Thursday, April 21, 2011
Pins, pins, pins....in something pretty
When I go to antique fairs I always have my eye out for something related to women's domestic work; i.e. cooking, sewing, decorating etc.... Since I collect old books (see post It's All Women's Work) fairs are usually my best resource for good stuff. This fair however was a bust for books, but I did find this lovely Limonge pin dish, circa 1920 for what I think was a great price, $26.
My photograph of course doesn't do it justice (I really have to get better at this....). It's a beautiful deep cobalt blue with gold ferns on the bottom of the dish. It's the perfect size too for those long, glass topped pins I adore.
It has found a home next to my sewing machine among other 'vintage' sewing items that I still use for their intended purposes. I know a pin cushion might be a bit more practical, but I don't care. I just love this little dish. I'm really glad I found it.
And I really need to take my photography on this blog up a notch. I'm a pretty good photographer, really I am. But it seems every picture I upload here is garbage. I want my pictures to look like Gigi's on The Magpie's Fancy. Absolutely everything she posts looks like a magazine spread. I suppose I have something to aspire to.....