Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas has come early at Chez Fishwife....




Yup it's a large and rather lumpy piece of furniture. (Though fortunately not quite as day-glo red as in this picture.)

It does this though....




Yup it's a sewing machine cabinet. (I already had the sewing machine.)

And it does this ...(no Wurlitzer muzak though.)



...all the way up. By hydraulics. Cool, no?



Lifty-up lid with handy compartment for all your bits. Mirror needs restuck of course




And more storage in the door.



And lots of drawers for still more stuff. You can never have too much storage room for stuff, can you?



Now the sewing addicts amongst you will have realised from the second picture why I'm so pleased about this. This is not just any old sewing cabinet you see, it's a Horn sewing cabinet. I have wanted one for most of my sewing and crafting life but as you need to have a second mortgage to afford one I had rather resigned myself to the fact it just wasn't going to happen. Even on Ebay they cost too much, especially if you factor in postage.

Anyway, you can tell by the colours that this is a somewhat vintage model. Late '70s or early '80s, going by that green. It belonged to the manageress of one of the local charity shop and she donated it to raise funds for the shop. I was on my way to the bank, saw it in the window and was in there like a rat down a hole, belive me. It was £50, which is about a quarter of what they cost on Ebay let alone anywhere else, so Hubby agreed that yup, I could have it for my Christmas present, even though we had really agreed just to give each other small things this year.

Yessssss......

Ohhh, I am pleased with it. Can you tell? I am dead chuffed, as we used to say back at school. Sod the perfume and diamond jewelry (not that I would have got them anyway, lol) for Christmas. I'm happy!

7 comments:

Annette said...

Love the cabinet and I do like the green.....
By the way± my two boys )3 and 5 years old' do think that a girl who goes by the name of Princess deserves a pink scooter for Christmas and she is welcome to paint her toenails in our front yard next summer. They will love to watch.

Linda said...

Oh WOW, that's a great deal and a great cabinet! All that storage. And close that baby up all neat and tidy. Awesome find! What a sweet hubby too.
Merry Christmas!

Helen said...

That's wonderful. Whaur's yer IKEA noo?

Dawn in NL said...

Congratulations, you absolutely could not have passed up that great bargain. Lovely Christmas present.

All the best,
Dawn

maurimoii said...

Nifty! My high school art teacher had one...no hydraulics, though, just sweat and occasional tears when the thing collapsed on your fingers.

thereyougothen said...

oh, lucky lucky you! You have an incredible knack for charity shop finds, as well. One day I'm going to be like you! (and have a horn cabinet too)

zippiknits said...

That is amazing how you found it. Congratulations! What a lovely Christmas present, too.

Happy New Year!