My Scott Antique Market Finds

3.15.2016

Saturday started out as a nice day for a trip to the Scott Antique Market. I hadn't been in a very long time. The weather was really nice and warm especially for mid March. I had invited my daughter to go with me so I went to her house, since it is on the way, and she, Leila and I were on our way for the thrill of the hunt. We shopped for only a couple hours since my daughter had some things she needed to do that afternoon. One of those things was to shop at Fresh Market where I had my fall that I mentioned in a previous post.
 Today I'm sharing what I found in our short visit at Scott's.

I collect old wooden boxes and had seen many that day, but most of them were hundreds of dollars which I am not going to pay for a box to look at.

Then I spied this beat up and scratched up box and asked the vendor how much? He said he would take $40 for it so I agreed. Now, I'm going to show you what's inside. I used some dark wax on the box to help cover the scratches.

It is packed full of sewing items. It was one big giant tangled mess, but Mr. Savvy was quite intrigued and untangled the mess and organized it. 

There are many sizes of old wooden spools of thread.

There were several folded papers of large straight pins and this set was rustproof brass pins that I had not ever seen before. These old pins seemed to be much longer than the ones I find today.

There were things I haven't seen before, but I'm not a seamstress. This has straight pins stuck in the edge of it.

Here is a shot of the pins stuck in it. 

There was also this old  Mother of pearl pin with a broken piece of the pearl. There were also some tiny rulers and tape measures with ads on them from Philadelphia so this box is probably from there.

Also not sure what this stick would have been used for. 

My other purchase was a pair of new large gorgeous pillows.

It's all in the details with these pretty corners. I think these pillows are by Sherry's friend Sudi that she mentions on her blog a lot. I knew these would work in the great room, but also at least three other rooms so they can be moved about. If I'm going to pay top dollar for custom pillows they are going to be for more than one room.

I had taken some photos with my phone of some things in booths that I could go back to, but after I bought the pillows we were out the door. I think less than two hours at Scott's may be a record. Next time I will be there much longer.

I look like an alien with the swelling between my eyes, but by golly I'm keeping my hair appointment  this morning. It will feel so good to get clean hair this morning and fresh color!

Be sure to come back tonight at 7pmEDST for Wow Us Wednesdays!

45 comments:

  1. I have several vintage wood boxes too, but luckily they are much cheaper around here! I get overwhelmed in a big place like Scotts. I follow Sudi on Instagram. Great pix to get pillow ideas. Thankfully I can sew and make many of my covers. I can't do the fancy trims, etc. but there are seamstresses who can.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love your finds!!..the box is wonderful and such a bonus with those sewing items and spools of thread....Would you save me one that says Raleigh?....:) and LOVE those pillows!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. The "stick" is an old crochet hook, I believe. I have one just like it that belonged to my mother.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is no hook on the end so I don't think it is a crochet hook.

      Delete
    2. I think it is a tatting tool. I have one also from an old box that was in a trunk I inherited from my step-mother.

      Delete
  4. The stick in the box was probably used to smooth corners in things like pillow. Kind of like a bone folder is used.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds like what it probably is. Thanks

      Delete
  5. Love your old fashioned sewing box. And Heaven help the person who keeps a woman from her hair appointment. Ha! It will make you feel better to have your hair done! Sheila

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's right no trip and fall is going to stop me from getting my hair done!!

      Delete
  6. What a great find, Kim! I have a couple of old boxes that belonged to my mother and who knows who else. I've been keeping old letters in them, which have now become a thing of the past. I can't wait to start going antiquing and to flea markets again here in Michigan. We're driving to TX this weekend and we're going to have a girls day out in Waco next week, so that will have to take care of my cravings for great finds.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, lucky you, Carol. I would love to go to Waco some day.

      Delete
  7. Kim I believe the pins may be for quilting. And I agree with Rebecca about the stick. I believe it was used to smooth corners in pillows or other handmade items that had corners. My mother was a seamstress and I grew up around these things. You have some great treasures.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, that makes since why they are so long. Thanks

      Delete
  8. Hi Kim,
    Love your special box find. I have alot of the items you found in your box. I inherited a box of my mother's along with old cookie tins that the same contents as your found. The extra long straight pins were used for quilting to help secure the different layers when hand quilting. (My mom only made one quilt. She enjoyed sewing but found that quilting was not her favorite.) The cute stick is just as Rebeca Francis mentioned, it is used to smooth corners and create a perfect point at the end of something like a belt. I still have all of the thread on the wooden spools from mom's box. I now display them across the top three rows on my thread and bobbin wall rack. I makes me smile remembering her busy at the sewing machine. Great times and oh how they have changed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Cindy and how nice to have some family treasures.

