40s sewing caddy [sold]

1940s sewing caddy1940s sewing caddy
made in Australia

Readers! For you delectation and delight I present to you – a hand-made sewing caddy. As you can see in the images- the caddy is on casters and opens up to reveal a little cupboard [with bakelite handle]; cotton reel spool holders and various drawers for fabric and notions and such. What a beauty!

The real appeal of the caddy is the bow-fronted drawers, which are staggered to allow them to slot into one another when the caddy closes. A fantastic design. The timber cabinet has expressed mortice and tenon joints, attesting to its craftsmanship.

The casters are new- and quite spoil the rustic, hand-made appeal of the caddy- but they can easily be exchanged for some rough old industrial casters. The little cupboard door is a little wonky with age, but still closes and its hinges, etc are all original and working. I’m not sure of the timber, it’s an Australian fruit wood – but not sure which one. The caddy closes with a steel hinged latch, slightly rusted in suitable aged style.

The caddy could be used for all sorts of storage: when I first bought it I had visions of using it to style my collection; I have a ‘timber’ theme to all my images and I thought this would make a handsome backdrop. Alas, I haven’t used it thus- and now it is for sale.

For sale: $AUD175

Upcycled stool

Upcycled 50s stoolUpcycled 50s stool made in Australia Following from my last post, here is an upcycled stool by Trish. Like the garden tables, the stool has had the original paint finish removed, anti-rust and two new coats of matt black enamel paint applied; and new rubber feet installed. The crappy timber top has been replaced with a new laminated timber seat; very crisp and very modern! The timber has had several coats of polyurethane to seal/waterproof it. The stool is now so groovy you could use it as a table or a stool. Or a piece of industrial sculpture. I’m thinking now I should have styled it with a vase of flowers on top. The upcycled stool is for sale: $AUD125 – or email me to look at Trish’s entire range of upcycled 50s furniture. Buy Now