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!"
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."
This spool especially reminds me of my grandmother who would've saved those little bits of thread too.
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.