I found some treasures in a store full of junk.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

While out traveling I came across an antique store packed with all kinds of stuff. It was a little intense walking through it. I was afraid of knocking off something and breaking it. What a fun place though to explore.

Reaching the top of the stairs, I would walk into a secret attic of all kinds of furniture, quilts, and baskets full of bits and bobs.

Every aisle and little section I went through just kept showing item after item of all kinds of unusual and interesting things. A museum of grandma’s treasures.

Upstairs there were some Christmas items I ended up buying. I’ll share that with you latter.

Then it happened…I turned a corner and BOOM…right there was a whole area of vintage fabrics. And everyone knows how much I love my fabrics. I was amazed at how many fabrics were in that one little corner. I think I spent most of my time in this section. I didn’t have enough time to go through the drawers of old buttons and vintage threads because I had people to meet up with. I could have spent hours in this little corner. Probably straightening up things too, as all you moms out there know, we do that even in stores when we are shopping. Picking up toys on the floor while we push our carts around.

This corner needs some organizing desperately. Some Swedish dostadning.

It reminds me of the time I was in a tiny gift shop in Belize Central America about the size of two standard closets. When I got back to the hotel room where my husband was, he asked where I had been for two hours.

“ In the hotel gift shop” I told him

He laughed remembering how tiny it was and wondered how such a thing was possible, how could I spend that long in a tiny gift shop. I explained to him that I had a list of souvenirs to get and I kept putting things back thinking maybe I wasn’t getting the right things for each person I was buying for…

“ You know, unique for each individual’s personalities”

Now when ever we go somewhere new my husband teases me about my souvenir shopping.

This little corner filled with all kinds of vintage sewing supplies, was just like that hotel gift shop from years ago. I knew I had to be careful once I stepped into it, because this was somewhere I could very well loose time in.

You know…where time flies by and before you know it…the store employee, humming along with the music playing in the store, putting out salt and pepper shakers, would see me on the floor at closing time and have to politely ask me to leave. Or not…maybe instead she would get down on the floor with me, just as excited as I was, and start searching for unique vintage buttons along with me. I never found out…had other things to do. I got out of there.

I ended up buying all kinds of fabrics. Most from the 60’s and 70’s. I even found some Folk art patterns. Some had Scandinavian designs on them. They will go perfect with my Swedish Tomte gnomes I design. I will show you all what I come up with later. Maybe, not sure what direction this blog is going. May have to close it down for personal reasons and start all over again, along with my website, and that’s okay. Time will tell.

I loved the tin ceiling in this old building.

Some of the fabric will be for little projects my family can add to the shop. We are working on all kinds of outside projects that I can’t go into the details here with but I will share some photos of what we are making to share with you all later….hopefully.

I bought the tea towel on the bottom row with the pretty woman on it. It’s hand stitched all around, the whole thing is hand stitched. I may do some sort of art installation with faux flowers behind a glass frame or turn it into a pretty pillow.

I follow this vlogger down below that always has fun ideas for sewing projects that are quick and simple. I’ll have to have my son and daughter get the sewing machine out to make me the pencil and brush organizer for my coloring pages. I think that would be a nice set. I only sew by hand. Here’s a link below if you would like to try your hand at some easy sewing projects.

This was such a fun store to explore. Happy shopping adventures everyone.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. I look forward to seeing your new creations.

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  2. Pure Glory says:

    So good that you found a wonderful place to shop and browse!

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      1. Pure Glory says:

        You’re welcome! Blessings!

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  3. Wow!! Be still my heart. What a find!!! I could have spent hours in there too. I can’t wait to see what you create with all of that. I’ll bet the buttons were also something to see. I just love antique buttons.

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    1. I need to go back, I only had a chance to see one small drawer of buttons.

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  4. ourcrossings says:

    Wow, what a wonderful shop for treasure hunting! I would end up browsing it for a few hours if not more 🙂

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    1. So easy to do. It was packed full of stuff.

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