This weekend I purchased a wonderful, antique New Home treadle sewing machine from a local thrift store.
She's got a few flaws but I see some potential in her.
I looked online and found a website that helped me date my "new" sewing machine.
This beauty has been around since 1890!
I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with this antique piece but what won me over was this domed wood top......
And the drawers that were in perfect condition.
Before I purchased the piece I looked in the drawers and saw that they were full of remnants of someone's past sewing life.
After I got home and went through the drawers I realized this sewing machine has probably sat untouched for a very, very long time. The drawers were a mini time capsule of thread, buttons, and notions from around 1915 to the mid 1920's.
I found a WW1 General Service brass coat button.
A celluloid advertising pocket mirror from the silent film series "Graft" (1915).
A package of Stickerei Trimming from Germany.
Several old thimbles.
A small leather coin purse.
A package of silver stem Lace Pins.
As well as buttons, needles and trims,
and various receipts that were dated from 1922 to 1925.
As I was sorting through all of the drawer contents, a collage started to take shape on my kitchen table.
So I've decided to save these bits and pieces from so long ago and create a piece to hang in my studio.
I don't have a finished project to show you just yet but you'll be the first to see it when I'm done.
Thanks for stopping by.