I’ve been collecting for about 35 years and many times I’ve kept the price tags on the pincushion so I can see what I paid originally. Some are elaborate but many are humble and I think those are some of my favorites.
On the left is a fishnet stockinged leg in a high heel with a seam up the back – don’t know what I paid but I saw it on Etsy for sale for the unbelievable amount of $142.00! In the middle is a crocheted piece which looks like a woman’s sundress and if you look closely you’ll see that the top is crocheted around a wishbone. On the right is a very simple hat sachet pincushion with the label still on the bottom, made in St. Paul. MN. I paid $10.00 — too much!
On the top the little gray one is actually the top of a sock – talk about humble! Then there’s the cup and 6 fingered whatever.
On the left a crocheted heart – $.59 – all that work for $.59!! A homemade tomato. A large sawdust filled disc with a hanger. A Red Cross envelope ready to fill which I made because I found those wonderful pins dated 1919.
Top row — pincushion needle box, silk, $28. Thread holder with pincushion center. Victorian hoof pincushion – filled with sawdust – this is an actual animal hoof with a brocade top. I paid $75.
Top row – tomato, very full tomato, Connie’s from 1983, crocheted chicken, small tomato, celluloid $7.50
From left – 2 fabric covered card boards stitched together, pins stuck between, $5. Very old crazy quilt pincushion, initials E.S.. Shoes so full of pins they are all rusted together.
Top row – tomato emery, Gorham sterling #4780. Pink crocheted hat. Tiny crocheted hat $2.00.
Top row – pincushion box. Thread holder. Silver plated shoe.
Top row – sand filled basket with needle case and scissors attached, $28. Wooden shoe with upholstery fabric, $25. Pincushion on painted glass base, $20.
And here are 4 simple ones I made thru the years. Now I will clean shelf #1 and put them all back. That was fun but a lot of work. I won’t promise shelf #2 tomorrow – I have 4 extra dogs here. Four shelves to go – what did I tell you? I’ve had 35 years of fun collecting these pincushions and I’ve got a lot of them, don’t I? Ha! Enjoy today’s show and tell.