Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Old sewing notions and bobbins

I was so excited to receive a package in the mail recently from my good blog friend Dale from over at A Country Shop.  If you are ever in the Rochester, NH area... you simply must make time for Dale's shop.  I have never been, but every time she posts on her blog about her shop, I wish I could be there!  Dale is a real sweetheart and LOVES what she does... you can just tell from her blog posts.  She has so much fun playing with her prims!  She saw my recent post about my laundry room and decided (Thank you for deciding this Dale!!) I needed to add a few pieces to my printer's tray.  So she sent me the Anacin tin that still contains aspirin and also the little green metal Tums tin!!  Thank you so much Dale!!  You are a real sweetheart!  I have been looking for pieces to add to this box but everything I come across is to big so it was fun to add these little pieces.

I bought the tiny green bottle on the bottom shelf for 50 cents.  It says "Sample, 3 in one oil" on it and is so cute.  I also bought the amber bottle at the same antique mall for 1.00.

Dale also gifted me with this awesome ointment tin which still contains ointment!

As if that wasn't enough, Dale saw these adorable spools and thought of my old sewing notions bathroom.  As she says in her note... "Found these and loved them... thought of you and your bath.  SO got 2!  1 for you, 1 for me."  Lol!!  Thank you so much Dale!  These are so cute and I can't wait to make some!  They are wrapped with tea stained fabrics and the little muslin tag says "Bobbin".  I have lots of old plain wooden spools... now I know what I can do with them!  The Caldwells Syrup Pepsin bottle was a recent acquisition at the same antique mall.  Thank you for thinking of me Dale!  I appreciate your gifts and will think of you every single time I see them!  As always... prim blog friends are the bestest!!  =]

I got a little bobbin happy when I went antiquing recently, hehe!  I just kept finding them and they were great prices.  I am so drawn to those old sewing notions.  I need you all to tell me why some of these are red and blue.  I have never, ever seen colored ones.  I suppose they are reproductions but yet the tops of them look really worn.

I couldn't pass up on the tall bobbin (11") for only $4!  I also found this awesome box of thread from The American Thread Company that is in perfect condition for only $2!  Even the re-order form is intact in the bottom.

Thanks to those of you that took the time to comment on my last post.  I appreciate all the help and advice you gave me.  I'm gonna be adding another cabinet in that room soon... which is a good thing because at the rate that I am buying, I'm running out of room!

I wish for you a blessed week~


Debbie said...

What nice goodies for a sweet friend! I love the bobbins too!

Hope your doing well!


Angela said...

Simply love all the items your sweet friend sent in the mail for you. Look great where you placed them. Love the old bobbins and thread.Such good finds. You have a blessed evening and thanks for sharing.

Danice said...

I love the old bobbins and threads. What a nice friend Dale is :) Thanks for sharing this with us.

Janice said...

Aww, that was so sweet of Dale! I do live in the Rochester area and have yet to stop in her new store...I have however been into her other store MANY times! It was fantastic, so I can imagine this one is just as great! I will have to make a point to stop in and say hello VERY soon!! I am currently on a hunt for consignment or booth rental, so my shopping has been curbed until then =(! Your box is so nice, I have a big one and need to add more items it looks so bare!


Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Angie: Finally made it over to your blog!...you crack me up...commenting on all my posts...silly girl!! I appreciate all of them! I love your new bobbins, tins, etc...I saw some bobbins that were red and green and forgot to go back and buy them...they said "Christmas bobbins" so I don't really know why they are colored!
patti :)

Brenda said...

Hey Angie! I love old bobbins and spools also and have some myself. That was nice of Dale to send you all that!


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

How cool is that? I love your display tray/box. So many sweet little things. I collect old medicine bottles and tins, too.Awesome, Angie!

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

What a nice surpise! it all looks wonderful together!! ~Kriss~

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for all your kind words.
I love what you have done with your laundry room. I can just see you opening the tin with the cream still in it, and looking at the anacin tablets...of course I did the same thing!
Your displays look WONDERFUL!
Enjoy my friend...

Anonymous said...

Okay...I admit it. I am a sentimental slob. It is so funny, that as I sit here, I can see the tin in your home, that was just in my house a day ago....and yet, we have never met! And wouldn't have without the internet. I was just touching it...looking at the ointment...LOL, and now it is shining and looks so great on your display...
Just sayin' :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

What a great friend you have made through blog land. Your collection is wonderful. Your friend Dale added the perfect touch.
I love all the old bobbins. I have a small collection hoping to find more at flea markets this summer.
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy & Prim Blessings

Cora said...

The old bobbins are awesome...just the right touch for you! You always get the best deals too! Dale had the perfect items for your box too!! It looks great!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

How wonderful of Dale to send such sweet 'thoughtful' gifts to you. They all go so well in the box too.
I had one of those boxes years ago from a printing company I worked for...not sure what I did with it but sure wish I had it now...that was before 'Prim was in'...lol

I've been on the receiving end of a thoughtful gift from Dale...and Yes she is a sweetheart1