Antique Wall Pocket Whimsy – 30% Off!

Antique Wall Pocket Whimsy
Antique Wall Pocket Whimsy

A crafter created this Beaded Wall Pocket Whimsy around 1900. It is a classic example of a Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenir. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

This whimsy comes in the shape of a wall pocket. The artist chose Clear Seed Beads for most of the 3 dimensional design. He or she also used Transparent Amber Seed Beads and Silver lined Basket Beads. The bottom and side feature loops of Clear and Silver lined Basket Beads. The design features Floral motifs on the top and a Bird on a branch on the pocket.

Polished cotton in a reddish color covers the front and a neutral colored fabric covers the back and the inside of the pocket.

This Whimsy came from a previous owner, but it remains in good condition. You will see some bead loss and places where the fabric has torn or worn away.  Additionally, you will see staining and discoloration on the fabric on the back and inside the pocket.

This Beaded Whimsy will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures approx 8″ tall  x 6″ wide not including the Basket Bead loops.  The pocket extends about 4″ from the back of the Whimsy.

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Beaded Boot Pincushion/Whimsy

Iroquois Beaded Boot Pincushion/Whimsy
Beaded Boot Pincushion/Whimsy

A crafter created this Pin Cushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads and Clear Basket Beads.  It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

This Whimsy comes in the shape of a ladies’ boot.    The front shows a dark red fabric.  Crafters often create Whimsies with velveteen, but we can see no nap left on this fabric to suggest it was velveteen.  Polished cotton in a tan color makes up the back.

Someone added a braided Wool Yarn loop to the back of this Whimsy.  You will see a frayed place on the yarn, so you may not be able to hang it with this yarn. You will see some staining on the back, but the beadwork remains intact.

The Antique Beaded Pincushion Whimsy measures 4″ long x 3″ wide.

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Whimsy Beaded Picture Frame

Whimsy Picture Frame
Whimsy Beaded Picture Frame

A crafter created this Beaded Picture Frame Whimsy around 1900. It is a classic example of a Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenir. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

This antique whimsy is a very unique shape for a picture frame. The artist chose Clear Seed Beads for most of the raised floral design and on the bottom loops and used gray basket beads. Polished cotton in a reddish color covers the front and silk covers the back and the inside of the pocket. Green fabric covers the edges. In some places you can see the paper used for the design.

This Whimsy came from a previous owner, but it remains in good condition. You will see some bead loss and places where the fabric has torn or worn away.  Additionally, one of the hanging loops on the top is broken with some bead loss. This Beaded Whimsy will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures approx. 7″ tall  x 6″ wide not including the beaded loops.  The picture place measures 3.25″ x 2.25″.

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Whimsy Pin Cushion Heart

Whimsy Heart Pin Cushion
Whimsy Pin Cushion Heart

A crafter created this Heart Pin Cushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads and Gray Basket Beads. Three tassels made of seed and basket beads hang from the bottom. It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

This Whimsy comes in the shape of a heart. The front shows a dark blue fabric. Crafters often create Whimsies with velveteen, but we can see no nap left on this fabric to suggest it was velveteen.  Polished cotton in a tan color makes up the back. You will see some staining on the back and edges, and minimal bead loss.

The Whimsy measures 4″ long x 3.75″ wide.

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Whimsy Watch Pocket Antique

Whimsy Watch Pocket Antique
Whimsy Watch Pocket Antique

A crafter created this Beaded Antique Watch Pocket Whimsy with red, clear and blue seed beads on red cotton fabric. Polished cotton covers the back. The eight remaining tassels are made with blue and brown basket beads and clear seed beads. Although one tassel is missing, the piece remains in good condition with very little bead loss on the pictorial design.

It is a classic example of a Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenir. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade. This whimsy comes in the shape of a wall pocket that holds your pocket watch.  This Beaded Whimsy will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures approx. 3.5″ x 2.75″ not including the Basket Bead loops.

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Whimsy Pin Cushion Beaded

Whimsy Pin Cushion Beaded
Whimsy Pin Cushion Beaded

A crafter created this Antique Beaded Pin Cushion Whimsy in a spade shape. The artist used clear, transparent yellow, green and red, blue and navy blue seed beads with gray and blue basket beads to make the raised pictorial design. They used basket and seed beads to make the tassels. The whimsy has some bead loss and fading on the fabric. Red fabric lines the sides with clear beads. The dark brown polished cotton back has some fading. A previous owner used this cushion, and it still has a pin in it.

