I found these pin cushions in a box of old sewing things at our local auction - so lovingly and carefully hand stitched - each a beautiful, bright little work of art.
I think they must be from the 50's/60's judging from all the bits and bobs in the box.
I did that sneaky thing of hiding them under all the other stuff, and maybe it worked because I got the lot for eight pounds - a total bargain I reckon.
Far too gorgeous for pins though!
But plenty of things I will be using, like these good dressmaking scissors - one pair made by Singer, which has got to be the rolls royce of scissors, surely...
Really like this Felix the cat yarn winder too, and all the lovely old cards of darning wool.
There's also loads of thread in a rainbow of colours, and a well-used darning mushroom that probably won't get much of an outing..
One other recent secondhand find - this fab, vintage 'Peanuts gang' sheet, in perfect condition. I know it's from the 70's because I found the exact same flat sheet on ebay. Always liked those cartoons with Charlie Brown and Snoopy way back then, and honestly I've never seen my other half get so excited about one of my charity shop buys. Ever.
Sentimental old softie.
Linking up with Liz's treasure trove of secondhand goodies over at Magpie Monday.