Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flea Market Finds...vintage sewing supplies

Well, you can never have too many needles.  And you never know when you might have a really big sliver or you need to repair a sail.  I don't even know what some of these needles would be used for!  I love the graphics on these very vintage books of sewing needles.  I must have hit the thrift store just when a sewing box of bits and bobs was emptied into tidy packages for me to buy.  In the packages were several spools of thread, some odd buttons, a tiny notepad, a brand new zipper, several diaper pins and then the things I actually took pictures of.  I told Husband that I had enough vintage sheets.  I came out of the thrift store with what looked like a vintage sheet but it wasn't.  It was a "duvet" cover!  Ya, that's what it was.  In reality, it was 2 sheets, sewn together to function as a duvet cover.  2 sheets in one, and a pretty, bright yellow print at that!  I have been turning my nose up at sheets as I really do have a lot of them but this yellow print came home with me!

the flowers are blooming and they go with the sheet!

vintage sheets/duvet cover

All in all, a low key week at the thrift store but I never walk away from vintage sewing supplies.

Nice big pin cushion and a lovely tin

Vintage book of needles

And another one!

some of the needles are lethal!!!!
Bits and bobs

Just in case you needed to know what to do with the heart shaped sequins!

I will be linking up with Sophie's Flea Market Finds  and on Monday will link up with Apron Girl's Thrift Share Monday!



  1. Ohh I love finding vintage sewing bits and bobs. Such lovely treasures you found. x

  2. ohhh what treasure, every single one. your flowers are gorgeous too.

  3. I love those books of needles - the illustrations are priceless!

  4. Love those vintage sewing bits so cute!

    E :)

  5. wonderful finds I like your vintage sheets.

  6. Your flower photos are beautiful!
    There is something about those needle books that always draws me in, too. I would never knowingly pass one up, that's for sure. And the needle selection is really something good to never know when you might need to use one of those!

  7. Love all your vintage sewing bits & pieces, the packaging is fantastic!