i must find something like this. i positively hate rolling up my measuring tapes and something in my brain says they must be stored rolled up.

i positively hate rolling up my measuring tapes and something in my brain says they must be stored rolled up.

Workboxes 3 - Military sewing kits - Thimble Holder Museum

Vintage silver sewing set with a little hand sewing machine in a velvet-covered casket adorned with brass scrolls.

This reminds me of me (trying to) learning to sew on my grandmother's old singer sewing machine.  I was always scared the needle was going to come down on my finger!

This reminds me of me (trying to) learning to sew on my grandmother's old singer sewing machine. I was always scared the needle was going to come down on my finger!

Antique Victorian Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Floral Thimble w Germany

Antique Victorian Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Floral Thimble w Germany 925 L

amethyst and floral vine

Amethyst and Floral Vine Thimble.

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a tall filigree thimble containing a glass scent bottle (original) with a filigree tape measure screwed onto the base. The tape is original but missing the first few inches. An unusual combination and highly collectable

A Beautiful Antique Thimble And Case !

I would start using thimbles if I had one in a twee case like this one.

Art Nouveau inspired in design, the Muller 6 was produced for a number of years from the turn of the last century.  The machines were gilded over bright nickel plating, therefore real eye catchers.  The example featured here incorporates the standard four-motion feed.

Art Nouveau inspired in design, the Muller 6 was produced for a number of years…

LIMOGES PORCELAIN THIMBLE CASE WITH MEXICAN SILVER THIMBLE, 19/20TH CENTURY.

Limoges Porcelain Thimble Case with thimble, circa late century.

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Cloisonne Enamel Thimble Brightly Coloured Flowers use of twisted wire

Vintage Stitch Beauties

Scissors for Edward scissor hands

RARE... ANTIQUE FANCY LEG FLORENCE ~FLAT BELT~ TREADLE SEWING MACHINE ~1870!!! ~Be still my heart...sigh*

Vintage and Antique sewing machines

vintage looking stainless steel manicure scissors

Fade to grey / scissors on imgfave

I great collectible: interesting sterling silver serving pieces for the table.  These are grape shears.

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Grape Shears - Along with their berry patch, Lizzie and Walter had an ample supply of grapes every year. Grandpa made his grape wine and Lizzie made jelly. Ummmm delicious - the jelly that is.

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So pretty this old singer sewing machine painted white with flowers and pieces to make it perfect

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