Monday, August 26, 2013

Habby treasure

 
About a week ago, a school friend facebooked me and asked if I knew of anyone who would be interested in her Mum's stash of haberdashery. I think my response may have felt like I was snatching, but let's just say my response was an enthusiastic "Me please". I turned up earlier than planned and Janine was not yet suitably dressed but I had a lovely chat with her and her mum. There were five boxes in all, the first was full of assorted useful zips. The second above has useful trims including gold ric rac and some pale blue daisy trim. I remember Mum made Joanne and I matching dresses with similar trims. I may use some of this on my applique cushion to trim the roof of the little house.
 
 
 

The next box was full of delicious lace trims including several that were crocheted - not machine made. They would look great on some pillowcases.
 
 
The last two boxes are button tins - many of the buttons are from Janine's grandmother and aunt. Inside the big tins are these sweet smaller tins.
 
 
Lovely little mother of pearl buttons which are very useful.
 

 
Look at that little Oxo tin. I was particularly intrigued by the buttons on the blue cards. Apparently they are linen buttons and were used on underwear and night clothes. I've never seen their like before. Have you?
 
 
Another box of even more mother of pearl. Look at those lovely buckles. I think I should go and have another rifle through the boxes, to see what treasures I haven't yet uncovered. Lucky me.

7 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

they are fabulous!! bet you nearly took her arm off!! lol x

Betty said...

Oooo a box full of buttons! As a kid I used to play with those at home and at my granny's.
I also remember blue carton pieces with those buttons : i think they were also to close your pillow case. Or the inner pillow case and then you had a nice one to rest your head on.
I have a big bag of those lacy things ... Might use them for pillows or an all over white quilt?

Kathy said...

That's some nice loot!

HillyFilly said...

I have just 'inherited' a button box and assorted bits too.... wonderful, I can't understand anyone wanting to give them away.... they keep children occupied for hours sorting them....

Sylvia said...

I thought the fabric button looked like the ones I used to have on my liberty bodice as a child - horrible garment!!

Sylvia said...

I thought the fabric button looked like the ones I used to have on my liberty bodice as a child - horrible garment!!

pricillaprecise said...

Hi - thought you'd be interested to know that the lace you have is actually "torchon", or bobbin lace. Beautiful stuff. Lucky you.
Margaret