August 1, 2011

the treadle cabinet arrives


The treadle cabinet is here. Solid 1905 goodness. I couldn't resist the temptation to make it into a bar.


The half empty pitcher of white sangria fueled the bar idea. It won't stay this way forever, just until the machine is cleaned and a new belt attached. In the meantime the bottles serve as decadent clutter prevention. Also, displaying them instead of just storing them in a kitchen helped turn the apartment where I've been for the past year into my home.

10 comments:

  1. Sigh... I want it so much!!! So pretty :)

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  2. my singer treadle rescued from the side of the road is now our tv stand

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  3. A TV stand is a great repurposing of found treadle!

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  4. Looking good for being over a century old!

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  5. How utterly fabulous!! LOVE this!

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  6. I have a 1912 Singer Treadle, I use it for a Sewing Machine, well, I'm learning... lol. I also have a White FR (Family Rotary) 1913 treadle that my BF and I are restoring. After that there will be a 1920 Singer that I'm debating on attaching a hand crank to :)

    When I'm not practicing my treadling, I usually have my Cuttlebug and other paper craft stuff on top :)

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  7. !WANT! :D The cabinet is gorgeous, and that's a perfectly reasonable and lovely way to use it until the machine is restored. I dearly want a treadle machine - my workhorse machine is still my 1950-something Grasshopper. She only stitches straight, but she'll punch through steel to do it! :D The older machines are just incredible, so long as you don't want anything fancy (or are willing to haunt eBay for attachments)

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  8. I have a cabinet just like it, but my gram's old sewing machine is sleeping inside it. (I'm too intimidated to try to use it.)

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