Tuesday, March 30, 2010

vintage Tuesday

I can't believe it's Tuesday again and I am trying to keep it vintage Tuesday !..... [ see Ronnie ! ... I can do it !!!!!! ]
I found this thread holder thing years ago ... bought it for a QUARTER .
but that's all I know about it [besides I love it ]
any idea how old this is ?


Ronnie said...

Hi Sandy! This is a neat one.
Worth way more than a quarter just in entertainment value.
I'm about to reveal my warped perspective, but did you notice this guy has two women to help him keep track of the thread? Do you think there is one of these "thread wranglers" anywhere in the universe that has one woman and two men? Or maybe he showed up just to give them a sweet bunch of flowers while they were doing all the thread wrangling. Is he wearing a skirt too or WHAT?
This piece is priceless, Sandy, and interesting too.
I love your Vintage Tuesday.

Susan said...

I thought it was a topper for a wedding cake, until I saw the two gals. Very cute.

Lydia said...

I would put this string holder(I believe it is for string- the hole looks big enough,true?) at about the 40's give or take.

Great price! Fab piece. I would've spent a quarter on it:)

Lydia said...

Maybe it's earlier. How big is it? Any markings on the bottom?

Sandy Mastroni said...

oh you guys are funny
Lydia > I looked on the bottom
It says made in Japan

canngil said...

Love it! I guess he is escorting them, and is hidden behind their hoop skirts?? so pretty!

Mary Bullock said...

"made in Japan" would date it to the 1950's. Just after WWII, anything manufactured in Japan said "made in occupied Japan". Really cute string holder.

NanaBeast said...

I just love this piece, Sandy. I believe this is an older brother with his twin sisters out for a walk on a spring day. The wind is whipping the skirts into a frothy swirl around the trio. It is quite possible that it might start to rain. Good thing there is an umbrella!