Vintage Sewing Notions Delivered to the Door and I'm a Ric-Rac'ing My Brain......

If you follow on Facebook or Instagram you have likely had a sneak peek at this weeks finds because I couldn't contain myself. With my mobility being an issue this I've been very lucky to have a few friends drop in on me through the week, lend a hand and keep me company.

My very dear and sweet friend Angela, who is a volunteer at my favourite op shop, came bearing all sorts of crafty wonders from the shops boss Sue's personal collection as well as some other odds and ends. So not only did I get company and some help around home and with the kids, but I got spoilt.

Firstly what does one place all sorts of bits and pieces in to be gifted to me. Ummm this gorgeous vintage waste paper basket. Finally I've joined those ranks with all of you who have one. I'm so pleased, because I haven't come across a nice one in my travels but just like that I'm gifted one which then contained all of this.


Vintage koala biscuit tin, with the most awesome collection of ric-rac in a rainbow of colours. The mind races and boggles at all the possibilities with this much ric-rac.

Loads of more loveliness in a rainbow vintage of bias binding, always handy.


Finally what about just some of those odds and ends, and fastenings. I just love the old labels, packaging and fonts.

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My Vintage Childhood: Vintage Sewing Notions Delivered to the Door and I'm a Ric-Rac'ing My Brain......

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Vintage Sewing Notions Delivered to the Door and I'm a Ric-Rac'ing My Brain......

If you follow on Facebook or Instagram you have likely had a sneak peek at this weeks finds because I couldn't contain myself. With my mobility being an issue this I've been very lucky to have a few friends drop in on me through the week, lend a hand and keep me company.

My very dear and sweet friend Angela, who is a volunteer at my favourite op shop, came bearing all sorts of crafty wonders from the shops boss Sue's personal collection as well as some other odds and ends. So not only did I get company and some help around home and with the kids, but I got spoilt.

Firstly what does one place all sorts of bits and pieces in to be gifted to me. Ummm this gorgeous vintage waste paper basket. Finally I've joined those ranks with all of you who have one. I'm so pleased, because I haven't come across a nice one in my travels but just like that I'm gifted one which then contained all of this.


Vintage koala biscuit tin, with the most awesome collection of ric-rac in a rainbow of colours. The mind races and boggles at all the possibilities with this much ric-rac.

Loads of more loveliness in a rainbow vintage of bias binding, always handy.


Finally what about just some of those odds and ends, and fastenings. I just love the old labels, packaging and fonts.

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13 Comments:

At August 11, 2013 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Mezz said...

wow! what FABULOUS GIFTS! that ric rac and the waste paper bin are so vintagefanastic!! mezz xx

 
At August 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Seana Smith said...

Oh, love the koala tin, that is really cool. Off to read about the florist shop sales.

 
At August 11, 2013 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

Yep I do love those card box thingos, I am yet to find the right dust bin but I do keep my eyes peeled for them. That ric-rac is divine! Especially the red white & blue. I would ric-rac anything that's not nailed down. I'm glad you had some special friends brighten your week. I hope this coming week is even more special. Xx

 
At August 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I'm very lucky and yes they are so vintage fantastic. Now what to do with all that ric rac.

 
At August 11, 2013 at 8:31 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

The tin sure is sweet to for the vintage tin lovers.

 
At August 11, 2013 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Lol I did think of you when I opened the tin of ric rac, the red, blue and white one is pretty spesh.

 
At August 11, 2013 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Erica Louise said...

Such lovely friends you have! what great gifts x

 
At August 11, 2013 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Noelle said...

What a great haul!

 
At August 11, 2013 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Very lovely indeed on all accounts.

 
At August 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

You'd have a field day going through some of this stuff Hun.

 
At August 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM , Blogger Anne M said...

Okay now Trudie, hang on a minute while I go and check my stash. It looks exactly the same as that! LOL We really do need to get together (but I'll be checking your bag on the way out). LOL Love those waste paper baskets.

Anne xx

 
At August 12, 2013 at 4:41 AM , Blogger Vix said...

I love ric rac and the bias binding! You can't beat vintage sewing notions. How fab! xxx

 
At August 12, 2013 at 5:56 AM , Blogger Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

Lucky girl - I adore the waste paper basket! It is so pretty!

 

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