I told you earlier that the thrift store has been good to me lately. I told about stuff I found in Friday’s post… Check THIS LINK if you missed that.
On the same day, I found this sewing basket. It had some goodies that I wanted to share with you in its own post. The basket is pretty dated and was made of plastic.
I opened it up in the store, rummaged through a bit, and decided I would buy it. My intention was to take what I was interested in and take what I wasn’t interested in back to the thrift store. Goodness knows I don’t need another sewing basket.
It was priced at $5.
I got it the counter and realized it was cracked in the back. I was hesitant about buying and said something to the clerk…then realized it didn’t matter because I wasn’t keeping the basket anyway…then before I could say anything the clerk said would you take it if it was only $2. SURE!!
Here is what was inside. Take a look and see if you spot what intrigued me. This is the top shelf…
This was the bottom shelf…
I pulled out the thimbles and kept them.
These old tatting shuttles were in rough shape.
I pulled and kept these two old wooden spools.
There was a big roll of elastic and embroidery hoops.
There were more goodies…most I passed by.
Check out this pocket repair kit.
Can you see one thing that caught my eye??
This tin. I love old tins…
It was filled with pins.
I flipped it over and found out it was a typewriter ribbon tin. I wish nowadays items came in a tin that was reusable. I kept this.
It was a nice find and I have it in my sewing room now as I write…but it wasn’t the thing that really made me buy the basket. Can any of you guess what made me buy the basket? I’ll show you the pictures of the top and bottom of the basket one more time.
Do you see anything you want a closer look at??
When I saw the basket I immediately focused on the blue tube. I love that shade of blue but more importantly, what was it?? I couldn’t think of any sewing notion in that style.
I opened it up. WHAT?
Is that a thimble inside? How cute…a thimble holder I thought.
Then I pulled out the thimble and what, how cute. There was a black and a white mini spool of thread. Oh my…cuteness overload. But what was the metal piece on the spools for?
I figured to hold the thimble but then I shook it and could hear something rattling. Hmm. I pulled on the metal top. The top came off. Inside were needles.
Oh, my cuteness overload for sure. It was a mini sewing kit for someone to put in their purse in case of emergency. Oh my.
I opened the case and discovered this cute little mending kit while I was in the store. I was going to buy it for my collection of vintage sewing notions even if it was $5. I thought it was the cutest thing ever.
I didn’t keep a lot else…the tin, the thimbles, wooden spools, and the sewing kit were enough.
It was a fun little treasure hunt day and it gave me a smile for the day!!