Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pin Keeps and WIn

While trying to clean up the family room and getting myself "organize" I realized I have a collection of Pin Keeps! Above has some from friends, swaps, I made the blue tin one and estate sales.

The bunny one is from a friend :) ~ the jar is from a swap and the little chair a giveaway win...



the tomato on the left is from my Home EC days in junior high school, so that one is an antique!!! So, there is my collection that I didn't realize I had! After digging around I found a couple more that didn't make the photos!! LOL!!!





Linda from Al A Carte had a giveaway and I won. She went to the Longest Garage Sales and picked out these gifts just for me!!!




A pretty linen, hankies, buttons on cards, doily and playing cards that I can use to make greeting cards with. THANK YOU, LINDA!!! Very sweet of you! I Love my new treasures!

The plans for the week are: Monday, Mall Of America with Grand: Tuesday, craft with Jeanne:

Friday, help out at an occasional sale and we may go to the Mn State Fair that starts on Thursday!

I can tell that summer is winding down and I hope we have a LONG Indian Summer!!

FALL is my Very Favorite Season and I feel a giveaway coming!

Warmly,

deb :)



32 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your pretty things from Linda! How sweet of her! And your pin keeps are all precious! I've made a few and have a little collection now, too...I guess! Enjoy your week! I'm hoping for Indian summer, too! ♥

Christine said...

I love those tomato ones, that is what I grew up with.

I picked up two old pincushions (that is what we always called the tho pin keep is perhaps a better name) that I show on my blog. One is a glass poodle and the other a rocking chair. In case you are interested in seeing them.

Have fun this week.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great pin cushion collection, I have never heard of them called pin keeps? Oh, I love the Minnesota State Fair! I am so envious! What great childhood memories, I went home about 3 years ago just to go. Have some of the fried cheese curds for me!

Carol

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the gifts Deb! I had a great time shopping for you! Love your pin keeps (never heard them called that but I love it). Next time I'm at my Mom's I am going to explore here sewing room. Have a wonderful week!
hugs,
Linda

Carly said...

Hi Deb,
Love your collection of pin cushions! They're all so cute! I also notice summer nearing end ;( That Indian summer sounds good!
Carly

Theresa said...

Isn't it sweet when you realize that you have a wonderful collection? I have a variety of pin cushions too! Love them all! Great gift from your friend, chosen just for you:) Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Diane Mars said...

Sounds like a lovely week indeed! Have a great time with your Grand~ Hugs, Diane

Protector of Vintage said...

Love all of your cute pin cushions! I still have mine from junior high, too!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love your new header and love all your new goodies. I have always thought that pin cushions would make a great collection. Happy week!

Danielle

Lynn Stevens said...

great little pin cushions, I've never heard of them being called pin keeps!
What a sweet little win too.
Enjoy your week, sounds like alot of fun planned!
Lynn

Gwendolyn said...

What a darling collection! Congrats on the win.
Blessings~

Kathy said...

Love your pretty, sweet pin cushions! Summer is winding down - we all seem to be in sync noticing and getting ready for fall - love it - there's nothing like the crisp air and beautiful leaves!
Hope you're having a great day,
Kathy

Donna Lynn said...

Hey Deb! Hope all is well with you and yours, been fighting the battle here, don't know if you saw my FB post, but Don is having surgery today. Prayers would be so appreciated! Thank you so much for the sweet cards of encouragement you have sent me, the mean the world!
XO,
Donna Lynn

My Vintage Mending said...

Wonderful items. Pincushions are like little story books to me. I love when they have old pins left in them. Usually I can tell what era they are from by the pins...if it was a quilter, seamstress, dressmaker, homemaker etc. Always good stuff in them...smiles...Renee

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Your pincushion collection is so sweet. The giveaway goodies are great- love those hankies!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Love, love the pin keeps. I too so love Fall. It will not be long coming...hugs...m...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Ooh what a nice giveaway you won! Congratulations! I saw the pincushion I sent you! You have a very pretty collection! Have a nice week! Twyla

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What is it about little pincushions that is so irresistible? Seems like most girls can't resist! And they just keep getting cuter and cuter.
M.L.

Linda said...

Your pincushion collection is so sweet! Funny how you get a collection without realizing it! Your giveaway win is wonderful!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Deb, thank you, thank you, I received the package today and I was so excited. I will email you as soon as yours is shipped. Still working on something for you. Love all your pin Keeps.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh Deb your pin keeps are just precious. You have quite the collection going on. Please take me to the State Fair with you....lol That is one thing I miss living here in GA-I haven't been to a Fair since leaving CT 20 years ago!! Have fun and have a fried dough for me...lol

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Great collection of 'keeps'. And congrats on the giveaway. I'll be posting my giveaway later today. Pop on over...you just may be on a winning streak!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I too have several pin cushions. Love al your winnings. Enjoy the week!

~~Carol~~ said...

I still have my pincushion from my high school sewing class too! Those things are the best invention, aren't they? I can't tell you how many times I've spilled a box of pins, before I finally got smart and switched to a pincushion!
Linda did such a great job shopping for you at the WLYS, finding all of the things that you love!

Margaret Cloud said...

Congratulation on you win and the things are so pretty. I like your pin keeps, the tomato ones I especially like.

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, i love your tomato pin cushions! so fun to see those in your collection! xoxo, tracie

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh how fun that you won the Longest Yardsale giveaway from Linda! I would love to go to that some year! You have such lovely pincushions! I love the patchwork heart.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Deb...

What a lucky win.... I love everything... and how sweet that it was all purchased just for you! :-)

Oh my.... that's quite a collection... and how wonderful that you've discovered how many you have. Are you going to display them all together?

Huggies,
Spencer

Mary said...

Oh, your pins are darling! I love your goodies from Linda, too. Ohhh, your fur babies are precious. Remind me of our Annie and Spencer. And your grand furbaby, Chopper, looks so kissable.

Debbie Kay said...

Oh Deb, you are such a lucky lady....you ALWAYS win! Love you sweet friend and thank you for your prayers. I will email you over the weekend.

Love you,

Debbie

rosechicfriends said...

Wow Deb those pin keeps are darling!!!

Yes you keep an eye on things...for me its genetic...my dad is thin and always has been...im the one who takes after him. Diet is key!!!
Have a great day!
Hugs, Lorena

Mary said...

wow, gorgeous, you have so many great things - love the Pin Keeps! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Mary @ Redo 101