In the Fireside Table for Two tablescape post yesterday, I used an antique sewing cabinet drawer in the centerpiece.
I’ve pondered different ideas of what to do with my great-grandmother’s sewing cabinet.
It sits in the nostalgia room upstairs, serving no purpose. The machine is still intact…everything in fairly good working order.
It was passed down to my Grandmother, and she kept it in her kitchen for many years. The finish has a little damage from using it as their chip and snack table – maybe for quick and easy accessibility? We grandkids loved that! 🙂
I’ve considered painting or refinishing the cabinet, but nothing has gelled in my mind yet. See the possibilities I’ve collected on my Home Project Ideas Pinterest Board, if you’d like.
After gathering a few drawer ideas on Pinterest, I removed one and cleaned it out. What fun that was, looking through Nonie’s old sewing notions! Rather than blending them in with my own, I keep them separate…I guess to honor my grand and great-grand.
I lined the cleaned drawer with damask napkins and pulled out some clean quart-sized canning jars. I decided on floating candles for two of the jars, although, the symmetry of three identical jars would be nice.
Floating candles are so fun and easy…and cheap! Fill your container 3/4 of the way with water and add a few drops of food coloring. Remove the tea light candle portion from its tin casing and place on the water surface.
For a natural element, I chose some celery stalks from the refrigerator. Sort of random, I know. Nothing blooming in the yard right now!
You know my motto: Use and enjoy the things you have on hand.
Isn’t it so vintage and fun?
Check out the sewing machine drawer ideas I’ve pinned to my Old Drawers Re-purposed Pinterest board. The ideas are so neat!
Now we know what to do with those random drawers from antique sewing machines in antique stores (or our mom’s attic). Do you have other ideas to share? I’d love to hear about them. 🙂
I hope you have a cozy weekend in the midst of our cold blast. Stay bundled and warm, y’all!
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