Sunday, April 4, 2010

market find!

After eating our weight in chocolate for breakfast, we all staggered down to the Sunday Market at Camberwell for a squizz. I've been going almost every week for the last month or so, searching for special things that I can use to display my wares at the looming Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show. Today was a good day - I found this gorgeous vintage sewing box ...


It needs a bit of TLC, but it is well made out of oak, with brass hardware - a nice bit of oil will bring it up a treat. I plan to reupholster the lid/seat and inside with my own fabric - I cant' wait to see how it looks! 



I hope you've managed to score some great stuff this week too, like these people have! Happy Easter, and enjoy the rest of your day!

24 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Well bringing that home would have burnt off all the breakfast chocolate, you need to eat some more!! Love Posie

Little Ted Canvas said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! What a find, it looks great as is, but I can't wait to see what you do to it. I especially love the little drawer at the bottom.

Thea said...

That is an awesome find indeed. Have a Happy Easter Nic! X

Wendy said...

How cool is that? What a fabulous find!

Selina said...

oooh, great find! Can't wait to see that one after you've finished with it!

Knicky Knacks said...

Love that! How gorgeous. That will look lovely with all your design work inside. Great pick up.

Megan said...

that is indeed a fantastic find. all the other stall holders at stitches and craft are going to be extremely jealous of your display area!

Debbie in Nashville said...

What a wonderful find!

Jennie said...

What a great find! I love the shape of it!

Nick and Lou said...

Oh that's a little beauty. The little drawer in the bottom is so sweet. xxNick

tea with lucy said...

Great score! I like...

Happy Easter to you!!

Mogs Designs said...

Well done, can't wait to see the "after shoot"
Happy Easter
Melissa x

moose and bird said...

Great find. Can't wait to see the end result! xo

Gina said...

Oh, I'm in love!!! But can we talk about the tapestry? Please, please do something wonderful with it, or give it to me, if you recover that gorgeous chair.

Now if you need any vintage ladders for displaying things, I scored two sweet ones on Ebay recently and am happy to talk about a loan for S&C. They'd be great for displaying tea towels methinks.

Cherie said...

Oh that's one gorgeous treasure - your fabric on the lid will look divine ;)) Perfection!

Chicken Willow said...

I love it, what a great find!

sue said...

Fantastic find - I wonder if that is its original fabric lid - it doesn't look like the same vintage as the interior? Neat that it has a mirror too! Lucky you!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Wow! What a find! You have done so well! I just love the beautiful details and lovely fabric on the lid.
Sophie x

Amy Paul said...

isn't it lovely? what do you suppose it's original use was for? sewing?
I'm sure you will put your style into it and it will come up a dream.
I found something I've been wanting a while this weekend too - an old school desk with the ink wells, etc.
Have a great day.
xx Amy

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I can't wait to see it with your fabrci on it- it will look brilliant!!

Renee said...

Looking forward to seeing the result of the makeover!

Beky said...

OMG that's a Star Wars drawing inside. My husband and I tried to have a good look at on your pic. It looks like a personal drawing, gee I would love to know how it got there. Both my husband and I are big Star Wars and science fiction fans. If you can save the drawing maybe frame it and give it to a young boy. Just a thought.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Score! What a fab find! Look forward to the after pictures xox

Penny said...

Oooh!!! Can't wait to see how it turns out!