Monday, April 7, 2008

Colorful English Buntings - aka: Flag Pennants

Ready for some spring color? Besides planting our favorite annuals, you can also add some color with these English style buntings - or pennants as we Americans call them.

The above one is made out of remnants of vintage tablecloth fabric. Sweet cherries, raspberries, red roses, geraniums and fruits are just perfect for summer. The back is red and white polka dot fabric.


Lots of colorful vintage inspired and a Mary Engelbreit fabric on this one. On the back are yellow, blue, red and green polka dot fabrics...just flip it around for an all together different look.
Cheerful colors.
Now for the pink and shabby chic gals, here is a pink one with lots of scattered pink roses ~ very feminine. This one has sold, however I will be making more similar to it.
Not only are these great in a garden, at a tag sale, or for that special celebration, but you can display these inside over a mantel, on a wall or over a window. (note: just don't hang them over an infant or small child's bed or over an open flame.) Lots of fun and just cottage-E sweet!

For sale now in my ETSY shop.

35 comments:

Nancy said...

Heidi made these for her neices and nephew. They were hung at Kristen's house for my birthday.
Very cute.

Heidi said...

Love them Becky! I made two large sets for my nieces' kids. Did a funky bright colored set and for my little Pickle I did pink ones as that is her favorite color. They are big here as they are used for each and every birthday in Holland.

Hugs and kitty kisses ~
Heidi and Dagi

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Loved reading your blog. LOL...I was like the others. I thought to myself, "I didn't know Susie Q painted." Your pennants are so charming. ~ Lynn

Miss Jean said...

You forgot to mention how versatile they are like my Mom mentioned! LOL!

Heidi Ann said...

"Sew" pretty!!!!

Mary said...

Oh, I love them -- so cheerful!
xoxo,
Mary

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

How cute!!!
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Becky! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your banners are very sweet! I love making them too. I'm so glad you stopped by because it gave me a chance to see your listings on ebay. I love what you have listed and I just better win something!
-Karoline

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Beautiful buntings!! Love the fabric mix you used on both sets, really gorgeous!
Smiles, Karen

Flea Market Queen said...

Love these...
I have a few hanging around, aren't they great!
Priscilla

black eyed susans kitchen said...

These are so festive. I will have to find some reason to have a party! You picked the best color combinations. Susan

Tiffany said...

ohhh I'm simply loving this. You are so talented.

quiltdoggie said...

OMG Beckers * I LOVE THOSE!!!!! Waaaaay too cute!! Love the one with the tablecloth prints ~ sooooo clever :)

quiltdoggie said...

OH Geesh~ Just realized I called you BECKERS! My daughter is Rebecca/Becca and I always call her Beckers or Bex * sorry 'bout that! xo P

Amy said...

In my house, with 4 children, I am always looking for my "GOOD SCISSORS" But, my "ric-rack scissors", as I call them, are always in good shape.
It is hard to share...But , I do. I dream of a pair of scissors that are all mine. :)..I can make these! Thank You, ox, amy

yellowfarmhouse said...

Very cute and love those happy and sweet colors. Wish I had somewhere I could hang them.

Hugs - karen

Dana said...

They are so cute! I love "em!!!!

pamscottieboy said...

Becky, the buntings are adorable and so versatile! Love the ME prints and what a great idea to use vintage tablecloths...another way to recycle!

Take care,
pam

Cottage Contessa said...

Ooohhh I love them both! So pretty sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Linda said...

Becky, these are too cute...I love them both. You have the best ideas. Hugs, Linda

farmerjulie said...

That is DARLING!!! what a great idea!!!

Shelley said...

Hello Becky, love your pennats. They are all so happy and cheerful looking. So many different ideals for ways to display them. Thanks so much for sharing.

Blessings,Shelley

Esther Sunday said...

Becky - they are precious! Thanks for the tip about keeping away from the open flame - something I have been having trouble with, lately. Love, Esther

She'sSewPretty said...

oh Becky! Those are so pretty!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

These are too cute Becky. They would look adorable in many many spots.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Okay, these are just about the cutest things I've ever seen!

:)
Cathy

Lallee said...

Oh, I just saw this on etsy. I already marked the red version as a favorite! You are tempting me big time!!!! Your work and creations~super superb. I have trouble coming up with big superlatives ;-)

Hugs,
Lallee

Deb said...

The buntings are wonderful Becky. Love the fabrics you've chosen!

Lola Enchanted said...

{{very sweet}}

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I saw those in your Etsy store and thought..."Wow! That girl is creative!" I am going to try to use some some of my stash and make these for my porch!

:-) Rosie

Daisys Little Cottage said...

ooooooooooohhh! Wht a fantastic idea! I never would have thought to put one on my porch but how festive it would look. I will hve to check out your etsy shop. So nice to meet you and browse your charming vintage blog. I'm adding you to my sidebar and will be back. I love making new blog girlfriends!
Miles of smiles,
Darly

Susie Q said...

These are gorgeous!! I hopped right on over to the shop and ARGH! They were already gone!!!!! Okay, I am depressed a little...but so happy for those who got them!
You do amazing work!!

Love,
Sue

Cheryl said...

Those are too cute!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I was pleased to see no candles burning underneath these beautiful buntings! Pennants, what are they? x

Anita said...

Oh why, oh why did I miss the red bunting?!? My loss for sure...