I came across this set of bookends the other day when I was visiting my local antique/junk store.
The asking price was $50 for the pair. The owner informed me that the man who makes them buys up old treadle sewing machines just to make book ends out of the sewing heads and decorator tables out of the cabinets. I was stunned and amazed. And I just can’t make up my mind……
Are they –
- A waste of an antique Singer sewing machine head?
- Just plain old-fashion gauche bookends?
- Or really charming in the sewing room and I just can’t see it?
What do you think?