This auction is for a beautiful vintage tapestry / needlepoint sewing basket. It was made in Japan for JC Penney. I would date it to the 60's, but it might be into the 70's, not really sure. It is in extremely excellent condition, considering its age. The material inside the box is a lovely shade of blue with like little pearls adorning the lid. The inside is clean. Even the plastic tier shelf has not discolored nor became brittle from storage. The plastic latch is just as pliable as it was when it was made, no cracks or rips. Even the wood is in excellent condition. Must be seen to be truly appreciated, my pics don't really do it justice. The box itself, not including the handle, measures 6 1/2" high, 12" wide & 9 3/4" deep. It comes with a large pin cushion, pins, thread, threaders, needles, buttons, labels, pink & blue dressmaker pencil with brush, template marking pencil, needlepoint pen still in package, and a brush with a handle, (6) opened packs of needles, a leather thimble, (7) yarn threaders, a few loose buttons, a round container of assorted needles, & a box of straight pins, glue stick & 12 spools of thread. Among the many, unopened, still in wrapper packages, are an unopened pack of woven love labels that read "Hand made by ME", (5) yarn threaders, thread-it tool, (10) packs of buttons & a DMC Printed Color Card PW 200 / 6th Edition booklet. Whew, I think I included everything! :o)The tapestry is a little dirty from being stored so many years, but can be spot cleaned with Woolite, I would imagine. I always combine auctions to save on shipping.Please e-mail me for more pics, close-ups or questions. I sell mostly vintage items, and I try to make mention of every flaw I see, but sometimes I may make a mistake, as I am human. Of course, my kids would argue that fact! :o) Anyway ... Please leave feedback, so that I know you received your item and hopefully, are pleased with it. In the event you are unhappy with your purchase, before leaving any negative feedback, please e-mail me & let me know so that we can hopefully resolve the situation. After all, I want this to be a pleasurable experience for all concerned. Of course, in return, I will leave feedback for you as well. Payment is due within 7 days for the U.S. & 10 days for International buyers. Stop back again as I will be listing different items in the coming weeks! Thanks for looking and have a great day!
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