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A very special gift

When my friend Janey visited last week she brought me a very special gift.  I am so taken aback that she would give me something so special.  It was a thimble that belonged to her mother and grandmother. 

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I suspect that perhaps it may have been passed down to these ladies from an older relative, perhaps Janey's great grandmother.  This is because it looks like an Early Dorcas thimble and is Hallmarked making it probably cir 1880 I think.  It does have several holes where the needle has pierced the surface.

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I have several Dorcas thimbles that I use all the time but this one is special. What I love about it is that it has been well used by it's previous owner, taking on the shape of her finger which is exactly the same size and shape as my own finger.

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It is a very special gift that I will treasure.

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RachelandDesign

Beautifully decorated, too!

Carolyn Foley


I just love this thimble.

Carin Saga

The thimble is a beautiful gift, but so is the friendship. You are blessed with a good and generous friend.

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