Sunday, March 29, 2009

Italian Bookcase Inherited

I have always lived this large book case that was in my in laws home. When my MIL moved back to Florida she left it behind for us. I am thrilled! So thanks a bunch Caryle.
Now, Tim will need to make more shelves for it in the future. It has notches built in for more shelving and I want to use it in my studio someday. There is no room for it in there now, but when I get my new and improved studio it will have a place of honor. I think it will look great full of my jars full of vintage sewing and misc goods.
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Homemade Floss Holders

Aren't these the cutest things? They were made by my father-in-law many years ago. My mother-n-law told him she needed a way to store her embroidery thread after unwinding it. So he took some thick cardboard and designed and cut these out for her. She left them for me to have. I think they are just darling. My FIL was a VERY talented artist. He passed away nearly a year ago.
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Sewing Goods from tin

Here are some of the sewing goods...see posts below.
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Sewing goods

Here is what was in the tin...posted below.
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More locks

My Mother in law gave me some more old locks the other day. Since she is moving back to Florida she left us with some wonderul family keepsakes, which we are truly grateful for. I will try to post more photos, but I am very busy cleaning out her house to prepare for renters. Blogging has taken a back seat these days in my life. I do hope to get it together once again and post more in the future.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Treasures from MIL

My mother in law brought me a baggie of goodies when she came back from Florida last week. Bless her heart she knows how much I love old stuff. Don't you love the well worn darning egg? The color is great! The thread spools, needle and pin packets, and roll of trim were icing on the cake. Thanks, Mom Caryle!
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