Finally--and I didn't get a good photo of it because it's still in it's original plastic bag and just reflected the flash--I found in the box a orthodontic tool for removal of bands circa maybe around the 50s or 60s. Weird, huh? I'm not sure how it got in there. My mom used to work as a dental assistant/front office gal but not for an orthodontist. One of my best friends is a dental hygienist--I'll have to see if she collects "vintage" instruments or knows anyone who does.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I thought I'd share with you a few more of the things my mom had sent home with me. Nothing quite as exciting as the Featherweight, but kind of cool nonetheless. I had some help with the box. If you haven't met her before, this is Spike. She hates to be left out of anything.
I don't remember seeing this set of pinking sheers when I was a kid, but they must have been around somewhere. The ones I remember had black handles, and I actually still have them, but these must have been from an earlier time. I just love the old graphics on the box!
Buttons! Who among us doesn't love buttons! I have plenty already but these will be fun to look through. I'm fairly certain there's nothing here that's really vintage (as in Bakelite) or antique, but they're fun anyway.
Spools of thread! All wooden spools! I don't know if the thread's still useable, but I love the old wooden spools. My husband got a gleam in his eye when he saw them too, so I'll probably have to guard them. If you saw my post a few weeks back about his hobby of making weird things from leftover "stuff," you'll understand why I need to hide these.
Rick rack and trims. Mostly the rick rack excites me because it's turning up everywhere now, and this stuff is the old cotton variety, not a cotton/poly blend. There's piping and bias tape and several other things too. I also "inherited" a bunch of zippers but I haven't really looked at them yet--not quite as exciting, I think.
My mom also gave me these neat little collectible Hummel thimbles. Do any of you collect thimbles? I hadn't before, but maybe I'll need to start. I don't know where she got these or why, but they're dated 1983 and 1984.
Tomorrow night I'll post the last few interesting things I got. I need some input on one of the items because I think I need to get a little "crafty" to turn it into something I'd want to use, so please stop back by and tell me if you have any ideas or suggestions.