      Delete
  9. Kim, I also love boxes and to find one with a treasure trove inside is an extra bonus! The detail on the pillows is fabulous! Take care!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Where is this Scott Antique Market located?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The one I go to is in Atlanta. There is one in Ohio, too.

      Delete
  11. What a great little treasure....how fun that it came with so many wonderful goodies too! I LOVE your new pillows, the detail is gorgeous!!!!!!! Glad you are able to keep your hair appointment :o)
    ~Des

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love your pillows -the print and those corners- wow!
    But I really love the wood box!! I collect wood boxes too and the well loved scratches just adds to the patina. But my mouth dropped open when I saw what was inside! What a find! I love that and treasure my mother's and grandmother's bits and bobs of sewing things I still have. Good score!
    Feel better soon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jo. Yes, I hit the jackpot with this box.

      Delete
  13. The 'stick' used to make smart points when turning a collar. You poke the stick into the corner to fully turn it out.

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a neat find, I haven't been to Scott's in months. What building/area did you find your pillows? I have read about Sudi but didn't realize she was at Scott's. Thank goodness you posted this after Scott's so I can't get in trouble.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really don't know which building I was in, but I have heard she has pillows on both buildings.

      Delete
  15. What a great find. I especially like the old spools of thread in it. I see some others already said what I was going to about the stick for poking the corners out from a seam like a pillow form after you reverse it. Kudos to you for keeping your hair appointment. I would have done the same!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love old boxes, especially when they're filled with special treasures.
    Mary Alice

    ReplyDelete
  17. I thought the stick was a seam presser for sharp/crisp seams like in quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a great find! I love all the goodies inside. I'm not a seamstress either so I wouldn't know what some of that stuff is. I like your pretty pillows too. They are very unique in that pretty grey color.

    ReplyDelete
  19. One of my treasures is a small leather case with beautiful brocade lining that contains five or six pieces that are similar to your find . It belonged to my grandmother. The pieces appear to be made of an Ivory like material. There is a shoe button hook and a tapestry like needle and a few others. Every time I see it I can't help but smile. My aunt said the case is called a Necessair, unsure if that's the correct spelling, and all the ladies had one . Enjoy your treasure and I have enjoyed your blog. ( please forgive any errors my eyes are quite bad) . Thank you. Linda

    ReplyDelete
  20. I agree that the "stick" is used after you have stitched a corner, like on a pillow, and after turning the piece right side out you need to push the seam completely out so it looks like a square corner from the outside of the pillow. Probably made of bone. My grandmother taught me to sew and I have been doing it all my life. I probably have a bone stick somewhere in my sewing things! Will have to look for it. I haven't sewn many corners recently, I guess!

    Anyway, interesting post, fun to see all the content of that box. The old wooden spools are what intrigue me. I have a whole can full of ones that I have saved over the years. I keep thinking there must be some craft project I could use them for, but haven't come up with one. I really just like looking at them!

    Hope your head heals quickly and I'm glad you are getting your hair done despite feeling like you look strange!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thread from Grants and Woolworths...this is definitely a vintage treasure! Hope you heal quickly :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am a seamstress and these are parts of our past. Thank you for appreciating and saving them.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hope you heal soon! So glad you bought that beautiful sewing box. Thank you for your lovely blog - I always enjoy it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. No matter what life gives you....a girl must have her hair looking great!! Hope your healing goes smoothly Kim.
    Thanks for your beautiful blog posts!

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a great find!!! You are one lucky gal!! The bone stick is as the other girls said, to smooth out corners on pillows etc. I remember my mom using it to smooth out the corners when making the ties for aprons. I have it in my supplies, also have all the wooden spools and put them in a large old Mason jar. The other thing I have is a wood darning tool from my mom, used to mend socks and other things.....who does that??? Not me!!

    The oval pin keep is like the one my mom had, don't know where that went!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. An old awesome wooden box, some cool sewing trinkets, and a set of awesome leopard pillows! I think you had a great day:)

    ReplyDelete

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS