And so here is mirror number two, of six. It was picked up from the same antiques shop as the convex mirror for £4. It’s a bit of a heavy blighter, which is why it is propped up between the wall and an old sewing machine for now. Although, I do like the way that it reflects the sewing machines, so it may stay as it is while I try to decide what to do with it. Decisions! Decisions!
The Jones’ sewing machine was a Christmas gift from the Hubby, again from the same antique shop. I know that there is supposed to be an unwritten rule about not telling someone how much a gift cost, but the Hubby couldn’t wait to blurt it out – £3.50! I think I love it even more, knowing that it cost so little! The Singer machine is one I have had for nearly ten years now, and was bought for £5 from a charity furniture shop in Leicester. We’ve bought a few bits of furniture from there over the years, including the side unit pictured, which was a mere £25. The chappati mat was given to me recently by my Dad, who has had it in storage with some other bits for over 30 years. It was hand woven by my Grandma, which makes it particularly precious. The mat however is only keeping that side of the cabinet warm until I find another bargain sewing machine to display there! I need to bring balance to the force…hehehe, I got a Star Wars bit in there!
Finally, a blog post about a mirror would not be complete without a self portrait. Yoo hoo! My giant fingers are a bit claw like in this one…..