Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pincushion Fun!

One of the many things I like are vintage pincushions. I'm a sucker for cheap tomatoes or strawberries. I don't like to pay more then $3.00, depending on size. One of my favorites is a large velvet strawberry I picked up a few years back.

I also have enjoyed making them. I love to use vintage fabrics, rhinestone buttons etc... I add a couple of teaspoons of lavender in them as well for a yummy smell.

This week-end my #1 found a wonderful pincushion for me. While at an estate sale he was looking through boxes in a closet and came across this beautiful chalkware pincushion. Boy, is he getting good! I love everything about her. She belonged to an elderly lady who enjoyed sewing. Her daughter who was probably in her fifties remembers seeing her mother use it. She only wanted a couple bucks for it. I knew what a treasure I had and gave her a little more. Now she proudly displays on a shelf, her pin poking days are over! I think she's pretty happy!

Talk to you later!


Aleta said...

Such a lovely find...that chalkware cushion. Lucky you!! I have a whole stash of those red pincushions too...and some of the prettiest pink strawberries! They're a fun, relatively inexpensive thing to collect. And they look pretty displayed together too. :o)

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

laurie said...

You certainly have your #1 well trained. I don't dare take mine to sales as he would be checking his watch and wondering how I could spend so much time looking thru stuff. The pincushion is adorable. Nice to run into you so much this past weekend...altho Friday I was always a few minutes behind you!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Debbie ~ You have quite a nice collection! Hey, can you send your hubby over to teach my hubby about shopping? Great job finding the chalkware piece. She is stunning!!!!!!! Your handmade PC's are yummy and very regal looking.

Have a great weekend!!


Shab-n-Chic said...

Adorable pin cushions you made! Are those going in your online store?
That bakery post made me hungry. :(