Another treasure from thrifting with Carol-
A sewing screen. That's what I'm calling it anyway. I first saw one at an estate sale in the fall. This one came from a local shop. The owner had replaced the fabric on it with a vintage piece that I think looks wonderful and also happens to match my living room perfectly. I did run a new casing to make the fabric more taut, but otherwise have left it alone.
The left side:
The right side:
There were a few packages of vintage ric rac, a vintage pattern and some wooden spools of thread that came with it, but what's in the photo are my supplies ready for some mending or handwork.
There's a small, flip up work surface that's pretty warped, but servicable to hold a small pair of scissors or threads. The block on the underside that kept the support wire in place has long since fallen off. I fixed it with a small screw to serve as a stop for the wire.
The fabric folds up over a wire at the base of the screens to make a pocket for patterns or supplies.
Tomorrow, a post about what's hanging between the scissors. And yes, those are readers on the end. I put them over my regular glasses at the tip of my nose when I do petit point or some other insanely small handwork.