Wednesday, April 28, 2010

my collection

This is my complete collection. For years my thimbles sat on a dresser with little organization. My Mother spent months with my Aunt looking for the best way to display my collection and they came up with this antique letter type drawer. I love it, it is almost full so I am on the lookout for another.

This was a massive addition to my collection. I am a political and historical junkie so it was a perfect gift. Thimbles of the United States Presidents, I believe the pictures are of their official portraits.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

rothenburg, germany

This is one of my favorite thimbles, my parents brought it back from a trip to Germany. I love the shape.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

charles horner

via silver collection
Charles Horner was an English silversmith. He patented the Dorcas design for thimbles, which is a silver plated thimble with a steel core. Thimbles marked with PAT are pre-1890 as he adopted the name Dorcas around that time.

Monday, February 22, 2010

the thimble

Digitabulist- a collector of thimbles.

An antique gold thimble with turquoise circa 1890

I have been collecting thimbles for approximately 15 years. I have a collection of about 150 thimbles, most from locations around the world. Recently I have been trying to extend my collection into different areas of thimbles, including antique thimbles. My interest was first piqued by antique thimbles when a friend received a pair for her wedding. As I start this new blog I anticipate this to be a place where I post about my research as I learn about antique thimbles as well as a place to connect with other digitabulists.