As the Autumn chill increases, we find ourselves hanging-up the garden tools and returning to our indoor pastimes: reading, baking, arts & crafts. For those who sew (or practice other needlecrafts), this hand-carved Swiss Blackforest pincushion might be a handsome and practical solution. Leaves and scrolling branches provide the frame—which, if desired, can be hung right on the wall (next to one's sewing spot). It can also be stored in a sewing basket or on a sewing room table or shelf.
If sewing isn't your hobby of choice, this pincushion might be a useful place to hang some of your jewelry: pin-on the brooches directly and hang earrings or necklaces on a straight pin. It is also a clever and handsome place to hang a collection of buttons, small medals or vintage political buttons.
Click on the photo above to learn more about it.
More Autumnal Offerings tomorrow and in the days to come.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248