Boxes, tin, thread and cards AND a Lace giveaway
I have been inspired by a couple of posts on Vintage Thingies Thursday. Postcardy had a neat post of empheria last week. Fancy word for postcards, advertising scrap and other types of paper art. Then Susan at Vintage Figments shared some things that companies in the past would give away to advertise their products. I have a candy box I received from my MIL. It was filled with buttons. The buttons now grace a glass container but I kept the box. At first I thought it was Landers but I think it is Sanders, Walnut Creams, Detroit. I have had their fudge topping when visiting the family. Of course I HAD to photograph the box resting on some blue vintage napkins. Next is a card box that came from my father's mother. It was probably in a 'trash' pile to be discarded when I rescued it. The title 'In a Garden' caught my eye. The little note cards are quaintly called "conversation cards". Not a term I have heard. There are only three of the twelve left. Maybe Grandmother had a 'conversation' with someone. She taught music before she married in 1916. I'll have to post photos sometime. It was some wedding! So now we move from paper to tin. This lovely tin was bought off ebay. I had a real 'affair' with ebay a few years back. Doesn't the pink embroidered scarf compliment the tin?? So cute! And so PINK. The tin is 10 inches in diameter and just over one inch high. I love tins. This one held Loft candy but not when I bought it. It was filled with 'eye candy'. ***************************** Oh, yes the giveaway. I have some lace. Some white cotton and some black unknown fiber content. Two winners will receive a yard of each.