Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Sewing Cabinet"

When my parents came to visit last month, they brought a sewing cabinet with them. It had been in my Grandfather's house. I finally took the time to clean it up and rummage through what was in all the drawers and side storage areas. It was like a treasure hunt! There was a basket of old wooden spools of thread!
A "Coats and Clark" box filled with these tiny spools of thread and a pair of scissors! The box is set up like a jewelry box! It has a spring hinge top. Nothing like the ugly plastic containers they come in now. Which when you try to open almost always lead to cuts on your fingers!

Here is one of the drawers, after I cleaned out the dust and stuff that comes with time. If I'm not mistaken, the wooden things in the back of the drawer were for making or darning socks. There is a metal rod which attaches to both sides of the drawer. As you can see it has 4 small spools on it! So cute! and practical! The dark green box is the "coats and clark" box I just showed you, in the above photo.

Here is a view from the top of the cabinet so you can see the side storage cubbies!

Tah Dah! Here is what it looks like from the front. There also were some fun looking needle cases, which I didn't get a picture of. Some old zippers, buttons and a glass container full of all sorts of pins and needles of various sizes. A needle persons treasure box!
Hope everyone is enjoying there summer! :0)


  1. That is a treasure trove of goodies. And the cabinet looks to be in really good shape.

  2. Wow...what a wonderful surprise for you to open the drawers and find these things! I love stuff like that. The little box of thread is fantastic! Isn't it better than Christmas?!

  3. What a great sewing cabinet and nice surprises inside. Looks like you could get a lot of stuff in those side cabinets. Enjoy your nice sewing cabinet, it's a treasure for sure.

  4. How fun is that! Wonderful treasures.