Continuing with my winter nesting I organized and cleaned out my brown chest of drawers which resides in my living room and houses some of my favorite and most often used sewing paraphernalia.
Two of my favorite loves marry nicely, vintage tins and cigar boxes and sewing notions.
These tins once housed sewing machine accessories, pencils, benzine for watermark detection and pipe tobacco.
On Main Street in Jackson Wyoming there is a cigar shop. Inside their door they stack the empty cigar boxes that are free just for the asking.
My favorite cigar boxes are the King Edward brand for sentimental reasons.
My Grandpa Johansen drove a UTA bus for 25 years. He had a bus rider who smoked a lot of King Edward cigars. When the gentleman finished a box, he would give them to my Grandpa. After 25 years of UTA service, Grandpa had stacks of them. Over the years, Grandpa would give us boxes to take home with candy or coins inside. The stack of boxes ran out long ago and I don't have any of the boxes he gave me. When I come across one in an antique store, no matter the condition, I buy it. This is a happy memory for me.
Antique brown chest of drawers that houses sewing notions.