This is NOT Victorian. It's NOT my style at all (at least not since the 1970's...)
So why then did I drop $5 on this psychedelic sewing basket at Goodwill today?
Well, for what was INSIDE:
Yep, full of vintagy-goodies that will come in handy crafting. Buttons, wooden spools, seam binding, bias tape, zippers, snaps, elastic, thread, bold thick needles...
Just reading the price stickers was entertaining enough...
|I wonder if that Woolco price tag with 9 10 77 means Sept. 10, 1977?|
|Yep. The 70's. When you REPAIRED the elastic on your underwear and PJs...|
|I wonder if I can still send "10 cts for 5 thread locks"...|
|Wiggle Eyes! Yes, Owls were all the rage back then|
When I spotted that card of Canadian Olympic buttons from 1976, well....
I just KNEW I had to bring it all home.
Lots of fun going through it all. I will admit, whoever had this sewing basket kept it in great condition for 40 years.
So I'll just take everything out and give the basket back to Goodwill. I have some other bags of stuff I bought only for an item or two inside - the rest will be re-donated back.
Unless.... someone out there wants it? It's marked "Made in Japan" on the wooden bottom. I've also got 14 colourful handkerchiefs I was going to re-donate.
If there is any interest in something that screams 1970, I'll run a free drawing for the basket and handkerchiefs later this month (I'll see if there is anything else I can throw in).
If not, then back to Goodwill it all goes.