June 14, 2011

New Thrifty Finds...

My latest vintage acquisitions are a mix of items....

The graphics on the sewing cards are so delightful and have already taken up residence in my craft room.

The cracker jack tin will be a perfect container for holding miniature Amercian flags.


Last but not least, my obsession with owls continues. This straw purse is going on my upcoming cottage vacation with me. At $3, I couldn't simply couldn't resist!!

33 comments:

Lee said...

Terrific finds!
In my travels, I think of you often-owls are everywhere-but the vintage ones are the best.
Enjoy the rest of the day!

Heather said...

More cute vintage finds! Tammy at Beatrice Banks just did a blog post on owl from the 70's. Yours is quite fantastic!

Pam said...

Oh, I love the sewing cards. I had forgotten about those. I remember using them when I was little. Can't say it helped with my sewing skills though.

Karin said...

You find the coolest stuff!! You have inspired me to look at the local antique shops here but their prices are so high. :( I will just have to enjoy yours vicariously.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It's been about, oh, a thousand years since I've seen sewing cards!


DAWN TO DUSK

Yellow’s the color I wear at dawn
When dancing dewdrops spangle the lawn.

Red is the color I wear at dusk
When earth and sky are dry as a husk

And nothing stirs—not even a wing
Of bat or swallow or anything!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Boatman in Red

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh Kim...I know I say this every time but man those are cute finds...we would have a cat fight over them.. So glad you are getting out...smiles...Renee

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

You are so lucky! I love seeing your thrifty finds. Those sewing cards are adorable and in such great condition. Love the Cracker Jack canister and purse too - perfect holiday bag.

PandaMom said...

LOVE the Cracker Jack tin!!!

barbara said...

The Cracker Jack tin is the cutest thing ever - just in time for the 4th, too! Those are the best sewing cards I've ever seen.

outjunking said...

The sewing cards warm my heart. I had those when I was a little girl. Good times.
Lisa

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Kim, I love those sewing cards. I really enjoyed playing with things like that when I was little. And the straw purse is darling. I saw one in a thrift clothing store about a month ago and almost bought it. Now I am kicking myself!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh, Im seriosuly dying over that owl purse. And you're so very right, the little tin would be darling with flags in it :0)

Nikki said...

LOVE everything!!
We need to shop together sometime...although maybe it would result in a tug of war!

Cheryl G. said...

Great finds!
You would be fun to shop with!

S said...

Oh the sewing cards are darling - love those old time illustrations.

Jackie said...

Lovely finds! I've been snatching up everything owl-related too. And that purse is a steal for $3!

<3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!
http://LetsGoThrifting.blogspot.com

Life in Rehab said...

I'm in love with the Cracker Jack container- how cute!

Vicki said...

I used to love playing with those sewing cards! What fun stuff you found.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The owl bag is wonderful! I love vintage bags, too! That's what I posted about tonight! And I wonder if they still make sewing cards! Those were fun! ♥

Betsy said...

Fabulous treasures! I love that Cracker Jack tin and I clearly remember the sewing cards.

Donna said...

What fun finds, Kim! I remember those sewing cards from when I was little (Ok, dating myself here!). Wish I liked to sew for real, though:) And your straw tote is so retro cute!!!

LV said...

All those are great vintage items. You have a nice selection.

KAT said...

great stuff I love stuff like that. the sewing cards bring back memories of long ago.
you just have to come see my owls I just finished if you love owls I think you'll appreciate them anyway.

Serendipity Handmade said...

Oh I adore the sewing cards! I remember playing with similar when I was a kid. What a great find!

bj said...

I always loved these vintage sewing cards. Glad you found them.

Annie said...

Love the sewing cards! I had sewing cards when I was little. Guess that makes me "vintage" too!

Tricia said...

I am a sucker when it comes to anything vintage. I am trying to reform myself! You have some wonderful finds there. Blessings,
Tricia

Ann said...

The sewing card is just too cute. I love the crewel purse, haven't seen one in awhile.
Ann

The Cranky Queen said...

Great finds...love the vintage children sewing cards! FAB...Tiffany

very merry vintage style said...

Great finds Kim! Love those cute sewing card illustrations. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!!
Mary

Janet said...

Those are fun finds! I use to have a cracker jack tin just like that! I also have a little blessing from China, too! Please come by and visit. I recently did a post about our 4 year referral!
Blessings,
Janet

Diann said...

What fun finds Kim! Those sewing cards really do have the cutest graphics! And the old cracker jacks tin will be awesome with flags in it! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Peg said...

Oh, I love the vintage sewing cards! I was wondering if I could post an image on my Printable Sewing Cards article: http://www.squidoo.com/printable-sewing-cards. Please let me know by leaving a message at the page. Thanks. So cute!!