|Vintage Thread Labels (available in my etsy shop)|
|Vintage Thread Spools (available in my etsy shop)|
Getting slowly to the point, when my grandmothers died and we cleaned out their things, I took their workbaskets. I kept them intact on a shelf for a long time, as if something of them was preserved there. Last year I finally took everything out and mixed it in with my own things. Thread is thread, after all, and there's no sense leaving it shut up in a box. Now Grandma Mary's pincushion holds a mix of needles from three generations, and I sew on my son's patches with thread that was spooled in the 1940s. I love the worn feel of the old wooden spools, and the wonderful typography on the old labels.
Wait 'til you see "our" button collection!