Looking Through Some of My Books


Last night I was looking through some of my favorite books, help while sitting by the fire. It’s fun to look through the ones I haven’t visited for so long. I came across this picture of some tomato pincushions, sovaldi and I thought I would share it with you today. I bought a vintage one the other day, ed for my store.


One of the reasons it appealed to me so much, was because it was in the sweetest little tin pale. The little pale is only 3 3/4 inches wide and about 2 3/4 inches high. The tomato pincushion comes out easily, if you want to add the pincushion to you collection. A basket full of them looks very charming. Many people put them in tall glass containers, with all shapes and sizes.


These whimsical sewing-box staples are just as sweet as garden-grown-tomatoes, and you don’t have to wait until Summer to enjoy them. Did you know that pincushions were once set on mantels in new homes to bring occupants prosperity? If you know someone that just moved into a new home, this would make a very unique housewarming gift, or start your own collection today. It’s fun, and inexpensive. This one is waiting in Caroles Country Store.
Happy day

3 Responses to “Looking Through Some of My Books”

  1. rondell konat Says:

    I just found and use my husbands mother’s tomatoe pinchushion, I asked him if he minded if I used it and he said “No, my mother would have wanted you to” so I proudly use it:)

  2. Carole Says:

    Hi Rondell. How are you? I have my mother’s. It’s faded and very old, but because it was hers, so I cherish it. I don’t use it though. I don’t sew.
    Take care.

  3. Christe' Says:

    oh, this little tomato is very sweet in the little pail.
    I had forgotten that I had read that once, about a pincushion on the mantle bringing prosperity, I love learning these wonderful little day to day
    thank you so much for sharing these sweet little bits.

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