Monday, October 6, 2014

My Newest Find!

I collect a lot of vintage items, but my favorite things to collect are anything that has to do with stitching......gosh, I wonder why....LOL.  I have a fascination with spool cabinets and have a few in my collection.  I recently came across this one and decided it really needed to come live with me.

I loved that it was a Pennsylvania piece, since that is where I live and that the seller had all the history on it .  It has been in his family for as long as they can remember.  It was used in his grandfather's coal company store in Western Pa.  The Company started in the early 1800's when the 1st Sam Wallwork came over from England and worked his way up through the mines and eventually started Wallwork Coal Co.


This beauty is made of oak and has the sweetest original drawer pulls, great patina and the markings of a well used but loved piece....it will be well loved by me also:)

I'll be back in a few to post the 2 new Fall designs my busy hands have created.
Love this time of year!

Wishing you a wonderful week full of all the things that make you smile!
Happy Stitching too....
~Nan

6 comments:

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

love the little cabinet ~ I need to find one for my threads here in the house :)
Looking forward (as usual) to seeing new creations from you my talented friend!
xoxox
L

Robin said...

What a fabulous find! Are the drawers 'blank' or do they have spool pins in them? Looking forward to seeing what your latest creations are!

Robin in Virginia

Sweet Sue said...

She's a stunner Nan, congrats on a true treasure, lucky you!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Now that is a WONDERFUL spool cabinet and so cool that you have the history.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Brenda A said...

That's so cool! Great find!

CindyC said...

What a BEAUTIFUL piece, Nan! I know you will treasure it! Hugs & Smiles! -Cindy.