Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thrift Gems

Occasionally while looking around thrift stores I find some gems.

This particular day I convinced Corey to go with me (he hates thrift stores) after we got a slushie.  I love slushies.  Anyway, back to the point I found a bag of what most people thought was junk (Corey may contend that it was junk, but never you mind).  It was full of vintage notions (seam binding, buttons in a Sucrets tin, etc)!  It was a pretty large bag and only a few dollars so I snatched it up.

The lady who collected all this must have had some fun projects!  There was loads of pretty lace seam binding:

Fun sewing gadgets (most still in the package):

As well it looks like she may have made some of her own jewelry, there were many beading needles and necklace thread (I love the packaging):

I've already used some buttons and zippers in a project and have plans for more.  Also, to whom it may concern if I am to pass away before using all my pretty sewing things I have let Corey know he is not allowed to dump it at the thrift store, it is officially bequeathed to my sisters.  I would be so bummed if I never got to use these fun things!


  1. Wow, those are amazing. I love the packages too. The bias gauge is my favorite of your finds. How lucky!


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