December 28

Gay Ann Rogers Needlework

 

Logo of scissors, needle, thread, thimble, crown

Happy Holidays 2018

 

Christmas is past, and here it is, the days AFTER and what to do?

Go shopping?

 

Here are some possibilities currently for sale on eBay. Enjoy!

After Christmas, what do many people do? Go Shopping?

 

As an after-Christmas treat, I have been looking on eBay for tools that are the sorts I posted in

my series, 'The Twelve Days before Christmas'.

 

In the next few days I will post a handful of tools I found on eBay that would interest me.

I usually look for an interesting feature, for example I like the cover to the first crochet hook and the 1911 patent.

French scissors with silver gilt handles.

 

$65.00  Buy It Now plus $9.00 postage

or make an offer.

 

You

 

Click on the link below to read more:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-french-Silver-Gilt-Sewing-Vanity-Scissor-19th-C/202523676093?hash=item2f275a0dbd&LH_BIN=1

The prettiest stiletto, French silver. If I were looking for a new laying tool, this would be my choice. Of course I wish it were less money, but very pretty needlework tools like this one are always more than I would wish  :-).

 

Price is $87.00 plus $10.00 shipping;

The dealer will accept an offer, and I would try $66.00 plus $10.00 shipping.

 

Click on the link below to read more:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-French-Sterling-Silver-Stiletto/312241482679

I think this is wonderful and very very tempting. I love the age because it is later than most needlework tools, Attractive cases  of this age are not plentiful. I love the styling -- and the fact that the dealer has listed the dates of each tool. And the case fits the styling so well.

 

Price is $235.00  plus $5.00 shipping.

or best offer. I might try an offer of $200.00.

 

Click on the link below to read more:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Sewing-Kit-Sterling-Silver-Plate-Set-In-Faux-Tortishell-Box/132888681258

A nice hemming bird which the dealer desribed well. I remember a day when birds cost much more money than they do now. Like many anitques they have fallen in price and to my way of thinking, they become a good buying opportunity.

 

What to do with such a bird? Of course, you could use him. He is also very decorative and you could perch him on the edge of a table or on a bookshelf.

 

Price is $119.00  iplus $6.70 shipping

 

Click on the link below to read more:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/sewing-bird-clamp-early-brass-embossed-antique-original-rare/233039881021

 

More tomorrow.