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I love to collect vintage transfers. An embroidered transfer is a cherry on top of a vintage towel, potholder, or apron. It's that added sprinkle of vintage goodness. You can find vintage transfers in a broad range of subject matter, anything from florals, to kewpie dolls, even charming little animals doing various domestic chores. And yes, even dancing dishes & odd anthropomorphic fruits & veggies (cute, but can be a little creepy).
I like to collect the original transfers, unused & in their original envelope. It can be difficult to find these since they were made of paper & deteriorate easily. Most were cut up & ironed, so if you can find an uncut transfer in it's original envelope, that's a great find. A few companies (like Aunt Martha's) reproduced their original designs, which made the old patterns easily accessible. These are perfect if you want that vintage look without sourcing the original transfers.
|Puppy love. Vintage transfers from the 30's & 40's.|