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VINTAGE FAMILY HEIRLOOMS
This shop is mostly devoted to all things vintage. My husband and I have a rich heritage of family members who never threw anything away and made do with whatever they had. They lived through some hard times! They worked hard and were thankful for what little they had. So, I know the history of each item! It's probably been in my own family for years. Each comes with a story that I know you will appreciate. And, except for a great grandfather who sometimes smoked a cigar, none of them smoked!

STORY BEHIND THE NAME
The “Thimbledoodle name came about, not from a sewing thimble or from artsy doodles, but as a nod to the little woodland bird on our farm. Timberdoodle is another name for the woodcock. Looking like a sand piper, it’s a shorebird that lives in the forests. It is so superbly camouflaged that you are very lucky to see one! They are often…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 16
  • Joined May 26, 2011

Favorite materials

silk, linen, cotton, wool, wood, sweet birch, turquoise

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About

VINTAGE FAMILY HEIRLOOMS
This shop is mostly devoted to all things vintage. My husband and I have a rich heritage of family members who never threw anything away and made do with whatever they had. They lived through some hard times! They worked hard and were thankful for what little they had. So, I know the history of each item! It's probably been in my own family for years. Each comes with a story that I know you will appreciate. And, except for a great grandfather who sometimes smoked a cigar, none of them smoked!

STORY BEHIND THE NAME
The “Thimbledoodle name came about, not from a sewing thimble or from artsy doodles, but as a nod to the little woodland bird on our farm. Timberdoodle is another name for the woodcock. Looking like a sand piper, it’s a shorebird that lives in the forests. It is so superbly camouflaged that you are very lucky to see one! They are often on our lane, probably looking for earthworms for which they probe deep into the soil with their long beaks. Sensing danger the little things will point their beak straight up – an excellent technique to hide in the brushy grasses, but very comical in the headlights of our truck! I feel very lucky, indeed to live out in the country and be acquainted with this fascinating little bird!


ABOUT MY TWIG FURNITURE
Each piece is handmade by myself, a OOAK (one of a kind) work of art.

I make my twig furniture the day they are cut. They were very “Green” which means the life is still in the tree. If fact, sometimes they have sprouted leaves after I’ve made the furniture! Making the furniture while the wood is still green allows me to bend and shape it as I want. Also, I think it helps the wood to settle in and tighten itself into place. This rustic twig furniture is unfinished. And, don't worry, I only use wood I have pruned from my yard. I use mostly sweet birch because I love the smell.

I use mostly heirloom tools, or tools that were gifts from my father and husband in constructing these. Screws or nails depending on the need. They are structurally sound. The cross pieces, twig designs are there for a purpose! Not just for looks.

I am sorry, but I cannot ship these internationally at this time due to the diverse customs and shipping requirements.

A TIDBIT ABOUT ME
www.etsy.com/shop/thimbledoodlesattic/about?ref=shopinfo_about

Please feel to browse my other etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/thimbledoodle.

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