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Saturday, January 3, 2015
Last of the 2014 Junk
2014 was a stormy year in many ways but the junking was good and, as always, an island of relaxation to swim to. I stopped at The Super Skanky Thrift on New Year's Eve and scored a big poke sack of sewing stuff. When I got back to the office a tin of buttons I treated myself to from eBay had been delivered. I would be spending New Year's Eve digging for buried treasures!
The fun of a poke sack is you never know what will turn up in the tangled mess. One of these patterns is 1953 and the other is 1949 and both are complete.
Clearly what I call a "real" button box, including all the non-button this and that. I ended up pulling 6 thimbles out of here, among other things.
I have not seen a sewing tape like this before. Does anyone know the purpose of the attached triangle??
I didn't see these coming! Sugar cubes, toothpicks and matches, perhaps souvenirs of Miss Howard's career.
Hmm... this looks interesting... These were in the sewing sack, NOT the button tin.
Yarn winders and a tiny floral tin. I'm so easy. 8+)
A vintage box of Brother sewing machine accessories. Unfortunately I can't find any information about what model they go with but it appears to be a very complete and little-used set.
I am tempted to keep the tiny oil can. The spout is in one of the paper bags. It is so complete, though, that I won't break it up and will list it and see if someone recognizes and needs it. There is even a replacement light bulb.
And now, about those buttons. All are vintage except the three that are center left. They were interesting so I included them in the photo. Be sure you click this picture bigger because this was a great Bakelite and celluloid score and proof there is treasure in those poke sacks. Most of these were in the sewing sack, NOT the button tin! Thank you, Miss Howard. Apparently you didn't actually use your sewing machine very much but you knew to save the buttons!