Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

It is time again to share our addictions and collections...it's Vintage Thingie Thursday! You can see lots of fun and interesting things by going over to Suzanne's blog, Colorado Lady, and visiting the blogs listed at the end of the VTT post.



This Belding Heminway sewing silks chest has been in my family as long as I can remember (and longer). I spent many hours playing with the spools of thread in the top drawer. It dates to pre-1930 as the company went out of business around the time of the depression.

The top drawer is full of those old wooden spools of colorful thread. The second drawer houses needle folders, buttons, rick rack and some seam binding. The lower drawer is home to more spools as well as buttons, lace and odds and ends.

31 comments:

Jeanne said...

I AM WAY JEALOUS and if you ever decide that needs a new home, HERE I AM!!!!!!!!!!! LOL. It is beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Coloradolady said...

This is beautiful!! I would have spend hours looking through the drawers. So pretty and it looks like it has been well cared for. Lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us today. Have a great VTT.

Keetha Broyles said...

Really cool!!

Terry said...

Hi
Oh my it is so beautiful.
What a wonderful family heirloom .
It is in such amazing condition it must have been loved a lot during its years of service.
Thank you so much for sharing .
What a blessing.
Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday
Happy Trails

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my, I'm drooling over that! I've seen them at antique stores before, and the prices were scary. Yours looks like it's in excellent condition. A treasure for sure!

Postcardy said...

I wish I had one of those thread cabinets.

regarding VTT button--I copied the the original one and modified it because it didn't make sense to me that it still said VTT was at "apron lady." I cut off the bottom part because I prefer smaller buttons. Anyone can copy it.

Robin said...

What a beautiful piece Sarah! I love the way you have it organized.

Vicky said...

this is really neat! my mum would love to have one like this.

Roslyn said...

That's an enviable treasure, you are so lucky!

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful! It's a great cabinet to begin with, and then to have it be a family piece makes it even better.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. I envy you! hehehehe.. that is really family heirloom.. precious! thanks for sharing.. happy VTT

Marie Reed said...

Sewing silks! What a delightful way to say thread! This chest is breathtaking and so organized.. Mine is a jumbled mess:)

marybt said...

That is a very cool box! :)

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Oh, how yummy! Why hasn't my family left behind such treasures? I love vintage sewing items. I have this vintage fabric sewing table that I'm simply crazy about! Please visit and browse for a while; if you like what you see, click the "Follow" button so that we can inspire one another often!

Kate in NJ said...

Lovely!

Miri said...

What a treasure! That is a wonderful sewing chest and filled with beautiful silk threads! Lucky you!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I would have been fascinated by that, too. What a treasure!

Bea said...

OHMY! I'm speechless with envy!

Sophie said...

Wow that is sooo nice I just love it, you are a lucky lady to have that!

CC said...

Oh my gosh !!!!!!!!!!!!! How beautiful and wonderful little chest is.What a treasure you have..I love it. Thank yo for showing it to us..
Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend..

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

A whole palette of colors, how pretty!

sophia's smile said...

what a treasure!

it is *beautiful*

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Donna said...

wow great vintage sewing stuff!

mub said...

Oh wow, I am seriously green with envy! What a treasure.

Kris Dickinson said...

What a gorgeous piece Sarah!

Susan said...

I would love to store my thread in that lovely cabinet. And to a child it must have seemed like a treasure chest.

Kelly said...

Wow! What a wonderful chest! I love it. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Oooooohhhhh i am ssoo excited at what i see before me & ssoo green with envy!!!..LUCKY YOU, Sarah!!..i ssoo want that gorgeous chest & all that it holds within!!!..what a treasure!!..this is def my fav post today, thank you for sharing :)

A Loner, Dottie. A Rebel. said...

That chest is so gorgeous! I love the contents too :). Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Jamie said...

This is an exquisite piece!! You are so lucky to have this be a family piece. Just beautiful!!! Love, Jamie

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.