The other day, my sister dropped by my house to bring me a little gift. She had been to an estate sale and found these super charming vintage pot holders for one dollar...in red!
Aren't they the most darling little things you have ever seen?
That petite pantsuit is my favorite.
It makes me giggle whenever I see it. I mean who is picking up their hot pot with that? It's so adorable, I can't even stand it.
Of course, I wanted to display them right away, but I couldn't figure out how.
At first, I laid them on the kitchen counter, but unless I was standing directly over them, I couldn't see them.
Next, I propped them up on my plate rack, leaning them against the dishes. That was perfect...for about twenty seconds, until they flopped over and fell. Grrr.
I really wanted to showcase my sweet new treasures, but I was at a loss as to how.
I was digging through some of my craft supplies and came across the note cards I used to make my Valentine banner and it hit me. I could lace these babies up and hang them on my hood.
How cute would that be?
Turns out, very cute, and also very easy. I simply cut a piece of white ribbon and laced it through an open weave on pot holders number one and three. The middle pot holder was open at the sleeves, so I threaded the ribbon in one and out the other.
So far, so good, except I thought that the top loops looked a little empty. I added a bit of color, another ribbon, this one in red, fed straight through the loops and that's all it needed.
I could've added bows or something in between the pot holders to jazz things up, but I decided against it. I really like the way the banner looks unadorned. It kind of reminds me of tiny laundry hanging outside in the summer breeze...on the farm.
Simple. Charming. Adorable.
I am in love with my new banner.
I think it adds a little bit of whimsy to my kitchen and that tiny outfit continues to makes me smile every single time it catches my eye.
Best present ever.
How awesome is my sister?