Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A little vintage Christmas gift!


As many of my readers know, I've been cleaning out a house.  One thing I've been finding is lots of decorative tins full of odds and ends. 

A really fun find in one such tin was a net scrubby -- I think it was probably intended to be enclosed in a Christmas card.  Or, it may just have been a bazaar item.  It's a rectangle of red netting -- it looks like about four layers, cut 5-1/4 inches by  3-1/4 inches -- sewed together with green thread.  Up in one corner is a little embroidered evergreen sprig.
And attached to the scrubby was this little mimeographed poem:

This Christmas card of nylon net
Will help you most when it is wet.
It's extra good for pots and pans;
Eliminates most dishpan hands. 
So for my year-long Christmas wishes,
Use it when you do the dishes.

Cute, don't you think?  I may make up a few of these to tuck into special Christmas cards!

4 comments:

  1. This is very cute! I've never seen one like it.

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    1. I never had either, Vicki. I was so intrigued by it! I'm likely to find some netting as I continue going through the house, so may be able to make some of these without even shopping for materials!

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  2. That is so cute, what a neat little gift.

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  3. Isn't it, Mary? I was just thinking too, wouldn't it be fun to use another color of netting and embroider a snowflake instead of an evergreen sprig?

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