Saturday, August 2, 2014


I hadn't forgotten about continuing my posts on my sewing collectibles -- I just got sidetracked a bit.  To view the first post about the promotional items from Clark's O.N.T. from the 1800s, click here.
Now for more Clark's O.N.T. stuff --
I love finding these little cardboard boxes that the thread was delivered in to the stores.  Spanning the years, the graphics are fun and different.
It's especially fun to discover them when they are full of unused thread.
The Clark Company also distributed instructional booklets such as "Sewing Secrets - The Modern Methods of Stitching-Decorating-and Finishing" (Copyright 1930).
Over the years, they have sold all kinds of thread from darning thread, crochet, to different weights and colors of sewing thread.  Love all of the wooden spools!
The large decal of the logo was probably to be used on a storefront's door.
I've really enjoyed searching for Clark's collectibles over the years just because of the variety available.  Plus, they can be found for pennies to a couple of dollars.

The next installment of "Sew Much Fun" will be a variety of other sewing trinkets that I have accumulated.  Please come back.

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Jann Olson said...

I adore vintage sewing items Sally. Your Clarks collection is amazing and I loved seeing all of it! Made me drool. lol!

Chatelaine said...

Nice collection. I have memories of seeing some of those boxes at my grandmother's I think.

I recently purchased an old sewing machine with table. I love it!

SmilingSally said...

Morning Sally,

I have a few wooden spools, but my treasure is my mother's sewing table that contains the original balls of thread inside. I posted about it here:
When I looked it up, I discovered that you'd left a comment!

Thanks for sharing.

Have a Happy Blue Monday!

bj said...

wow...your collection is so large...and wonderful. I have only a few things from my mother..she sewed all the time. A shame I didn't take the time to learn to sew, too. I do have her old electric Singer sewing machine. She bought it used in the 50's so I have no idea how old it might be. I'm just glad it's electric. hahha...
xo bj

Diana Petrillo said...

Loved seeing your sewing collectibles. I'm pinning this post to my Vintage and Antique Resources Group Board.
So glad I stopped by!
Adirondack Girl @ Heart

Sarah said...

You can bet I'll be back. I'm very much enjoying this.

Susan Clayton said...

Very enjoyable. I love the graphics. Thanks for sharing! Great photos.

Susan Clayton said...

Popping back to let you know I'm making this post one of my picks of the week. You've inspired me to pull out the few bits and pieces of vintage sewing paraphernalia and display it. It goes so well with plaid too- another favorite. Your blog has become a real favorite.