Welcome dear friends...hope all is well with you!
I'm still waiting for spring,
lots of cold, windy, blustery days
here in Wisconsin...I will not
give up hope!
It's been a very busy week here in the Studio,
but I'm happy to say I'm all caught up
on processing & shipping orders!
Now it's Friday and time to wrap up the week...
Today's topic is one of my favorites...Thread Waxers!
Antique thread waxers are rare, high priced,
and very sought after by collectors!
Small pieces of the past, so lovely to admire...
Outstanding and breathe taking craftmanship!
I'm so inspired by the attention to detail that went into
making these beautiful little sewing notions...
I have six thread waxers in my collection
and each and every one is beautiful in its own way!
This sweet little "Carrot" waxer has
such a gorgeous Sterling Silver cap...
At one time this might have hung from a "Chatelaine".
A Chatelaine was a collection of small tools,
worn suspended by a clip from a belt around the waist.
Fruits were a popular choice for waxers...
This "Red Raspberry" is in wonderful condition with
no signs that a thread was ever drawn across it!
Perhaps, the original owner thought it was to lovely to
use because of the extra special cap...
Fitted with a Sterling Silver Button style cap
with the scene of Aesop's fable.
Strawberries, the most common...
The silk tassel is worn and tattered from age,
but the strawberry is in great condition!
I just adore the splendid caps the were attached...
So realistic with all the attention to detail!
This tiny little tomato only measures 1" in diameter...
It was well used with lots of thread lines on the underside.
It just amazes me how well preserved these
thread waxers are considering their age...
Sweet little fruits...frozen in time!
Shaker sewing basket waxer...
This wee little waxer is only .5" in diameter.
There are remnants of the pink ribbon that originally
held this to the side of a Shaker sewing basket.
This last one is my personal favorite...
A bee skep made of vegetable ivory with the
waxer in the middle!
Superb craftsmanship at its best!
I hope you enjoyed today's topic on thread waxers!
Wouldn't it have been fun to live back
in these early days...
Young schoolgirls...so feminine & graceful!
Weekend Soul Food...
"Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer"
I started cleaning out my old office in the farmhouse...
I'm going to turn it into a designing library filled
with all my beloved books!
~ Have a wonderful weekend ~