Last night the committee for our gallery walk (of which I am a member), Tour the Town, hosted a gathering for the artists and venues who are or would like to be participants. It was a wonderful evening of mingling, meeting new friends, and strengthening our downtown.
During the festivities one of my newer friends, Mary Waters, handed me a little bag of treasures. It wasn't until I got home that I discovered how true that word "treasure" describes my gift:
WOWIE! This collection of needle cases is a veritable museum of early 20th century advertising! I'm going to guess that the newest of this collection (the very sweet little girl on the Samoset needle case) is from the early Twenties.
Check out these "Broadway" needles and that gorgeous navy tissue-like paper with the gold filigree printing - gorgeous! As you can see, one of the packets is still housed in half of a beautifully lithographed booklet. Why don't people take the time to print like this anymore?
I don't know how I'm going to use these yet, but I really have my eye (nyuk nyuk) on that navy tissue with the gold stars. Look for it in a collage soon... :D
Thank you again, Mary, for your generosity and thoughtfulness! I love my new little needle treasures! :D