maandag 14 november 2011

Old Beauty

On Friday I talked with a lady, who told me she had wooden spools and lots of 'grandmother' buttons, as she called them. She would be happy to give them to me and wanted nothing for them. Well, of course I couldn't say 'no' to that! Above the spools and below lots and lots of buttons. Oh happiness!

Vrijdag sprak ik een mevrouw die nog houten spoeltjes had en 'grootmoeder' knopen, zoals zij ze noemde. Of ik ze wilde hebben. Nou en of! Daar kun je toch geen 'nee' tegen zeggen. Boven zie je de spoeltjes en hieronder de knopen. Wat een schat!

Just a handful from the box ...
Zomaar een paar uit de doos ...

It was an anniversary tin from 1957. Isn't that something!
En het was ook nog een jubileums blik van De Spar uit 1957. Dat is toch geweldig!


Last week I visited Jos from Cybele's Patch. Look what she found while cleaning up and reorganizing: this cutest apron, which I think was from Switzerland and she had given to her mother a long time ago. Isn't it very sweet that Jos asked me if I wanted it. She told me I should wear it, but I am not sure I will. Thank you, lieve Jos!

Vorige week ben ik bij Jos geweest van Cybele's Patch. Kijk eens hier, wat ze tijdens het opruimen vond: een schortje, ik dacht uit Zwitserland, dat ze ooit haar moeder cadeau heeft gedaan. Wat heel erg lief van Jos, om mij te vragen of ik het wilde hebben. Ze zei, dat ik het maar gewoon moet dragen, maar ik weet niet of ik dat zal doen. Bedankt, lieve Jos!

"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving."

- Khalil Gibran

25 opmerkingen:

Quiltendewilma zei

Wat een prachtige oudjes!!

Amanda zei

The spools look so attractive. I still kick myself when I remember the large number of wooden cotton reels that I threw out some years ago.

blauraute zei

Das sind ja wunderschöne Sachen, die Du da geschenkt bekommen hast, wahre Schätze.
Liebe Grüße

Cattinka zei

Das sind ja alles wahre antike Schätze.
Wie schön dass Du sie bekommen hast.

Sue zei

Wow, what a bunch of fantastic oldies but goodies! That's a treasure trove of goodness!

Kiwifruit-Shiree zei

oh Simone, some very wonderful treasures there, what a find!

Jackie zei

Wow! Love the buttons, the apron, the thread, and the tin. What a lovely gift from your friend.

hetty zei

Score! Wonderful treasures from the past!

Sarah zei

Oh my gosh !!! Lucky ducky you.


Ulla zei

A treasure! You can wear the apron on Sundays or when you have guests and are serving coffee! It's not a kitchen apron apparently.

Stephanie zei

I love old tins and one full of buttons is the happiest thing, besides polka dots! The lady obviously knew you would be a wonderful keeper of the grandmother buttons and old wooden spools. Perhaps you can wear the apron for very special occasions.

Leanne zei

LOVE the buttons and tin if they could only tell there story.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Wow Simone how fantastic to be able to receive these gifts...lots of lovely things to sift through xo

Terry zei

What lovely old spools and buttons! Lucky you! :0)

Bev C zei

Hello Simone,
You lucky lucky lady, I bet you have been touching those buttons. Jossie gave you a very special gift. I do hope you at least wear it when you have finished your cooking and serve the meal.
Enjoy those treasures.
Happy days.

O'faigh zei

Hallo Lieve Simone, what a wonderful gesture...I love old buttons and cotton reels...the little apron is extra special..hugs O'faigh

Michele zei

Oh! What lovely treasures! You are so fortunate to be given these wonderful sewing gifts! Sweet friends :-)

Tracy zei

What kindness... and what beauty! I'd not have been able to resist either. ;o) LOVE all those buttons & spools of threads... Anything old, I like too. Very fun to see all these treats. Happy Day, Simone ((HUGS))

Satu zei

I'm happy with you, Simone! What a lovely treasures you have (=dear friends) and you got (gorgeous wooden spools&buttons&box)!

Houseelf zei

What wonderful treasures! They just don't have the variety of butons like they used to.

Oh yes I agree I would have a hard time wearing such a beautiful apron too. I would end up wearing an apron to protect it! :-)

Cybele's patch zei

Jij verdient het om af en toe verwend te worden. De klosjes en knopen zijn echte schatten. Niet gebruiken, alleen maar van genieten!
Ik ben blij dat het schortje een lieve nieuwe eigenaresse heeft gevonden.

Suzie zei

Sweet treasures that were just waiting for you! The apron is pretty and I think I'd wear it on a special ocasion, wouldn't that be nice?

Nanette Merrill zei

I love when vintage items go to those that will appreciate them. What treasures!!

Kerry zei

What beautiful gifts! The tin is so pretty, gentle colours and the anniversary print is a lovely discovery inside

Lotusblüte zei

Ooooh wie schön liebe Simone, ich gehe auch immer mal wieder gerne auf Trödelmärkte um solche schönen alten Dinge zu finden :)Hab einen schönen ersten Advent und ganz liebe Grüße- Gaby

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