of their grandmothers' handwork. Thank you for showing them.

  4. Dearest Fabby, What a beautiful treat to see your crochet heirlooms! You have a wonderful collection and I enjoyed seeing all your treasures.
    So very nice that you have such a collection.

    God bless you and thank you for sharing your collection,

  5. What a sweet way to remember her, and pay her a heartfelt tribute.

  6. Oh Fabby, what a beautiful collection of crochet pieces! How blessed you are to have all of them made by your mother and grandmother. You are very fortunate! Blessings, Pamela

  7. Oh Fabby they are wonderful. I have a bed spread my mother made. It is on the bed in my blue guest room. It is the only room I will not let Ms. Sissy Dog in, by her self as I am afraid she will snag my beautiful bed spread. mean aren't i. Love and Sissy Dog kisses. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  8. Hi Fabby! I love crocheted items and you have some wonderful pieces! Everyone is just gorgeous! I've just posted an afghan I've finished. Whew!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Fabby, these are beautiful pieces. I love heirloom crochet pieces. I have a few from my family and I treasure each and every one. Yours are truly wonderful!

  10. What beautiful treasures you have. Such a wonderful story, you're so fortunate to have them.. hugs ~lynne~

  11. Oh my, what magnificient treasures you have in your grandmother and your mothers sewing artistry!
    Your treasures are works of art.
    This makes me want to learn how to make a table runner.
    Everything you've shown is beautiful

  12. Oh my goodness Fabby, how beautiful!! I am amazed by the talent and hard work coming from the hands of your mother and grandmother! Such precious family heirlooms!!!

  13. Oh my Fabby, your family heirloom of crochet pieces are absolutely beautiful. I know you and your family will treasure them forever! Beautiful story behind each piece.

    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day,

  14. Oh Fabby what a wealthy girl you are... Oh God such nice and so much treasure you have...I and disgrace anyone by saying that it is best all are pieces of great design and effort and beauty ... you are lucky that you have all those... Thanks a lot lot for sharing Dear
    Visit me if you can

  15. Hello Fabby,
    you made me curious with your invitation and really, you offer beautiful heirlooms. I do a little crochet also but what you share, is really artwork. So many hours with hopsfully good thoughts are in this tableclothes. Really impressive artwork. Beautiful for every tablescape and maybe you give it to your kids later. Thank you so much for this inspirative post.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  16. You are so fortunate to have inherited all those exquisite pieces...very beautiful, Fabby.

  17. OMG! You really have so many crocheted treasures, Fabby. They are all so exquisite and stunning. And how nice of your parents to follow you and retire there. It is wonderful to feel loved isn't it?....Christine

  18. Fabby, these are so gorgeous!! My mother loved to crochet. She made many things that I have saved. She was working on making me a bedspread when she passed away. That was over 30 years ago. I never learned how to crochet, but my daughter is learning. Your Heirlooms are a real treasure.

    Jocelyn @

  19. These are stunning! What beautiful items to remind you of your wonderful grand! Thanks for sharing.

  20. You have so many nice treasures from your grandmother and mother, Fabby. Would you believe that when I moved from NY that I did NOT take my mother's crocheted items? Yes, I am ashamed to admit it's true. I was younger and stupid! I regret it every time I see a crocheted item someone has. Live and learn... But I am happy you have all of yours and you were not foolish, like I was!

  21. What a lot of treasures you have. And all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy pink Saturday

  22. Fabby,

    You are so blessed to have all these gorgeous pieces. What wonderful treasures they are.

    Thanks for your sweet visit.


  23. Oh wow, they are all beautiful. It takes so long to create such beautiful linens and all of the patterns you have are stunning. Such wonderful heirlooms. Love them. Hugs, Marty

  24. Oh, have one of the MOST beautiful collections of hand
    crocheted pieces I have ever seen!!
    You are so blessed to have them. They are wonderful and a lot of love and talent went into making each one..I know when you touch a piece you feel the link to the past of the grandmother or your own
    mother. Treasure them always! Such wealth can't be bought!!
    Have a happy weekend and October 1
    Hugs, Francy

  25. You have so many gorgeous pieces to treasure. I just love the first bedspread and pillow cases. Also the table runner is something else. How blessed you and your family are to have these magnificent items.

  26. Such a treasure chest of wonderful family heirlooms! All are so special and gorgeous. You are so fortunate to have them. This post is a sweet tribute.

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

  27. Fabby,

    How very lovely for you to have these treasures. How fortunate for your children to have them passed down!!

    They are perfect works of art with stories attached!

    Thank you for sharing them....


  28. What gorgeous treasures you have!! My goodness, they are all just beautiful!! I have several pieces my grandmother made that mean so much to me too, but not the collection you have. THey are beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

  29. Fabby son verdaderos tesoros. Trata de que tus hijas aprendan la técnica porque creo que con el tiempo teminará desapareciendo.
    Cariños desde Argentina

  30. I love Saturdays, lots of Pinktastic stuff to see. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pink!

    My Pink is here, hope you can come by and see. Have a great week weekend!

  31. Beautiful Crocheted tablecloths, runners, and doilies! Thanks for sharing them... brings back memories of my grandma.

  32. Fabby this gorgeous collection of crochet just simply takes my breath away! Wonderful!

  33. I truly enjoy all crochet work. Have so very much and use it every day. You really have some great vintage pieces. Wonderful treasures filled with wonderful memories.

