Sunday, May 31, 2009
You can imagine my surprise when I spotted her like a sore thumb in our living room sitting on none other than the glass top of the dinghy table. Maybe, he thought I wouldn’t notice…at least he fixed the rigging.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Each week the 50+ year old Pfaff 130 sewing machine we purchased for sewing class gets hauled in on a luggage rack while other students carried theirs in by hand.
It turned out pretty well for a first try, it’s perfectly square in person. Now, if I could only learn how to make those white slipcovers!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Old silver plated and sterling serving pieces seem to attract me like a magnet.
These tiny silver plated pitchers were discovered on a table next to a bunch of old tools at the flea market. The seller said they were from on an old hotel that was being torn down and these were literally found behind the fireplace. The bottoms are stamped 1 and 1/2 ounces, silver solder, and were made in Philadelphia, PA. They are a bit banged up but, still adorable. Thought these would make fun Christmas ornaments dressed up with some ribbon and rhinestones when not being used as creamers. Any other suggestions?
The little pitchers ended up being a great compliment to the larger covered pitcher or coffee pot found just minutes before for $4.00. The bottom is etched Waldorf Astoria, which is a noted luxury hotel in New York that opened in the 1930’s.
The easy silver cleaning recipe will really be put to the test on these. We’ll let you know how it works out.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
We have a pile of old weathered doors taken from an old farmhouse that are perfectly chippy waiting for a new life but sometimes you just need instant gratification.