My granny is very much of the make-do-and-mend generation; she served in the army during the second world war, and her first years of marriage were firmly during the era of rationing. Nothing went to waste and everything that could be mended was; darning, stitching and fixing, a nail here, some glue there, things really lasted. She has some lovely vintage sewing supplies, amongst them these wonderful vintage sewing reels.
Wooden reels with fabulous labels, all of them made in Great Britain. They really don't make them like this anymore, more's the pity. I'm sure my sewing supplies would look all the prettier if they did.
|Displayed in a picture frame|
|As a measuring tape stowage|
|Beautiful - map flowers in vintage reel pots|
|My favourite - a set of hooks|