There was an entire booth dedicated to thread... some cones of thread .... spindles that used to hold thread!
But look at the variety of spindles that thread had come wrapped on! There were hundreds of them. Short with flat ends that I've seen painted and decorated to be used as candle stands.
These shelves held spindles that were a combination of wood with metal threads on them; And a bucket full of orange pointed spindles stood nearby.
I wonder what all these different types were used for? How many quilts or garments were sewn with the threads they contained?
There was a booth dedicated to nothing but bottles... coke bottles, beer bottles, liquor bottles. You name it, it was probably here. Another booth was dedicated to tin lunchboxes (some plastic too). How many of us carried our lunches to school in one of these? I had one just like that school bus!
I remember being excited when I got my first portable turntable and playing records on it. They were 45s... small and yellow. Or jumping for hours on end on a pogo stick in the driveway. These days, that folding scooter would have a motor on it. It's no wonder we are overweight... this country needs more pogo sticks!
How about this one... a charcoal iron! Open it up, but in your hot coals in and press!
There are days when I would like to step back to simpler times, but I sure do enjoy my modern conveniences!
Come back this weekend for my next post on the variety of sewing machines I found... and see what I brought home!