Saturday, 20 January 2007
so i made the hike to Greensborough this morning to pick up the sewing box i won on ebay. i felt a bit sad for the woman who came to the door, i think she is selling off her elderly (maybe deceased?) mother's things. i tried to be extra perky and she was lovely, telling me to enjoy the box and that she didn't really know what was inside it or if it would be any use to me. i cheerfully replied "that's part of the fun, i can't wait to see what's in there!" and made my way home. little did i expect that when i did get a chance to open each drawer i would find amazing vintage treasure after delightful vintage treat. two drawers were stuffed full of bias binding, all carded or unopened and in heaps of colours:
one drawer held over 10 packs of ric rac with the most fabulous packaging:
the other drawers held an array of fabric scraps (nothing exciting there) and various sewing tools and the last drawer contained these, my favourite of all:
vintage dressmaker pin tins, two of them, nearly perfect. so lovely! well, well worth the 40 minute drive plus i made it extra worth my while by stopping at the Savers up there where i found woolen things i love and don't need:
5 large skeins of this great, red, wool yarn at 99¢ each and a beautiful, pale grey/blue, lambswool blanket for $4.99. couldn't resist, especially after i saw the colours together - beautiful.