What am I?
I am an antique sewing tin!
These charming little tins where the “must have accessory” of seamstresses in the 19th and early 20th century.
The three-part design of these tins was a clever solution for organizing and transporting sewing supplies. The different pieces could be separated and stored in a compact manner, making them easy to carry from place to place. The ingenuity and practicality of our ancestors! These tins were also designed with beauty in mind. They were often made of metal and came in various shapes and sizes. Back in the day, they would be as commonplace as a TV nowadays, so you would want them to be aesthetically pleasing.
This little red tin offers a glimpse into the past and a reminder of a time when practicality and aesthetics were combined in everyday objects.
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Katherine Lynch is the Assistant Manager of the Winnetka Thrift Shop. She LOVES thrifting and sharing all her little Hobnobby things right here.