Saturday, February 17, 2007

Photo Hunt - Antique



As this is mainly a stitching blog, I thought I'd share some of my older stitching items with you for the Photo Hunt theme 'Antique'.


These are mostly bits I inherited from my gran, but I think some of them belonged originally to my great-grandmother. The knitting bag and needles were my gran's. The thimble and old needle case are older. The cases with 'Studs' on it contains old press studs (snappers). The rest of the stitching stuff is just older bits and pieces. Lastly, the tiny books in the top were my great-grandmother's. There's no publishing date but they're late 19th century or very early 20th century. Nothing to do with stitching but they're so small I thought you'd like to see them. They're Hymns Ancient and Modern and the Book of Common Prayer - a small set to carry to church.

16 comments:

  1. Your SAL's are coming along beautifully - and I absolutely LOVE your antique theme piccies! Great idea :D I was going to use a photo of Mum but she wasn't amused ;P I suppose I'd better go hunt something else down ... LOL.

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  2. wow, you are so lucky to have such wonderful items from your Gran and Great-Grandmother! Hope you enjoy your weekend.

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  3. I love your antique pieces. The items are wonderful. Happy weekend.

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  4. that is some old stuff, I love it!!! Great addition to the hunt, I'm up!

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  5. A great selection of antiques! I love how you specifically chose them to fit the theme of your blog as well :)

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  6. Great picture! Just what size are those massive wooden needles on the top left there? They're HUGE!

    I'll bet those two books that really-old-book smell too! *grins*

    You have a great eye for layout, too... my favorite is still Polo outside with your Token and the glass of red wine. I'd LOVE to be there right now... or just have the glass of wine! ;)

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  7. What a lovely collection of treasures! I think I have a pack of those Millwards needles too - my MIL gave me a bag of stuff which belonged to DH's aunt which had loads of threads and bits and pieces in.

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  8. I love old stitching stuff and have a few cherished items of my grandmothers. This is a great take on todays theme. Thanks for the share and the visit!

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  9. Oh what great antique pieces!

    Happy Saturday!

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  10. This is wonderful!
    I bet those needles could tell you a story or two! Amazing------
    My antiques photos have been posted. Happy weekend.

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  11. I love antique sewing items and to have those from your grandmother/great-grandmother is fantastic! I love the little needlecase!!

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  12. Thanks for showing us your antique collection.

    Happy weekend!

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  13. I have to hand it to the people who owned those small books: they had better eyes than I do! They are such lovely objects, all of them!

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  14. What a neat collection. Great photo, thanks for sharing!

    Happy hunting. :)

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  15. Beautiful picture, Nicki :)

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  16. These are wonderful Nicki! Precious things from your family. Perfect for you for The Hunt this week!

    I have some spools of thread that look just like that, that I found in an old sewing basket of my aunt's.

    I always love stopping by to see what wonderful things you're working on.

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