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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday


Coloradolady invites you join her for Vintage Thingies Thursdays one of the most interesting and popular days of the week.
My feature for today is just vintage things I have hanging around. This is an old glass telephone insulator. Serves no real purpose except collect dust.
This style dipper was used to get a drink of water after it was drown from a well via a bucket. It has been given a very nice makeover.
These are two metal thimbles that were used by family members many years ago. The little travel package of needles and thread are so old I cannot remember where or when I got them. You have to remember, seniors due to have their moments.

35 comments:

Miss. Clippy said...

Love the vintage thingies! :) Although I'm still not sure what a telephone insulator is LOL!

Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog! Hope to see you again there soon. I'm following you now :)

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

I notice your mending kit is for "hosiery mending" - it's been quite a while since I've seen one of those. You certainly have interesting vintage thingies "hanging around."

concretenprimroses said...

Hosiery mending. Wow! Can't imagine doing it. My mom says there was a young woman who used to do that in town. Everyone brought their hose to her.
Kathy

Cozy Little House said...

I love to collect sewing memorabilia as well. Reminds me of the quilts I've made!
Brenda

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the needle case that says Your corner drug store. Thanks for sharing your sweet vintage thingies.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Postcardy said...

That's a great graphic on the hosiery mending kit.

Julie said...

I have several of those telephone insulators. They're sitting in my bookcase, makes for a good conversation piece.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

P. said...

Ha! My telephone insulators are doing their part in collecting dust too! Nice to see your vintage things!

viridian said...

Just 'hanging around' Ha ha! Happy Vtt!

Coloradolady said...

wish you remembered where you got the hosiery mending and thimbles....love those!

Maureen said...

That dipper re-do is great. HOw artitic!

Sandi (Meme) said...

My DH just brought home 5 insulators for me a couple of weeks ago, they are so pretty. You always do a great Vintage Thursday post. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

I love those old insulators. I have a bunch of them. they are dust collectors though. And I also have a couple of old thimbles that belonged to my husband's grandmother. Every time i use them I think about how her finger was in them once and even though I never met her, we are somehow connected.

Bella said...

I love sewing keepsakes. Something a lady spent alot of time using back in the day. Bella

Elizabeth said...

I love having little vintage thingies around, too!

NancyD said...

What interesting pieces, thanks for sharing! I have insulators that I am using for make-do's..they make great heavy bases! You know, I have been working in Walmart and the sewing and craft section is down a lot. Someone was in looking for darning wool, speaking of hosiery mending. I don't know if ANYONE sells it any more! LOL
PS ~ Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope you return soon:)

Ann Creek said...

I have insulators and I use them in my garden landscape. The little kit is special. I'm glad hosiery is almost a thing of the past
Ann

Sunny said...

I always enjoy seeing your Vintage Thingies. Many years ago I collected glass telephone insulators, some were clear and some were green.
Thanks for sharing.
Sunny :)

Lindy MacDuff said...

What neat vintage treasures! I remember drinking water out of a dipper cup at my grandmother's house.

Charlotte said...

You are the most precious lady. Can I be your adopted daughter? My mother will be 81 this year and except for her weak legs, she is still going strong in her quilting and sewing. I remember the insulators. My dad used to work as a lineman when he was young. My grandmother had a 'dipper' just like that except not as pretty. I'm sure my mother has thimbles and probably the mending kit, but she's very particular about snooping in her stash!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

the timbles are super cool.. thanks for sharing.. happy VTT

Danica said...

Very nice. We use to have those glass insulators from the telephones around the house growing up. Someone turned them into a candle holder for us.

Happy Thursday!

ClassyChassy said...

Those insulators are old indeed! Some folks buy them and then paint snow men or Santas on them for re-sale! A good way to use things from the past for modern purposes! Your cook pot is cute too! Was it a gift? Nice artwork on it!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi LV,

My parents have a great collection of telephone insulators. They gathered them on walks. Yup, they would just find them laying on the ground around the railroad tracks.

Stephanie said...

Love the travel sewing kit and thimbles. Peace, Stephanie

Tammy said...

Hi,
The water dipper is lovely. I like your old thimbles and sewing kit too. The telephone insulator is a good conversation piece.

Oklahoma Granny said...

I have 7 telephone insulators sitting on the window sill in my laundry room. If you can find a way to sit or hang them steadily upside down they can be used as votive holders.

Sandra said...

Great list of Vintage Thingies Thursday items; enjoyed my visit greatly!

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

As always I can't wait to stop by here and see what you will have for us on Thursdays cause I just so love vintage stuff now a days. I was not disappointed.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Light and Voices said...

Thank you very much for the Prolific Blogger Award. It is my very first blogger award. You are so sweet to think of me.
Joyce, U.S.A.

farmlady said...

Wonderful things! You can turn that insulator upside down on that chain hanger and put a small votive candle in it. They are beautiful with light coming through them.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh love your insulator! I know a gal who hollows out pieces of driftwood from the beach and puts old insulators into them and makes lovely candle holders from them. Very nice treasures this week!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi LV, Great vintage group of things. I love the insulator. I had a friend who collected them..

That dipper is nice also ---and "I" had a thimble like yours when I was young.... (Showing my age!!!)
Hugs,
Betsy

Our Back Porch said...

I have several old insulators. Love the art on the dipper. Cute! Thanks for stopping by. Nice to meet you.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Troy said...

My grandfather, a dairy farmer, used a glass insulator like that one as a paperweight to hold all his milk invoices on a big wooden shelf in the barn.

I guess that probably wouldn't work for you.

I enjoy your blog, and enjoy and appreciate the nice comments you leave on mine.

Troy