Tomato Pin Cushion
Small tomato pincushion with a strawberry sharpener that removes rust to give a smoother pin surface for improved performance.
According to folklore, placing a tomato on the mantel of a new house guaranteed prosperity and repelled evil spirits. If tomatoes were out of season, families improvised by using a round ball of red fabric filled with sand or sawdust. The good-luck symbol also served a practical purpose—a place to store pins.