Lady Fair

Here's something more cheerful than the disturbing illustration to my last post. I found a little treasure box at the recycling centre today. What secrets might it contain?
Jam packed full of vintage rick rack and seam binding. Bless the thrifty homemaker who discovered that the old toffee tin was the perfect size for packages of trim.
I once dated a guy who tried to lure me back to his place with promises of a whole box full of rickrack sitting in his basement. I almost went for it.
I love to imagine the story these old cards might tell. Was she calculating payments of some kind? Socking away some savings? Figuring out a budget? We'll never know.

Notice the package on the right. There is no longer an Eaton's - once Canada's premier chain of department stores. They had their own brand of household items, which included a whole range of sewing notions, "Lady Fair". Sigh... .takes me right back to my mother's sewing corner, with the old Viking machine set up on the table, and the lazy susan filled with spools of thread.


  1. Anonymous1:48 PM

    I love to find old tins of sewing bits and bobs at garage sales--this one you found is wonderful! So evocative of times gone by . . .

  2. Stephanie2:15 PM

    What a wonderful and colorful treaure-find! Thank you for sharing your good cheer.

  3. Anonymous6:18 PM

    you must have the BEST recycle center - great find, I know how you like rick rack. Can't wait to see what you do with it. :)

  4. What a wonderful find! I love rick rack

    And hello, I don't tihnk I've spoken up here beofre, but I've been following for a while, lurking in the ether, as it were...


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