A WWI era sweetheart pin cushion

An antique Boer War/World War One era ‘remember me’ sweetheart pin cushion.

This lovely heart shaped pin cushion has a variety of pretty pins with beaded toppers.

It’s so poignant to think of soldiers overseas making these for their loved ones at home. Just charming. These look beautiful on plinths or in glass domes.


The inscription reads:

At summer’s eve when moon beams pale

Illums the day’s blue sea,

Oh think of one that loves that hour,

Yes, then remember me.



All approximate

Height 19cm

Width 18cm

Depth 6cm


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. As seen in the images, but not limited to: losses to the beading, fading, general wear/threadbare areas.

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