My Sister and Brother-In-Law are cleaning out and getting rid of stuff they no longer want. I was the lucky recipient of two sewing machines and lots of little treasures that were in the drawers of one of the machines. This first machine was my BIL's grandmother's. I really need to clean the wooden cabinet some, but really I love it as is. The treasures on top were in the drawers. I have some close up pictures below. I felt like a kid in a toy store at Christmas time when I opened those drawers! I haven't tried the machines to see if they still work, but I really don't care. This one is in the little area between our kitchen and family room and adds so nicely to that corner.
The next machine belonged to my husband's grandmother and had been thrown out into the ditch! Literally! It was rescued and ultimately has become mine. The top of the cabinet is missing, but, hey, who cares? It's very pretty sitting at the end of my hallway underneath the display of old family pictures. I learned to sew on a treadle machine and so having these brings back memories.
Here is a collection of scissors, etc.. that were in one drawer.
Look at these packages of needles!!!! And the measuring tapes! I remember when my grandfather had a hardware/farmer's supply store, he sold needles in those cylindrical wooden containers. His were in a big round tin that had a handle on the top. You would turn the handle until it lined up with the size of needles you wanted, then you opened the little door and got out your wooden cylinder of needles. I loved playing with that pin tin. Ha! Ha! Maybe that's why I
have a collection of tins that would blow your mind now!
Then, last but not least, look at these vintage buttons!!! I love buttons. I saw on this blog, DJ Storeroom, where these buttons make great bracelets.
Another Australian fabric quilt..........
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