This whimsy is a classic example of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.  This Pin Cushion will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures about 8″ long x  7″ wide. The thickness is about 3.5″.

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Whimsy Pin Cushion Niagara

Whimsy Pin Cushion Niagara
Whimsy Pin Cushion Niagara

A crafter created this Antique Niagara Pin Cushion Whimsy in a spade shape. The artist used clear, transparent yellow, and white seed beads with clear, yellow, brown and light blue basket beads to make the pictorial design. This piece has red velveteen fabric and has the words Niagara Falls beaded on the front. They used basket and seed beads to make the tassels and seed beads on the beaded hanging loop. The whimsy has very little bead loss and is in great condition. The beautiful green polished cotton back has minimal fading.

This whimsy is a classic example of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.  This Pin Cushion will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures about 4.5″ long x  4.5″ wide. The thickness is about 2″.

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Whimsy Watch Pocket Raised

Whimsy Watch Pocket Raised
Whimsy Watch Pocket Raised

This Beaded Antique Raised Watch Pocket Whimsy has a raised pictorial design made with with clear, yellow and blue seed beads and gray basket beads on red cotton fabric. Three tassels hang from the center of the floral design and are made with clear seed beads and blue basket beads. The polished cotton that covers the back has some staining but does not have any tears. The red cotton fabric has worn away on many spots on the front of the piece.

It is a classic example of a Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenir. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade. This whimsy comes in the shape of a wall pocket that holds your pocket watch.  This Beaded Whimsy will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures approx. 7.75″ x 4.5″ not including the Basket Bead loops.

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Whimsy Pin Cushion Purple

Whimsy Pin Cushion Purple
Whimsy Pin Cushion Purple

A crafter created this Antique Purple Pin Cushion Whimsy in a spade shape. The artist used clear, transparent yellow, blue, green and red seed beads with gray basket beads to make the raised pictorial design on purple velvet fabric. They also used turquois and dark green basket beads on the tassels. The whimsy is in good condition with little bead loss and fading on the purple fabric. Red fabric once lined the sides and can still be seen on the back of the piece. The polished cotton back has some staining.

This whimsy is a classic example of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

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Whimsy Pincushion Berry Drops – 30% Off!

Whimsy Pincushion Berry Drops
Whimsy Pincushion Berry Drops

A crafter created this Pincushion Whimsy with Berry Drops  using Clear Seed Beads and Clear Basket Beads.  It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

This Pin Cushion features a botanical design. It comes with three  beaded “berry” drops. Unlike the strawberries that held sand for sharpening your sewing needles, stuffing fills these berries.  One of them has broken open. Strands of clear beads connect the three berries.

Polished cotton in a rich teal color makes up the back.  You will see obvious wear on the edges.  Some beads are missing from the pin cushion itself. The bead loss on the berries is obvious.  Only two beaded tassels that hung from the berries remain.

This Beaded Berry Drop Pincushion Whimsy will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures 3.5″ square. The overall length measures 5.25″ long.

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Whimsy Watch Pocket Aqua

Whimsy Watch Pocket Aqua
Whimsy Watch Pocket Aqua

Add this Aqua Whimsy Watch Pocket to your collection! The crafter made floral designs with White and Clear Seed Beads on a Blue fabric background.  White Seed Bead edge beading outlines both pieces.  The crafter used cardboard for the backing.  You will see some bead loss on the dainty beaded fringe. This piece was made circa 1920’s to 1930’s.

This Beaded Watch Pocket Whimsy is a classic example of a Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenir. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.  This whimsy comes in the shape of a wall pocket that holds your pocket watch.

This Watch Pocket measures 8″ tall x 5″ at the widest point.

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Whimsy Pin Cushion Beaded Star

Whimsey Pin Cushion Beaded Star
Whimsy Pin Cushion Beaded Star

This Vintage Beaded Star Pin Cushion Whimsy is made with clear, white, yellow and turquois seed beads. This piece has red velveteen fabric with a sun design in the center. The whimsy has very little bead loss and is in good condition. The beautiful red polished cotton back has minimal fading.

This whimsy is a classic example of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.  This Pin Cushion will make an unusual addition to your collection!

It measures about 3.5″ in diameter and 1″ thick.

