Once again this spring we rented a car and embarked on our annual road trip. This time we went west, all the way to Vancouver Island. Stopping at many thrift shops and antique stores etc. along the way I collected lot of fun and useful things. I’ll let the photos and captions do most of the talking.
Tea from the Teafarm in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island. (They are actually trying to grow tea there but it won’t be ready to harvest for another few years)
Letterpress poster from Clawhammer Letterpress in Fernie, BC.
1960s McCall’s Needlework and Crafts magazines.
1950s McCall’s Needlework and Crafts magazines.
Pattern drafting book for the sewing room reference library.
Fashion history books.
Various thrifted fabrics. The green on the left is a lovely wool suiting (squee!)
Dresssew Vancouver Haul: Pre-tipped boning, underwires, teal serger thread, and polkadot sheer.
Vintage (30s/40s?) knitting needles/envelopes
Vintage Trims and Notions (including a zipper footing metal tread gold trims)
A single serving Thermos cup and Teapot Hotplate
Sewing Machine Instruction Course on vinyl (???) Inside cover.
Sewing Machine Instruction Course on vinyl (???)
1930s Corticelli knitting pattern book and a 1970 book on natural dyes.
Singer Sewing Book (1954) and Simplicity Sewing Book (1972) the latter with some disturbing photoshopped fingers…
This set was separated at the thrift store but I reunited the booklets and envelopes. 1970s Creative Patterns set.
Vintage Candle making book and order form.
Donna Summer on LP. The back covers are amazing. Those boots!
Vintage Novels from Fernie, BC
Ladies’ Home Journal November 1958
McCall’s Magazine October 1945
John Fluevog: Soprano Carey (Canadian designer for 45 years!)
Brand new old stock Hycroft bowls from the Medalta Potteries
Of course, I also picked up MANY vintage patterns on my travels. A brief selection here, but I’ll be adding them all to the pattern inventory page!
Mail Order Pattern 2184 (1947)
Simplicity 1162 (1944)
New York Designers Collection Plus N/1002 Bill Blass (1967)
New York Designers Collection Plus N/1073 Mollie Parnis (1969)
Vogue 5232 (1961)
Butterick 3324 (1960s)
Oops, I ended up with two of the same pattern in the same size! (McCall’s 9517 from 1968)
Simplicity 7688 and 8289 Proportioned Pants from 1968 and 1969
Simplicity 8354 (1969)
McCall’s 9362 (1968)
Butterick 8858 (1959?)
Simplicity 5504 (1973)
McCall’s 8087 (1965)
Butterick 2298 (1960s)
McCall’s 7814 (1965)
Simplicity 5359 (1972)
Style 4857 (1974)
Being away from work and my sewing machine for over two weeks was a good chance to step back and think about the things I’d like to get done and do more of. Hopefully the inspiration to make more time for me projects can last and be put into action ASAP! Once I’ve sorted out the post-trip chores, I’ll be posting some catch up about the projects I’ve been working on recently. Stay tuned!