Now, did I smile nicely at the saleslady? Yes I did - and after 5 minutes of negotiating and $40 later - you guessed it - ALL MINE!!!!!!
So now only one thing is missing - something to spin. Friends on a nearby hobby farm have several alpaca that guard the rest of their livestock. I am going to be the lucky recipient of their fleece when they are shorn in the coming Spring. Not long to wait now.
Upon settling my new found purchase in the family room, the simple living, country girl inside me started to feel a little bit nostalgic. Now, I know my mate Phil over at House of Simple loves to dwell in treasures of the past so I thought I would show a few of the 'old wares' that adorn some of the corners of my home.
The Crown stove that sits at the end of my kitchen. Not in use, just for lookin'. Inside the big heavy beast, is a great place, that stays a somewhat constant temperature and is good for storing my garden seeds.
A butter churn. Churns butter to perfection and adds to the upper arm muscles considerably - I tend to use the blender though......much quicker
A rug beater - lovely to just hang on the wall now. Thank god I am lucky enough to have a vacuum cleaner.
And....the Singer treadle sewing machine. Another great find (at a garage sale) from years ago. It is in working order and I always turn it regularly to stop any of the moving parts seizing up. The belt, (because it is rubber, and we have lots of humidity here in Queensland) I remove, and keep wrapped up in the cupboard.
An old boiling copper - these days it's a perfect planter pot for the ponytail palm. (try saying that ten times without stopping)
I hope you have enjoyed the little trip down memory lane.