Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Vintage Pin Cushions



Being a quilter, one of my favorite gifts I have ever received is one of these vintage pin cushions from my mom.  She made me one years ago....actually, I don't think it was a gift or that she made it for me, I think she made it to sell, and I LOVED it, so I just took it.  She's pretty used to that.  Well, I'm glad I did. I adore it.

Aren't they just adorable???

They are all unique and one of a kind.

I love that someday I will be able to tell my daughter that "grandma" made this and hopefully re-gift it to her.  It's the little things in life...right? It truly is one of my favorite things.


Lucky for you, she is now making them for the shop. She's sold quite a few already so stop by next weekend if you want one!

Linking up here:

  Beyond The Picket Fence

19 comments:

  1. This pin cushion idea is beautiful. Thank you. Blessings

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    1. Oh Thank you Nancy! And thanks so much for your visit. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
      Julie

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  2. Hi girls,
    Adorable. I love mine and will cherish it forever!!!! These are so sweet.
    Kris

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    1. Hey Friend! That's right, you do have one of these. They are so very cute...that's for sure. Thanks for always stopping by!! See you soon!
      Julie

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  3. Good Afternoon to you, These pin cushions are beautiful and such a lovely idea. Anyone who received one as a gift would be thrilled to pieces. You sound just like my daughters, if they see something they like in my home, they always know they are welcome to it.
    I have really enjoyed my visit so I have become a new follower. I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time. The door will always be open.
    Sending you best wishes from England.
    Daphne

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    1. Thank you so much Daphne! We are so glad you found us and stopped by, and are now following! That makes our day. And, yes, guilty as charged....we are always going home with mom's goods! Just recently we both took adorable British Flag pillows made out of drop cloths she made. They are our favorite pillows in our homes now. Nothing she makes is safe with us..oh well...that's the price she pays for being so talented! Can't wait to give you a visit as well! Have a wonderful rest of your week.
      Julie

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  4. These are adorable! I had to laugh because I 'take' stuff from my mom all the time that she brings into our shop to sell-ha!
    Btw, I thought I was already following, but now I really am! :)
    Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! I'm laughing now... We are always taking my mom's finds and her creations. It's too bad more of her talents didn't get passed down to us! My sister at least can sew and make beautiful quilts. I on the other hand got the short end of the stick in the talent department! Thanks so much for stopping by and following!! We actually just added the follower button last night and are still trying to figure things out after a couple years of blogging!! You have a great weekend of junking!
      Julie

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    1. Thank you! And thanks to you for stopping by.
      Julie

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  6. WHAT A GORGEOUS IDEA! LOVE IT! And Julie, thank you so much for stopping by and JOINING in on the France: Simply Irresistible link party! Then you are joining? PARFAIT! It is fun because you can post on anything French-inspired. Your art, your wares, your travels...the point is to visit and have people visit you. It has been a SUPER experience the last two years. I will now snatch your link and put you on my list. Anita

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  7. Julie, i havé seen similar ones done on teacups and such but, these are the best. What a beautiful treasure to pass down someday to your daughter I also do the same to my daughter. As for just taking one my daughter does the same to me, if I am creating something she will ask me if she can buy one off me knowing I won't charge her but will just give her one, she is just so sneaky.

    Love this share, it inspires those sweet homemade treasures. Thank you for taking the time to visit me and leaving a comment that joys on your way home.

    A beautifully inspiring weekend to you.
    Xx
    Doré

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  8. Your pin cushions are so original. I love that your mom designed it, so precious! New Follower.

    Jody

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    1. Yeah! Thank you so much!! So glad you found us.
      Julie

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  9. Hi, girls! I´ve just discovered your blog visiting from Common Ground, and I love it!!! Those pincushions are a great idea, next time I see a silver sugar bowl like these at a flea market I certainly won´t pass by... I´m following since now, and visiting soon!
    Hugs,
    K.

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    1. Oh thank you so very much! So very glad you found us!
      Julie

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  10. these are so charming! I am a sewer and sis is a big time quilter. One of these would be fabulous to own. :)

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  11. These are just adorable! They look perfect in sets of three.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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