Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Fun Finds

I got these little spools of bobbin thread at an estate sale.

Awfully cute, but so new looking.

So I 'aged' one up a bit bu rubbing it over my ink pad.

They are just cardboard on the ends.
Anyone know what they were for?
Regular sewing machines?
Never seen ones that were not metal or plastic before.
I think they will be cute in little jars.
How would you display them?

and more.....

rusty stuff. =)

Thanks for coming by.

barbara jean


rachel said...

My grandmother used to own an upholstery shop & she had a heavy duty sewing machine -I can't remember exactly which brand but I remember her using those types of bobbins in it.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, you did a pretty good job with that spool! love your finds!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Grunged up and displaye in a jar sounds wonderful to me. You manage to find the neatest things. Have a bright and beautiful day. :) Tammy

Dorthe said...

Your spools are wonderfull when aged, - I never saw something like them, eighter,dear.

Anonymous said...

Your bobbins are a great find. They are used in regular sewing machines and longarm machines. You can take the paper off to use. I think they look great grungy! I came across a box at the thrift store and thought I found gold..lol
Happy hunting! MJ

Linda B said...

Wow... that takes me back. I can remember selling those bobbins a few years back. We had a craft supply business and folks used that type of thread for stringing beads. Thanks for the memories!!!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Barbara Jean ~
Those are fun finds!!
I love finding cool stuff ~


One Cheap B*tch said...

Great finds Barbara Jean! I haven't seen them with cardboard ends either. I have a bunch that are wood and I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with them too!


Anonymous said...

I always have to laugh, Barb, you find the greatest things! Your customers are SO LUCKY!!!
Hugs, Diane

Lululiz said...

You always find such fun things!

Songbirdtiff said...

I think your cute little bobbins would look adorable in a large, pretty glass jar. Maybe an old milk jar?

Deanna said...

What a great find! I really liked the way you aged it with the ink. I just came from a blog where she made a sweet little pin cushion jar and she had placed tiny spools inside. Here is the link if it will help with an idea for you.


Deanna :D

Susan said...

It amazes me the neat things you find!! Honestly if I displayed them people would committ me.........but you have a way with the things you collect and they appear as if they belong.