We bought this gorgeous little sewing/work box last week.
We often come across this type of concertina box at markets & auctions, but this one had that little bit of extra quality. It dates from the 1950s and has a lovely, rich colour. It’s cute & compact, but there are lots of compartments for small tools, threads & pins. It has little splayed feet and there’s a nicely turned wooden handle and knobs to top & sides. A real sweetie!!
We must have had dozens of vintage sewing boxes in stock over the years and this one has to be one of our favourites. Here’s a little montage of some of the others.
We picked up this wonderful vintage needle book this week…
with its period air travel graphics and ‘pop-up’ details.
After a little research we came across this blog post from Crazyhaberdasher with some fantastic examples of pop-up needle books.
It would look good in my newly organised ‘craft corner’. It has a nice little Victorian pine table, 1950s spindle-backed Ercol chair & anglepoise lamp – along with sewing machine & sewing box.
The 1960s Bernina sewing machine was a great buy – recently bought at auction for a mere £5.00!!
I also have my 50s beech ‘fold out’ sewing box filled with all those essential bits & pieces.
It’s great having everything to hand and easily accessible. If you’re in need of a bit of organisation, here’s our current selection of craft boxes, baskets & bags.
All I need now is to find some time to do a bit of crafting!