Do you know how many times I've come across these wonderful old boxes? Old empty boxes?
Well yesterday, I slowed my breathing, tried not to get my hopes up yet again, and raised the lid. The angels sang, the clouds parted, and I stood and smiled at this beautiful sight ...
The box was full ... full of this wonderful antique sewing machine. And it's in colour!!
It's like the fanciful scroll work you see on carousels!
And fancy engraved metals bits ...
And there's a date ... don't you love antiques with dates?
August 1, 1911 ... One Hundred and Two Years Young :)
(Okay, so maybe that's the age of the patent and not the machine, I really couldn't say)
But she's a darling. Everyone these days are naming their vintage sewing machines. This old girl isn't vintage, she's antique. But I think she does deserve a name.
I had to leave the store empty-handed as I couldn't carry home two very heavy antique sewing machines now, could I.
Call me a fool. No fool like an old fool. An old fool and two old sewing machines. Ha!
Now I have a collection of exactly four old sewing machines. I just need to get a sewing room again to display them. If my husband reads this post, I've got some explaining to do.
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