Monday, 8 March 2010

Happiness In A Tin

I have a weakness for old tins, better still, old tins full of old sewing ephemera. So I was happy to find this vintage Quality Street tin and its varied contents of sewing whatnots.





All kinds of things within!




Fastenings! Buttons! Needles! Elastic! A bit of grosgrain ribbon! A pink fabric tape measure! And lots more besides.




However, I could really do with a few sewing classes so I can best make use of my extensive, comprehensive and ever-growing collection of sewing notions. Not to mention fabric...

13 comments:

sean the prawn said...

what a gold mine..must say I'm very jealous.

Ticking stripes said...

oh lucky lucky you - a rare treat! I can spend ages admiring old haberdashery bits! Lovely blog by the way!

Becky said...

Sometimes it's absolutely just the smallest things that provide a little happiness isn't it? Lovely!

TheMadHouse said...

I love vintage sewing bits, they make my heart sing

kirsty said...

I used to love rummaging through my gran's tin of goodies...buttons, buckles, thimbles etc. I am building up quite a collection too - which I can pass down when I'm a granny!

Francesca said...

oh wow! love the blue lot especially.

Conversation Pieces said...

that tin is soooo lovely... great colours :)

Clare said...

Wow what an amazing find! Just the tin itself would be great but with all those treasures too...
So good to see you back blogging. I just read your last few posts and I really admire your courage.

märta said...

oh! thats realy nice!

Laura said...

Look at all those lovely buttons, swoon. I love a good button tin. Laura x

turning pages said...

Wow, what I great find! Beautiful tin, I love the Quality Street style. The sewing ephmera is absolutely a treasure, so lovely!

Louise said...

I'm so jealous, what a find! The vintage cards that everything is on are so lovely. Thanks for your comment! x

la casita said...

uhhh lots of treasures here!