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Feed Sacks: A History Of Creative Reuse In Thrifty Times Etsy Blog

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified May 12, 2011

Burlap decor, grain sack style, and coffee bag buckets are definitely an eco trend now, but at the turn of the century—a time when many rural families had limited resources and fabric was




 

 

Burlap decor, grain sack style, and coffee bag buckets are definitely an eco trend now, but at the turn of the century—a time when many rural families had limited resources and fabric was expensive—these bags were considered nearly as valuable as the items they contained. While they may have started out as containers for sugar or animal feed, they ended up as coverlets, quilts, aprons, diapers, and dresses, many of which are prized now by collectors for their nostalgic prints, hues, and unique history.



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