Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Needle Case

I got this wonderful needle case for my birthday from DS and DDIL. They actually gave it to me while we were in the US but with the understanding that it was for my birthday (and the implication that I wasn't to open it until March) 'Course that idea didn't work...I just had to look immediately! but I have waited to share.



It has this wonderful inked scene "View from the Suspencion Bridge". Here's the bottom half of the scene with the bridge in the foreground and three sightseerers or maybe a young family...click on the picture above to enlarge it and you can even see the sailboat on the river!


and the top half.



Here you can maybe make out the title"View from the Suspension Bridge". It must have been done by a local artist who just knew the owner would know which suspension bridge!





This is how the needle case opens-with the inked design on both pieces. I've no idea how old this is...it was purchased in Massachusetts so if anyone recognizes the bridge or view, please let me know!



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18 comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what a lovely thing to have :)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Miri, how pretty, I know you will treasure it. I don't know anything about the bridge, but maybe some one else will.
What a treasure your Son gave you, I know you are proud of it.
Thanks for sharing.
Molly
PS I wouldn't have been able to wait till March to open it either...lol...

Susan said...

Miri, I am laughing about not obeying the do not open request; I'm the same but would have carefully rewraped it so no one would know.
The needle case is fantastic. I love wooden ones but never found one with a scene or anything but printing on them.

ClassyChassy said...

So very nice!! We used to have a little suspension bridge by a park in the neighborhood I grew up in, but it was removed because of public safety and the continual costs of repair. To me, looking at the bridge, it seems as though it would go over the Grand Cooley Dam, or some such thing. Bet the bridge has been taken down by now, but maybe you will find someone who knows what and where it is for sure.

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely gift. It's great when your family knows what you like and takes the time to find it.

Micki said...

What a lovely gift! It is something so unique and different. I know that you will treasure it.
Micki

Bea said...

I've heard of but have never seen a needle case. What a wonderful item.

Janet, said...

Those are neat, you were given a real nice gift. I never knew about them before,either, until my son made me one a few years back.

Jan Ely said...

What a great item! Hope you find out more about it. Thanks for sharing!

CarolynQuilts said...

What a special gift! I also like the baby quilt in your previous post.

CC said...

Such a lovely needlecase..it's just beautiful. Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

Roslyn Atwood said...

I have a needle case but it's plain while yours is gorgeous a piece of art!
Thanks Miri,for reminding me that my pink plaid quilt is Jacob's Ladder, I should have seen that! I don't know that I have seen one put together quite that way but you are so smart to see it!

Protector of Vintage said...

I have never seen a needle case like that before. Beautiful!!

Coloradolady said...

Oh, my. This is just too cool. There is a suspension bridge at Royal Gorge Colorado, and at first I thought that was were this was from. I just love this little needle case, it is very pretty and I love the scene on the side. Great post!!

What day is your Birthday?? Mine is the 21st...March baby too!

T Lee said...

That is a work of useful art and so unique. Very sweet and thoughtful gift.

Dawn said...

That is beautiful, and so packable--what a thoughtful gift! An awesome item that doesn't take up much room!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

that is one special gift.. thanks for sharing it.. have a nice day!

farmlady said...

Very interesting. Now I know what the wooden pen-like thing is that came with my antique sewing machine. Yours is very beautiful. Thanks for showing us. Great pictures.