Tuesday, September 22, 2009

That which was lost, is found!

This title could refer to the floor-surfaces of my house, now that I've caught up on housework...Specifically, however, it's about this sweet little pincushion which I bought for 20 cents at Troc.com (the shop, not the website).
I popped into this favourite second hand shop on my way back from Toulouse the other day, and became increasingly disillusioned as I browsed amongst the over-priced, factory-made, modern tat. It was a very bad day for troc, or so I thought.
Just before leaving, I gave a last glance at the bric-a-brac section, and spotted something underpriced, handmade and vintage!
Look at the details on this tiny little pincushion! Do you think it is Native American? It looks like a moccasin, except for the pointy toe.
I had plans for it, next to the little pincushion with plastic birds which Son 2 bought in his 2 Euro Challenge, but I lost it! Ben and I concluded it had fallen off the car seat where I'd left it, and was lost in a carpark somewhere...
However, Seek and Ye Shall Find, or, more accurately, do a proper tidy-up of clutter and discover it where it fell off the spare room bed when unpacking.
Thanks for all your kind and supportive comments - believe me, I NEVER overdo it when I do the housework!


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Floss. How funny, I bought one of those little shoes from Yugoslavia as it was known then.This was just over 20 years ago. I had forgotten all about it until I saw your post. What has happened to it? I must have a look in the loft.It is very sweet!
Isabelle x

Pomona said...

Glad you are back in circulation - you have an amazing ability to ferret out these tiny little treasures!

Pomona x

Michela said...

Hi Floss! I agree with Isabelle, they could have an Eastern European origin, maybe Albania or Turkey! I'm always very impressed with your finds, fashinating bits from all around the world!

lou said...

Hi floss, I have a long way to go too be as good as you are with treasure hunting. You do pick up some lovely things!

I hope you are all feeling a bit better now!

Take care love Lou xxx

Sarah said...

There are some very unusual pincushions out there and some of them must take hours to make. Wouldn't a pincushion swap be an interesting idea?

Bella Dreams said...

What a wonderful find! Living here in Oklahoma where there are many Native American goods to be found, I am pretty sure that it is not Native American. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog again! Have a wonderful week!

Josie-Mary said...

What a funny pin cushion! :)
Glad you found it x

the pig lady said...

Hi Floss, thank you so much for popping over to my blog it's lovely to have you there. Sorry it's taken me soooo long to pop over here, still having broadband problems!! I'm about to put on the kettle and make myself comfy while I read back through your blog! Have a great day, hugs Debs xx

Serenata said...

Hello Floss, My lovelies arrived today thank you very much! The diary will be very useful ;-)!

I've had quite a day today in the end today with an exciting opportunity to sell some of the items I make. A bit scary, but at least it will keep my mind off not being able to play.

Florence and Mary said...

What a great pin cushion!

Victoria xx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Floss
Oh, I am so pleased to hear you are taking up the Challenge! I'm not surprised, given that you clearly live the lifestyle anyway... I loved your comment on my blog about the things you use most or cherish most - I agree with you, as many of my favourite things have cost pence from sales and Charity Shops. My little darning mushroom cost 59p !!
I'm so looking forward to sharing with you the experience of the challenge. Oh, and you'll find that it all ties in perfectly with Simple Abundance !
Happy days to you
Denise x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Floss
The Fruit leather is sweet, fruity, slightly sharp and has a cinnamon flavour.
Take care
Isabelle x

Glenda/MidSouth said...

There is no telling what I woulld find around here, if I pulled out cushions and looked under furniture as the Grands are always leaving something behind.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, came over for a visit from Pomona's blog and now I don't want to go home. Your blog is amazing, full of interesting posts and lovely photos. I just had to join your followers and promise to be back daily to visit you.

Love & Hugs