Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Nice Finding ...

Hello my dear friends,

I would like to share my very first treasure of the new year which will be a part of my home. I knew that shopping shouldn't be the thing to make you feel better but sometimes it just does. I was out doing my chores and I wandered off to our local Value Village store just to take a look. Who would know I would find this treasure? Again I had to fight with myself and ask myself the question ~ "to buy or not to buy?" ~ well, you already know the outcome otherwise there would be no post today!

I found this beauty and it was a steal for the price! An antique singer sewing machine table! Yes, table only but I am perfectly fine with that because I have several antique children's sewing machines and one hand cranking one from the late 1800's already and that is enough ~ well, at the moment at least.

(sorry about the picture not being too good)

Right now I just cleaned the table up and set it up in my living room. In the spring I will start taking it apart and I am thinking of finding a new top for it maybe. I am going to try and use most of the parts like the drawers and hardware to create something new although I am not too sure what that will be just yet but hopefully something will pop into my mind sooner than later. The lamp needs replacing as well and I am wanting to buy new ones I am just not too sure which style I am going to go for ...stained glass lamps maybe?

Something else I would like to share with you today is a sneak peek for my Valentine's day creation. I am not going to give away too much yet even though I can't wait until I get to share it with you all! My creation is also going to be gifts for my daughters for Valentine's and if I show them to you now, my daughters will see them as well! So in the meantime I will have to patiently wait until February 14th to post about it ... it's only 21 days away, but who's counting right?

Are you curious right now?? If you are don't forget to come back on Valentine's Day! And in the meantime please keep stopping by to see what other neat things I have come up with here at Todolwen.

I hope you are all well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. I just saw your posts with pictures of your pincushions. They are truly lovely, I may have to try my hand at these. All I need is some velvet. Thanks for sharing. Love the old sewing machine table, I see them for sale once in awhile.. just don't have a place to put one. Lucky you.

  2. If you feel good enough to shop a little, go for it.
    I know the ups and downs of this season for us.
    Take care of yourself sweetie.

    barbara jean