Au Fil du Coeur, antique French sewing notions

P1220234b Sewing notions found on a recent textile treasure truffling adventure.


I didn't realise until I had gotten home and sat unravelling and unwrapping my little notions that I realised I had subsconsciouly been brocanting with a colour theme in mind.


Autumn, rich jewel coloured leaves (originally destined for funeral wreaths but oh so pretty) and a perfectly intact beaded flower.


Metallic gold threads and fuschia silk on spools, deep shades of green grosgrain.


..and of course these delightful vintage wooden bead buttons, two antique sewing scissors (not sure they can cut paper we'll see...) - and two magical bead strands that were wrapped within a nondescript paper sachet.

Now to let these colours inspire a new piece of jewellery!