Monday, July 13, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

A few weeks ago I went to a great estate sale in Burbank. I found it on Craigslist under the heading of "Estate Sale -tons of vintage sewing!"
Wooden Spools

It was as if I was at my Grandmother Hatties house. I began talking to the granddaughter who was running the sale. We commented on the many similarities between our grandmothers who saved *everything*. This woman saved glass Windex bottles, tins, and every button and bobbin that ever crossed her path. There were many unopened toiletries. Powders and lotions- most likely gifts from the grandkids that were "too good to be used."
Saving Every Little Bit
This spool especially reminds me of my grandmother who would've saved those little bits of thread too.
Vintage Spools

I took home a bunch of thread and sewing notions, a few scraps of vintage fabric and some other odds and ends. My mother warned me that the thread might be too old to really use. So I was thrilled to find this wire thread rack for $0.99 this weekend at Salivation Army. Now I can just enjoy the rainbow of colors.

I am joining in ( a little late) at Southern Hoslitality for some Thrifty Treasures. Head over there to see all the wonderful treasures people find.

9 comments:

Amy Lynne said...

What treasures! I would have loved to been at that sale!

Jennifer said...

I love old notions! The thread is definitely pretty to look at. Did you find any buttons?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like a fun sale.
Glenda

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh, I love thread on wood spools! And what a great find that spool holder is! That's just a great picture of all the spools on that holder!

Patti's Scrapinings said...

Love your treasures! I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. Just go to my blog and pick up your award.
Patti

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That looked like a fun sale. I just love looking through someone's old junk. You did good! Thanks for playing today.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Awesome finds, what a Great deal on the thread holder!

Cindy said...

Old notions always bring back memories of home. I think those are great treasures! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Very sweet of you~ hugs, Cindy s

Kammy said...

How fun, what memories...my great grandma had lots of thread spools just like that !
Hugs ~ Kammy