I bought many similar small notions from a good friend in France who used to buy up the stock from long-closed little mercerie shops and she stored it all in the original boxes, with lids on, in great piles in a dirty old shed. I had to climb a step ladder to get at them and gingerly lift the lids to view the contents which were always fascinating; feathers and flowers for hats, hair, soutache cord, corset laces, boot buttons and much more. And then one day she told me that there had been a terrible fire and she lost everything and closed her business; oh! how I miss those trifles! Some of them will be on sale at my clearance fair next May 20th, 2013, if you can wait. Check details on latest Blog: STOP PRESS FUTURE FAIRS as usual. or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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