Friday, June 17, 2016

Five on Friday

I was reading blogs this morning trying to think what I should write for my Five on Friday when I read Mama's Mercantile blog on Bobbins (wonderful post, do go look at it) and knew immediately that I should write about some of my vintage sewing pieces. So I'll be joining Amy at Love Made My Home and all the other Friday bloggers who post on Five on Friday.



My first is a Bobbin too, I bought it in England a few years ago at an Antique Center in Chipping Norton called The Quiet Woman---wonderful place that has gotten more than a few £s from me through the years.










My next is a vintage tape measure, bought it in England, but can't remember where.



My third is a vintage fold-up yardstick.  Again, bought in England, but I don't remember where.






Fourth is a jar of vintage buttons that my sister gave me for Christmas one year.






And Fifth is a sterling silver thimble hallmarked for Birmingham, England 1901.




I'll leave you with this picture of the thermometer in our family room, I took the photo around 10:30 this morning.  The temperature on the left is the outside temperature and the one on the right is the indoor temperature.
It's going to be around 99º today.


19 comments:

  1. I really love old sewing things. Thank you for sharing. I have a few, including a set of scissors in a leather case which belonged to my grandmother, who made her living as a seamstress. Hope you have a good weekend, stay cool!

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  2. Lovely sewing things, the tape is lovely and I like the folding yardstick. Gosh I can't believe that temperature - I mean I do believe it, but I cant imagine it! Too too hot! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  3. Lovely five. It's interesting to see what people collect. It's going to be a hot one here today though not quite that hot!

    Have a great weekend

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  4. Roasting in Missouri, too. Good excuse to stay in and let the weeds have a party. They'll get theirs eventually. I have my Roundup all ready to go.

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  5. Wonderful vintage pieces. I was really impressed with Mama's Mercantile, too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you can stay cool!

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  6. Very lovely treasures you have.
    I have a few bobbins from New England that a friend sent me years and years ago But they are big.
    Try to stay cool.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  7. I am so glad that I inspired you and thank you so much for the mention. I love your treasures particularly the tape measure, what a delight.

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  8. A lovely collection, I have a few things from my Grandmother and still use them. I remember her using the yardstick for sewing and for measuring wallpaper pattern repeats. No idea where it went, such a shame, I had forgotten about it until I saw yours.

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  9. Phew what a scorcher. I'm thinking of you! Loved your little collection, particularly the tape measure in its lovely wooden case and the yard stick. So handy :) B xx

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  10. Gosh that is hot hot hot! All your vintage sewing items are lovely, I love the bobbin and the jar of buttons too:)

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  11. An interesting five. Thanks for sharing your vintage treasures. I remember my Dad having one of those folding measuring sticks. (He and Mum used to do a lot of DIY especially wallpapering and it came in very useful). Hope you can keep cool with those temperatures soaring.

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  12. What a great collection. I wonder who had all these lovely vintage things before you and what they made with them.

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  13. Love your vintage collection, especially that tape measure.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. Nice collection especially the little silver thimble. As for those temps!!

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  15. Beautiful vintage stuff, and a reminder of times when women sewed almost daily. And is the photo at the top one mf Mr. McQue's paintings? It's very striking. I like it very much.

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  16. Great choice of 5, 4 vintage sewing accessories and, just to make me envious on another grey day in Normandy, 95 degrees. 😊
    Bon dimanche, Maggie.

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  17. Oh, I haven't seen a yard rule like that for a very long time. Enjoyed your post.

    Diana

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  18. Wonderful vintage items! Thank you for sharing.
    Wishing you a happy Sunday... and trying to send you some cool air from here! :)

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  19. Your Friday Five are a treat to see! Just seeing the sewing notions inspires me to want to stitch :) I found your blog through Amy's link up and am looking forward to following your adventures from my home near Portland, Oregon, near year round snow-capped Mt. Hood. I like to post pictures of it from time to time and hope that if you view them it will help you feel cooler ~ ~ ~

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