Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Friday, November 16, 2012

I've Got a Notion . . .

Iv'e got a notion


or two, or three.

In fact, I purchased a couple of boxes of these vintage trims and sewing items at the rummage sale.  It was so much fun sorting it all out.

There were embroidered ribbons,


 and embroidered animals.  I love the pink giraffe that someone made.


Turtles and caterpillars and butterflies.


I especially love all the flowers.


And there were quite a bit of red white and blue too.  All of these supplies will be so much fun to use in my art.


As I was paying for my merchandise, the lady told me that all these things came from her father's five and dime store that closed years ago. I assured her that they would be appreciated in their new home.

There was even more notions and trims.
 I'll show you those later.
 Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

xo
Danielle

24 comments:

vintage grey said...

Oh my what sweet notions!! Love all the pretty trim and cute appliqués! Happy creating with them!! xo Heather

Paulette said...

Oh, I like your notions.

Gail Thayer said...

Oh Danielle! What fun! And I love the "backstory" on where they came from, don't you?
Have fun with them as I know you will..........:).

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Quite a haul Danielle!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Wow Danielle. You definitely scored. I would be in notion heaven with all those yummy goodies you found.
Enjoy playing. Ana

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

They are so colorful and Happy pieces of trim and such! You WILL have a great time making happy items! Nice score!
Warmly,
deb

Tammi said...

Love all the goodies! Especially the embroidered ribbons!! Have a great weekend!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

oh danielle what a real treasure to find...lucky lady

Kathy said...

{{THUNK}} That is the sound of me fainting. I.am.green. You know how I love sewing notions and those embroidered ribbons are taking my breath away. I can't wait to see the rest!

koralee said...

You hit the jackpot my friend!!! Love all the ribbon especially. Happy creating. xoxo

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

These notions bring me back to my childhood. My mother had boxes and boxes of trims and zippers and buttons since she sewed all of the clothes for my sister and me. You are going to have so much fun creating little works of art with them!

20 North Ora said...

What a find! Lots of goodies

Judy

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful find. I see a trim in there that I recognize and had on one of my dresses as a kid. xo Diana

Helen and her Daughters said...

Oh you lucky girl! I love all those lovely notions. Can't wait to see what else you got.

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Those are all so cute Danielle... but like always... I cannot IMAGINE how she could let something like those go after coming from her daddy's five and dime shop... lucky for you, but sad for her that she can let these go so easily... I know I cannot keep everything I have collected over the years, (though I try!)... but I would never part with anything of mine with family ties... xoxo Julie Marie

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Oh how wonderful to find all this great stuff! Lucky thing, enjoy :-) blessings Pam

My Vintage Mending said...

These are beautiful..can yo just imagine using them on everything? So glad they went to the perfect home..smiles..Renee

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh Danielle, those are wonderful!!! What a lucky find! I love the embroidered trims and laces.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have a colorful and sweet Sunday dear Danielle xx

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What very sweet notions! I love all those sweet trims, they're all so pretty. I can't wait to see what you make with some of those cute little patches! You found some wonderful treasures. Have a great day!
xo Holly

Mitzi said...

There's nothing more fun than bringing home a stash of goodies and looking through them! I love all of your special treasures, and they certainly found a great new home that will appreciate them!

craftyles said...

I'm in awe of such pretty vintage trims. WHat a wonderful find and how nice for the lady to know they'll be loved by you! Have a Happy Thanksgiving week!

Holly Loves Art said...

What fun! Just love your photography too. You are so talented. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

LizlovesVintage said...

Wow!! You sure do have a notion.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your Family.
Enjoy,
xoxo Liz