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Whimsy Beaded Boot Pincushion

Whimsy Beaded Boot Pincushion
Whimsy Beaded Boot Pincushion

An crafter created this Beaded Boot Pincushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads around the edges and tassels.  The tassels also have clear and white basket beads. The center has a raised floral pictorial design using clear, rose and yellow seed beads. The sea green cotton fabric on the front of this piece has shows significant wear, and the red polished cotton back has some fading. This Whimsy comes in the shape of a ladies’ boot. It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

The Antique Beaded Pincushion Whimsy measures 4.25″ long x 3″ wide.

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Whimsy Oval Pin Cushion

Whimsy Oval Pin Cushion Blue
Whimsy Oval Pin Cushion

This Blue Oval Pin Cushion Whimsy was made using  Clear Basket and Pony Beads. The crafter beaded a pictorial design on blue velvet fabric. The whimsy has a threaded loop on the top for hanging. The blue fabric is in good condition on the front and a light discoloration on the back.

The Whimsey measures about 2.5″ at the widest section and 4.5″ tall not including the 2″ loop on the top.

This is a classic example of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

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Whimsy Beaded Matchbox 1902

Whimsey Iroquois Matchbox 1902
Whimsy Beaded Matchbox 1902

This 1902 Beaded Matchbox Whimsy was made using Amber, Blue and Clear Pony Beads. The crafter beaded a raised pictorial design and the year on the front. You will also see some gray and tan Basket Beads along with brass colored sequins in the design. The crafter added Beaded Looped Tassels made with pony and basket beads. The tassels have some bead loss. The whimsey has a threaded loop on the top to hang it up. The red fabric is faded on the front and has worn away only in a few small sections at the bottom where the cardboard backing shows through. The silk fabric on the back of the piece stained a dark brown color.

The 1902 Matchbox Whimsey measures about 6.25″ at the widest section and 8.25″ tall not including the 2″ tassels. Each pocket is 2″ x 1″ at the opening.

This is a classic example of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

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Antique Whimsy Lot

Antique Whimsy Lot
Antique Whimsy Lot

Four unique Antique Beaded Whimsies come with this Lot.  You will get a Mini Purse, a Pincushion like ornament and two Wall Pockets.

These are classic examples of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these Whimsies for the tourist trade.

The Mini Purse comes in Dark Red fabric over a cardboard base with Clear Pony Beads and Basket Bead designs.  The front flap features a Botanical design and the back has a Bird design.  It measures about 3.75″ long x 2.5″ wide.   The fabric has deteriorated and it has suffered noticeable bead loss.  Only one of the closure clasps remains and one of the loop tassels has fallen off.

The Pincushion Ornament features a rounded top and a pointed bottom.  The crafter used Red fabric for the front and what may have been Blue on the back.  He or she bound the edges with bias tape.  On the front, the crafter created a medallion design in Clear and Transparent Green Seed Beads and Blue Basket Beads.  Below this, you will find White Seed Beads spelling NIAGARA FALLS 1924.  A loop of assorted Seed Beads at the top allowed the Pincushion to hang.   This piece measures about 4.5″ x 4.5″ at its widest points.  You will see some bead loss in the word ‘FALLS’ and the Fabric has faded in color.  Otherwise, this piece remains in very good condition for its age.

The smaller Wall Pocket has lost most of its Red Wool Fabric and edging.  Most of the Clear Seed Bead and Basket Beads that form the Botanical designs remain.  The back fabric is intact.  It measures about 6.5″ tall x 4″ wide.

The larger Wall Pocket features a deep Wine colored velveteen on the front.   The Clear Seed Beads of the floral medallions remain mostly intact, but the Basket Bead centers have come off of most of them.  You will see further bead loss around the edges and some of the Clear Seed Bead tassel loops have come off.  If there was a hanging loop at the top, it is no longer present.  The back fabric shows spotting and small holes. The front pocket retains its shape, the cardboard has not collapsed. This Wall Pocket measures about 8.5″ tall (not including the Beaded Tassels) x 5″ at the widest point.

We are selling these Antique Beaded Whimsies as a lot.

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Whimsy Scalloped Edge Pin Cushion

Iroquois Whimsy Scalloped Pin Cushion
Whimsy Scalloped Edge Pin Cushion

A crafter beaded this Scalloped Edge Pin Cushion Whimsy using Clear and colored Pony Beads. You will also see some gray-looking Basket Beads. The crafter also added Beaded Looped Tassels with Clear Pony Beads on each corner of the Pin Cushion.

