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ThreeOldKeys

Vintage Fun + Handmade Pincushions

Fairfax, Virginia · 1480 Sales

ThreeOldKeys

Vintage Fun + Handmade Pincushions

Fairfax, Virginia 1480 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(719)

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Laurie

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Announcement   10% off with Coupon Code: use HolidayTen at checkout. Gifts for your desk, your wall, your kitchen, your mom. And my Handmade pincushions, too. HolidayTen discount expires Dec 6 2016.

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2016

10% off with Coupon Code: use HolidayTen at checkout. Gifts for your desk, your wall, your kitchen, your mom. And my Handmade pincushions, too. HolidayTen discount expires Dec 6 2016.

Laurie

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Spindle Bill Spike Green Round Base
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5 out of 5 stars
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Phil N.

Phil N. on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as described! Super useful pin cushion for my leather crafting workshop

Michael Cook

Michael Cook on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome set of WHIMSEY letterpress print letters! Love them! Great shop with awesome service, merchandise and prices! Thanks so much!!!

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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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  • Laurie

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