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Saturday was a beautiful day here in Iowa. Russ and I spent the morning looking at lawn decorations to place in the garden. We want to add more potted plants in the garden to go with the flowers that are already growing. Last year, we dug almost every things up and laid down weed barrier and fresh mulch. It was a huge job and oh, so worth it! This spring, we are seeing it for the first time and the work really paid off.
After stopping at many garden centers and stores like Menards and Home Depot, we had some ideas, but nothing said, "buy me!" I figured we had time and I would rather get things I really want rather than just buying because it was there. On the way home, we drove by an antique store and we saw several things that would be perfect for what we were wanting to do! And the prices were much better, too. =)
Russ found this fun folk art hanging plant stand. When the weather fully stays safe enough for potted plants, something will be placed in this pot. =)
This old, chippy and heavy aquarium stand will be another place to set potted flowers on. Love the scroll work and rust. =)
But, I must say, it was the antique store across the street that had the very best treasure of all...
A beautiful 1937 Featherweight! And the price was reasonable! Less than what they go for on Goodwill.com and Ebay. Yay! No scratches. Clean, clean, clean! Runs like a dream and the case has only a hint of "old" smell.
I am calling her Wilma Lucile, after my two great aunts that I miss and love dearly.
I made a bed cover to prevent the face plate screw from damaging it. Funny that I worry about that when for 77 years, she has been okay. =)
The fabric strip on the bed is the seam guide I bought. It is removable and won't leave any gunk on her, however, when I couldn't sleep last night, I ordered Nova's Sew Straight Guide to replace it, along with a cone thread stand that fits into one of the oil holes on top.
The owner of the shop had two to choose from. I chose the one with the prettier faceplate, of course!
Sweet Wilma Lucile will be dearly loved and used often!!
If you have any tips about Featherweights, please share!!
Have a very happy Monday!!