“Have nothing in your house
that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful”
And, of course, the "beautiful" part is open to interpretation and changes as the years go by.
Once upon a time I was enamored of old sewing things. I liked what they represented—women who had used these things. Women who took pleasure in the same kind of work I enjoy. Their tools and leftovers inspired me and held a kind of beauty. But, like so many things, I have forgotten to see them when I pass their shelf and they are now dusty and unloved, so I intend to pass them along. Find these beauties and more on ebay. (I dusted them before I took the pictures)
Click on the photo to go to the auction.