PIN CUSHION DOLLS
I was tickled pink when I discovered these vintage PIN CUSHION DOLLS or also known as half dolls. Between 1900 and 1920's every proper Victorian woman valued and used their sewing supplies and in true Victorian era style, pincushions were elaborately adorned. These 1/2 dolls were sewn atop the pincushion or even powder puffs. Many of the pincushions looked like beautiful dresses and skirts and that is where the lady stuck her pins and needles. You can see at the base of these the holes through which the dolls were sewn to the cushion base.
Honey Can and Vintage Cookie and Biscuit Cutters
I also have a collection of very old tins and boxes in my kitchen but all of mine are from the United States. When I saw the Pure Canadian Honey tin I had to get it to add some Canadiana to my collection.
These are some of my favorites from the lot.
I was doing a little GOOGLE search on rules for playing marbles since I couldn't remember all of the details. I discovered some wonderful history and fun facts about marbles. Also, common terms and phrases we use today originated from the game of marbles.
These are my treasures I brought home from the Flea Market yesterday. I was quite pleased with my finds. As they say, "One man's junk is another man's treasure."
Until next time,