My old blue sewing basket - given to me by my dad one Christmas when I was about 15 years old; I remember using it for my ninth grade home ec class sewing assignment. I think that makes this vintage, for sure!
The basket has become just a storing place for odd ribbons and threads and usually sits on my closet shelf unopened until someone needs an iron-on patch for mending. I loved it when I first received this treasured sewing chest, and I still do because it reminds me of my dad. Check out that piece of old lace tied around the handle. What's with that? I have no idea, but it's been tied there for as long as I can remember!
This morning I was perusing some quilting blogs and ran across this Debbie Mumm site: Decorating with Sewing Collectibles - Five Easy Ideas. After reading these ideas, I'm thinking maybe my antique sewing basket should occupy a more prominent place in my home!