Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another Corner

My mother has pointed out that there is no way I will ever get all of my stuff into the barn. She is sure there is not room. Some of the things will be staying in the house. This completely useless machine is one of those. I just think it is pretty and I am in search of a singer base for it. I often find bases that have been converted into tables, but they just want to much for them. I would love to find one that has the original top and drawers and is missing the machine and needs work. Maybe that would be affordable. For now it is in the corner of the dining room - hidden from most everyone's view but mine when I am working in there. If you go back to this post you will see a different view of this room.

The doorknob bouquet is made from doorknobs we removed from our house. We took down several walls and closed in some outside doors in the renovation process and these are the knobs from those doors. All of the other original doors have hardware very similar to these. The brown bronze one on the left is my favorite - it has a date scratched into it in a very childish fashion - I wonder about the significance of that date.

This is "the brown craft cabinet" that will become clothing storage in my bedroom soon. It came from Mama Norvan's house and is a true primitive piece. She kept linens in it. The cluster on the top is beads and buttons and bits and bobs. I love the stacking bottles in the back right corner up there. They are lab bottles that I found somewhere. I have more of these and will have a shelf in the studio the perfect depth for these. They are generously sized and once filled, they lay on the side and stack. There is also an area for labeling, which I won't use. I also have some clear plastic lab trays as well. The cheese box came from an old store in my hometown.

The green bench on the left has its own feature publication in the future. This is a great story and I want it to be a stand alone post.

And now .....





Take cover ......



Prepare to run if an avalanche starts.......


I'll open the doors and let you into the dirty little secret of this cabinet.......




Here we go...


Holy crap what is in there. I really don't have a clue. It has been years since I saw some of this stuff. But there will be purging and giving away and selling in the near future. Get ready blogger buddies. I have been really weak in the past about buying things and I am going to bless you guys with some of the results. Remember - this is only one cabinet of several that are packed just like this.

The plus - I completed VBS crafts with 10.00 worth of supply purchases. I had to have 10 bags of cotton balls. The church bought the balloons and the windchimes and I had all the other supplies I needed except for cotton balls. I do hope you have enjoyed this glimpse of an area behind closed doors at my house.

Have a wonderful day. I challenge you to let us peek into your secrets too.

3 comments:

see you there! said...

I have an old Singer in its original base with drawers. Mine is electric but pretty old. The machine drops down into a well and the top folds over. My friend has an older treadle machine where the top is like a box that fits over the machine. Your machine looks like an older one to me.

Darla

Tammy said...

Thanks for popping by my blog and for your sweet comments...love seeing the inside of your craft cabinet...I have an entire room that looks like that! Egads!

em said...

I bet there's a treasure trove in that cabinet! I bet you're going to have fun going through it all :)