But enough of this nostalgic rubbish; the clothes gradually fell apart, the styles changed and alas so did my waistline; what remained was the love of hunting for treasures in op-shops.
Over the last few years I have found a number of wonderful things, useful things and beautiful things. Some of my favourite finds have been sewing related: bags of vintage buttons
A large tub of zips
Vintage sewing patterns amongst other things . I love the fact that these sewing related items can be used and turned into a new (and often much loved) item.
If you have followed this ramble up to this point you might be asking where is the surprise?
The surprise came in the form of a wonderful woman who didn't just make my day, but my whole week! I was at the counter hunting through the costume jewellery for any that could be used in the Princess Elizabeth dress when I over heard a conversation between the women behind the counter and a customer. The gist of the conversation was that she had a few boxes of sewing stuff and really wanted to give it to someone who would actually have a use for it. Well as you may guess I spoke up and we arranged a time for me to come and collect the boxes.
Later that day a friend and I went and collected the boxes; what a surprise!
|Vintage sewing goodies!|
|Various sewing supplies|
|The magazine you can see here is from October 1935!|
|More magazines, I think these are from the 1950s|
|Wooden spools of thread|
To the lovely woman who gave me these treasures thank you!