Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Weekend Picks - Part Two

 The VOA yielded a big poke sack score on Sunday.  Let's take a closer look at some of the goodies.
 Buttons - of course!
 BIG pile of DMC floss that is already listed in my Etsy shop.
 Vintage lingerie notions.  If you are of a certain age I am sure you will recal how UNCOMFORTABLE these were.  Yes, Virginia, there was a time when there were no pantyhose!
 Sweet pink sewing box.
 Crochet forks in three sizes for making hairpin lace - a nearly lost art.  I briefly entertained the notion that I might give it a go, until I Googled how to do it.  I got over the notion pretty quick and listed them in my Etsy store.  Please, someone, keep this art form alive!
 Floral wallpaper border for making tags.
 This is a c.1936 picture puzzle that is stamped with the name "The Guardian Angel".  The box was clearly used for more than one puzzle since it says 300-500 pieces and the picture is glued, not printed, on the front of the box.
 Notice how the pieces are much thicker than modern puzzles and they don't interlock.  It is poured out on the kitchen table right now so we can put it together and see if all the pieces are there.  It is proving to be a challenge since everything except the focal image is VERY dark.
 An assortment of interesting little sewing kits.  The yellow one holds a needle threader and thread and that little red button on the side works the built-in scissor on one end.  The green matchbook is a hosery repair kit.
 The red kit opens up to reveal a very unusual assortment of threads.  Instead of tiny spools or thread wrapped on little tags, it is a woven piece where you pull out the thread color you need.
 This was my very favorite find and addition to my recently-admitted needle book collection.  A WWI needle book. I wish I would have gotten this posted for Veterans Day!
 The inside is complete and appears unused.
I find the back side pretty ironic.  We were at war with Germany and the needle book was made in Germany.  Buying it was certainly a questionable contribution to the war effort and surprising that it was even available!


My Vintage Mending said...

Good heavens...I never find great things like all the needlers and the needlebooks...smiles..Renee

never mind the buttons...

Barbara said...

I think I've come across one of those woven thread things only once ... doesn't seem very practical to me, but they're really pretty! (I don't think I could pull a thread out of it knowing I'd be wrecking it!)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great I have not seen before.
You need my son Ben to come over and help with the puzzle. I am always picking up those old ones if the price and picture is right. I have them out downstairs and he can put them together lickity split! Whenever i am stumped on one...Ben to the rescue!

Andy's Attic said...

Great bag of goodness!! Just love the needle books. I need to get over to that shop one day soon(before you get there!!)

Blessed Serendipity said...

I think that woven thread notion is really interesting. Never have seen one before. Love the needle books.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, what an assortment of goodies! I'm so happy you suggested the floral wallpaper border could be used for making tags (great idea) gulp, it's hard to imagine hanging it up. I love the needle book, the graphics are incredible.

vintage grey said...

What goodies! Love the needle books. So neat!! Looking forward to seeing the puzzle! Happy weekend! xo Heather

Annette said...

You find the coolest stuff! I LOVE working jigsaw puzzles. I grew up doing ones like the one you found. My mom sold them all in a yard sale years ago.

Laurie said...

Oh those needlebooks are so great -- I would have been so excited!