Tuesday, July 06, 2010

This is the corner at the front of the house. I do not have as many potted plants which with the dry weather is a blessing.

When we were cleaning out the old Mayes house on the farm, Prince found this old sewing machine up in the attic. It was dusty beyond compare and the wood was falling off and the rust was unbelievable but he knew I would see the beauty in it.
He brought it up to the house and I removed the wood and took off the old machine and took the pressure washer to remove the mountains of dust and dirty dobbers nest. I finally got it spray painted and moved to it's new place of respect.
The kitty justice is no matter how old or rusty a piece has become someone can see the beauty and usefulness.

11 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

Pretty little spot and yes there is always beauty to behold under it all.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

My mom used to use a Singer sewing machine she peddled by foot. And she used it from the time I was born until I was overseas. She finally traded it in on an electric which, she said, she didn't like as it wasn't as good as the old one she had.

You sure did a good job cleaning the old one up.

Lady Di Tn said...

Monica
Thanks and yes there is. Peace

Abe
Thanks. Wonder what happen to that old machine. It might be someone's yard art now. If I remember correctly the first electric machine did not have foot pedals but you used your knee to run the knee pedal. Peace

Small City Scenes said...

Excellnt eye LadyDi.
And look hoe the new table fits right in with the chairs.

I liked the knee press machine much better that the foot press I have now. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

MB
Prince said it looked as if it had been there all along. I thought when I saw the rusty worn out machine that it would be perfect and it was. Peace

DUTA said...

Charming corner!
I like the bricks, the plant pots, and especially the table (the old sewing machine)with the four chairs.

I completely agree with your ' no matter how old or rusty a piece has become someone can see the beauty and usefulness".

Lee said...

What a wonderful area, Lady Di! Those old Singer sewing machines are great. I used to have one in a life past! ;)

Lady Di Tn said...

Duta
Thanks. Now if I had some cushions for those chairs, I would invite you to come sit and have a cup of tea.
Growing up poor, I have that ingrain tendency to look for the usefulness of things that others throw away. Also, that creative side of me comes up with a few good ideas. Peace

Lee
Thanks but it is not a singer. It is a werthan wilson. I will go check the emblem to make sure. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

Lee
I was half correct. The sewing machine is a Wheeler Wilson and manufactored in Bridgeport, Conn. USA. I think I'll google them. Peace

Maria said...

The sewing machine is really beautiful! My mother had a sewing machine peddled by foot when we were children and used it a lot at that time!

Lady Di Tn said...

Maria
Thanks. Seems like most of us can remember those machines being in use. Peace