Friday, June 7

in love with sewing boxes!



 
now, I know that a grown woman should fall in love
with Rangemaster cookers and expensive frocks and
diamond rings and sensible stuff like that. . .

 
but. . .for me. . .
 these 1960s vintage American sewing boxes hit the spot
(which just goes to show I'm not quite grown-up yet!)

 
I love them so much I bought every one I could find on our US holiday. . .

 
(and yes, they were hell to pack into suitcases
for the return flight home!)
 

18 comments:

Greenorchid said...

Loving those boxes too!! Cx

Vintage Tea Time said...

They are lovely - I thought they were hat boxes! x

Hen said...

Aargh, they're gorgeous! Well done getting them home.

Hen said...

Aargh, they're gorgeous! Well done getting them home.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Oooh! They are Georgeous with a capital 'G'!!

Rose H (UK) said...

What wonderful boxes, and how sensible to have cotton reel holders built in!
Rose H
x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I always wonder who owned them and what did they sew! :) x

Andi's English Attic said...

Ah, but that's a different sort of grown-up. We here in blogland are not like that. For us, the value of things is measured in something other than money.
The sewing boxes are beautiful. So glad you found a way of getting them home. Enjoy. xx

Andi's English Attic said...

And btw, from not knowing about their existence, I NOW WANT ONE. Are you keeping them all or are one or two going on ebay? xx

lynda said...

Love those boxes! Really don't see them here, where I live in the US...they must be a southern thing...you can not have too many! Love the way you brought them home! Where there is a will, there is a way! You are an inspiration...wonder what I can find to cram into our bags when I am in the UK this summer...

The Faerie Factory said...

They're adorable no wonder you couldn't resist .. Sarah x

menopausalmusing said...

Swoon......................

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

I just love your sewing boxes! Don't grow up and want diamond rings and expensive frocks...sewingboxes and their stories are so much more fun! I Have my gran's little sewing box and if someone wanted to trade it for a diamond ring....l'd laugh at them and clutch it tighter :-)! Pam xx

nilly said...

Very adorable! I'm so impressed by your Facebook pages too.
I must try harder!

BadPenny said...

I wonder what a collection of sewing boxes is called ? !

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

They are so lovely, especially the blue one.
They are far more valuable than all the fancy things you mentioned... just think of the threads they held that sewed the special little dresses that brought such delight to the eyes of a young girl awaiting the finished frock...
Susan x

the woolly dog said...

Had no idea what they were until you said, have never seen anything like them before. thank you for educating me.♥

Vintage Jane said...

They are wonderful. I can just imagine all your 'smalls' packed inside them in your suitcase!! M x

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