I spent a very pleasant Saturday junking with my eighty-year-old mother. We found a fantastic dumpy junk store, where we spent hours combing through what some might call absolute junk. My mom is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to identifying vintage items. She always has a story or comment that starts out, “My daddy would use this to …” or “My goodness, momma had one of these“. It was a grand time and of course, because food is always involved, we enjoyed a fantastic deli lunch.
Rummaging around in an old box I found very nice vintage industrial cobbler and tack hammers and an ice pick (?) that I will use as an awl punch. Love the nice rich patina and rust. Already have projects planned that will put them to good use.
I’m a sucker for wood boxes and drawers. So, of course, I picked up a few vintage sewing trestle boxes for future projects and storage.
I got a real bargain in a wooden two-drawer desk caddy/shelf. I am going to practice my milk painting skills on this piece. (See finished project here).
But the absolute best find of the day was an early 1900′s oak sewing trestle table; complete with wood casters, iron spin wheel and four working drawers. I can’t wait to put this baby to good use. I plan to turn un-used closet space into a sewing nook.
Have a good day! — Joanne