Saturday, September 26, 2009
If you're going to have a collection of special objects, it's nice to make the most of it by having the objects (or perhaps a rotating subset of those objects) on display, so you and other can enjoy them.
For example, take thimbles. There are so many ways to display them! Of course, you could have a few just sitting out almost anywhere - but what if you want to display more of them? Many companies sell basic display cases, but let's look at some of the more unusual options.
Langford Woodcraft sells a range of semicircular thimble display racks - and a full circular one, too.
Paul Anderson makes some fun thimble racks - in pine or mahogany finish - shaped like countries and animals.
And here's a different sort of thimble rack, available in four colors.
The Thimble Guild carries a few of Paul Anderson's many products, as well as some of Langford Woodwork's products. But it also has brass racks - free-standing racks and racks for the wall. There's also this one, which revolves. Update on Nov. 11, 2012: The Thimble Rack no longer carries this product, and I'm not finding it anywhere else, either.
The Thimble Guild also carries this leather "thimble harness."
These come from Thimbleselect, of Australia.
Nimble’s Thimble Display Case Co. makes some lovely products.
Here's another thimble display case - this one with glass shelves.
And here's a thimble display cabinet that was made by Redpath Design, a fine furniture company.
And then there are also the thimble domes, in a range of sizes.
As you can see at the start of this video, this collector has a number of thimble cabinets (and some pretty wonderful thimbles)!
Reader Question: Controlling and Displaying the Collection