Last Saturday we got up early and hit the garage sales...except...
There were hardly any sales at all. It's the heat I think. We saw maybe five of them and at the last one I found this little pine desk for
$35. They were asking $50 but I offered 30. He said 40 and I said 35? He crumbled and even offered to deliver it. We have a pickup at home so PH went back and got it. I mean after all,... :)
Not a big deal...but I'm pleased
I have a portable sewing machine. Many years ago it had a cabinet but the drawers broke and in those days...we didn't know how to fix it ...so it was sold at a garage sale. Which, of course, I regretted later.
Since then..I have seen only one that I wanted...badly! It was a sold by Singer, very tall and very beautiful.
Too much money and if they still sell them I haven't seen one. If I ever do...naw...I won't buy it. I don't even sew that much anymore, but when I do I want to be comfortable.
BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... :)
All these years my little singer portable has had to be pulled out of the closet and sat on a table..thus only hemming or mending was done.. Recently I took it out and sat it on another sewing machine cabinet that was not my own...and was way too tall for me to be comfortable at.
TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT?...
This little desk..is perfect. A deep file drawer for material..drawers for my ribbons..and how I DO love extra storage space. Paint it? I don't know. It's rather retro...and one day everyone will go into that stripping mode and things will be painted with paint remover and everyone will show off the "beautiful wood grain beneath all that paint!" So, no. It's going to remain pine.
(However it would look rather cute...NO! NOT painting it!)
I also found a very long dresser scarf edged in pretty crochet. The beige doily is really pretty. I have a few strings to clip off after washing, a bit of spray starch and a good steaming...:) Had to use that pretty steam iron you know! :)
Mele loves bit of fresh air which is always welcome especially when it hit exactly 110 degree's here today!
I do not mean 105 or 108, but 110!
What's the world coming to.. ???
Folks we are cooking out here in the far West!
Ask Las Vegas...one of my dearest friends lives there..and a couple of weeks ago she quoted me 118 degree's! So..I won't whine.
I painted all morning until the heat hampered me..and the way I paint...my glasses are speckled and there was a paint in my hair and lungs. No...I did not wear a mask because I am an IDIOT!