Junk store finds

Visited a junk store yesterday, after a long time. It was more crowded with stuff than usual and really overpriced since our last visit (I guess the business goes well and they can afford to raise the prices). But we are always looking for sewing notions there and the guys running the store don’t think much of these :). I found these three boxes yesterday at an ok price. The black one with orchids is cardboard, it was a chocolate box and it is definitely old (not sure if forties old or seventies, but I like the design a lot, and it is nice and clean). Inside there are old zippers, saved from other clothes, but they work fine. The tea tin holds some nice colors of darning thread that  I use for my weaving. The pink tin with little kittens and yarn balls is definitely new but it has a knitting doll inside and it is very cute.

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Also, I found an old embroidery scissor (very good and sharp) and a crazy plastic button (from the eighties, I guess).

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Linking up with Vintage Bliss Tuesdays.

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2 thoughts on “Junk store finds

  1. The prices in thrift stores have really been going up in the past few years. It looks like you found some nice things, though. I’m always on the lookout for sewing supplies, especially zippers. Those boxes are pretty nice, too.

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