Friday, April 27, 2012

whimsies


When I saw this sweet box at an estate sale with the precious girl and kitty, I was so excited that there might still be note cards inside!  


When I opened, there were no note cards. So sad.. but instead it was a small treasure chest of vintage sewing needles, hooks, and more!! I was still very excited for these, even though some of those cute note cards would have been fun!


These hooks were in there, but I have no idea what they are for. Do you know? Maybe cross stitch or crewel stitching? 


I found these beautiful cross stitch pieces folded in a drawer. I just love the two Christmas ones with the angels!! They're not finished, but they are still great pieces to create with! I could probably learn the pattern, and finish them. It doesn't seem to hard, but it with my luck, it will be! ;) 


I love the sweet words on this one!! I will have to frame this up!!


I love finding such pretty hand towels, and these were a great find!! The peach ones are a perfect canvas to work with, and I love the pair with the sweet pink embroidered flowers. 


But, my favorite was the pretty blue cross stitich flowers, with the embroidered vines on the side!! Of course, there was only one!! I can't wait to wash and hang these beauties in my bathroom!!

Hope that you have a lovely Friday!! Do you have any good treasure hunts or creative plans for the weekend?


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  1. I just love happy endings. I'm glad those sweet linens found their way home with you. That stationary/notecard box is just delightful.

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    1. Thank you Kim!! I am, too! ;) xo Heather

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  2. Hi Heather, You find the best treasures! You should link up to Friday pretties!

    Sherrie

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    1. Hi Sherrie!! Thank you!! I will be linking up next Friday for sure!! ;) xo Heather

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  3. Don't you just love vintage boxes? The lines are terrific as well, the Christmas ones are very special. Crossing my fingers for a couple of good sales this weekend.

    chris

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    1. Hi Chris!! Yes, they are such treasures! Hope you get some good sales this weekend! xo Heather

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  4. Lovely finds. The box is so sweet and the cross stitch poem is lovely. I might try to get to a boot sale this weekend if the rain holds off and finish off some summery bunting. Hope you have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jacqui!! I hope you get some good treasure hunting in this weekend, and the weather is nice!! xo Heather

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  5. What a lovely box with such neat treasures inside! I think those needles are for upholstery.

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    1. Hi Terrie! Thank you!! Ooh, thank you!! I will have to look into how to use them!! xo Heather

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  6. Hi Heather! Your finds are absolutely fantastic! Sorry I don't know what the hooks are for. Right now, our weekend is hanging loose and playing it by ear. Treasure hunting will surely be a part of it though;) Have a nice weeknd! Twyla

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    1. Hi Twyla! Thank you so much!! Oh, can't wait to see what treasures you find! Have a great weekend! :) xo Heather

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  7. You have found such great things Heather, well done! I just adore the box and to find something in it as well, how lucky is that :) have a wonderful weekend sweetie

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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    1. Thank you!! It was fun to find all the sewing supplies inside!! Some quality, made in the USA things!! Yay!! ;) xo Heather

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  8. Hello dear Heather, I love the Whimsies stationary box! The illustrations are so sweet and charming! I do wish there would have been some notecards tucked inside for you, but I am glad there were a few sewing goodies! I think the curved needles are for upholstery. The cross-stitch is beautiful and I love all of your pretty hand towels! I am happy you found so many lovely things! I hope you have a fun weekend! I plan on sewing this weekend. xo~Paula

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    1. Hi Paula! Thank you so much!! Oh, that is good to know about the hooks!! Now I just need to see how to use them!! Thanks! Happy sewing my dear!! xo Heather

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  9. More wonderful treasures!
    Lucky you!!

    I think that perhaps some of the curved needles are for upholstery.

    I WISH that I were going 'treasure hunting' this weekend.
    But.. I'm going to work in the yard and painting the garage :)

    Have a good one.

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    1. Thank you Kerin!! Being out side in the beautiful sun, is a great way to spend a weekend!! Enjoy!! ;) xo Heather

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  10. So many treasures...a great thrifting day for sure! - I do believe that those curved needles are for working on rugs, if you Google or Bing rug needles you may find out for sure.

