Friday, June 15, 2012

A Blast From The Past

Yes, this is one of those vintage items. 

Antique, heirloom, old...you may say.  

I read a post from Vintage Grey this past week and saw similar items.
My daughter, commented, "we have one of those."  

I did a search...here it is, with needles inside the folded paper.  It's about 3 x 4.5 inches.  The artwork is similar...fun, huh? 

I acquired this needle package through my mother's sewing drawer from years past. 

It is so fun to think of times I carefully took the appropriate sized needle, carefully from the colored, foil papers inside.  At my earliest sewing skill level,  I took the largest needles...now as a more adept seamstress,  I look for dainty narrow gauged needles...

ALL IN THE SAME EASY TO USE PACKAGE. 

Actually the packaging of needles has been greatly improved, but not the nostalgia.  

Sewing doll dress creations from my mom's fabric scraps, 
ahhh...what a little designer is was at age 4.  
Funny thing,  I would sew something and hold it up to see it and then see I had sewn my dolls lovely new frock onto my own skirt.

What were some skill that began for you as a young'n?  
When did you ever get into some places, things, items you knew better than, but did it anyway?  
What has was the beginning of your creative genius?

As a mini tribute to Father's Day.  I must say, when ever I had the chance-I followed him around the house as he made repairs, did tasks, unusual or mundane and I loved it.  I learned many useful skills and can remember his actions, movements and mannerisms, that I love to this day.

Merry nostalgia today, 
Mary





10 comments:

  1. Oh, I love it! Her hat is so beautiful! What a special treasure to have from your mom! I love the "Happy Home", too! Thanks for sharing such a great vintage goodie! Happy Weekend! xo Heather

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  2. how fun is that?! a hidden simple treasure!

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  3. A nice little treasure. I love the way they used to wear ribbons in their hair!

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  4. I thought those were from Mom. Great post, sis! hey, see ya tomorrow - drive safe.

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  5. Hi Mary,

    Lovely to discover your blog and to meet you - thanks for visiting me.
    The little needle treasure is so sweet.

    Have a happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  6. Mary, I have the same needle case, and my mom had it the whole time I was growing up!! What a nice memory!!

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  7. Hi Mary, lots of the same memoires too, aren't they wonderful memoires. My Grandma taught me to crochet at a very young age, fot which I would always be grateful for. Lovely post I might go look for a few items of my own <3

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  8. Beautifully expressed! Nice memories!

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  9. I love your sewing pack - how beaut to have it after so long. It did feel good to sew dolly clothes. I had a little chuckle at you sewing yours to your dress... how sweet :D)

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