Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hand stamped thimble

This thimble I bought this summer on a road trip.  My sister and I stopped at the four corners (where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona's borders meet). The Navajo tribe has artisans who sell their wares around the monument.  One was selling this hand stamped sterling silver thimble.  I obviously had to have it!

2002 Olympics

I grew up in Salt Lake City and was still living there during the 2002 Winter Olympics.  It was an incredible time.  These were the three thimbles made for the Olympics.


This thimble is from Greece.  It depicts a scene from the Odyssey and the Parthenon on the top.  This one was given to me by a childhood friend.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A special thimble

This is an ordinary working thimble.  But it is perhaps most my most prized thimbles.  This was a thimble that my grandmother used when sewing.  It was given to me before she passed away and now I love that it sits amongst my collection.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

From Portugal

This is a glass thimble brought by my parents to me from Portugal.   There is a gold flower and stem that wraps around the thimble.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

From Barcelona

This is a thimble my parents brought home for me when they traveled to Barcelona.  I believe the pattern is supposed to represent the work of Antoni Gaudi and his relationship with the city of Barcelona.

Friday, August 19, 2011

a trade?

The picture quality is terrible, for which I apologize. I bought two of the same thimble while visiting Boston last summer. I would love to trade my extra thimble from Boston with a collector from another country. The thimble I have is solid pewter etched with significant sights from the American Revolution in Boston.

Anyone interested in a trade?