ThreeOldKeys

Vintage Fun and Handmade Pincushions, Too

Fairfax, Virginia · 1685 Sales

ThreeOldKeys

Vintage Fun and Handmade Pincushions, Too

Fairfax, Virginia 1685 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Laurie

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Announcement   My home shelves are loaded with quirky vintage pieces to list in 2018. Watch for more Wood Type Letters, Enamelware, Shoe Lasts, Pyrex and random fun for home and office. Remember my handmade pincushions, too. I am a quick shipper, but alas, I'm slow at getting items listed. Contact me with questions.

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Last updated on May 29, 2018

My home shelves are loaded with quirky vintage pieces to list in 2018. Watch for more Wood Type Letters, Enamelware, Shoe Lasts, Pyrex and random fun for home and office. Remember my handmade pincushions, too. I am a quick shipper, but alas, I'm slow at getting items listed. Contact me with questions.

Laurie

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Laurie

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Brita Barlow

Brita Barlow on May 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love this cute little pot! Pleasant seller. Item well represented, securely packages, and promptly delivered. Thanks Again!

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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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