Wednesday, August 7, 2013
for the longest time
For the longest time I've been searching for a sewing box. I've been outbid on many such boxes on Trademe, and never seen one in an op shop. Till now! I spotted one in the window of my local Salvation Army store, it was so cute with long legs and little casters. Only problem was it was part of the "window display" and it was being used as a prop. The lovely lady informed me that "no, it wasn't for sale". A bit despondent I wandered around the store browsing. A little while later she must have taken pity on me and said that if I wanted I could put my name down and sometime in the future if it came up for sale, she would ring me. She also added that they might not want to sell it at all.
But OBVIOUSLY the story has a happy outcome! I got a call last week to say if I wanted it, I could buy it! Luckily the price they had put on it wasn't too high, much less than what sewing boxes have been selling for on Trademe.I was the first of a long list of people hoping to add it to their collection.
It's top was in quite a bad way, but a good rub with my wood butter and it looked a million times better, I'm not that interested in giving it a complete overhaul, I like that it's got a bit of history. A closer inspection revealed that it's made of Rimu too, something I hadn't noticed through the window.
I love it's little caster wheels, I only wish it was sitting on some polished floorboards and not carpet! - The long wait is over! What should I start searching for next?