Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Notions Department

Our first stop is the Notions Department.
I have been collecting vintage notion items for quite some time.  Here are some that I don't have a corresponding ad from the Chain Store Age 1955 magazine.

Needle Kits.
I LOVE that kitten one.

DIY belt and buckle kit.
I like the packaging design with the mirrored ladies checking out each other's fantastic hair matching belts .

Bra-bak Repair kit.
You need this after the asshole boys in math class snap your bra too many times.

or you can use Renu-Bak to refresh your brassiere!

Bondex Iron On fabric repair material.
Bondex kid is too cute!  But he seems to be a bit accident prone.

Sew On replacement pockets.
Replacement pockets man is cute too!  He must put a hurting on his pockets to be in need of them being triple thread reinforced and rounded corners for added strength.

This is a little advertising plastic thimble I found at a thrift store.  The only thimble I own and use.

One of my favorite vintage notions in my collection!
Knee and ass patches!  These two hang out with the Bondex kid and the Patchies pack, rough housing in the far corner on the playground during recess. 

This post is part of a long series I am doing that showcases ads and products from old pharmacies and 5 and Dime stores.  All of the ads are scans from the publication Chain Store Age September 1955.  The products photographed are from my personal collection.  I am running this series on auto-post so I can work on some projects around my real house.  I will return at the end of this series (April or May) back to "normal".


Jenn said...

Awesome treasures, Mary! Love the patches and bra repair kit!

my house is cuter than yours said...

I just added another bra repair kit to this post that I came across this weekend while digging through a container of sewing stuff at a thrift store!