Monday, October 30, 2006

what thrifting dreams are made of

vintage sewing box

i always keep an eye out for vintage sewing supplies, particularly for old wooden spools of thread but before this afternoon, had only found little treat bags of trims, lace, etc. today i was in a salvation army and noticed, tucked away on the bottom shelf of one of the front display cabinets (the "good" ones), an old wooden box full of thread, buttons and various old sewing bits. i saw that it was priced at $20 and i debated for awhile about whether or not it was worth that. then i had a better look and saw that it was really an old kraft cheese box converted into a sewing organizer, complete with nails for the spools to sit on and two little dividers to keep things orderly. by the time i realized that half the spools were, in fact, wooden and that there was an adorably dainty, slightly rusty pair of scissors tucked away in one of the compartments, i was already walking out the door with it, receipt in hand.

vintage sewing box

vintage sewing box

4 comments:

Claire said...

This is a marvelous find! What a gorgeous (and handy!) box.

cityfarmer said...

I'm adoring the old box storage concept....I have many old tool box totes etc...they make the most charming way tp store things or to present a gift to someone in...

aimee said...

That is just a sensational find! congratulations!!!!

Meagan said...

Amazingly, I found a bag of thread on wooden spools the same day you posted this. What a terrific find!