Friday, 19 March 2010


It took me a while but here's finally a post about
one of the finds from two weeks ago.
I saw this 1950's sewing box under a lot of dust
with a £6 price tag in a junk shop.
I was pleasantly surprised when I found all the
treasures that was inside of it!
I must add that I didn't save everything, there
was some junk and not all of it would come to use
so what you see is what I kept.
(£6 = 65 Kr, $9, €6)



The cute tins!
(Click on image for larger version.)

There were booklets too!
(Click on image for larger version.)

These buttons really caught my eye, my favorite
of the entire bunch. Aren't they adorable?

There's a lot of work behind all this you know...
I sort and clean everything, can't stand dust and
dirt on my new found treasure(s).

First I sorted all of the buttons, it was a bit like
detective work and I only kept a small amount of
the whole bunch, I gave the odds to charity.

I put all buttons in a plastic bowl with some luke-
warm water and some anti-bacterial washing up
liquid and stirred them for a while before I poured
them into a sieve and then onto a towel where I
dried them off.

Like most old stuff you have to mend but I don't
really mind.

A quick wash with a non scour sponge and anti-
bacterial washing up liquid.

I wish you all a very nice weekend!


Stefanie Valentine said...

What a great find! Those bird buttons are so cute! x

Heather said...

Cute, Husband and I are going to a flee market tommorrow, i belive you guys call them Car Boot Sales? Anyways, I hope that I find some kewl stuff!

Maritha said...

Ohhh, avundsjuuuuk! :)

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

a lovely box!

HelenThura said...

My mother has that Noddy tin!

Zizzi said...

Vilken liten skatt det visade sig att vara! Underbart! Ska du ha skrinet som det är, eller ska du måla det?

Little Rascal said...

Stefanie: Thanks doll! :D
I wish there was more of them, I would love to have used them on some cute blouse.

Heather: Thanks hun.
Did you find anything?

Maritha: Tackar. :)
Jag tyckte det sag valdigt svenskt ut, valgjort.

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka: Tack sa mycket. :)

HelenThura: It's so cute!
I had no idea what it was at first but my man got all nostalgic. :))

Zizzi: Det tog en hel evighet att rensa igenom det och rengora men det ar ju en del av spanningen.
Jag ska behalla det som det ar for det ar i valdigt gott skick.

Daisy said...

Vilket fantatstiskt fynd! Särskilt med allt som dolde sig inuti.

Little Rascal said...

Daisy: Tack! Ja, for 65 svenska kronor sa var det ju det. :)

Fine Little Day said...

Gillar vad jag ser här :)!