Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thrift Thursday--Pink Sewing Box

Love at first sight! This time-travel pink sewing box was on the thrift store shelf for$1.50, and went straight into my shopping basket.

The wicker box measures 11" across and 7" high, and is in amazing condition. The masonite lid opens over to the side on the cord handles. From the decal and the color, I figure it must date from the early 50's.

I'm keeping the box by my chair in the living room, set up with all I need to tempt me to work on my on-going Christmas blanket embroidery project.

You can just see the panel of organizing pockets I made from a matching vintage print fabric, glued to the font inside. I've had this ancient Sucrets tin in my craft stuff since I was a child--now it holds a book of needles and some knitting markers. A couple of the thread holders are missing, so I used one of the holes to anchor my embroidery scissors with a ribbon.

On with the project!


  1. That is definitely a treasure find! Lucky you!

  2. Thanks, Lauradora and Carla! It was indeed a happy find!

  3. Wow, I think you hit upon quite a find.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  4. Hi, Beckie! It does make me happy, partly because it's such a great glimpse of 'back in the day', and partly because it's just cute!


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