Sewing Box

Ssshhhhh... ManFish hasn't yet noticed the 'new' arrival....
Thrifted a few days ago.
Of course i could live without one but it was 'there' in the Antiques Cellar and it asked to come home with me.... It came with Oddments that the ticket insisted were "Victorian"....! Like the Sewing Box itself.... i think not. Which is how i haggled them down in price (lesson #1 never pay full price for anything)
I have intent for it though - it wasn't purchased 'on a whim'. I wanted a carry box that had all my silks in and some buttons / scissors etc... that i can plop in front of me when I am shattered and i want to sit and watch 'Waterloo Road' on a wednesday night. Also easily transportable if i am off to my mums for weekend.... (who needs clean pants? there is only room in my car for one overnight bag, and this is now it)

Threads came with it - i haven't yet re-packed it with my treasures...

And may i sneakily introduce this *new* cushion too? I photographed the Sewing Box in front of it as it looks especially scrumptious...
I CONFESS... i was literally leaving John Lewis the other day, i was 'almost' out of the door... and it was sat there, on a shelf - alone! My sister said to me "you can't live without that now can you?" and i replied "Now i have seen that it exists -no, i cannot live without it"
It was in my car and on it's way home within about 10 minutes of my first spying it.

OOooops, consumer guilt x

12 comments:

Rhiannon said...

generally, i find that even when i HAVE had something for ages the lovely doesn't remember seeing it before, so just use the 'this? i got it six months ago and I KNOW you've seen it 'cause you asked about it at the time' excuse
xxx

KirstyFish said...

haha! Yes, it does look like it might have been in our house for the past 5 years!!

Rebecca said...

I have a sewing box exactly like that! Well, the wood is a darker color, and the knobs are a bit different, but it's the same design! My mom bought it at a flea market in the 80s. I love how it has so many compartments. Good find. :)

Jennifer Rose said...

I've wanted a box like that since I saw one last year. There are so many uses for it, and it would be perfect to store some of my art supplies. yeah acting like you've had it for months should work :)

Mrs B said...

heeheeheeheeheehee!!!

I feel your wicked glee too x

Mrs B said...

ps dressing up blogpost tomorrow as I too have consumer guilt!! xx

KirstyFish said...

yeh! Dressing up Blog post!

Boo - ManFish saw the box....

bex said...

the box is lovely and i love the cushion!!!
x

whatkatiedid said...

Ahhhhhh, I have one of these :) Mine has a lovely chewed leg (or two) courtesy of a puppy!

KirstyFish said...

Ha! yes, i dread to look inside this and find a mouldy pear or half a plush doggy, deposited by sticky fingered children.... eugh

Mrs Gibson's Atelier said...

OOOoOO nice find...I LOVE LOVE LOVE those sewing boxes, I missed out on one at a car boot last year, £3, lost hubby who had all the change and someone got there first, still kicking myself.

blackberrycrafts said...

I have that same box somewhere, only the "hinges" aren't as dark. It used to belong to the same great grandmother whose sewing machine I now use. I think the box is in my parents' loft... must go and find it! Finding old threads, buttons, bias binding... best bit of a vintage sewing box. :)

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