Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Pigeon is Home to Roost Tonight

Never did I intend to even take a "break" from blogging.
I have been so wrapped up in other matters that suddenly a month 
just slipped through my fingers and flew away.
~You are in my club if you have a vintage soul.~
Let's all just go back to simpler times and get rid of the modern hoopla tonight.
Tonight I'm giving myself a moment to just reminisce and day-dream
about objects from the vintage time machine...
(...I feel my brain is starving...)
This utilitarian fly-wheel was salvaged
out of the old sewing cabinet I found on the street a few months ago.
I decided that the work it would take to bring the rotted cabinet back
was not what I was up to (don't hate me!)  But, I did want to save the artful metal components.
(And Dan needed the room in the garage.)
He dug the sewing machine piece out too, of course.  That in itself is a sculpture to me.
(Stamped: Patent 1885!)
Together with my shoe-forms and some fresh holly
it pairs beautifully for a utilitarian farm-style holiday table top setting.
My shoe forms?
They've been in the fam.
Sharing my roadside rescue salvage with:


NanaDiana said...

So glad to see you, Andrea. I love your use of the sewing machine parts. I have my own Gramma Stella's sewing machine. A FREE from 1903 (I think). It was the only thing I wanted from her house. I remember her setting there sewing away when I was a kid.

Love your shoe stays, too. It was nice to see your blog pop up tonight- xo Diana

Debra @ Common Ground said...

glad you're back, Andrea! that wheel looks amazing on it's own. glad you were able to salvage it!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Andrea, I've been wondering where you've been. Glad to see you back.
The fly wheel, shoe forms and holly make a beautiful vignette.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

WELCOME BACK! love the old sewing machine wheel, Looks great with the
shoe forms!

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