Monday, October 19, 2009

Someone's junk is someone else's treasure!

WoW Finally a blue sky in Wellington but on a Work Day!!! Grrrr.. A friend dropped in her mother's sewing 'stuff' yesterday. Boxes of old fabric and bias binding and buttons and zips galore... hmmm what to keep!! She thought it was junk! But there was treasure... look at this Myra ... wooden cotton reels .. they are so cute (Myra collects them but her collection is amazing.. big ones.. small ones... all sorts)!
Remember these.. boxes of cottons. My Mum had heaps too.And there were buttons... a friend was shopping for a button and it reminded me to look through my collection....and add to them of course.
I picked up the pretty amber coloured one (in the middle) from the recycled arts made of London Glass (says so on the back)... isn't it gorgeous.. I will have to make something to show it off.. a bag maybe...
These are mostly buttons I've picked up at op shops and recycle shops. My friend's Mum also had lots of buckles.. she used to be a dressmaker and made wedding dresses and suits.
These are very old.


Anonymous said...

What a score on all those lovely wooden cotton reels.

Maybe we'll get a fine day on the weekend. It was sunny here too. I got some beans and peas planted.

Chris H said...

OOOO lovely treasure indeed. I got all my Mum's buttons... but not one that suited that bag yesterday! Sad.
AND I was looking for a much bigger one, but they are just not out there. Sad.
Lovely blue sky... good you took a photo! Might not last long. shitty weather.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

How wonderful!
I love your old wooden cotton reels, weren't they great and so much nicer than the plastic ones. {sigh}
Those pinks are pretty and just love all your buttons.
Very lucky.