ThreeOldKeys

Vintage Fun and Handmade Pincushions, Too

Fairfax, Virginia · 1677 Sales

ThreeOldKeys

Vintage Fun and Handmade Pincushions, Too

Fairfax, Virginia 1677 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Laurie

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loli

loli on Apr 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so very much! Fantastic packaging to assure safe and sound arrival! A 5 Star Shop & Seller! I loved the Thank You card! You are a very kind and considerate person! Would definitely buy from you again! With warmest regards!!!

Bluebirds n' Buttons

Bluebirds n' Buttons on Mar 29, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love these sweet rabbits and their beautifully crafted outfits! So happy to now have them to cherish! Delivery was quick. Package was well-packed. Thank you!

arabellafr

arabellafr on Mar 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this on a whim of familial nostalgia. Very fast shipping and probably the best, cleanest and most creative packing job this side of etsy.

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Combine and Enjoy: Vintage Can Be Useful!

If displaying vintage treasures can make us smile, can't we consider them useful? And when we really can assign a new purpose to an old piece, it's a joyful way to honor the past and present.

Most of my Three Old Keys sales have involved wood Letterpress, and Ampersands in particular. I also am drawn to vintage Housewares and Linens. Enamelware makes me sing. I enjoy assembling sets of vintage Alphabet Blocks. Oh, the Wood Hangers from old hotels and tailors ... and Cookie Molds! There are so many areas for collecting! The pieces I sell are what I love to touch and display in my own home.

As a quilter and stitcher, I appreciate good sewing notions. So I get a kick out of creating pincushions in colorful 1950s-60s melmac teacups. I turn repurposed wool sweaters and shiny plastic cups into what I call my Melmac Make-Do's.

The actual Three Old Keys? They belong to a trio of antique wood cabinets passed down from grandparents. They represent our family history and we will never part with them ... until we hand them off to the next generation ... the cabinets and their three old keys.

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