Wednesday, May 19, 2010

On Pins and Needles for White Wednesday

I'm taking a little 'creative license' for this White Wednesday post, as it's not really all white, but there is white in the pics!  I love pin cushions, and have quite a few around the house.  The first four were all made by a very talented artist in Nashville.

This one is my favorites with the paper heart and little strawberry for pins. 

This next one really wasn't a pin cushion, but rather a lavender sachet!  Works great and smells good too!

My Grandmother always had a 'pin dish' on the coffee table where she kept her needles and 'tatting' thread.  Here's a little different take with some of my more unique pins.
The other day my husband asked me if I had a big pin.  I asked "you need a real big pin?".  He answered "yes, a big pin".  Can you imagine that he didn't think it was funny when I handed him one of these large laundry pins?  You'd think that after 32 years, he would get my sense of humor!  Go figure.....

I had this really old and ugly blue magnetic pin holder.  I really like the magnet aspect, especially if you ever spill pins or the like.  Well,  I simply plugged in the glue gun, found some homespun fabric,  and looky here.....much better!

Now I have a question about this next pic.  Does anyone know what these are, or what they were used for?  I think they are made out of plastic, but they have an aged patina.  They are also flexible.  I think they're cool,  but wondering what they really are!?!

As always, a great big thanks to Kathleen, our very talented hostess. Put your feet up and head on over to Faded Charm for tons of links for a fun journey through more wonderful whites!


  1. I am a nut over pins and needles!
    I have an obsession for those laundry pins
    What a great collection

  2. Hi Susie!

    This is a great WW post!
    Your photos are really marvelous, too. :-)

    Have a wonderful week!

  3. Hi Susie,

    Using a sachet as a pincushion is genius - I bet it releases scent every time you put a pin it!


  4. I love the pin-keeps..............XO MARY

  5. I have pin cushions all over too:) Your big pins are great.
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  6. I love the title of this post. You are so funny and as always show us great stuff.

    Take care,


  7. Great stuff...I love those pins and didn't know they were laundry pins. This sharing of collections is not only fun, but also educational!!

  8. What a great collection of vintage pins, really interesting with your wonderful pin cushions. I really like the jar of white buttons, that caught my eye.

  9. Love your sewing accessories! I had a key chain with one of those big pins in my 20's. Someone once told me they used pins like this in the coal mines for holding keys. I grew up in coal mining country and I did not know that. I am not sure if it is right, but it was interesting to me at the time.

  10. Your favorite is also my favorite. The last pictures looks exactly like my grandfather's fishing lure hooks - but his were metal. Try searching and see what comes up! Dropping by from White Wednesday; Tailored Kitchen.


  11. What a fun collection! The aged patina items you asked about are stitch holders for knitting. You can slide your project onto these & slide your needle out to either use the needles for something else, or hold them until you come back to work on that section. I'm new to knitting, and I need some of those!!! HA!

    Happy White Wednesday!

  12. your pincushions are totally adorable!!!


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