Wednesday, 15 July 2009
My Anchor thread drawers
I'd been looking at these haberdashers' counter cotton thread display drawers for ages on e-bay but they always seemed to be really expensive and were empty.
I found this at an antiques fair and intially screwed my nose up at it as it was a bit stained and worn. The label on the side was still crisp and I pulled at the drawer to make sure it still slid in and out easily as I intended to use it.
When I opened the top drawer there were several threads on their wooden bobbins so I tried the other two hoping...
Imagine my delight when I found both drawers full of threads!!
All these lovely rainbow colours - rose reds, hyacinth blues, primrose yellows, pansy purples, carnation pinks and emerald greens but what's missing?
There were no whites, blacks, browns and navys! I think they must have been kept in the top drawer as the best sellers.
Anyway, considering a reel of cotton is now almost £2 and there are over 70 in the drawers I consider it was £30 well spent.(It was my birthday money!) I should never need to buy thead again!