Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Of course, we didn't find one--although there was a Singer Touch and Sew that had been removed from its table or case. (I didn't try it because I don't want to have to start a whole new collection of presser feet, and the T&S uses slant feet.)
What I did find was these three antique fingertip towels--they're hand embroidered, so they have to be old. The bonus was the $2 yellow rose tablecloth. What a bonus! The prices on these tablecloths have escalated astronomically in the years since my friend Hannah bought them to make her children's play clothes--because she knew they'd never wear out! I'll probably make an apron or smock if I can squeeze enough fabric out of it.
The other thing I did not buy--but would have loved to--was a beautiful 19th c. oak library table with pillared legs. It was gorgeous, although, frankly, even if I had had an extra $175, it wouldn't have fit in my house. The same shop had a zinc-topped kitchen cabinet that had probably spent years on someone's porch. Very interesting--and it too will eventually belong to someone besides me.