Thursday, August 23, 2012

great grandma's sewing caddy


Thank you all for your sweet and supportive comments on my new tea towels and mini quilts! They mean so much to me! I have one more batch that I will be listing hopefully during the weekend. :)
I thought it would be fun to share my great grandma's sewing caddy with you. It was given to me by my mom, and I have always loved the design, especially the pretty scalloped legs. 
It is an olive green, and looks as though it has been painted more than once. Underneath there is a darker green, and a yellow. I think I would like it in the pretty yellow! 
 It sweetly stores my yarn.
 And, now they are quite the darling pair together!! I am still waiting for the paint to arrive so I can get started on painting this little one, and maybe even both! 
Some pretty yarn came in the mail yesterday, which is always so fun opening up to find all these yummy colors.
Now, I can start on my next color for this mini crocheted blanket. Hope you are having a lovely and crafty day! 



51 comments:

  1. What a treasure to have your grandmother's sewing caddy.

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    1. It is definitely a great treasure! xo Heather

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  2. I have that same one! I bought it at an estate sale last year, it was chippy white but I decided it should be aqua! I love it and it sits right beside my favorite chair... That looks like "antiquing" on yours. My Grandmother "antiqued" quite a few things in the 1970's!!!

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    1. Oh, how neat and the aqua is probably so pretty! That is good to know! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  3. What a sweet pair! Inside my head I hear them calling out for water-slide decals so can't wait to find out what they are saying to you.

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    1. Thank you Kathy! Oh, decals would definitely look pretty on these!! xo Heather

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  4. You are the perfect person to be the steward of your great grandma's sewing caddy! You will love it, appreciated it...and maybe even make it prettier! You are such a sweetie! =D

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

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  5. What a treasure. Your yarn looks so sweet
    tucked inside. :0) Your blanket looks so
    soft and darling :0)

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    1. Thank you so much Trish! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  6. what a sweet piece of history! love it. and your new stuff is GORGEOUS!

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  7. They are so cute together. That is such a treasure. Love the new yarn colors too1

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  8. Heather, you will be a wonderful caretaker of your great grandma's sewing caddy. I think yellow would be a great color fot it! Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean!! I am looking forward to prettying them up! xo Heather

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  9. Your sewing caddy is a treasure!! Your new yarn is lovely!! And even more so tucked in its pretty container.

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  10. It's such a lovely shape, yes I think yellow would be great! It's great that things get passed down the generations! Ada :)

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    1. Thank you Ada! It is the best treasures to have! xo Heather

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  11. You are so lucky to have that treasure from your great grandma! Enjoy.

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  12. oh how lovely! i'm getting my grandmother's sewing caddy as well...my mom is bringing it to me when they come to visit in november! i simply can't wait! :)

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    1. Thank you Rachel! Oh, how exciting! Can't wait to see it!! ;) xo Heather

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  13. Your grandmother's caddy is a wonderful thing to have. And great for storing yarn. I should have been cleaning today but instead have been cross-stitching. And although right about now I should be hitting the hay, I think I might crochet a bit instead. Enjoy the rest of your day. Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! I need to get some cross-stitching done this weekend! Wishing you a lovely weekend and happy creating! xo Heather

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  14. Sweet!! The sewing caddy's look great!!!

    chris

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  15. What a treasure.
    You are certainly the girl that appreciated something like that!

    Lucky you!!

    Smiles :)
    K.

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  16. How cute they are together!! :) Can't wait to see your paint and colors! :) Very pretty yarns too! :) :) xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  17. Hi Heather
    I love this and cant wait to see the results after its mini makeover.
    Sx

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  18. Lovely set of sewing "baskets" I've got one, its outside in my grandauthers play house. I must remember to bring it in and paint it up lol
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! Yes, you should bring it in and paint it!! They are so neat to have! xo Heather

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  19. Heather, love your sewing caddies. They look perfectly darling together! Can't wait to see how you paint them. I'm sure it will be lovely, as will the new blanket you're making. XO

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    1. Thank you sweet Helena! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  20. I LOVE when I get Vintage or Antique items that have Family Memories attached to them. It makes them that much more SWEETER!! I think I could use about 100 of those things. I am constantly tripping over all my OVERFLOW... :)
    Blessings
    Angelina

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    1. Family treasures are the best to have! I could use that many, too! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  21. Very sweet sewing caddies. My nan used to have something similar! I love the look of that yarn, pretty colours. xx

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    1. Thank you so much! Oh, how neat! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  22. Hi Heather, Your greatgrandmothers sewing caddy is so pretty with the colorful yarn! And the little one is sweet, also. I've been window shopping in your shop and I must come back soon for one of those lovely flower brooches, I really like those!
    ~~Dorothy~~

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    1. Thank you so much Dorothy! Aah, your so sweet! Thank you!! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  23. I don't even sew and that's is cool! ha. By the way, someone (you...cough cough...) got an award over on my blog! go check it out...it's something I like to call the Versatile Blog Award! holllller!

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    1. Thanks, they are fun to have! Aah, thank you! Will head over to check it out! xo Heather

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  24. it's wonderful...they just don't make them like they used too. That would be so neat if they would make them like that. Your surly blessed to have such a treasure from your Gramma. Thanks for sharing. Mica @ The Child's Paper

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  25. That's so cool! And yellow, especially a pastel yellow, would look lovely. (:

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  26. Dear sweet Heather,
    How I love it when you come for a visit! Your blog has been such a source of inspiration to me! I love all the beautiful things you create! Your tea towels are so perfect with all your wonderful touches. I know they will be snatched up!
    How precious for you to have your grandmother's sewing kit...and, now to have one more to sit affectionately beside it. I can't wait to see what color paint you choose!
    I do hope you have a delightful week, my friend!
    Blessings and friendship,
    Carolynn xo

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  27. Wow, what a treasure! I can't wait to see them painted. :)
    Carolyn http://sillyhappysweet.blogspot.com

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  28. So sweet! I love the pair of them! I love these old sewing cabinets- I even bought a miniature one for one of my dollhouses- ha ha!

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