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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Antique 14kt Solid Thimble Floral Lovely!

I love this thimble! Talk about the luxe life...imagine doing your mending or needlework with a solid 14 kt gold thimble! How cool is that!

The thimble came from England and has a lovely foliage design. I think it is just lovely! You can learn more about it at Antiques And Teacups or go straight to the listing for the 14kt solid gold thimble

Antique and vintage sewing collectibles have a great following. I found out the other day that button collecting is the third most popular American collecting area behind stamps and coins. I don't know where I've been, but I didn't know that. My father was a stamp collector and I grew up helping him with the sorting and mounting and was always fascinated by the colors, designs and countries.

One of my favorite pastimes as a young child was getting out the old English biscuit tin button box and constructing ornate layer cakes from the buttons. I think I'd better find that button box!

Other sewing collectibles include bobbins, wooden spools, scissors, sewing trims and vintage fabric yardage. A great way to recycle is using vintage/antique items in your decorating theme. I've seen a reappearance of the old 1950s bark cloth fabric lately which fits perfectly with retro, mid century revival decorating. And even the most minimalist decorating scheme can be softened with a few victorian touches for contrast!

Get creative!!!

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