Wednesday, 16 July 2014

WOYWW -vintage haberdashery

 Just look at all these goodies I found at the car boot sale!

They all pre-date 1967 and most of them are priced at less than a shilling in old pennies.
(One shilling was the same as 5p when we converted to decimal currency)

Annie and I shared them out on Monday as there were fastenings etc that she might use in her sewing business. I am sure the rest will come in handy for something.

Below is the state of my desk today.
There is a little needlefelted collage and a pink canvas that I made down at Annie's this week.
Also you can see a part finished katie Morag. I thought we would have some of our old favourites on a table at Maxine's exhibition
(Old Bell Museum, Montgomery, POWYS. 25th -31st July 10 -4 pm.)

Come along if you are in the area - we would love to see you.
Click to see close-up.
Today I am busy finishing my curtains (Argh!!) for my newly decorated bedroom.
So I will leave you to snoop my WOYWW desk.
Have a great week.
Thanks for calling.
x Jo


Annie said...

We really love curtains Jo you know we do!!! Keep hunting out those car boot bargains Jo.
Annie x

Anne said...

Great haul from boot sale! I have some bits and pieces lime that in my sewing treasures- kept from years ago! I hate making curtains:-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #20

Neet said...

I keep saying it I know but I do need to get to a car boot sale. Went out with a friend yesterday, loads of antique shops, but the lace cloths and things were so expensive. Did make me think of you though.
Love your Morag doll, hope Maxine does well at her sale.
Now curtains - I can manage those.
Hugs, Neet xx 29

jill said...

Don't you just love car boot sales, I do & what a really good find. Happy woyww Jill #19

cockney blonde said...

Yep, car boot sales is defo the way to go for bargains. Like Neet says, some of the things we saw yesterday were SOOOOOOO expensive.
Love the Katie Morag doll,x

Evalila said...

Oh, sooo much stuff to play with! Have fun with it :) Happy WOYWW, Evelyn # 54

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo happy WOYWW...your habby collection is great and reminds me of mums button tin, probably even still contains some of those items. I think the self covered buttons would make a great matching embellishment for any project. Love your dumffing and Annies projects and Morog is so cute in her kilt. Cheers and have a great week Robyn

sandra de said...

Now that is a great find of vintage haberdashery items. I imagine selling is all about promoting yourself and not something we crafters do. If you haven't had much success online selling there is no hope for me!! Have a lovely week
Sandra de @53

Mrs.D said...

Gosh Jo, what a haul, but I remember those things first time around, I must be getting old. I really must get myself down to some car boot sales if that's the sort of thing on sale.
Love Katie Morag, she is gorgeous.
Might try to get to The Old Bell museum.
Chris #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Do you know what I love about you Jo? The fact that you 'get' all my stupid jokes and double entendres!! And then carry on the've no idea how much that pleases me - we must share the same sense of humour!!
That basket of vintage bits and pieces brought a lump to my throat as it reminded me of Mum, she always had a stash like that in her sewing basket and never threw anything away. I'm so glad you rescued it and will put it to good use.
Good luck at the fair. Are you there every day?
Hugs, LLJ 15 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jo love the treasures on your desky share so wonderful your work. .. adore it and great car boot .. in my mother's sewing box are some of those hooks and eyes... but not pristine like these. Shaz in Oz xxx#3

Sandy Leigh said...

I think my favorite thing today besides that fun vintage loot is your doll's sweater and skirt--sooo adorable! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #60

Nikki C said...

Those vintage notions are fantastic so kewl to see so many grouped together what a great find hugs Nikki 7

Helen said...

what fabulous bargains!hope the sale goes well. xx Helen 4

glitterandglue said...

Oh, Jo. I have a box of just the same things - lots of Newey hooks and eyes, etc. Came from goodness knows where. I've had some of them for years - keep using them - but I'm sure thy multiply when I'm not looking, 'cos there always seem to be as many left!
Beautiful dumfing. I'd love to see all your work on the stall in Montgomery. Would John be able to get in there with his mobility scooter?? or are there steps?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #13

Lynn Holland said...

Love the dolly's kilt Jo.
Your vintage finds are fantastic and so nice to share
Lynn x

Angela Radford said...

Great stash of old bits and pieces, bet you have fun with those.
It's so nice to see these things going to a good home.
Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x #42

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Had to look up car boot sale to where you finding all these wonderful goodies. Looks fun! Those vintage sewing notions looks so fun. I remember some of them in my grandmothers sewing basket. Diane #78

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Jo,

Great find at the boot sale (is that a yard sale?). The fact that they are on their original packaging is great! Nice of you to share your finds with Annie.

Thank you for visiting me already!
Peace, Kay (22)

Laura said...

Just love the old packaging too!
Thanks for visiting me
Belated Wednesday wishes,
Laura The Tardy Desker!

Tina Gilmore said...

Brilliant bargains - will see you next week here in Monty, i'll come and take photos xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorry I'm late, love the sight of all those carded notions...still sharing some with mum, but they are all creased and part used..these are amazing!
I like. Katie Morags skirt, very in keeping...and great good luck to Maxine...I wish montgomery was was just around the corner!