We bought this lovely vintage shop counter stock display box at auction recently.
The blonde wood is a good colour with gorgeous Perivale Sewing Silks advertising to all sides.
The condition is just how we like it – signs of use from its former life, but not tatty.
It dates from the 1950s and doesn’t require much imagination to re-purpose in the modern home.
It’s a tidy crafter’s dream really, with lots of storage compartments for reels, buttons, thimbles, pins and so on.
It provides that perfect vintage touch to a work space – and it’s one of those pieces that gives a little thrill of pleasure every time you use it!
(ends 19 Mar, 2014 20:24:16 GMT)
Have you been watching the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee? I’m not the greatest of seamstresses, but I’ve been watching avidly!
Since the programme first aired, we’ve noticed a rise in the number of vintage sewing & haberdashery (one of my favourite words!) products we’ve been selling in our shop. One of the most popular items have been vintage wooden sewing boxes. Especially examples like this one currently being sold by & on behalf of British Heart Foundation*.
It’s made of beech or pine with five different cantilevered compartments to store all manner of scissors, pins, threads, bias binding, ric rac (another of my favourite words!) etc.
*British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. They help save lives with information, patient care and pioneering research. With your support, they’re beating heart disease for good.
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.