I just love old sewing notions. Perhaps they remind me of my own early sewing efforts, or digging through my grandma's stash that she kept near her sewing machine.
I'd like to share some beautiful sewing notions I purchased from dealers Walt and Rosemary Howard. They run an estate sale business in Owosso, Michigan. This wonderful collection came from an estate auction they attended. The sewing notions were old stock from a general store that the auction consignee's parents owned. When the store closed, the daughter of the shopkeepers kept everything packed up carefully for years, until the auction.
First we have a Wilsnap Snap Fastener display with some original cards still inside:
A Clark's ONT thread display with still-beautiful colored thread:
My favorite find of the group was the Turtle Back SO-E-Z snap cards:
Colorful "Fashionable Buttons" attached to cards:
I just love these buttons!
Stickerei Trim, a novelty trim that "imitates handmade tatting and lace".
Old-store stock of ONT Darning Cotton in original boxes:
More beautiful buttons!
Spools of cotton thread:
It's going to be hard for me to price and sell these things. I'll have to keep them around the house for a while first, so I can enjoy their beauty. And I'm definitely keeping at least one of the Turtle Back snap cards. Wouldn't you?