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

This Pin Cushion features a floral/botanical design. The crafter beaded the design on what may have been a tan or yellow velveteen fabric which has mostly worn away.   Polished cotton in teal blue surrounded by red bias tape edging makes up the back.  You will see holes in the back fabric and sawdust is coming out.

The Beadwork on this Pin Cushion is beautiful, but the piece has not aged well.  In addition to the holes in the back fabric, the front shows significant tears.  Much of the velveteen has worn away.  Most of the beadwork seems to be intact, but you will see that some of the edge tassels have come loose. Some of the edge beads have fallen off as well.  You will find several pins remain in this Whimsy, signs that a previous owner used it for a Pin Cushion.

It measures about 7″ x  8″ not including the side tassels. The thickness is about 3″.

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Antique Whimsy Pin Cushion

Antique Whimsy Pin Cushion
Antique Whimsy Pin Cushion

A crafter created this Pin Cushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads and Clear Basket Beads.  It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

This Pin Cushion features a bird design surrounded by leaves in the corners. One corner still has looped tassels that probably appeared on the other corners as well. The crafter beaded the design on a tan velveteen fabric.  Most of the nap of this fabric has worn away.  Polished cotton in a tan color makes up the back.

You will see many beads are missing from the edges of the pin cushion itself. Most of the design remains intact but the beads have become very dark.  Some of the clear beads are red and yellow. You will also see Green Seed beads in two of the corners. A white paint like substance appears in a few spots on the front. A previous owner used this Pin Cushion, and it still has several pins in it.

This Beaded Pin Cushion will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!

It measures about 4.5″ square. The thickness is about 1.5″ and the filling seems to be intact.

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Whimsy Beaded Pillow Purple

Whimsy Beaded Pillow Purple
Whimsy Beaded Pillow Purple

A crafter beaded this antique scalloped edge Whimsy Beaded Pillow Purple using clear, blue, green, yellow and pink colored 5/0  Pony Beads. You will also see some gray Basket Beads. The crafter added Beaded Looped Tassels with Clear Pony Beads on each corner of the pillow. This piece was made circa 1900.

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

This pillow features pictorial raised beadwork of a bird on a branch with leaves and flowers. The crafter beaded the design on a purple velveteen fabric which is still in good condition. The pillow has silk around the edges and back with is in good condition with no tears but has some staining.

It measures about 10″ x  8″ not including the side tassels. The thickness is about 3″.

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Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Purple

Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Purple
Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Purple

A crafter beaded this Whimsy Beaded Box with transparent Pony Beads in Red, Green. Blue, Yellow, Purple and Clear to create lazy stitch edging.  On each panel, the crafter made simple center designs with Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads.  On the bottom you will see several beaded loops made with Clear Pony Beads.

Each side of the box is covered with either Red or Purple fabric.  The crafter lined the inside of the box with pink and purple polished cotton.  The Box is intact. You will see insect damage in spots on the fabric on the side panels and minor bead loss.  This box measures approximately 2.5″ long x 1.75″ wide x 2.25″ tall not including the beaded loops.

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

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Whimsy Pillow Top with Flags

Whimsy Pillow Top with Flags
Whimsy Pillow Top with Flags

A crafter beaded this antique scalloped edge Pillow Top Whimsy with Flags using clear and red, blue, green and yellow Pony Beads. You will also see some gray and white Basket Beads along with brass sequins on tan velveteen fabric. The crafter added Beaded Looped Tassels with Clear Pony Beads around each corner. Two flags and a raised pictorial  floral design with a eagle adorn the front of this pillow top.

The Beadwork on this Pin Cushion is beautiful, but the piece has some bead loss on the floral design and on the tassels. The velveteen has some fading and shows some wear.

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

It measures about 9″ x  10″ not including the side tassels. The thickness is about .5″.

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Whimsy Beaded Box Blue

Whimsy Beaded Box
Whimsy Beaded Box Blue

A crafter beaded this Blue Whimsy Beaded Box with transparent Pony Beads in Red, Yellow, and Clear to create lazy stitch edging.  On each panel, the crafter made simple center designs with Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads.  On the bottom you will see several beaded loops made with Clear Pony Beads as well as a hanging loop on the top.

Each side of the box is covered with either Blue or Purple fabric.  The crafter lined the inside of the box with pink polished cotton.  The Box is intact. You will see insect damage in spots on the fabric on the side panels and minor bead loss.  This box measures approximately 3″ long x 2″ wide x 2.25″ tall not including the beaded loops.

