Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vintage Notions

My friend, Char, gave me this wonderful vintage notions cupboard for my birthday.  Each little drawer is filled with tiny treasures.  I felt like a child, again, as I would collect little items when I was small.

The long narrow cupboard is hand painted and the drawers are labeled with the words, buttons, thread, snaps, pins, utility and needles.

Some of the tiny gifts included this silver measuring tape.  It is much used and I when I hold it in the palm of my hand I feel connected to someone before me who loved to sew as well.

The lovely pincushion, once red and now faded to a perfect pink was a joy to discover.  It fits perfectly on the top of the cupboard.

Last year, Char gave me this vintage scissor holder.  I love how they compliment each other with the same hand-painted details.

I've placed them on a wall in my sewing room where I can enjoy them daily.  They look like they've always belonged in that space, don't you agree?

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  1. Oh my grandmother had both of precious and fun to have...took me back down memory lane

  2. What a darling little chest. :o) And such special trinkets to look at. :o)
    Have a lovely (rest of your) week.
    Sincerely, Trish

  3. Precious was the first word that popped into my mind...Just to clarify, not said like Smeagol.

  4. darling, renee. i especially love the faded hand painted details.


  5. Perfect spot for them. How sweet! I love the faded pin cushion...reminds me of my mother in laws. :)

  6. That is just the coolest little chest. What a great item to have in your home.

  7. I love this! What a sweet friend, she must know you sooo well :) Happy Birthday!

  8. What a lovely gift from a sweet friend! I know you had a ball going through all the little cubbies.:)

  9. How fun! They do look like they belong in that spot. :-) Have a happy day!

  10. How very special. I think I remember seeing the scissors holder at my grandmothers. The little chest is so delicate looking.

  11. Such a sweet gift! You will think of your friend every time you open a drawer! Thank you for sharing it with us. Elizabeth

  12. I have a 3 drawer chest identical to yours. It was my grandmother's and I cherish it! blessings, marlene

  13. Vintage sewing items are wonderful. I always think of my great Grandmother when I see vintage sewing items and remember the times that she spent with me teaching me how to sew. I was very blessed to have my great grandmother with me as long as I did.
    Hugs, Sue

  14. Wow, your friend knows you well...and she has great taste. Love those items she found! They look great in your room too!

  15. Ooooh, I love vintage sewing items! My favorite. These are great!


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