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illinois 03-10-2018 05:01 AM

thimble display
 
My granddaughter will be graduating from high school next month and I want to gift her with a thimble that was given to her great-grandmother at her graduation in 1926. It is silver and etched with her initials. My granddaughter is named for her so it is extra special. I've looked online for a display "container" for a single thimble but everything I find is for multiple thimbles such as for collectors. Does anyone have a suggestion of a way to display this one thimble?

Boston1954 03-10-2018 05:37 AM

I wonder if a picture framing place would have, or maybe could make something to let this one little thimble "shine".

cindyb 03-10-2018 05:43 AM

What about a shadow box. I think they still make them. I used one years ago to put some keys, pictures, etc from grandpa as a memento. I think they also come pretty small.

Feather3 03-10-2018 07:13 AM


Originally Posted by illinois (Post 8019218)
My granddaughter will be graduating from high school next month and I want to gift her with a thimble that was given to her great-grandmother at her graduation in 1926. It is silver and etched with her initials. My granddaughter is named for her so it is extra special. I've looked online for a display "container" for a single thimble but everything I find is for multiple thimbles such as for collectors. Does anyone have a suggestion of a way to display this one thimble?

Try doing a search for "Small glass display box". There are many different sizes & styles.

I also found small glass domes:

http://www.collectingwarehouse.com/P...yABEgLMvfD_BwE

glassbird 03-10-2018 01:25 PM

Maybe find a picture of the great grandmother and include it? Also, find some way to label the display and/or include some information. It would be a shame to lose the story behind the thimble. I have several family items that have become detached from their "stories", and I feel obligated to protect them and pass them on but am hampered by the lack of information. The next generation will no doubt value them less, and it is a shame.

Tiggersmom 03-10-2018 05:35 PM

Hobby lobby has shadow boxes in different sizes. Can you put a picture of great grandma in the frame with the thimble?

hybearn8er 03-10-2018 09:17 PM

Hobby lobby has bell displays that are perfect for thimbles or pocket watchesif you type in bell display they will come up. Anna

mermaid 03-11-2018 02:55 AM

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The pocket watch bell is what I use. I even got lucky several yrs ago at a flea and got really small ones. Glove forms work also. [ATTACH=CONFIG]590578[/ATTACH] Perfect!

illinois 03-11-2018 04:53 AM

Indeed, perfect items, mermaid! Thank you to all for suggestions. I hadn't considered the picture, too. Many minds working together........

elnan 03-11-2018 06:39 AM

I have seen advertisements in the past that showed a thimble in a wire cage and worn as a necklace. Your granddaughter is a very fortunate young woman.


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