Tchotchkes--I love them but in moderation. Actually I like to collect things but contain them in one place--and preferably a place with a glass door to reduce dust. Like these bisque dolls I collected for a while.
This shelving unit has more sewing features than anything else:
A sewing caddy that was made in Japan. I think this might have been made before the war and was given to me by a friend. One of her baskets is a pin cushion and the other basket has one's thimble in it (the lid comes off to get to the thimble).
Another friend gave me a sister to the one above. Her baskets were long lost and someone replaced them with vintage spools of thread. Both of the figures have measuring tapes in the back of them that you can pull out:
Thimbles are also featured. My kids used to buy me a thimble when they travelled (the one from London is tipped over a bit for you to see). Sometimes they would pick up some from flea markets. I never told them that I don't use thimbles 😄
So this is Tuesday's light weight fluff for your viewing pleasure. Do you have any collectibles that you cherish? Do tell!
Have a safe and happy day!