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Antique Store Finds

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Over the Labor Day weekend I browsed through several of the many antique stores in the rural town of Ramona, California.  I enjoy looking at vintage embroidered linens and kitchen items, sewing things,  childhood things, old books, and just about anything.  It’s like exploring someone’s attic or garage for old treasures.

Some of the things I saw were pretty embroidered dresser scarves, fabric, and quilts…

some old sewing machines…

buttons prettily displayed, and wooden spools standing in a wooden case.

I love Portuguese yarn dolls – this one has a lovely apron.

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My mother had one of these Witch Needle Threaders made in Germany.  Why don’t they make these anymore?  They’re so easy to use – with a press of a lever the needle is threaded.

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Only a few of the finds came home with me: “vintage” rayon fabric, notions, and cookie cutters.

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I love the little shell buttons with the notches.  So pretty!

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