Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Thimble Collection...

I was busy dusting everything in my 2 curio cabinets today and thought I would take a few pictures of some of the items I collect.

I have been collecting thimbles for over 25 years and just love them. However, I don't just collect any thimble! I like to purchase thimbles to places I travel to or places (local) that I visit. I also collect thimbles that have designs that interest me such as the Hershey Chocolate (tm) thimbles, "Love Is" Thimbles (comic strip) or thimbles that have owls on them. I absolutely love owls and have collected some unique owl items since I was a teenager. (I will leave the owls for another post in the near future). I have a large collection of beach theme'd and lighthouse theme'd thimbles...because I absolutely love traveling to warm and sandy beaches :)

Anyway...as I was cleaning and dusting, I counted up some of my thimbles...wow, I have well over 150+ thimbles in my collection! I have 2 large corner curio cabinets and I display a lot of my thimbles in those cabinets...but I also have a large wooden thimble rack that is mounted on the wall in my craft room.

Anyway...over the next few weeks, I am going to blog about things I like to collect and some of my hobbies so that my blog readers can get to know me on more of a personal level.

~ Shelly ~

1 comment:

Bibilo said...

Hello my name is Sylvie

I live in Lisbon and would be interested in making exchange of thimbles. If you want some thimble Lisbon or Portugal I can send without any problem.

You can see my thimbles in http://passatempo-dedais.blogspot.com/

Sincerely,

Sylvie