Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Back in the Land of the Living

I may finally be seeing that nasty virus in the rear-view mirror. I don't want to be cocky about it though, as it has toyed with me before, letting me think that I may have escaped its clutches only to grasp me even tighter for the next go round. But here's hoping. I have enriched the coffers of  Kleenex and Fisherman's Friend far beyond what should be expected of the average bear.

Here's the big news: the red tuxedo is finished! And delivered! I inexplicably went through several hours of worry even after I had delivered the suit, but that feeling dissipated and I started to feel lighter and freer than I had in weeks.
As it turned out, the suit was almost impossible to photograph, so powerful was its redness.
But here's a score! I found a wooden ironing board at the local Free Store. It was made in Burnaby, BC, by the Western Crown Manufacturing Company, which is no longer in existence. In fact I couldn't find any record of it ever existing, at least in a Google search. It is perversely nice to know that there are still a few things in the universe that can't be found by Google. I am somewhat curious about Western Crown though, since they seem to have made such lovely woodenwares as clothes dryers, ladders, brooms, wheelbarrows and washboards, all of locally harvested lumber, I assume.
The ironing board is a little low for me to comfortably use, but I think it could make a great display shelf or side table for my new sewing room. I might make a nice padded cover for it out of some vintage fabric.

5 comments:

  1. It is nice to have some wood accessories in the house instead of the ever present, appalling plastic. Alas, it becomes more and more difficult to find them!

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  2. ...I won't jinx the healing process by saying I'm happy - just keep well. I look at wooden boards whenever I see them and am tempted. Gave my Mom's to one of my boys and have regretted it - no doubt his wife sent it to the dump!

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  3. I found a wooden ironing board when I moved into this house in 1979. I've been using it ever since! No name on it but I don't think it's the same manufacturer as yours because the legs look quite different with more wood and less metal.

    Stay well, hon'!

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  4. I've got the exact same ironing board. It was my grandmothers, so I'm a little sentimental about it. I've used it constantly for the past many years, just changing the cover. However, I keep the original horsehair padding. Same colour as well.

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  5. Anonymous4:35 PM

    I too have this same ironing board, I received it as a gag gift at my wedding shower. The label is the same as above but completely in tact. Will not be parting with this any time soon.

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