Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Vintage Style Pincushion

I very recently acquired this sweet little silver plated
sugar bowl at a flea market and decided
 to embellish it for using
as a pincushion

I modelled it on one I recently saw on Julia's blog

(thank you dear Julia for that inspiration!!)

I also added some braid as well as some
beautiful fringing which I had
purchased from Liz's Etsy shop

where Liz sells French brocante and English antique
and vintage pieces.

I thought it might complement a couple of other
little pincushions

which I had made recently

like this one
and the one on the left of this picture.

I just used some burlap, french themed cotton,
beaded and embroidered cotton with
some vintage lace pieces

and to finish off I added some fancy embroidered machine

 The little silver plated pot was just too sweet
not to use on a daily basis creating
in my studio.

Some of life's simple pleasures and treasures!

I am so very thankful for all of your most gracious
comments left on my posts and to
every new follower  - I hope you have a very inspiring
and creative week ahead!

Love and thanks, Suzy oxo


  1. Dear sweet Suzy...your pincushion is WONDERFUL!!! I just love each and every element you've added ~ I have some wonderful trim like you've have so inspired me sweet girl! hugs and love, Dawn

  2. What a good idea! Your pincushion is marvellous, so delicate!
    Hugs and kisses

  3. So very pretty Suzy. I love them!!
    Hugs, Angela.x

  4. So sweet(pun intended) sugary goodness of a pincushion. What a great idea. Everything has a second life and in your case in a much more beautiful way. xox

  5. So lovely! Love the burlap one too!

  6. I always love your pictures Susy...there is so much to see in it....i almost can feel the warmth in your house......and your pincushion is so lovely!! so beautiful made....greetings Francien.

  7. That's such a clever idea and I love all the trimmings. That's like creating a new antique.

  8. Just beautiful! Always enjoy seeing your work.

  9. Åeee hvor er den skøn, nu har jeg bare et problem: hvor går jeg hen og finder sådan en sød lille "sukkerskål" knus morkaren.

  10. Skøn lille nålepude. knus morkaren.

  11. That is so gorgeous Suzy, the pins are beautiful too. How lovely to have it to use as well. Jaynex

  12. Suzy, Just adore your beautiful pincushion! Your work is simply breathtaking. Wish I could just get my hands on everything you create. It all looks so creamy and dreamy with the colors and elements! xo's Pam

  13. Hello my dear sweet friend, Your sugar bowl had been a great find and you've turned it into a stunning pincushion. How sweet of you to link over to my blog. The other pincushions you've created lately are very beautiful too.
    Have a lovely evening!
    Sending big hugs and kisses and looking forward to your package :-),

  14. What a beautiful idea, loved the pins (hatpins?) too. Your photos are full of things to see, I just can't glance at them - they are to be savoured and examined. Thank you for your comments on my blog too, always lovely to hear from you

  15. The beautiful sugar bowl was the perfect inspiration for this piece. From the lace to the fringe each added to the beauty. I like your pins too! This pincushion just had to have pins that were dressed up for the ball too!

  16. Gorgeous Liz! I love making pin cushions from silver sugar bowls! Yours is totally awesome! The tassel fringe is perfection on it!

  17. Oh my goodness, Suzy, the pincushions are all so beautiful! I love the one you made with the little sugar bowl, it is such a little beauty. Your photographs always leave me wanting to see more. They are so full of all the things I love so much.

  18. Just beautiful. Am playing blog catch up!!

  19. This is all beautiful !!
    Love ♥RINI♥

  20. I have seen people use the sugar bowls for this but none compares to yours! It's the embellishing that adds so much character. And the other one you made is so very sweet~ as always I love your creations!

  21. I love your beautiful vintage creations. I added your blog to my sidebar today. I started my recently, and am starting to follow some like blogs. My older fun-loving blog is Hope you'll come visit.

  22. Such a clever invention. Very elegant. I have a silver creamer that has been sitting on my shelf for a very long time. Maybe I should give it a new look.

  23. Beautiful pin cushions Suzy! The pins look so lovely sitting amongst all that dreamy fabric. Have a wonderful day.


  24. I am drooling over this Suzi...this is stunning!

  25. hello,
    tout est merveilleux
    de la dentelle , des fanfreluches
    plus les tons crème et blanc
    bonne journée

  26. Oh so pretty Suzy.
    It's a special art, re-purposing an old treasure like your sugar bowl. Breathing new life into a pre-loved piece must be a very satisfying feeling! The lace, trims and hat pins are perfect, I'm sure it's a much happier little sugar bowl now!!!!

    hugs & love
    Shane ♥

  27. Dear Suzy, your pincushion is so beautiful in the sugar bowl,the brooch and tassels are so sweet, wish you a lovely day dear friend.
    Hugs Anni

  28. Absolutely gorgeous, I'll be on the lookout for a lovely little dish now to make a pincushion :)
    - Jeanette

  29. WOW Suzi! This is the most elegant pincushion I ever seen!
    Gorgeous, thanks for sharing!!!

  30. So cool, cheers from New Zealand, Marie

  31. Such a pretty pincushion - so elegant and feminine, and a perfect use for the lovely sugar bowl. Love it!!

  32. Suzy,love the pincushion.I have a passion for them and this one is sooo pretty.
    Hugs Jackie

  33. What a wonderful idea for a simple little sugar bowl! I love the pin cushions, too, a real treat to use ;)

  34. Very beautiful Suzy! And dripping with lace and all sorts of vintage goodness.... you have made something stunning here!

  35. Oh yes, it would make me smile to see it everyday too Suzy. I love it when we make something new and we have a hard time taking our eyes off it, don't you? That is when you know you've hit the mark...and you definitely hit the mark with all your beautiful cushions!!!
    I am sending you wishes for a wonderful week.
    Love to you...


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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