Vintage and Antique Haberdashery Finds

I recently picked up these beautiful haberdashery items at a car boot sale for £2. I’m always on the lookout for bits and bobs to use when making dresses. These are some of the oldest I’ve seen dating from the Edwardian period to mid century. Most of it is too old to use and the beauty is in the vintage packaging.

My plan is to frame the ones I like best with a fabric background to hang in my room. I’d already planned to frame some of my older vintage sewing patterns so I think these would go perfectly with the frame. I may also add a few vintage fashion illustrations to finish the look. Watch this space!


  1. Shybiker July 28, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    So pretty! I like the packaging as much as the products. Vintage illustrations and language are so endearing.

    • vintagefrills July 29, 2013 / 12:28 pm

      They are! These are just so pretty, too good to be stored away so I’m definitely going to display them.

  2. Jessica Cangiano July 30, 2013 / 6:34 pm

    My goodness, these are such immensely lovely finds. It’s incredible to think some of them, delicate as their packaging is, have survived for about a century at this point. It’s fantastic that you’re going to frame some and ensure they live on for many more years to come.

    ♥ Jessica

    • vintagefrills July 31, 2013 / 3:35 pm

      Aren’t they amazing! On closer inspection I think the needle packet is a bit older possibly late Victorian. Too previous to use!

  3. pippinrunwild August 2, 2013 / 8:54 am

    These are so pretty! I love all the beautiful details in the packaging. There are so many great things to be found at car boot sales!

    • vintagefrills August 2, 2013 / 9:35 am

      They’re gorgeous aren’t they, car booting can get a bit addictive. I’ve had some amazing finds recently! Xxx

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