Wednesday, June 6, 2012

sewing susan

  I love finding such lovely needle books. The graphics are so neat with the women sitting around sewing and talking. What fun!
The insides are so pretty with the different colored foil. There was such detail put into packaging and selling items back then, whatever happened to those days. ;)
 Some fun flashbulbs!! Love the sweet image, and the colors!!
 And, to my surprise all the bulbs were inside! Aren't they such a great color of blue, with the sparkly inside. These would be fun to use for some decoration for the 4th of July. Any ideas?
 I got this sweet toy for my husband, and just adore the graphics. The cute boy flying his plane, and all the different fonts are so neat. 
 It has a factory sealed guarantee. And, when I opened this box...
 All the parts were inside, including the decals for the jet fighter! It is ready to be put together, and I kinda want to do it. Seems fun! ;)
Some new calicos and reproduction feed sacks to play with, now that is my kind of fun!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  1. Those blue flashbulbs bring back memories of Christmas : )

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    1. Aren't they so fun! So glad they brought back sweet memories for you! xo Heather

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  2. You find the best things! Those flash bulbs are great, I got a 'flash' back of temporary blindness of my youth, haha.

    I bet your hubby is thrilled with his new treasure.

    You'll sure have fun with that stack of fabric..I know you have something wonderful planned. xo

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    1. Oh, how funny! Yes, he is, and I have already started cutting into the fabrics! Enjoy your knitting! xo Heather

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  3. Where did you ever find such fun things?

    Can't wait to see what beautiful things you make with the fabric.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. These are all from that estate sale last weekend. The owners were quite the savers, which I am so thankful for! Thanks, have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  4. Wonderful and very fun finds!! I do too, love the old vintage ladies ...so pretty :) Have a great night! xo Holly

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    1. Thanks Holly! I would just love to have a sewing circle, like they did!! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  5. Oh! Precious memories! Can we put one of those flash bulbs in my vintage camera then flash it so we can see blue bubbles floating all over the room just like at Grama's at Christmas!?!? FUN FINDS!!!

    Tammy

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    1. Yes, if you need one, let me know! I can send it your way! How fun would that be! xo Heather

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  6. Sewing Susan...a girl can dream about sitting around a table and sewing like old friends right! I have some of those darling cards and I love them. Your bulbs and toy plane are fantastic finds. I love a neatly stacked fabric photo...just a page of fun here...smiles...Renee

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    1. Thank you.. one of my of dreams is to have a small store, and have sewing and crocheting circles one night a week. Wouldn't that be fun! My only exception is that there has to be sweet grandma's who can join and teach their skills! ;) xo Heather

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  7. Love the graphics on the needle books!! How great are the flashbulbs. Perhaps you can display them in a vase or something like that with a few small flags set in the display...the fabrics not too bad either!!

    chris

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    1. Thank you Chris! That is a great idea! xo Heather

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  8. Great finds! I have a couple of the Sewing Susan needle books and don't you just have to wonder how she can use a thread that long and not get it tangled up?? That Susan, she rocked!

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    1. I was thinking that! How funny.. I don't know how she did it either. She did rock! ;) xo Heather

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  9. I would not have thought those light bulbs would have been blue either - but totally perfect for the fourth. Thinking cap on..

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    1. I know, what an great blue for flashbulbs! Thanks.. I am thinking, too. Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  10. Well...talk about cute fabrics! I can't wait to see what you do with them!
    I also love the hankie in your photos! :)
    Erica

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    1. Thank you!! Happy sewing! xo Heather

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  11. I've been selling those sewing susan's, really lovely. Like all your other goodies too :) x

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    1. They are so lovely! Thanks.. have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  12. What fabulous treasures. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Love the graphics on the sewing needle cases and that jet is amazing. I can't believe all the parts are still in it! How fun!

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    1. Thank you! I know, so great to find vintage models with all their pieces. Have fun tomorrow! xo Heather

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  13. You could put the bulbs in an apothecary jar for the fourth. Love your great finds! Jean

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    1. That is a great idea!! Thank you Jean!! xo Heather

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  14. I adore your finds. The flash bulbs reminded me of benefit cosmetics. For a minute there the product junkie I am had to do a double take, I thought I'd missed out on some revolutionary new makeup that might make me look wonderful!
    Lovely finds - such a pleasure to read your blog
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks. That is funny..you look beautiful already! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  15. Seriously the graphics in these products are the best!

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    1. Thanks Colleen!! Wishing you a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  16. I love all the vintage graphics on all of the things you posted today :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! Wishing you a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  17. Dearest Heather,
    What fun you have had treasure hunting! It's funny...I can remember the "pop" that came when those blue flash bulbs would light up! Oh, so many years ago....
    I am looking forward to seeing what wonderful things you create with all those dreamy fabrics!
    Have a sweet weekend,
    Carolynn x x x

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    1. Hi Sweet Carolynn! Thank you so much. What a wonderful memory... Love hearing them! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  18. What lovely treasures! I would so adore being part of a vintage sewing circle like the ones depicted on those sweet needle cases. *happy sigh* I quite agree with you! If only packaging today were as attentive to detail as it was back then.

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    1. Thanks. I know, wouldn't it be so wonderful! Wishing you a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  19. Loving the robot chalkboard sticker. I have boys and they would love this! kids wall decals

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  20. Wow those are some items from the past. I have an old package of needles, just like that kind. What a cool find.

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    1. Oh, how fun, are they great to have!! xo Heather

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  21. My goodness you found some neat stuff. Sylvania flash bulbs ... now that'll take you back. Packaging these days is just throwaway like most of the items you buy. Nothing lasts for long or is appreciated as much as it was back then. Have fun with your goodies and have a lovely weekend. Tammy

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    1. Thanks!! So sad, isn't it! Hope you weekend is lovely, too, and you have some good weather. ;) xo Heather

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  22. These are such amazing finds, in such great condition too!

    Thought you would like an update on that cute little bungalow I kept blogging about... well he turned down our offer and a higher offer from someone else and has decided to sell it at auction with quite a high reserve. I'm fairly sure it wont sell and part of me thinks eventually he will give up and accept our offer, who knows, if it's meant to be! xxxxx

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    1. Thank you for letting me know about the bungalow. Such a bummer, but keep your eye out because it could go back on the market after the auction, and he will accept you offer. Let me know what happens!! xo Heather

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  23. I loved this post, Heather! I too love coming across old packaging and seeing old graphics....the sewing ones especially appeal to me and I always feel thrilled if I find an old needlbook. You have some lovely examples there!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Helen x

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Helen! Your always leave such sweet comments. I always get so excited too finding the old needle books. Have a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  24. Love that second Sewing Susan card. The two women on the right side look just as started as I am about the length of Susan's thread!

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    1. Thanks, isn't it fun. They do indeed! ;)... xo Heather

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  25. Those old flash bulbs I think Laurie over at Magpie Ethel could give you some real good ideas for these. I love your fabric too what a great find that is. I made a quilt out of feed sack repo's two of them actually and they are my all time favorites! Nan

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    1. Thank you Nan! Laurie has her thinking cap on for me! ;) She is so creative! Ooh, your feed sack quilt sounds beautiful!! I just love these repro prints, too!! Have a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  26. Pretty vintage packaging gets to me too! I wish they put the same detail and effort into today's. I just found some vintage sewing items myself. I was really happy to find them. Your light bulbs are neat! Maybe you could add them to a wreath! I would want to put that plane together, too! What fun is a box of parts? They would be so fun displayed together. Plane and box. Love your cheerful squares.
    Blessings,
    Susie

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