  34. Truly amazing works or art! I am so impressed with folks that crochet, I think it's just beautiful-enjoy:@)

  35. Fabby, I love this beautiful artwork. I so admire anyone who can crochet. My mother and grandmother also turned out beautiful crochet work. I tried, learned the stitches but was too impatient to continue. I will I had honed those skills.
    You collection of beautiful pieces is exceptional. I went back to try and pick a favorite. It is nearly impossible. I agree I especially love the runner your mother made and the tablecloth for your mil's hope chest is exquisite as well. Thank you for letting view these lovely pieces.
    XOXO Ginger

  36. I'm humbled by your words to me, Fabby! Have a beautiful Sunday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  37. Dear Talented Fabby,
    Your crocheted collection is gorgeous. We have a lot in common as I too was very close to my grandma and she crocheted most all the pieces I own today.
    My mother's name was Stella and my grandmother Celestina of who I was named after.
    I too was her only grand daughter. Not the oldest but the only girl so we were always together. I learned everything from her and my mother. She passed away in 1991 at the age of 87. I guess they were even the same age your grandma and mine. She too lived a very healthy life, gardened, cooked, created gorgeous home decor and was a beautiful child of God. I miss her too. Maybe they have met in heaven and become friends.
    Your post has brought me back to many wonderful memories as I read your beautiful story.
    Thank you for sharing and showing your gorgeous treasures. They are just beautiful.
    XO Celestina Marie

  38. O, Fabby, I can see why you love these beautiful treasures. You are so blessed to have them..and blessed, too, that you had such a loving grandmother. Both my grandmothers died before I was born...I hope my grands remember me with love the way you do.:)
    xo bj

  39. Fabby they are all wonderful treasures hand made so beautifully by your grandmother and mother!

    My Italian mother-in-law made a beautiful crochet bedspread for me when I was married. I will be passing it on to my daughter when she gets married in the spring.

    Thanks for entering my give away!

  40. OH, such gorgeous treasures. So beautiful. Lucky you to be the caretaker of these lovely items. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  41. What a beautiful collection of treasures, what a superb crocheted pieces. I've looked at your photo's with great admiration.
    Thanks for sharing:)

  42. Fabby .... fabulous! I love old crochet and you have wonderful treasures and memories of your grandmother and mother. How lucky you are! I crochet, but haven't tried anything like this. I don't think my eyes are *good* enough!

  43. Tienes una bonita y valiosa colección
    Feliz fin de semana

  44. These treasured heirlooms are INCREDIBLE, Fabby! You are soooo fortunate to be given charge over keeping them safe & in the family. Truly cherished works done with love by the hands of the wonderful women in your life. I'm SEW envious!

    I hope you have written down just who made what & passed that information on to your two daughters, so that they may know & keep the provenance, alive.

    Jealous Hugs,

  45. Fabby,
    How beautiful your treasures are! They are very pretty! Thanks for sharing them. Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  46. What wonderful lacy loveliness! Thanks for sharing all of this.

  47. Thanks for sharing your beautiful treasures! I have never tried thread crochet, but I love it so much. I wish I had family pieces like you do; I buy vintage ones when I can find them.

  48. These are incredible and what lovely handmade memories you have from your grandmother. Thank you for for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm so glad that I found your blog!!

  49. Fabby, i liked your crochet work!!ITs really Gorgeous!!

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  50. Hi lovely lady.
    This is a work of love, your collection is Gorgeous.. I also had a great relationship with my grandmother she was a sweet lady. I have some of her treasure heirlooms I use on my tablescapes. Hope you have a great week and Thanks for your comments on my new table.
    XXOO Diane

  51. Fabby....Those are amazing treasures. You are so lucky to own them along with the memories. I know they will be loved for years in your care.

  52. Fabby....Those are amazing treasures. You are so lucky to own them along with the memories. I know they will be loved for years in your care.

  53. Your collection of linens is so awesome!! I love crochet linens. I think they look so beautiful on dark wood.

  54. Oh, Fabby, How lucky you are to have these beautiful treasures from your grandmother and mother. They both are truly artists.
    Isn't it wonderful to have their beautiful work to use in your home? Thanks for sharing.

  55. Hi Fabby...

    Ohhh my friend, you have sooo many beautiful pieces of crocheted lace!!! Each and every one is so exquisite! I can't even begin to imagine how long it took your grandmother to crochet the bedspread and matching pillows! It is just the most lovely thing I've ever seen! Thank you sooo much for sharing all of your beautiful crochet with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week! I really enjoyed your post, dear friend!

    Love ya,

  56. Hi Fabby!
    They are all so beautiful. I love them all. What a lovely collection of treasures you have my friend! Thank you for joining my parties! Could you please add my party to the list you are joining. I wasn't sure which one was the one fot thrifty thing Friday. Thank you! I hope you are having a wonderful week.

  57. Fabby, What gorgeous pieces you have inherited. These are all so beautiful and I know you must treasure each one. Thank you for sharing this at the Open House party.

  58. Just beautiful. I love them all Fabby!

  59. Your grandmothers bedspread is breath taking. It is one of the most gorgeous pieces I have ever saw!!

  60. Gorgeous!..Gorgeous treasure!!
    Stunning collection. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  61. Dearest Fabby,

    Wow, you could open a lace museum! What a treasures you got there. Especially from your grandmother Stella, that is precious.
    The ones you inherited from your Mother-in-law are beautiful too, whomever made those, did a superb job too. Like you Mama!
    Love to you,


  62. Fabby,
    What magnificent treasures you have there!!

    Totally stunning pieces!!
    You are so lucky to have them from your family!


  63. Fabby, these are gorgeous treasures.. I love them.. OMG.. they make me sigh.. All works of art. so beautiful.. Luck you that you have them to cherish.. xo marlis


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