Monday, 13 February 2012

A Tin of Treasures

My friends and family all know that I love vintage sewing bits and bobs, so every now and again I'm presented with an offering with the words, "I found this and wondered whether you'd like it", to which I reply very quickly, "Ooooo, yes please!" These are the latest additions to my collection of treasure, given to me by my lovely friend Ann.

One of the most exciting things about a tin of treasure is that you never know what you're going to find inside.

I love this reminds me of my Grandma, who always seemed to have a tin of boiled sweets stashed away in her handbag!

Here are some of things I found in the bigger tin. I love vintage sewing things for their design, the fabulous packaging they come in and for the sheer range of helpful tools and gadgets that were made.

I was really drawn to this gauge as it was obvisously given away with Rinso...and I love things that are linked to advertising.

There were needles galore, all tucked away in their decorative packets and cases.

There really is a needle for everything!

I love the colours and the lovely plastic feel of these pieces.

I'm drawn to ephemera like a moth to a flame, so anything still with their paper packaging is always fabulous!

The tins are now safely tucked away on the shelf in my workroom waiting to be brought out when a project calls for a particular piece of haberdashery or useful tool...or when I just fancy getting the tins out for another rummage through!


lemonade kitty said...

That's my idea of heaven, a treasure trove of vintage sewing things all wrapped up in a lovely tin, Lucey x

Liz said...

Not only are the tins themselves fab - everything inside is wonderful! I love your blog.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

carrad said...

Absolutely fab! I love this sort of thing too. You had a great tin xxx

petit-♥-ange said...

What lovely great vintage's always nice when you receive something like that.

hensteeth said...

Haberdashery treasures + 10th March = brooches. x

Murgatroyd said...

Gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing what you can make with this little lot on 10th March!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Katie
I'm the same "drawn to ephemera like moth to a flame"!!!

Those old tins hold such dear treasures and like you I just love old haberdashery bits and bobs - they are a great record of our past.

The Rinso gauge was interesting - Rinso was a washing powder in New Zealand - was it the same in the UK??

Wishing you a wonderful weekend enjoying your new treasures!


Busy Lizzie said...

Gorgeous collection of treasures! Thank you for sharing. Lizzie xx

Purrfect Haven said...

.. makes me long to have a good rummage! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx