The collecting bug

Some time ago I inherited a thimble collection from my Grandma. For awhile I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. They are perhaps not the coolest thing to collect….

She had them displayed in a glass case but they were all stacked up and you couldn’t see them so clearly. So eventually I bought this printers drawer in a second-hand shop for a tenner and popped them in that.

thimbles 1Then I started adding to it firstly by  covering off all the things my Grandma had started (Royal Weddings and British seaside towns featuring quite heavily). Once you start looking out for them they really are everywhere. And my friends have kindly sent me the odd one as well.

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Then I realised you could get all sorts if amusing ones, like these.

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And now I’ve started I guess I’ll carry on….

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3 thoughts on “The collecting bug

  1. These are lovely and it’s a clever way of using printer’s trays. We have a small printer’s cabinet with drawers like these and the spaces are too tiny to hold anything bigger than a thimble.

  2. Thanks Judith and Elisabeth. Yes you’re right it is a fun collection and the printer’s tray works well – stops it from becoming too twee. And easy to buy another should the collection expand.

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