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Monday, August 10, 2009

Vintage inspired lingerie holder

I am probably one of the last women in America who actually still wears pantyhose. My legs are white and my stomach is a bit poochy, so I love a bit of tan spandex.

This is what my hosiery used to be stored in.


It was plastic, eons old and falling apart. I could not for the life of me find a suitable replacement.




I put on my thinking cap and brought out my collection of vintage hankies and selected several that were stained, had holes or were falling apart. I didn't feel quite so bad when I started cutting and sewing. My first efforts resulted in a whimsical creation that was captured by the Fashionista who wanted it for her many craft supplies.



Here is a close up of one of my favorite pockets. I also decided to use some pretties from my vintage button stash for embellishment.



This is the back which features vintage quilt remnants. They made four pockets. I attached everything to a vintage pillowcase that was heavily worn. At the top I sewed a buttonhole and slid a padded hanger through so it could hang in a closet or off of a peg.


I'm not sure what was going on in my camera with this next shot as it is a bit blurry. By the time I downloaded the pictures the lingerie holder was already in my closet being used. I apologize for the quality.

On the back I attached a head rest covering and a dresser scarf that had seen better days.
I topped the edge of the dresser scarf with corners of handkerchiefs. Holes and spots were covered by mother of pearl buttons.

I love the soft colors featured on this pocket.



Pink and lace always makes for a good combo.




What have you been creating with vintage materials?

All this week I am scrubbing, scraping, painting and decorating the Fashionista's new apartment. I have to finish it, the guest room and another design project before I start school in 2 weeks. So it may take me a bit longer to respond to comments. I promise great bloggy material in the future.

30 comments :

theselfloveproject said...

oh i need one of those...

thanks for the idea...

theselfloveproject said...

oh i need one of those...

thanks for the idea...

LiLi M. said...

This looks great! Clever! I can understand immediately why the fashionista wanted one too! I want one too! Thanks for inspiration. In summer I don't wear them, but when winter comes I will wearing pantyhoses too. Did I miss a memo that they are out of fashion?
Good luck with all your activities, we'll see you when you have time again, and that lots and lots of great blog material that is a promise of course!
Enjoy yourself and have a creative day!

Six in One Hand said...

You're not alone. I still wear pantyhose as well. I'm just old school like that. This is a fabulous idea. I love it!!!

Some Like it Vintage said...

A great idea! Vintage hankies are so much more versatile than their original purpose :-)

ceekay said...

Brillant idea Laura. I gave up hose after my surgery...but this would be great for bracelets and other smalls!

Kitty Scraps said...

How lovely! How sweet! How absolutely perfect for lingerie!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Now that is being creative! I LOVE it! So feminine. You could definitely go into business selling these!

Lisa said...

That is so pretty. It almost makes me want to wear pantyhose.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea, Laura! I have pantyhose too {usually wear in winter months}, but mine are stuffed in a drawer.

Decor mamma said...

Beautiful Storage!

Jane

Elizabeth said...

What a neat idea and pretty too :) I'm not crazy about wearing pantyhouse but at times they are a necessary evil, LOL

Lisa Anne said...

That's a great place to store the panty hose. And no your not alone, I know alot of people who wear them.

bettyann said...

Love the look...I must confess that I just love to look and touch my vintage hankies, hand towels and tablecloths..many were my Mom's and Grannie's....

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What a great idea! I've been needing to make one of those for the girl's bathroom -- it gets so messy so quickly. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Nancy said...

Very resourceful of you...and pretty, too!

Thanks for getting back to me on the basket; I appreciate it!

Nancy

Terri and Bob said...

I never wear hose!!

I love the lovely hankies, though.

I GOT YOUR DARLING PACKAGE!! I was sick over the weekend and it arrived in time to make me feel better!

I loved your bag. I am going to recycle it to a friend who will adore it as much as me. She actually has those ladies in her bathroom!

Thank you so much!!

Carrie said...

This project is ever so dainty and pretty -- as well as being a very handy storage solution!

Willow said...

What a great and beautiful idea. Thats for sharing.

Willow

Mimi said...

Well that is too smart! I love it and I have several old pieces of dresser scarves and hankies-thanks for the idea
Happy Painting & Scrubbing!

Maggi said...

I am loving this, f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s! I am trying to use some of my vintage goodies to make some more ATCs. I've missed creating since I was out of town last week! lol

Linda said...

I love these creative organizers! :) Though I will confess, I never wear hose, not even to the office. I do wear tights in the winter though, because I love to wear skirts year round. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is so clever AND so pretty. I love it! laurie

Steph Jordan said...

Beautiful blog. Great work :-) Because of you I am now ready to tackle the Bistro table I've been putting on hold for about 3 weeks LOL
Steph Jordan

www.diviacity.blogspot.com

Shabby Shells said...

What a wonderful idea. I can see what it would soon be captured by someone else. My guess you will never know just how many hankies and have been clipped and stitched this week.
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea.
Come by to visit me. I am new to blogland.
Janice

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Gasp! (That's a happy gasp :-) I have some vintage hankies that didn't sell at a yard sale I had the other week...and now I'm rather happy they didn't!

business courses said...

These are lovely you will surely love to decor with these kind of crafts.


keep up the creative work

Thanks!

Deva84 said...

that's so creative and needed in every home! looks very very nice! That's a wonderful idea!

bisous. deva.

Becky said...

So smart. Very pretty, practical, and clever. I love it!

perilloparodies said...

I love creative and original details, and you ALWAYS come up with the best ones. Great fun, and such pretty details. :-9