Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A Treat


I love second hand finds, especially if they're craft or cooking related. A little while back I attend Unravel but I neglected to share my prize find. While wandering around the different vendors we found a fabulous second hand stall with baskets, knitting accessories and all kinds of wonderful treasures. I lost a good half an hour looking lovingly at the items and decided something special had to come home and continue its craft life with me.

My purchase was a simple one: a repurposed box with knitting goodies inside. It wasn't purpose built but reclaimed for a crafty life by a knitter like myself. How do I know it was a knitter? Well, there were clues.....



Firstly I loved the box. Sadly, it had a sticker put on it some time ago so I need to get some fine steel wool and ease that off and give it a little beeswax to make it happy again. I googled the 'Punchenellos' label but couldn't find what this referred to. I'm intrigued, I'll admit!


Then there's the goodies inside: buttons, ribbons, trinkets and thread. I delved in further to find out more about this mystery crafter and found these little gems. 


Ah ha! A needle gauge and what else?


Tally marks inside the box. Love that

2 comments:

Vanessa said...

Love it. Second hand items make me dizzy with stories that crop up. What were the tally marks for? And the cluster of pearls? Were they part of a wedding dress, perhaps? What about the scraps? What were the plans for them? Had other bits of that ribbon been used? On what?

I love history. There's so much scope of the imagination when it comes to personal history like this.

Evelyn said...

What a treasure!