26 August 2006

the mother lode of old notions

My great-aunt recently downsized from house to apartment. Among the things that had to go were her old stash of notions. So Mom brought them up to me last weekend and I am so excited about this stuff.

That awesome tin is chock full of bias tape, hem facing, elastic, and goodness knows what else. Also more needles than I could ever in my life use up. I absolutely love the old packaging.

Goose embroidery scissors. I mean, really. Actually, I don't think it is a goose. Crane, maybe?

Hankies. I love the embroidered one. My great-aunt was a great traveler, and Mom tells me these probably came from Mexico. And that nifty travel sewing kit. Now I need one of those train cases to go with it. And a Grace Kelly hairdo. Then, I'll be all set, dahling.


hannah said...

um, score!

i hope there was hopping up and down when this was received.

Marmee said...

The bird on the scissors is a stork, I think.
Your great-auntie will be so pleased that you're enjoying and using all these things.

sally said...

What a sweet bundle of goodies. I know you'll put them all to good use!

sulu-design said...

Aren't hand-me-downs great? You're going to have so much fun using these!

rachel said...

I'm browsing through your archives and this caught my eye. Those 2 girls on your hankie are Korean. I'm not sure what the game is called but it's like a teeter-totter that they're on but they JUMP to get the other one in the air...just like the picture. It might be a Lunar New Year or Harvest celebration game or maybe they did it more often. I'll have to ask my mom. I'm just curious how your great-aunt got it. Was she ever in Korea?