As the subject of an I Love Vintage post, "sewing notions" may sound a bit dry. But if you take a moment to look at the designs and illustrations on the packaging of these snaps, hooks, and needles, I bet you'll be as charmed as I am by them. All of these were bought as parts of larger collections of sewing stuff at tag sales or estate sales. Clearly they were used, and carefully saved, by thrifty old ladies who knew their way around a sewing machine. I like that I'm able to keep them in use. (And I have used them, over the years.)
After all, "Beautiful things are always hand made."
12 snaps for four cents? I love you, Penney's.
This one's so gorgeous and simple. Rust? Never!! And they haven't. Best 10 cents ever spent.
This big wire loop is a very handy way to corral safety pins, and the ultra-charming acorn tag only adds to its charm.
I get a bit melancholy when I notice that all of these notions were made in the U.S.A., and they surely aren't, anymore. Ah well.
Fashion's Fastener, sold at Forbes & Wallace, Inc. (link goes to the incredible Department Store Museum). Another well-spent dime.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.