Christmas 2018

Gay Ann Rogers Needlework

 

Logo of scissors, needle, thread, thimble, crown

The Twelve Days before Christmas: Three Pairs of Scissors

 

Occupying a ton of time this year, DH and I catalogued the parts of my collection of needlework tools between 1840 and 1914, and on December 7 we gave the catalogue and tools to a small collections library.

 

I kept a copy of this year's catalogue and decided to borrow from our photos and descriptions tools for

12 Days before Christmas.

Scroll down for photos and descriptions of three paris of scissors.

Decorative Scissors with Silver Handles

 

On right: scissors with square bows (finger rings) and spaniels on the handles.

English, c 1880s.

 

Below:

Scissors with elaborate design of birds and foliage on the handles and sheath. The sheath protects the scissors point when not in use. Handles and sheath are silver.

English, c 1840-1850.

 

Scissors with an abstract design of the Eiffel Tower on the shanks. Handles and sheath are silver.

French, c 1889.

 

 

Happy Holidays 2018

 

This Holiday Season on Queendom Website: The Twelve Days before Christmas told in Antique Needlework Tools.

Here are 3 pairs of scissors.