Saturday, July 26, 2008

One of my favorite things...

I have had this little hedgehog pincushion for so long I can't even remember where it got him. He was completely black and was full of holes and I didn't really know what he was. I think this was one of the items I found in a desk drawer. Believe it or not someone once sold me a desk and said the purchase included the contents of the drawers! I had such fun going through them and found some treasures.

He is from England you know! The hallmarks on his belly say that he's sterling (the English always say solid silver) made in Birmingham in 1903. He is stuffed with some kind of hair. He really took on a new personality once I filled all the holes with pins. Isn't he wonderful? I have always loved hedgehogs...just like Beatrix Potter! I can just see her mending while using this item and suddenly see it come to life!

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Gal Friday said...

I have happily stumbled upon your blog and while scrolling through your entries(the photos of "your world" are lovely and I'll be back to see what else you post in the future).
I actually collect all things hedgehog(fell in love with them years ago when I saw them in gardens in germany) and am envious of your sterling silver pincushion!! It's beautiful. I had never seen anything like that before.

Content in a Cottage said...

Dear Gal Friday...I am so glad you found my humble blog and that you plan on returning. I looked at yours and have subscribed. Can't wait to give it the time it deserves. My hedgehog pincushion is a keeper for sure. I have never seen another! It is good to have a new internet friend. ♥Rosemary