This morning Walter was out playing golf on his Friday off. I decided to go play hooky too. I figured that my brain wouldn't be so warped if I got out and exercised a bit...
My idea of good exercising is to go to the 22nd St. Antique Mall and walk all of the aisles.
I hit the all time jackpot today...At least for me.
When I was a little kid, we went to some one's house and I saw one of these...I asked what it was, and the lady showed me all of the drawers and bins and told me that it was a "Martha Washington's Sewing cabinet. Well...It wasn't really Martha's. It was a sewing cabinet built in the 20s or 30s. For some reason, it always stuck with me and I always wanted one. They are few and far between and for a long time, I couldn't justify spending the money that they were asking for the ones that I did find. They have come down in price in the past few years.
Most of you know that I collect all kinds of sewing and needlework antiques. I am now a happy camper. I am not worried about finding any more....I probably will and I will still add to my collection, but this one just makes me smile.
The way this one is designed is especially well. See that little open shelf underneath? It's the perfect size for a mini sewing room, room box. I have made several of those, but I always seem to give them away to friends. This time I am going to make one just for me...Tessie will probably move in and try to take over, but it will be mine.
When Tessie heard that everybody was getting presents, she demanded, "Where's mine? What did you get me?".
I was way ahead of her. I picked up this small geode...It is hard to see in the photo, but it's right up Tessie's alley. The inside is covered with tiny crystals that sparkle like diamonds.
I won't have to mess with her for the rest of the day.She will be mesmerized for the afternoon.
I am going to clean up the sewing chest and oil the finish. Then I am going to stock it with goodies.
See you tomorrow.