Tomato Pin Cushion

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Product Overview

PIN CUSHION - TOMATO with sharpener

Why a Tomato?
One especially popular design is that of a tomato, often with a small attached strawberry containing emery powder. The tomato design was most likely introduced during the Victorian Era. It is commonly stated that the origin of this design was a belief that placing a tomato on the mantel of a new house guaranteed prosperity and repelled evil spirits, and that if tomatoes were out of season, families improvised by using a round ball of red fabric filled with sand or sawdust, which also became a place to store pins. However, this statement appears to have no basis in historical fact, and pincushions in the shapes of many different vegetables were common in the Victorian Era