I decorate one of my Christmas trees in a vintage theme with big colored light, colored glass ornaments and silver tinsel!! I'm always looking for old toys to place under the tree. I just loved this box of Pix Pix pick up sticks!!
Made in 1937...so cute and only $3.00!
Old fashioned bingo cards for only $2.00. Not sure what I'll do with them, but I love the look.
Another great find was this vintage lunch box from the 1960's, I think. Red tartan plaid!! I only paid $5.00 for it.
Still has the original sticker on the side.
and a cute "Safety First" poem on the inside. The thermos was missing, but you can see where it was stored all those years on the right hand side where the paint is chipped.
It's already washed and filled with an I Spy hexagon quilt that I'm sewing by hand. It's a cute little storage box to keep projects in.
I've sewn and given away so many I Spy quilts as baby gifts, I thought I'd better make 2 quilts for my future grandchildren before all my I Spy fabric is gone. To make these 2 quilts extra special, I'll sew them both by hand with English Paper Piecing.
The best deal was a zip lock bag filled with vintage 1930's fabric scraps for only $10.00
Next to the bags that were for sale was a grandmother's flower garden flower with the old paper pieces still on the backside. Amazing to think someone from the 1930's was sewing with this fabric.
There are such incredible fabrics in this bag, all crumbled and cut up. The colors and patterns are perfect! They must have been stored away for years and years in some one's sewing room.
Sad to think that the family had to go through all her fabric and sewing supplies and get rid of it all. Makes me want to sew up all my fabric and make things to give away to family and friends.
Although there is a different side to this story...her fabric is now with someone who loves it and will turn it into the cutest hexagon quilt that will be cherished for years to come!!
Add this project to the ever growing "To Do" list!!
What was your greatest find?
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