It looks like I'm about to conduct a fortune-telling session doesn't it?!! Actually, what I want to share with you are these vintage treasures that Mr SUDs' parents (aka Mum and Dad) kindly gave to me during the process of moving house.
Isn't this table cover beautiful? It was a wedding present to Dad's parents when they married (I'm guessing 1920-ish) in Scotland. Dad remembers being served morning tea on this tablecloth when he was "knee-high to a grasshopper", about 60 years ago.
Check out the detail. I think the thread is silk as it has a lovely sheen, and look at how perfectly it was made. :-)
Here are some other treasures. Isn't the old cardboard chocolate box wonderful?
Wooden spools of thick cotton thread, binding tape, popper studs, ribbons, a darning mushroom (I've always wanted one!) and little 'hooks' intended for fur coats!
I have still yet to go through a lot of my gifts, but the one pictured above is a favourite and a set of three intricately woven lace and embroidered doilies.
Most of the buttons have been cut from clothing and still have cotton attached to them. It's amazing how times change, as now instead of cutting off our clothing buttons and recycling the garment into something else; we either sell or donate our clothes to charity... and leave the buttons intact! These buttons are stored in an old cigarette tin.
Back to modern day and this is how I store my buttons. Not so visually interesting hey, but very practical! I really would love a big glass lolly jar to display my buttons... maybe one day I will get around to it!
I know another lady who is a bit crazy about our little round friends... go visit Clare and see her button collection! I also know a lady who has a thing about scissors... if you are partial to snips too, then you would have something in common with Kaaren! :-) She has one or two pairs! *giggle*!
Now before I go I need to ask... have you signed up for Jenny and Vicki's hug swap? If you are new to blogging it would be a lovely 'first' swap to participate in because it has been designed to be affordable on postage and has a "no extra gifts" policy. (I know with my first swap I worried about it 'being enough' for my partner because it is very common for blogging buddies to add extra gifts to their packages!) There is still time to sign up - just click on the icon on my side bar and it will direct you to all the details! Or you can 'click' on Jenny or Vicki's names to visit their blogs.
Until next time... happy creating!