Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Time Capsule

On the antique path this weekend I found a little time capsule.

 It was in the form of the Hommer's Jumbo Size Kitten Sewing Kit.  It was absolutely charming.

Let's take a look inside .  It came as is, with the remnants of a childhood project left behind.

There were a great many needle cases in the kit.  This one was my favorite.

A Flapper on this needle case.

This needle case advertised roofing.

At the bottomof the sewing kit was the original paper that came with it.

The sweetest thing in this sewing kit, was  a little handmade doll for holding a child's sewing notions.

To my surprise, I lifted the little dress and found a hidden pin cushion with the last project's pins still intact.  Such a fantastic time capsule, for, I fear gone are the days of this simplicity.

I will link to:
2nd Time Around at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words
Second Chance Tuesday at Bella Rosa Antiques
Three or More Tuesday at The Gypsy's Corner
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground 

 Do not miss out on my $45 CSN Giveaway!  Click here to enter now.  Ends Sunday January 23.


Angela said...

How precious!!

Ann said...

Oh my! What a find, love the kittens on the front. And what a treasure to find all the things inside! I have a major case of envy!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I had that little pink sewing kit as a child! I have not thought about it until I saw the picture. What a precious memory!
And it was packed full of beautiful vintage treasures!

Jillian said...

Omigosh, I LOVE IT! Such a neat find and I really like how much you appreciate it. Your photos are awesome, too. Thanks so much for linking up for SCT!

Bella Rosa Antiques

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is SO SWEET!!! That little doll is a clever find and MAYBE it would be a nice project to make them...I Know that Moms used to like to include things like this in their sewing to occupy their daughters and gain their interest too...LOVE IT ALL!!! and thank you for sharing!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

PRECIOUS!! I LOVE vintage needle cards and am even a sucker for the reproduction ones. What a lovely find you have there :)


Lori said...

So fun to find stuff like that. It was a time capsule.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Don't you wonder how someone let such a treasure go?

Donna said...

Wow, what a find! I love the cute little kittens on the top. And I have always loved vintage spools of thread. Those needle cases are awesome, too. Lucky you!!

Msartist said...

I am smitten with this post! Lovely notions and case~ Amazing photographs! Have a wonderful rest of your week. ~Theresa

Betsy said...

This is just so sweet. I'll bet you had such fun going through it when you got it home...just like Christmas. Thanks for sharing.
Happy VIF and happy treasure hunting.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Sherry, this is just the sweetest thing. so endearing. How precious that this must have belonged to a little seemstress, it really brings tears to my eyes! Thanks for sharing this,

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a little treasure!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh how sweet! Those old needle books are awesome!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh How lucky you are to have found this priceless treasure!... the memories it must hold and the stories it shall tell... xoxo Julie Marie

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my goodness what a darling kit, the little sewing doll is just the best find. Don't you wonder whose little hands held it and stitched first projects from the supplies?

Bohemian said...

What a wonderful find... I too found some adorable vintage sewing items recently, the graphics on the packaging are so charming, mine had Kittens and Hearts and Roses... alas, they no longer go to such lengths to package useful products like this. Being a fabric Artist I'm always on the lookout for supplies that will be useful and beautiful in my Studio.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

This is such a cute find. You can tell someone loved and treasured this kit very much. How lucky you are to have found it!