Friday, September 14, 2007

Show & Tell Friday--A Favorite Sewing Cupboard Corner

It's Show & Tell Friday! Don't forget to stop by Kelli our hostess' blog and visit the other Show & Tells.

Today I'm sharing a little corner in my sewing hutch. The jar is from a swap a few years back filled with vintage repro fabrics and some vintage rick rack a little necklace slide made by another friend from another swap, then there are 2 little doll heads that came from Italy that will one day be part of an altered art project. The little yellow tea cup is also a one day project--you know how those seem to pile up!--but until then this little tomato pincushion is nesting there. The hand painted box in the background was a thrift store find a year or so ago from when I lived in FL--hated FL, but they did have great thrifting treasures--the box is signed by a Linda Godwin, Linda your darling little box now resides happily in my sewing room. The little thimbles are a steal I found and paid about 50 cents each and they're silver.

Here's a close up of the little thimbles. It's hard to catch their detail, but the one has a little house scene on it. I saw on similar to it on ebay awhile back that sold for $70! It think at 50 cents I got a steal! The little gold looking one has ribbons with something like a ball or pinecone that hangs from the ribbon and the other one is a very heavily embossed floral design. I think they are German, but not positive. If anyone has a clue about them I'd sure be interested in knowing more. Until later....Happy Blogging!

14 comments:

ellen b said...

I love your favorite sewing cupboard corner! The thimbles are great...

Tracy said...

"Ooohhh"...my 8 yr old said reading over my shoulder. My sentiments, exactly!

Penless Thoughts said...

Interesting items. I have an old thimble of my mothers.
Susan

LBP said...

What a beautiful display of your treasures.

I love the little thimbles!

jar said...

I love thimbles. Thanks for sharing yours.

PEA said...

Hi Cathy:-) What a wonderful little corner that is and I can see why it would be your favourite sewing cupboard corner!! I love vintage items and you sure do have some beautiful ones, especially the thimbles!! xo

Marci said...

You have some neat things there. I really liked the thimbles.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have my mother's thimbles. I never could learn to use one myself! Nice display!

Sorry you hated FL, I have lived here almost 42 years and have alway loved it!

Katherine

Mica Garbarino said...

I love those little notions. I am having a giveaway on my other blog.. you may want to stop by and sign up for the drawing. 200 posts at Garboodles. I love your china doll heads there too!!! I am a sucker for dolly parts. thanks for sharing!!

Mica

Heather said...

What delightful treasures! I hope to pass down sewing pieces to my daughter. Thanks for sharing! Blessings ~

Mrs. C said...

What a delightful little spot! I really like the tea cup. :)
Blessings,
Mrs. C

crazyhaberdasher said...

Gorgeous items! Gorgeous thimbles! ...is there any marks on the inside rim? You may need a magnifying glass to see...

Suzanne said...

Love your little niche Cathy. Especially the thimbles!

Kelli said...

Your treasures are wonderful, I love your old thimbles!
Kelli