Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vintage White Thread

In the past couple of weeks I have had some great luck finding vintage sewing notions at a couple of the thrift stores I frequent.  I found some trims, some vintage seam binding, some buttons and a lot of vintage white thread.
 I don't know why I'm so drawn to vintage thread.
Part of it could be the old, wood spools.
Or maybe it's the labels.
Or possibly the different shapes of the spools and cones.
Whatever the reason, I can't resist vintage thread when I'm out thrifting.

And since the cost of this thread ranged from 25 cents to $2.00, I don't feel too guilty about bringing home some more to display in my studio.

When you're out thrifting is there one thing you will always buy, even when you know you already have too much?

I'm linking with a couple of Wednesday parties:

White Wednesday with Kathleen @ Faded Charm
and
Would You Buy It Wednesday? with Stephanie @ Junker Newbie

So would you have purchased all this vintage white thread?  

Enjoy your week!

Jane

41 comments:

  1. Hi Jane! I am drawn to vintage thread too, and yours is fabulous!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  2. Jane - I'm a sucker for vintage thread (and string!) as well - I love the texture and tones of it - you scored some great finds!
    amy

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  3. I think that all of your thread displayed in a wooden bowl would look great. Nice collectible and affordable find.

    Danielle

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  4. Oh my do I love this thread.. and love your header.

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  5. I love the vintage thread you find. It looks so great all together in a vignette. Affordable also! I have a hard time passing on vintage planters when they are under $2....I could open a store! LOL

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  6. I'm not so keen on thread, although it is beautiful, but I will buy doilies, wherever I find them. I think it is because I watched my aunt crochet then when I was a child. Those were fascinating times!

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  7. I think the thread is beautiful. I love the texture, the color, the spool, the whole thing. Isn't it fun to find beauty in odd things?

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  8. I'm with you - I love to buy old spools of thread. Well most sewing notions actually. I just love them.

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  9. Yes Jane, I would and have, purchased my share of thread over the years. I share your need to buy it even though I already have enough...LOL.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  10. Love the vintage thread. So simple and so beautiful. Your photos are gorgeous.
    ~Heidi

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  11. Jane, like you I like the shapes and textures. Love the simplicity of these spools.

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  12. Jane,
    Yes...I would of purchased all that vintage white thread!! I've been sewing since I was 11 years old and have a love for old vintage thread. I found a bunch of old spools at a local thrift shop and I have them display in my sewing room, plus my living room. And I'm always looking for more. Love, love, love the ones that you have!!
    ~Cindy~

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  13. yes I too would have purchased any of it on wooden spools. :D
    Your thrift stores have better prices and selection for sure!
    xx
    z

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  14. Absolutely! I have thread and string coming out my drawers and would not pass it up yet. I am especially drawn to the cones of string...mmmm...love the lines of them!

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  15. Oh yeah, there are things I buy, even though I have tons already.
    Like: spools of white thread. =)
    And......vintage laces.......
    and buttons... and keys......and.... then list goes on.
    =)
    Ain't it fun?

    hugs and blessings
    barbara jean

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  16. I would have bought those spools too, Jane. They are so pretty. One thing I always buy is lace. Then again, I never think I have too much already, lol.
    xoxo,
    Julia

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  17. Oh, I would have soooo bought that thread. I have a few small spools, but you hit the jackpot.
    I love buttons...vintage, new, any color or size. I never find them at thrift stores, though, only antique stores and they are usually pretty pricy these days.

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  18. I agree. I love vintage sewing notions, all shapes and sizes, but there is something that really draws me to the white spools of thread.

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  19. I like the variety of sizes you find, Jane. I was noticing the labels and I think I'd be drawn to those as well. I can't think off hand of a particular thing I get when I'm out, although I do seem to have a lot of frames!

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  20. Love your new spoons Jane and the labels caught my eye right away! I seem to have a weakness for hand crochet doilies:@)

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  21. These are so simple and I think that's their beauty. I always purchase vintage cobalt bottles even though I already have too many!

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  22. They have such vintage charm , especially the labels. I can see why you like them! I have a thing for old treadle sewing machines and drawers (and pick them up whenever I can). They sometimes come full of notions, attachments and sometimes even thread. As pretty as all these notions are, I really don't have a use for them, so they're just filling up tins right now.

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  23. I think I probably would have bought the spools of thread, although I am supposed to be decluttering this year!

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  24. I think vintage thread looks so pretty in a bowl. I love the different shapes, sizes, and spools. Pretty!

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  25. YES! At less than $2, this is an affordable little obsession and I think the different shapes and spools look amazing grouped together. I can't stop buying brass candlesticks! My local Goodwill sells them for no more than $1.99 so I feel like I'm not going too crazy by picking up a few per week. **wink**

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  26. I would certainly buy those! I found some vintage sewing supplies in my Mom's closet and they have such charm.

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  27. what IS it about spools of old thread? i'm addicted to them as well! Happy WW!

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  28. I think you already know the answer to this... but ofcourse I would buy them! I have a large enamel tub full of white string/thread and I woudn't hesitate to add a strand or two to it!
    ;O t. xoxooxoxox

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  29. Bonjour!
    We love your vintage stuff! Very beautiful blog. Such lovely photos too!
    Looking forward to your future posts.
    Check us out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/chezjolly
    Talk to you soon..

    -Jessica & Holly

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  30. I would have bought all the thread, too, but mainly because of the spools....I always buy old wooden spools!!!

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  31. These are a great find. they will look great as decor pieces!

    In the Hammock Vintage

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  32. Oh I love old thread but have never been lucky enough to find it on the spool!!! Great find...

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  33. Oh this vintage thread is wonderful, I would have bought it. It makes a lovely display.
    I think my favourite thing to buy is mirrors! I love old mirrors, I've just blogged about one too for White Wednesday!!!
    Love
    Alison
    x

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  34. As my husband loaded the car this morning with items for his garage sale {with a friend} I thouhgt of you and all the wonderful things you would have done with these items. Wish you lived closer!

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  35. Oh yes, I would have grabbed it. I'm always looking for thread cones to decorate...love the graphics on the labels too. For me, it's buttons and vintage jewelry. I can never have enough!

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  36. I always buy old thread when it looks as cool as those! And I actually use it too, plus the spools are awesome!

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  37. Oh yes...I always buy old threads, too! Just love the look of all of these!

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  38. I think it's the look of the lable that is so intriging, and of course the old spool it may be on, you got some good ones! Celeste, victoriantailor.com

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  39. Hi Jane...just finally peeking around for WYBTW for last week. Yes, I would and have bought these too...love how they look just sitting about :) Chat soon, Laurel

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  40. Yes, the price was awesome. I think the shape and the labels are what draws me. I never seem to find vintage thread though.
    Karen G

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