Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It’s “I need a new post” Tuesday!

I’ve had such fun with ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party this year. Thanks so much Vanessa! I don’t want to return to ‘real’ life!

Can I stay in fairyland just a little while longer?

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Have you seen this movie about Walt Disney and the creator of Mary Poppins?

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”Saving Mr. Banks”

We watched it over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. The best movie we’ve watched in a long time…one I would like to buy and watch again and again!

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Today I forced myself to clean my sewing area to put things away that are piling up start fresh with my new ideas.

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Last week, I went to the thrift store and found these vintage sewing notions.

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Lace trim…

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colorful binding…

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and even a big Tupperware container to use for ribbons and trim that I use in my sewing.(I see 25 marked on some of these but they were all in a gallon size ziplock for 50 cents TOTAL; binding, buttons, and other bits and bobs.)

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I already had these wicker sewing baskets to help organize.

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This is the smallest embroidery hoop I’ve ever seen!

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Do you want to go back to fairyland with me?

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I’ll pour the tea or would you rather have coffee? Rainbow

54 comments:

Laurie M said...

tea please. lol,,,, what great sewing accessories!!!!That seam binding bias tape is wonderful!!!

Debby Ray said...

Diane, you always find the coolest things at your thrift store! I just love all of those wonderful vintage sewing notions! And I also loved "Saving Mr. Banks"!...really great movie! I never knew the story behind Mary Poppins! Have a great week!

Donna said...

I sure would love to go thrifting with you! You always find treasure troves for pennies.

Diane said...

Nice finds-- love that patterned tape! I remember my mother having a package of the check and a green and white stripe. Those were the days!

ann said...

Fabulous finds. I am always looking for vintage sewing notions,especially old lace. Never have much luck, though.

Shug said...

Tea sounds wonderful. Geez... I haven't seen some of these items in a very long time. You go girl with all your organizing. Something I need to do! Have a fun day

Vee said...

Coffee, please. Oh I'd love a good wander around your sewing room to learn new ways of storing things. My trouble is forgetting what I have because I can't see it!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love your sewing notions! What a lovely find. I had completely forgotten about the Mr. Banks movie. It was on my wish list. Thank you for the reminder.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I found a whole lot of old sewing notions in my Mom's house and will be sharing them as soon as I can find everything I brought back from there! What a mess my home is right now. Love that you are working on so many cute things. Any new 'cats'???? hugs, Linda

Lorrie said...

Tea for me, please. I've heard about Saving Mr. Banks but haven't yet seen the movie. All those vintage trims are lovely.

Peggy Jones said...

Hi I am trying to reach all my favorite bloggers since I have changed my blog. Have no idea if I am showing up anywhere at all. Great collection you found. Invite you to re-follow if you choose.I liked that movie too. Find me at http://acreativepieceofmymind.blogspot.com

Sally said...

I would love some tea, please. And, yes to staying in fairyland!

Some of the things you bought remind me of my mom's sewing days; the rickrack, buttons, etc. A nice memory.

Have a wonderful day, Diane.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I hope to! Everyone seems to like it.

The rickrack and buttons reminds me of my mother's old sewing box that I still have just filled with these things and thread, too. I need to get them out and do something with them! Have fun with your finds!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love to find old sewing notions too. That patterned bias tape is really cute.

xo Danielle

Jen Vandervoort said...

Diane strikes it rich on the bargain bins again...girl you have the best finds.

I didn't even know that they made that many different kinds of seam binding.

Jen

cucki said...

I would love some coffee and tea also please :)
I love tea parties so much ...
I love your vintage goodies so much
Big hugs x

Sam I Am...... said...

You get the best deals and always things I would pick too. I love the bias trims and your tea cup is lovely. I'll take tea please.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

You always find the neatest things at the thrift stores. All the seam binding, trim and bias and buttons was a fantastic find. Can't wait to see what you make with it ... or will you just keep it for nostalgia?

Trace4J said...

What wonderful vintage treasures.
I can't wait to see that movie now,
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane! I can tell that you are going to amazed us with some beautiful dolls and other creations soon. You have made some really interesting findings.
Have fun my friends!

Arlette

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Diane - I want to come spend the day with you, sewing and drinking tea. I bet we'd have so much fun!

It's me said...

Coffee.....please....like to join it with you....love have fun Ria....enjoy summer...x !

20 North Ora said...

Diane - you found some great treasures! Oh, how I wish they still made that patterned bias tape. I just made some this week and was wishing I could have gone out and just bought it.

Enjoy your tea!

Judy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your little cup and saucer look like my tea set when I was little!!
You found some very nice things!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Great finds, what a bargain!
I love that movie, too, a nice family film.
Thanks for the tea.
Hugs,
Patti

The Boston Lady said...

Love your vintage sewing finds. I have a sewing box with some in it from my aunt. I love the packaging. I will take some tea, please, so I be inspired to post this week! Ann

Denise said...

