|1889 Singer Treadle with Coffin Lid|
|1889 Singer 27 VS2 Fiddlebase|
|Darner and box|
|antique curling iron|
I found the darner, in it's original box when I picked my oldest son up at college this week. The original price states 50 cents for the darner, and 25 cents for the extra spring. The box and the darner are both in really good shape. Mine didn't come with the 'spring', but, since I probably won't ever use it, that is ok. I'm sure I could use it on one of my ZZ (zig zag) machines.
|vintage table runner|
I found the Japanese teapot in the Goodwill store in San Angelo, when I was in Texas over Spring Break. They had it behind the counter, but, they had a great price on it. I love teapots, so, I just had to have it. I am showing it from the back so you can see where you put a candle in it to keep the tea warm. In the opening there is a little china insert that will hold a tealight candle.
I found the 1930's table runner at an antique shop in San Angelo. It is damaged, but, still nice. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. I was surprised at how little they had it priced at. I snatched it quickly before they could change the price ; )
I also found lots of doilies while on Spring Break. I found some in Iowa, most in Missouri and some in Texas. The ones at the bottom are more spool pin doilies, like I've posted about before (Thanks, Linda). I couldn't believe I found them. Now I can pick and choose which one I want to use on each machine. The teal and the gold & cream doilies are just a bit larger than the spool pin doilies, but, I can use them on my white Janome e-machine. The cream spool pin doilies don't show up on the e-machine.
I want to use the wooden 'foot' to make a thread holder like one I showed in an older post. The other thread holder uses 'found items' to make the thread holder. Now I just have to 'find' a few more pieces.
*An update to an earlier post. My friend's home is safe, thank goodness. The fire stopped and turned just a mile from her home. Unfortunately, another friend's ranch burned. The firefighter's saved the house, but, everything else burned, including the barn that held his parents antiques. Luckily, the 'Wildcat fire' didn't have any homes burned, but, it burned through over 158,000 acres. There are still several wildfires burning throughout Texas, and more start every day. Tornadoes throughout the South and Southeast, and flooding in several places. So many people to pray for. Now to find ways to help.