Collectibles - what do you collect.

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  1. scifan57

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    That's quite a restoration job poisonivy, do you use the chair?
     
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    Thank you sci, No it doesn't get used, The red wool is intact but shouldn't be rubbed or anything and the beads would fall off if it were sat on, Its just a much loved show piece, I have another chair that is also beautiful, That one was done in wool Plushwork and silk, I could fill page after page after page of the things i collect, I'm not sure if you would call it a passion or an addiction :)
     
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    You could call it an addictive passion.:)
     
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    Yes lets call it that lol.
     
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    I love your sewing table Ivy, I've never seen anything like that before! Just a beautiful piece and boy what a lot of work you have done on it. I have 2 old treadle sewing machines that I restored years ago.....they're at my mums as hubby doesn't really take to that type of thing but I love looking at them when I go there.

    And what a beautiful chair, my parents restored a lot of chairs when I was young, so I know what's involved, it truly is a labour of love with these old pieces but just so worthwhile when you have such a beautiful piece when it's finished.
     
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    Thank you Leelai, Its lovely to share my passion with others and i like to think others get pleasure from seeing them, The only thing that stops me doing more is space, I'm lucky that my hubby loves them too and shares my interest.
     
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    Following putting on a few of my Victorian Needle cases i couldn't resist putting on these, Possibly my favourites, The one on the left is Cantonese carving, circa 1850, The carving is wonderful, The Ivory one on the right has a real Turquoise stone in the end.IMG_0051.JPG
     
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    Those look very fragile, but too beautiful for needle cases! I think my needles are all stuck in an old tomatoes pin cushion!
     
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    ski-I have one of those too! Stuck with pins and needles! I can't sew. I save stuff for my friends to do when they come to visit! you want WHAT?


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    No they're not fragile at all, The carved one has to be cleaned carefully but they're quite strong, They have survived roughly 150-160 years now, Amazing really when you think about it.
    I don't use them though, My pins and needles are stuck in a tatty old pin cushion, You definitely wouldn't want to see that.
     
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