Sunday, October 12, 2008

Have a Heart!

My latest collection -- vintage heart pin cushions. I found the first one at my favorite antique shoppe, then picked up two more on our recent trip to Indiana.

I also found this crochet/ribbon piece, that I thought would be perfect to put as a "garter" around a basket. It happened to fit this one perfectly.

Old crochet edging.

Pink ribbon yo-yos.

See that little extra crochet piece on the left of the photo? What do you think that is for? It is just the right size to hold a thimble, so perhaps that is its intended use.

I like the different variations on all of them. And the fact that they all have some pink in them. The ruffles on this one are so sweetly done!

P.S. If you like Christmas, don't forget to visit my new Christmas blog. :)


Shelley said...

Hi, had to come see you here to......beautiful blog.


KatCollects said...

Those pin cushions are so sweet. I have almost picked up one at a couple different antique stores and havent', thinking I will next time : ) They look very sweet together. I will be visiting your Christmas blog, love Christmas!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

All those old vintage pieces are so pretty and you gave me a fresh new idea. Thank you. Happy Belated Pink Saturday.

Sweetie said...

Your pin cushions are unique and make wonderful collectables. Also, the design of your blog is lovely. I do love Christmas and I'm off to visit your Christmas blog.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

So pretty! I think it's amazing that ladies took the time to create such beautiful pin cushions. You are blessed to be their new owner! Thanks for sharing your mom's use of vintage ice buckets for salad. Great idea I will definitely try!

Marilyn said...

I have a couple of these heart shaped pin cushions and just love them. I have one that is in "pieces" and I know I should get my crochet hook, some ribbon and just finish it. Loved your photos....awesome.
Marilyn in NM

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a great collection! My favorite is the yoyo one. I would've never even know what these were. Good eye girl!

Rosemary said...

Pretty Becca!!
Didn't know about the Christmas blog. Going to check it out!!

nikkicrumpet said...

That kind of beautiful hand work is so amazing. I love how intricate they are...and girlie...very girlie!

~~Deby said...

Those are beautiful...great start to a collection.

jeanne said...

Becca, your vintage pin cushions are beautiful. I too love the hand crocheted pin cushions. Lots of time was lovingly taken to make such pretty things. I love the way you display them too.


SweetAnnee said...

I'll have them ALL...teehee
they are GORGEOUS

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

These crochet hearts are beautiful! BTW...Thanks for visiting me recently and for your sweet comments, that's wonderful that you have had the oppurtunity to meet Nikki in person! She is so sweet. I always enjoy her blog and your's too. Hope you have a great day!

Lallee said...

I always love seeing vintage crochet. Such great patterns from back in the day. I'd love to try the heart pattern one of these days. So pretty.

Priscila said...

those are sooooooooooo pretty! I wish I could find something like that where I live!!! WOW

Anonymous said...

Hi Becca! Such pretty finds! I never see anything like these! I believe you must be right about the thimble! Really pretty use of crochet! Have a great day - off to see your Christmas blog!!! Sincerely, Jeannette

Pink Slippers said...

So sweet, pretty and cute. What pretty things to collect. I think it is so fun when you find more of your collection. Wendy

Linda said...

What sweet little heart pin cushions....I have two and think they are little treasures. HUgs, Linda

Kim's Treasures said...

Very, very beautiful! Love the ribbon yo-yo's!

Jean said...

I have always loved those old hearts. Yours are great. Enjoy.
Jean in Virginia

Lori said...

Oh Becca,
How can I think of myself any longer as the Queen of vintage crochet goodies when I don't have any of these hearts?? LOL They are AWESOME!!!!!!!! And pink!!!! Boy I think I'm in love!!!!!!LOL Later, Lori

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Beautiful crocheted hearts! And the ribbon looks so soft. Love your beautiful collection!


Anonymous said...

Lovely. Interesting you would find such similar ones at different places. Meant to have the collection I think.
I think it might have been for holding a thimble, that way everything is together.

They are sooo pretty. I wonder what their story is.

Hope you've had a great day

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

They are all so pretty! And the basket is perfect for displaying.


The Urban Chic said...

Becca, you know I love the crocheted hearts because I have mom's old ones, except the ribbon is missing, but I will figure it out. Great new Christmas blog. I deleted mine that I made 2 years ago, but I think I will do it over. Hugs, Pat

Shirl said...

Hello, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I love your blog, I'm going to put you in my favorites so I remember to come back. I love all these crochet items you have here. I collect the heart pincushions but have not been able to find on in the pale pink. I'm going to check out your older posts and your christmas blog.
Blessings, SHirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Those are so pretty!
I bet you're right...that little thing probably holds a thimble, or maybe a very small spool of thread.

Kimberly :)

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a wonderful idea to collect and group these darling hear pincushions. Of course, I love that they are all hand made by ladies long ago. And I LOVE the idea of decorating a little basket with crocheted "garter" trim. It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog.
Patricia :o)

Back Through Time said...

WOW I want to go thrifting with you! You found some great things.
I would love to see your pink pumpkins
Have a great weekend

Cathy said...


OMG, talk about amazing finds. WOWZA.
I love those pink hearts and the blue sewing box. LOVE!!!

ps. I left you a message on my blog.

xo Cathy

Becky said...

Did you make it around to everybody yesterday. What a task that was but fun to see everybodies pink things.
I just came back to say thank you for your kind comments on the old house. I appreciated it.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your collection is gorgeous! I have a little collection of them, too and find them now and then for a good price. Love the ones with the old satin ribbons!!!