Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sack it to me....?




Do you have any
of these European
flax or hemp grain sacks?

I don't know why 
but I love them so much.
Simple. Lovely. Textured.


 



I could have stacks and stacks
of them just sitting around.

I know they have probably
fallen out of 
the crazed trendiness
they have had 
for the last few years,
but I don't really care.

They still make me smile.



On the dining table on the patio last spring.


A lot.





On the chairs in my office.






On the island in the kitchen last fall.



Wish these were mine.


Last summer on the patio.



Do you love them too?







25 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I don't have any, but I do love the look of them. So beautiful. YOurs are gorgeous, plus I love the way you display them on tables, the island and in pillows. Fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They make me smile too. Love em. I've had some pass through my hands that I wish I'd kept.

Linda said...

I don't have any, but they are lovely. They are adaptable wherever you use them. Thanks for sharing.

NanaDiana said...

I do love them. Sadly, I have only one...a GW find-some demented person gave it away! I love the down-hominess of them. xo Diana

Deserae said...

I have a few and like you I could have stacks and stacks of them everywhere..... if only I could find them!!! LOL Yours are beautiful :o)
~Des

Ron said...

Love vintage grain sacks & collect them whenever I see them. Great post! ---Ron

Leslie Janson said...

I love them and make all sorts of things using them, including jewelry! :) Leslie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love these over the burlap sacks, Alison. I'd grab these up in a heartbeat if I saw them for sale.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, I do and I snatch them when I find a good deal on them. The prices are crazy. The last one I bought was only $36.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I love them too! I even like how they smell.

Dee

Sarah said...

Alison, count me in as one who loves these too. I don't have any, but wish I did. I like the way you have used yours. Love the black ones. Your kitchen island and outdoor space are both lovely. ~ Sarah

Linda said...

Alison, yours are gorgeous.
No I don't have any yet. Keeping my eyes open when we are out antiquing.
Do you want to send any my way.lol

Babs said...

I don't have any, and would like one for a kitchen table runner, but rarely see them here. The few I've seen are either made into pillows, or are very coarse, almost like burlap.
Love yours in the office and on your patio.
~Babs

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love the way they look too. I don't have any :-(

michele said...

how could they fall from favor when they are timeless beauties???? i love them, the older and more worn, the better. and look at you and your crazy post title with the question mark. love that!

michele

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE vintage grain sacks! I only have one but I'am on the lookout for one for my breakfast room table. Have a Happy Mothers Day Alison!!

AshTreeCottage said...

I do love them too. Who cares if they are as popular as they once were or not? My style of decorating is what makes me smile when I walk through the front door. You have done a wonderful job displaying your treasures. Have a Happy Mother's Day!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Alison...they are still very popular...selling like crazy at the antique fair...I bought lots of homespun few from my friend who deals in antique linens....yours are beautiful and that patio?...that patio is gorgeous...!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Garden, Home and Party said...

I love them and I don't really consider them a fad...more of a classic. I don't have any but I've always thought I would like a couple of pillows. I like the uses you've come up with.
Karen

Designs By Pinky said...

I don't have any but could use them if I did. They are so versatile. Now, PLEASE show us your patio!!! The picture of it is making me swoon. Please share some more:):) XO, Pinky

Di said...

Of course I love them...they are lovely. Your chairs are great. Thanks for sharing. Di@cottage-wishes

5th and State said...

i will never tire of these sacks. there is an antique dealer in atlanta that speaks german and goes over hunting in barns. her booth is shockingly abundant, stacks and stacks over runneth

love your porch allison
happy mothers day
debra

Tartan Terrace said...

You have an office? I'm SO jealous!!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love those sacks. It's like I was a sack fan back when being a sack fan wasn't cool. They wouldn't even have to do anything. Just sit at my house and look fabulous.

blessings,
karianne

Linda in AZ * said...

*** OOPS! Just went back to your pics & SOMEHOW had forgotten you HAD a "3rd color" in a MOST DELICIOUS, WONDERFULLY STRIKING HOT PINK (!), which looks JUST F*A*B*U*L*OP*U*S!!! MAAAAYBE you could add just a few more w/ the new set, utilizing ther striped & checks as piping?!?! ADORE the pink!!! Warmest, Linda***