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Monday, August 17, 2009

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.

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Blogger Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Wow, I enjoyed seeing those vintage things. I have an old Whitman candy tin and I treasure it. I keep seeds in it now. They don't even make the candies they used to, so it's all the more dear to me, since it was a Christmas present waaay back when I was younger.

August 18, 2009 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger PomieMommie said...

Ruby, I think your give-away idea for your birthday month is wonderful! and I also have a few old tins, I love them, and tend to use them to hold buttons and whatever other little things I am trying to keep out of sight of the kids/husband. You are the best!

August 18, 2009 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger sewinggranny said...

Oh my Ruby what great give aways and what wonderful things could be made with them . What did we do to earn these...?

August 18, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Hope said...

wow!! the tatting thread in the tin is awesome eye candy. I hope that someday I will enjoy tatting with #80 as I have collected a bunch but seldom tat with it. the lace is lovely.. and what unusual black!! thank you for the giveaway possibility.. Here's hoping...

August 18, 2009 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Eileene said...

Oh boy, I'm lovin your site and the giveaways !!!! I really do like the site and am glad you are doin better. Eileene

August 18, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Ann Flowers said...

Your vintage items are really neat. i love the "eye" candy. How neat is that. That's better then real candy any day!!!!! What type of floss were they? I cant tell by the picture what thickness they seem to be. No matter what its a treasure for sure!!

I would love to be entered into your lace contest please:)

August 19, 2009 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Love these photos! Thanks for sharing them, I enjoy older things so much and collect all that I can!! LOL

August 19, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger DeniseMarie said...

I'd love the black stuff for my new toile black and cream bedroom still in my head. It needs to be a pillow trim. Lovely post. I love vintagy stuff and may have to join in the weekly date.

August 22, 2009 at 9:46 AM  

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