Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I decided today to change the header on my blog.  No reason except to just have some change.  Those of you that have visited my home know that I love tomato pincushions.  So what better thing to have as the header on my blog than tomato pincushions!  That's my reasoning and I'm sticking to it.  Plus I figured out how to add a picture and just had to try it!!

I have been collecting them for years and get a little giddy when I run across one in an antique shop or a flea market.  They are something that I am always watching for whenever I'm out and about.   I know I could go to the store and buy new pincushions, but they don't have the charm or history of a vintage tomato pincushion.  Think about the person who previously owned the pincushion and what their life might have been like, the wonderful things she may have created with the aid of her little pincushion.

My friend Evette says one can never have too many pincushions, and I add to that tomato pincushions!  I have never counted how many I have but I'm sure there are at least a hundred.  All different sizes, some full of pins and needles, some empty. 
The teeny tiny tomatoes are my most favorite and the most elusive to find.  I keep telling myself I don't need anymore but when I find one, I usually can't resist. 

Right now I have three jars of tomato pincushions in my kitchen.  I thought what more appropriate place to display them than in the kitchen.  Two jars are on my cookbook shelves and my newest addition on the kitchen counter. 

This is my newest addition to the collection.  I won a bid on Ebay for this jar full of pincushions.  That's very unusual to find this many and get a container also.
Found this little pewter dish at Just Country and knew it was made to hold one of my coveted pincushions.
Look at all the beautiful pins in these tomatoes.  That's the way they came to me.  I love when I find them loaded with big old hat pins.
I found this Tomato Butter lamp at Just Country and knew I had to fill it with tomatoes!!  It looks great in the kitchen.

So there's today's post and confession:  I am a tomato pincushion addict!!


  1. I love the Butter lamp and the pewter dish, very cute! I didn't know you like tomato pin cushions! --- Aaah just kidding!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all the tomatoes!!! Look at you....you blogger you!!! :)

  3. I love the lamp with the pincushions in it, it looks great! What a great idea, I think I want it BACK!!!! LOL!!!!