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Saturday, November 16, 2013

What a Great Find!

Down the road from me there's a neighborhood shop that's been there for years and years.  The owners are friends from church and I've known them since the early eighties.  This little shop reminds me of the old General Mercantile, except without the food.  They sold all kinds of craft stuff, cake decorating necessities as well as specialty pans for baking, wigs.....yes I said wigs, tee shirts and costume jewelry and they serve as the neighborhood post office.  Recently one of the owners had some heart issues and they downsized by giving up half their store space and lots of their inventory.  Now they are getting rid of their craft stuff because it seems people aren't buying their craft stuff there - probably at the chain stores.  They carried DMC embroidery thread and had the normal cabinets to hold it.

I'm sure you've all seen these - each drawer has slots for the different color threads.  I was lucky enough to be there when they emptied one and got to buy it - and turned it into a button holder!


Is that perfect or what?  :)  Now I'm anxiously waiting to see when they might empty another so I can buy it too.  I might even put embroidery thread in it!

18 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a perfect organizer and a great memory too; it went to the perfect home, one where it will be treasured. Good luck on the next one!

Kyle said...

What a treasure, especially knowing the history of the case. Maybe the other one will find a good home with you too!

Colleen said...

Lucky you! I have two of these from the 1990s when the Rose's stores were going out of business. I use them for my floss and pearl cottons, and spools of thread and misc little craft supplies

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a wonderful piece to have for storage - whether buttons or threads.

Carol said...

What a great find...lucky you!

Vickie said...

What a great little cabinet to keep your treasures in !

Quilt n Queen said...

A great find Marlene...it will be perfect for your embroidery threads!!

desertskyquilts said...

Is that the wooden one? I found one at my favorite antique store and bought it. It has embroidery thread in it. =)

Julie Fukuda said...

I agree that was quite a find. There will always be small things that need organizing. Hope you can snag another.

Lois Evensen said...

Fantastic! I just love containers for all of my little craft things, too.

Michelle said...

Awesome!

Belinda said...

That's just plain cool!

Tammy said...

Great find....Great use for it too.

Sharon Dawn said...

Lucky You!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Ohhhh! I would love one of those! I am happy for you!

Sherrill said...

Ooo, if they have an old vintage letter sorter/cubby, lemme know. I've been looking for one for my kitchen to put some of my little knick knacks in (but nothin' big, please! LOL).

Grammy Staffy said...

What a find... I would love to have one just like it. Thanks for your comment and support. I agree with you as always. Hugs, Lura

Adrienne said...

Love your new organizer. What a treasure!
~Adrienne~