If items have some age to them too, then I am all the more likely to offer them a resting place...
Here are a few little treasures that I may not have shared on my blog before:
This little cottage shaped pincushion came from Denise. Her husband made me laugh when she handed it over to me - he thought it was a bit manky and wondered if it was beyond rescuing!
Its roof is a little bit bald, but it still has charm! - Its been used and loved!
I love this old handmade knitting bag...The crumpled velvet flowers finish it off a treat.
A hat box in my collection, covered in a textured brocade, has the most gorgeous 3-dimensional applique to its lid.
Sculpted from velvets and silks, and ingrained with dust(!), it is a treasure to me.
The grapes are worn through to the filling, but I just love the look of this piece.
A Victorian velvet log cabin patchwork of the teeniest size hangs on the banister rail down into my workroom.
Another little cottage pincushion - this was a recent find at a textile fair and was just a few pounds.
Hanging on a screen in our bedroom is a coat entirely hand stitched, and made from lengths of French lace joined together. I imagine it was an over-layer for a wedding dress, as the hemline at the back is shaped with a small train.