Oh I'll have coffee this time around but of course I'll choose one of Your lavender tea cups and We can be less formal this time,well maybe.I do want to see that movie too,I'll mention it to My husband tonight because We haven't been using our DVD-I hope it's still connected.Now on to Your pretty TEA PARTY-

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Diane, nothing wrong with fairyland! :D I really liked Saving Mr Banks, too, and will watch it again one day. Loved looking at your "vintage" notions that used to be just plain "notions."

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Lets have some coffee and go! Cute tea cup! (: Love your sweet new treasures you found! You can never have too many "old sewing notions" the patterns are all very cute!! Happy sweet day! xo Holly

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

ps. you should get your "real" frog some gnome people! (: (;

Nancy's Notes said...

Hi sweet friend! Oh, I want to that movie soon! Oh and by the way, I'll have a cup of tea and will stay a while! Love your new little treasures and want to hear all about what you'l be doing with them!
Southern Hugs Back to you!
Nancy

cynthia lee designs said...

Tea please...I'm not a coffee drinker. Love all the sewing goodies. They are fun to use and great to display until you need to use them.
hugs,
Cindy

Red Rose Alley said...

I've been wanting to see "Saving Mr. Banks." I just watched Captain Phillips, and Tom Hanks is amazing in it. I'm not partial to many actors, but Tom Hanks has been a favorite of mine for years.

It looks like you've been doing a lot of work organizing your sewing stuff.

I love that little bird tea cup, Diane. I will have coffee OR tea with you any time.

love,
~Sheri

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I haven't seen this movie, need to go. Hope your having a great week so far!
Blessings,
Cindy

Linda Walker said...

I absolutely loved Saving Mr Banks. I think I may buy a copy too. You got so many treasures as usual! Enjoy!
Linda
Sewwhat!

Stephanie said...

Good evening, my dear friend! I would love a cup of coffee, please :)

I just love the vintage sewing notions that you came across - what a great find!

Enjoy the remainder of your week, sweet Diane! Hugs to you!

Kelly said...

It's fun to see the old prices on some of those sewing items. You don't see that anymore!

ladyfi said...

Thanks for the film tip1 And what a beautiful teacup!

Kathy said...

You know I adore sewing notions and look at all those goodies you found!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

love those wicker baskets ! I've not seen that movie / will have to rent it at the grocery store redbox ! :)

acorn hollow said...

I saw saving mr banks I thought it was good. I need some ice tea and a maid. I have neglected my house work and everything else here. to darn humid here.
Cathy

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh, make mine coffee, please, but I'd like to drink it from that gorgeous cup! Such fun sewing notions.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Tea sounds delicious right now! Cool finds at the store- I used to sew all the time, but rarely anymore except to hem or repair for my grands. I've heard of this movie, but not seen it..it's on my list. Have a great day!

Kathy said...

I love the movie Saving Mr. Banks. I did a review of it on one of my Movie Monday posts on my blog. How cool that you found all of those sewing notions. I probably have a lot of it laying around the house here. I have to organize too. Have a great week!

DearHelenHartman said...

Tea for me and being southern it has to be sweet. Don't worry, I'll bring a jug for everyone. LOVE your photos this outing.

Babs R said...

Looking at your pretty sewing notions reminds me of my parents store. They sold groceries, but also sewing notions..buttons, zippers, rick rack, etc. I must say today's choices are much prettier.Cute stripe and plaid bias tape.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You're sure going to have fun with all your new "old" stuff. What a deal!!

sandy said...

Love your vintage bits and bobs! And since I'm a fan of Alice, I had to go back and visit your Tea Party. So cute! You are creative indeed!

September Violets said...

Well, I've had to read back a few posts to get caught up with you again! Lovely views in your walk in Sholom park! And the Madd Hatter Tea Party was great!! You did a marvelous job with all the dolls that you made ... did you make them in anticipation of this tea party? Wow! Everyone sure has taken a lot of thought for the tea party, and I'm so sorry I didn't hear of it in time to do something special. I'll mark it for next year ;) Enjoy your upcoming weekend ... I'll be off the radar for the next week or so. Wendy x

Julie Nichols said...

Dianne you always have a way of finding great finds. I Love a tea party and yours is so cute!
Julie

Carol Z said...

I'm joining you for coffee, but my almost identical tea set has a purple background, with the same beige trim. The set was my grandmother's and it's one of my favorite things. We're tea set twins!

camp and cottage living said...

Diane
You have some pretty trims!
I love picking them up at the thrift stores too. You find such unique ones that they don't make anymore.

Marcia Pilar said...

I want to stay in fairyland too, Diane, and we can in blogland. ;) I have two more parties this month, including Natasha's Christmas in July. You know how I love that.
Love that cup, and I'll take a Cappuccino, please. ;)

PS-Did you by any chance win the tea party giveaway here:
http://castlesncrownsboutique.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-2014-photo-art-winners-announced.html ?

I read Diane from Florida and wondered. Hope so.
xoxo's

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

I work in a cinema and Saving Mr Banks is so good to see.
A really nice movie.

Coffee please :)