Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sewing Notions

 In looking through my stash of vintage sewing things, I came across this needle card. Needle cards were a popular advertising item in the early part of the 20th century. It also made nice small gift for grandmothers, old aunties and schoolteachers. I believe this one is from the dime store Woolworth's. Judging from these ladies hair styles and dresses, it looks like it is from the early 1930s. I love how one side the ladies are sewing and on the other they are having tea.

Below are button cards given to me by my great-aunt.  The illustrations are beautiful! Some of my favorite vintage notions. Someday I will think of a really brilliant way to decorate with them. Right now they reside in a drawer.


  1. That's when buttons used to be inexpensive. :-(

    I love those illustrations on the needle card!! Aren't they gorgeous.

  2. That is neat. I love the illustrations. Thank you for sharing.

  3. How nice it was back in those years to be able to buy needles enveloped in such beautiful cards. It is wonderful that you own this particular one. My guess would also be it's from the 30s, I love it!
    I also wanted to let you know I nominated you for a blog award.