Thursday, May 7, 2020

Haberdashery - Vintage Find

When I heard the theme for Tag Tuesday this fortnight is "Haberdashery", I rummaged in my sewing drawer to look for "vintage" items of haberdashery which I knew I had in my stash. I was particularly happy and surprised to find a number of cards of press studs, buttons and hooks and eyes. These brought back such great memories of the haberdashery shops which I used to frequent years ago when we lived in small country towns. They seemed to stock whatever you needed. You can tell the age of some of these items in my "habbie" stash as Australia changed to decimal currency on 14 February 1966, and the button card quotes a price of 1/3d... 

As I have been making little wearable pins for #the100dayproject, accompanied by a haiku, I thought that Day 30 had to be about haberdashery ... hence my tag within a tag for Tag Tuesday.... 
"Just a word recalls
Sewing notions long since used: 
Haberdashery" 
This is a cloth /mixed media collage with stitching, complete with its own haberdashery -  press studs, some of the packaging  and a safety pin 


I was so excited to find the cards of hooks and eyes and to see the range I had kept and their age.... one of the cards boasts by appointment to Queen Mary, and the others by appointment to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. My vague memory is of purchasing at least the oldest card in a general store in a small town in the 1970's - I remember it was "discounted old stock" but I can't remember how much I paid!  Thanks Tag Tuesday for this vintage rediscovery. 

To see the whole series of wearable art pins - please follow the hashtag #100pinpoems on Instagram or on Facebook 

8 comments:

  1. I thought you would like this theme! Thanks so much for supporting us again. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie - Yes haberdashery is a good choice for me. Hope you are well.

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  2. OMG hooks and eyes, i still have some in my old sewing kits

    I am #5 on the linky

    Much💚🌎💙love

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    1. Thanks Gillena - I will check our your blog. I haven;t yet had a look at the other haberdashery tags.

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  3. Wow, you did well holding on to those!! I am loving your gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday.
    Pinky

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    1. Thank you Pinky - yes I do hang on to a lot of things but only the useful (Ha ha).

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  4. Fabulous tag, I still have some of those as well. Lovely to see you here again. Stay safe, hugs Wendy.

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  5. Hi Wendy - Thank you... I thought many people might remember these. Hope you're well and coping with the current social restrictions.

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