Friday, February 11, 2011

A Treasure Trove of Transfers

Bargain Hunter and I went to a big sale today. I'll say more about that in my next post, but right now I'm so excited about one of the things that I bought that I just can't wait to share it!

I always look for the paper ephemera and sewing supplies. On a crowded table in the back room, I found this box of patterns, which combined both interests. The dealer sold it to me as a box lot at a great price & I was pretty pleased.
Then I got it home and had a chance to really look at it . . . well, I'm way beyond 'pretty pleased'! It's an entire shoebox of old iron on transfers & patterns (1950s, probably, but maybe a little earlier, looking at the graphics) . Each sheet has directions for using them and is full of lots of different patterns -- not just one per page.For example, on the one above there are several different projects, including a rooster, a flower border, a ladies' stole, household designs and suggestions for placing them.Here are the days of the week -- for decorating dish towelsLots of them have children's patterns, like this whale . . . . . . and this kitty and duck and the bib pattern, too Even the ones that were previously cut (and there are just a few of those) are still great -- like this cleaning kitty . . . . . . and this birthday birdie There are so many sheets with so many designs and so many things to do with them! It looks like they can be ironed on 2 or 3 times before they fade out, so I think I'll keep some to use. I might have copies made (and mirror them) so I don't lose the patterns.

I was planning to sell them on Etsy (and still will) but I have absolutely no idea how to showcase them or tell all the great patterns on each one. I'll have to go through them all and decide which ones I want to keep and which I want to give away, too. I can think of a few sewing sisters -- Crit & Kally, this means you -- I'll want to give some to. It looks like there's some 'playtime' in my future!

More on today's sale in my next post (after I've looked these over more).


crit said...

these are so sweet. especially the one with the birthday cake. you are finding great things!!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Great Find!! I LOVE the bird on the knife with the birthday cake!!!

Catherine said...

Fantastic find - these are an absolute treasure !! !!

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