• Handmade Mother of Pearl Scissors

    These handmade luxury scissors are inspired by the Charles X era famous for the sophistication and quality of its objects and the scissors are beautifully rendered replicas. The handles are imitation mother of pearl and have ornately decorated shafts.   The finger rings are smooth ovals and one ring is embellished with a satin pompom […]

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  • Handmade Tortoiseshell Scissors

    These handmade luxury scissors are inspired by the Charles X era famous for the sophistication and quality of its objects and the scissors are beautifully rendered replicas. The handles are imitation tortoiseshell  The finger rings are smooth ovals and one ring is embellished with a satin pompom tassel.  The finished article is a very lightweight […]

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  • Sajou Vintage Style Thread Winders

                              These  die-cut cardboard thread winders were used to store and organize precious threads for needlework.   Each set is printed on both sides and based on authentic vintage designs from Sajou’s extensive collection of French needlework accessories.  The patterns feature designs based on […]

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  • Sajou Veined Ivory Scissors

    These handmade luxury scissors are inspired by the Charles X era famous for the sophistication and quality of its objects and the scissors are beautifully rendered replicas. The handles are imitation veined ivory and reproduce the Sajou “S”.  The finger rings are decorated with a scalloped festoon detail and one ring is embellished with a […]

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  • Fil Au Chinois Waxed Linen Thread Capsules

    The famous brand Fil au Chinois reproduced the packaging of their linen thread, sold in capsules (small round containers) in bygone days. This linen thread is lightly waxed to make sewing easier and is made in the north of France, the birthplace of Fil au Chinois. The label on the capsules is the famous character “Chinois”, the namesake of […]

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  • On Pins and Needles

    My weakness for beautiful tools was sorely tested these past few days, and I finally succumbed to the charms of these vintage needlework treasures.  The objets of my desire were  lovely  tools for sewing, stitching and lacemaking from a French company called Sajou.  Maison Sajou was founded in 1828 and was well known as a […]

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