26.4.10

As good as new...

Did I want his late mother´s "Nähkästchen"
(sewing box), a friend asked me. Of course I
did - and am now proud owner of this commodious
sewing furniture...













... including an assortment of threads, buttons,
thimbles and such...













... and this fearsome instrument - which works
surprisingly well...

Kommentare:

Sue hat gesagt…

You are a lucky woman! What a lovely "bequest". The contents are as delightful as the container. You will enjoy it all.

Deborah hat gesagt…

Wonderful treasures!

Chris Gray hat gesagt…

lucky you!!!

I've always loved those sewing chests.....they make you want to peek into all the little nooks and crannies.... :-)

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks... I live on a street with several antique shops which sometimes display old sewing boxes - to judge from the prizes they ask, they know what they´re worth, so I´ve been very lucky indeed...

Dee / Cloth Company hat gesagt…

I have been the recipient of a neighbor's mother's sewing box (nothing as fancy as the table you rec'd)... nevertheless, it, too, was a great treasure!

Christine hat gesagt…

What a treasure!

Joei Rhode Island hat gesagt…

Such a wonderful friend to give such a gift. You will surely make his mother proud!

Kaye Turner hat gesagt…

Oh lucky, lucky you! What treasure!

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

Lovely that you were the perfect person to pass this on to.

jude hat gesagt…

oh yay!

ger hat gesagt…

Well, time brings it all... it was sitting around unused in the basement for about 15 years since she passed away...

Deb G hat gesagt…

Oh how lovely! Something to feed the soul...

Sweetpea hat gesagt…

EXCELLENT!!

Chrissie hat gesagt…

What a kind gesture and what a lucky lady - have fun with your new treasure!

ancientcloth hat gesagt…

It looks so well cared for...lucky you! The threads are little treasures and one can never have enough good scissors.

Jacky hat gesagt…

What a wonderful gift...to be treasured.
I just love all of the beautiful threads and bits and bobs in the drawers. What fun sifting through them.

Jacky xox

grrl + dog hat gesagt…

look at those gorgeous thimbles,

with such a story to them..
the hours

she must have spent,


the drawer is a story unto itself.

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you... I´ll cherish it...

jackie hat gesagt…

What a lovely gift and nice for her scissors to still be used. I like your Henry James quote - good to remember each day.