I’ve always loved all things old, but lately I’ve been falling head over heals for all things vintage or antique. When my hubby got wind of a barn sale going on in the city last weekend, I grabbed my purse and was waiting in the car before he finished telling me about it.
Right away I spotted this early 20th century Clark’s Thread Spool Cabinet. Could this possibly scream Nikki, In Stitches any more?
How about these adorable milk bottle carafes….not old or vintage, but still super cute. When I spy something like this already filled with crafty goodies (like the embroidery floss shown here) how can I resist?
But, my head and my heart were not on the same page. My heart dreams of one day filling a studio with treasures like these, but my head knows that’s way down the road…like so far down the road I can barely see that far. And just as I was about to call it a day, I spotted these, tucked in a wooden bin on the floor, and my heart skipped a beat.
When I asked how much they cost, the sales girl politely said she would have to check on the cost of the wooden bin. I laughed and said, “Oh the bin is beautiful, but it’s the thread I love!” So, I skipped out of Three Potato Four with 13 spools of vintage thread (I’m not sure it’s really suitable anymore for machine sewing, but will absolutely make for stunning hand embroidery!) for a total of $8.
My head was happy that I bought sensibly, and my heart was full with this small purchase…for now.
Nikki, In Stitches
PS…If you love these items as much as I do, some are available for purchase online.