    Have a wonderful weekend! xo

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    1. Thank you Sherri! I just love finding good treasures!! Thanks, I will definitely look into the rug needles, and see how to use them! Enjoy your weekend!! xo Heather

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  11. Look's like you found a true treasure. We flipped a house five or so year's ago and everything was left in the home because of water damage...the son of the people who lived there just let it all go, his parent's had passed and he neglected the house and sold it to us.
    It seemed so sad...there was picture's,love note's,christmas ornament's and much much more, I couldnt believe he didnt want his parent's thing's.
    thank you for your kind commment's on my blog it mean's alot to me.
    Love,Debbie:)

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    1. Hi Debbie!! It is crazy when people leave such treasures behind!! I don't know how they do it, but I guess we get to bring them back to life and cherish them!! Have a blessed weekend! xo Heather

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  12. You found such cute linens. Love the little house one!And the stationary box is darling.
    Great finds!
    Have a fun weekend, Erica :)

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    1. Thank you Erica!! Enjoy your weekend! xo Heather

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  13. Lovely finds i love the little box and the linens. I don't know what those hooks are for they look interesting ;-) Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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    1. Hi Dee!! Thank you so much!! I am finding out that they are for upholstery, so I will have to look them up and see how to use them!! Enjoy your weekend!! xo Heather

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    1. Thank you Erin! I have fun!! ;) xo Heather

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  15. I am pretty sure those are upholstery needles. That is an amazing box...I found a box of treasure yesterday that I will post next week. It was from a den mother of cub scouts. I had so much fun leafing through it....Beautiful stitches. Smiles...Renee

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    1. Thank you! I will look them up, and how to use them! Ooh, can't wait to see your box of treasures!! I will be waiting patiently! :) xo Heather

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  16. I think that Whimsies BOX is pretty darn cute!

    Isn't it amazing what makes us happy at an Estate Sale?? Sometimes I go on the second or third day and STILL find treasure. Sometimes they even ask "what do you want THAT for"???? I just smile and say "A project". ha! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I agree, it is the simple treasures that I find such joy in, even when others can't see it!! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  17. Oh I love the little notecard box you found. All it takes is a kitty-cat and a garland of daisies and I'm sold! (Those are some pretty mean looking upholstery needles inside it.) The embroidered towels will be so pretty in your bathroom. I'm so glad there are other people out there who rescue these beauties from a life of storage.

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    1. Thank you!! I agree!! Oh, thanks!! I will have to look them up and how to use them! They do look pretty mean,and intimidating! ;) Have a beautiful weekend!!

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  18. Yes, those are upholstery needles except the ones on the left with the big round eye at the top. Those look like the things I hook the Thanksgiving turkey closed with - LOL! Love the box they came in and it's always fun to find a little treasure chest.

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    1. Thank you Kathy!! Ha, that is funny!! ;) I guess those could be good for this Thanksgiving!! It is so much fun to find boxes with treasures inside!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  19. You found some great treasures. I love it when you think one thing maybe in the box and and there is something even better. The picture on the box is so sweet.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you Donna!! I agree!! It is the best!! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  20. I love the colors in the embroidered pieces! You struck gold! Fun finds!

    Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much!! I love a good treasure hunt!! xo Heather

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  22. I love the picture on the box you found, and I would make use of all those things you found inside it too! The embroidered pieces are lovely...so nice to find such treasures!
    Have a happy wekend...hope you find some more!
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen!! It was a fun little hunt, and I walked away with such great goodies!! Hope your weekend is most lovely!! xo Heather

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  23. WHat a treasure box! I think the needles are upholstry needles. I also love the cute embroidered pieces. How fun to find a treasure trove like that.

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    1. Thank you!! I need to look up how to use them, now!! It was a lot of fun, and I love walking away with such goodies!! xo Heather

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  24. When I first saw the box I thought - now that looks like an adorable vintage book - wrong! What a cute box and so many treasures. You hit a wonderful estate sale. So glad you are now treasuring these things.

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    1. Oh, that would be a cute book cover! Thanks!! xo Heather

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  25. Did I mention how much I love your vintage hankies too?

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    1. Oh, thanks!! I can never say no to hankies!! ;)

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  26. Hi Heather!
    Just found your blog and I am happy that I did. What a gorgeous place you have here! xx

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    1. Hi Isobel!! Thank you so much for coming by and visiting!! Yay, for new friends!! Hope your weekend was most lovely!! xo Heather

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  27. What goodies you discovered there!!
    And how sweet of a box to have them in. :o)
    I would have to see what was inside. :o)
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
    Sincerely, Trish xo

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    1. Thank you so much Trish!! It was a fun hunt!! ;) Hope you are having a good Sunday night! xo Heather

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  28. What lovely finds!! That image on the vintage box is just so sweet!!

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    1. Thank you!! I saw that box in a drawer, and the sweet cover caught my eye; it is so sweet! It would make a cute print to frame! xo Heather

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  29. I love all your finds! My favorite was the home cross-stitch. I loved the words on that one, especially the part about home being where you can be silent and still be heard.

    Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy!! I agree!! I love the home cross-stitch! Now, I just need to find the perfect frame to hang it up! Have a great night! xo Heather

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