Saturday, March 12, 2016

Shuttle Collection Boxes

I was having coffee with the neighborhood women this morning and decided afterward to pop into some of the stores of the shopping mall. 
I wandered into Pottery Barn mostly to look at colors (for my enameling work–can’t really justify their prices + I really don’t need anything!) and found these wonderful glass and metal boxes.  They were being marketed as ‘jewelry’ boxes….but I saw their beauty as beingtatting shuttle collection’ boxes.

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I actually already have a glass/metal Tatting Shuttle Collection Box.  I had seen this years ago and told my husband, who bought it and let the kids give it to me for Mother’s Day.

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3 comments:

  1. Those are pretty. Years ago (like 1930s?), glass pieces had ribbon sewn around them. The ribbon was folded at the corners & tacked into shape; the ends tacked to each other. Then the ribbon corners were connected to make boxes with lids. Those remind me of the one I found in my grandmother's things.

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    1. Interesting....I'm trying to visualize that.

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  2. These would make excellent tatting shuttle collection boxes. If I just had a place to put them...

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