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

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Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Blue

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Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Blue

A crafter beaded this Whimsy Beaded Box Red & Blue with transparent Pony Beads in Red, Green. Blue, Yellow, and Clear to create lazy stitch edging.  On each panel, the crafter made simple center designs with Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads.  On the bottom you will see several beaded loops made with Clear Pony Beads.

Each side of the Beaded Box is covered with either Red or Blue fabric.  The crafter lined the inside of the box with pink polished cotton.  The Box is intact. You will see insect damage in spots on the fabric on the side panels and minor bead loss.  The box has a six inch hanging loop made of two strings of clear beads. This box measures approximately 3.5″ long x 2.5″ wide x 2.5″ tall not including the beaded loops.

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

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Whimsy Beaded Box Gray & Red

Whimsy Beaded Box Gray & Red
Whimsy Beaded Box Gray & Red

A crafter beaded this antique  Whimsy Beaded Box around the turn of the 20th cent. He or she used transparent Pony Beads in Red, Green. Blue, Yellow and Clear to create lazy stitch edging.  On each panel, the crafter made simple center designs with Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads.  On the bottom you wil see several beaded loops made with Clear Pony Beads.

Each side of the box is covered with either Red or Gray fabric.  The crafter lined the inside of the box with blue polished cotton.  The Box is intact. You will see insect damage in spots on the fabric on the side panels and minor bead loss.  This box measures approximately 2.5″ long x 1.75″ wide x 2.25″ tall not including the beaded loops.

It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.

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Whimsy Beaded Bird Set

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Whimsy Beaded Bird Set

Four Beaded Bird Whimsies come in this Set.  The crafter started with colored velveteen fabrics and covered them with Seed Beads.  The Birds sit on a perch with two stuffed balls hanging from it.  Another ball hangs from their beak.   The crafter adorned the Birds’ necks with multiple colors of beads.  Seed Beads outline the edges of the Bird’s body, wings and tail. There are two blue birds, one green and a red.

Each Whimsy Bird measures about 3″ long and 2″ tall, not including the hanging perch.

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Whimsy Lot Vintage

Whimsy Lot Vintage
Whimsy Lot Vintage

This lot of vintage whimsies includes a canoe, blue strawberry and a small purse.

The canoe is made with red velvet and 10/0 seed beads around the border. The crafter used Yellow and Blue beads to spell out the word Canoe on the side of the piece and they used multi colored beads to make four loops on the bottom. Blue fabric lines the inside of the canoe and a red ribbon makes the hanging loop. The canoe measures 4.5″ long, 2″ tall and 1.5″ at the widest part of the boat.

The crafter made the strawberry with blue and green velvet, dark green 8/0 pony beads around the center and on the hanging loop. In addition, they added three hanging tassels with white and blue seed beads. The strawberry measures 3.5″ tall and 2″ in diameter at the widest part on the top.

The purse is older than the other two items. The crafter made it with yellow fabric on the outside and red the inside. The piece features an abstract floral design of blue, white, yellow green and clear 10/0 seed beads. The top opens and has a clasp to close it. The purse measures 3″ long and 2.25″ tall and 1″ wide.

This Lot of Whimsies remains in very good condition and will make an great addition to your collection!

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Whimsy Pillowtop with Bird

Whimsy Pillowtop with Bird
Whimsy Pillowtop with Bird

This turn of the century Beaded Pillowtop with Bird Whimsy is in exceptional condition with no bead loss. The purple velvet has a raised pictorial beadwork design of a bird with flowers and leaves. The design is made with yellow, green, red, blue and white 5/0 pony beads and glass basket beads with a gray lining. The doily is backed with silk.

This Whimsy measures 11.25″ x 10.25″. The tassels measure about an inch around the sides.

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Hand Made Dolls

Hand Made Dolls 
Hand Made Dolls

If there is a universal child’s toy, it may well be a doll.  Whether hastily made from scrap material at hand, or painstakingly made to exacting detail, dolls “speak” to our humanity.  At first glance, dolls are simple play-things… suffering the ravages of many other mere “toys”.  However, there are many other reasons dolls are created and decorated for children.  Dolls may also be used to teach children important cultural and educational lessons in dress, hair style, adornment and dexterity.

Some dolls are created for specific purposes or occasions.  Others are made with whimsy and artistic license.  There are no limits to the variety of dolls.  This author is particularly interested in beadwork as a decorative medium.  By making a basic cloth doll body, there are unlimited ways to construct and decorate these miniature personalities. Continue reading Hand Made Dolls