Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Diamonds in the Rough!

But Treasures To me!

A few weeks ago, I was driving home from my daughters
house and spotted and old beat up wicker rocker on the
side of the road.  Now I knew the rocker was garbage,
but this, I was after.

I know, it's not a diamond, but it is to me!

Then the sewing machine, I've had it for years, but
it was just stored away, passed around,used
for an entry table, moved from one spot to another, 
because it was, well just in the way, so I started taking it apart,
I could use the iron legs for something else...!
It still has the thread in it, old and dusty.
Yet beautiful in it's passing stage!

How many dresses were stitched with this needle?
It's a diamond to me!

Then I was driving by one of the local second hand shops, and
spotted this in the window!

I wanted it!
I walked in and checked it out.
It was heavy and solid...it was an Ethan Allen piece,
and I figured I'd be paying a hefty price.
Just because a brick landed on it during a tornado, so what!
The crack doesn't go through the seat all the way, and anyway, 
I could fix it, 
it's a diamond in the rough!

Now I'm going to make some cushions,
and live happily ever after.

Yes I am!


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, man, my heart is beating at all these diamonds in the rough!!!! My friend, Tricia, made a wreath out of rusty bedsprings, so COOL!!!!


Cobblestone Creations said...

Love the way your mind works! I've got one of those old sewing cabinets as my night stand. :O