Monday, April 14, 2008

Thimbles and Give-Away

Inspired by May Britt I decided to have a closer look at my thimble collection. Mostly I have collected thimbles from places I have visited and places familiy and friends have visited. This i total view of my collection.


Several years ago I took part in a thimble swap at an international swap list. This gave a flying start starting collecting thimbles. Most of my thimbles are porcelain or bone china. I have about 8 silver thimbles, new and old. My collection counts 201 as of today.

I know I have some goodies for collectors too, allthoug this is not my main reason for collecting thimbles. Smile.

This is some thimbles from my royal collection., showin from left side:

1. Queen Beatrix of Netherlands crowning 10.4.1980

2. A Tribute to Diana, the Princess of Wales 1961 - 1997

3. The golden Jubilee. To celebrate 50 years reign og H.M. Queen Elizabeth 1952 - 2002

4. To Commemorate the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1900 - 2002

Here you see two Staffordshire Fine Bone China thimbles. I love this two cat timbles! I can not fine any more informations. Anybody who can help?

Would you like to show me your thimbles?? Leave a message at my blog and post a photo at your own blog. I will draw a give away price to three bloggers doing this. You don't have to have a big collection to participate. You have end of April. Drawing will be done May 1st.

Hugs from Nancy



12 comments:

May Britt said...

You got a lovely collection. I love your cat thimbles. Guess we both have to collect more of them :)

Laila said...

Wow you have a great collection. I don't have many , but I will show them soon. ;-)

Tiriltunge said...

You have great collection. I tried once to collect thimbles, but found out that I had no places to keep them. So I don't collect thimbles, but if I had a lot of them, mabe.... Good luck with your giveaway.

zizzybob said...

He is my meager collection
http://justalittlezizzy.blogspot.com/2008/04/collections.html
and then there is this
http://justalittlezizzy.blogspot.com/2008/04/there-are-thimbles.html

Monika said...

Heia
Eg har også samla fingerbøl i noen år - artige små saker
Ligger bilder av noen av dei på min blogg
smil fra monika

Solfrid said...

Hei.
Jeg samler fingerbøl jeg også, for det meste souvenir-fingerbøl. Har noen bilder på selve hjemmesiden og ellers i hobbybloggen, bl.a. for april 2006. Her er linker http://www.solfrids.net/thimbles.htm
http://www.solfrids.net/hobby/2006/april.htm

Tonje said...

Så mange fine fingerbøl du har samlet! Takk for at vi fikk se samlingen din.

Lorenza said...

Hi Nancy, thank you for sharing your thimbles and for all the interesting links, I'm a thimble collector too,tomorrow I'll post a photo of my thimbles in the blog.

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

I'd like to participate in your give-away drawing and posted a photo of my little thimble collection on my blog: http://quiltmoose.blogspot.com/

Thanks you for sharing yours! You have an amazing collection!

Dagmar from Germany

Maria Grazia said...

Hi Nancy I am collecting thimbles too.
The collection started 'cause the group of American and Italian quilters in Rome that I attend is named Nimble Thimble so I had the idea to collect thimbles. They are not precious but they are all over the world
Maria Grazia in Rome - Italy
http://magratop.blogspot.com

Hanne said...

I have photos up on my blog right now, showing my thimbles :-)
Please include me in your drawing.
Your collection is beautiful!

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