A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through an on-line auction site just having a look/see at what treasures people were offering for sale. As I was looking at goodies under the ‘Antiques’ label I didn’t expect to be purchasing anything. Well, that changed and I got lucky and had the winning bid in the auction - woo hoo.
I really like collecting ‘old’ things. In the house I have a healthy collection of old brass objects, some beautiful big bronze figures that I collected when living in Asia and then a few Asian figures in bone (not ivory as I respect elephants too much to collect that), then there is my fabric stash – but we wont go there *wink*. I also really like to repurpose old things too, so when I saw this gorgeous ‘donut’ box I couldn’t resist it.
It’s condition is superb and just look at the art work. On the side there is a treasure of a closing clasp.
There isn’t a single thing wrong with it both inside and out, quite honestly it’s in a better condition than I thought it was. And what am I repurposing this gorgeous piece of work into ?– well…
What do you think? Where the donut is supposed to sit snuggly I discovered that my bobbins fit in just perfectly. Awesome.
Now all I have to do is tidy my tip of a sewing cave so that I can find a space for my new bobbin case where I can admire it while working. This could be a long term project until I can share those pictures with you – the room is an absolute shambles and became a bit of a dumping ground while we were decorating, so I’m not sharing pictures of that it’s too embarrassing, really.
Have a wonderful week one and all