Wednesday, January 2, 2013
a vintage gift
for christmas, my mom gave me some gift cards and one was used to purchase these vintage sewing notion items. apologies on the second photo but i will describe. first on the left is a basket filled with wooden spool threads, English needles, roll of elastic webbing, 3 pr scissors, other sundry items. and, of course, the little basket that is adorable! the bottom tiny photo is of a box with a vintage-y paper lining with an old singer oil can, more spools and notions, a ribbon weaver and some misc stuff. i already have my aunt's wicker sewing basket so these items will be added for a nice little vintage collection. the funniest item in my collection? that would be a package of 1950s era replacement garters....tooo funny! did i really wear a garter belt back in the early 1960s with my very first nylon stockings? yep, i sure did. this small collection is about all i have room to keep but they are fun sewing related things to have and remember. a few of the thread spools got tossed as they were not wooden....one was from zayre's department store, a long-lost retail venue whose parent company is TJX and sister store is TJ Maxx. **** today's goal is to attend to a few chores and keep warm....it's FRIGID here!