Which brings to mind how things used to be made versus how they are made now.
This ironing board, which might even be handmade, is well made, heavy duty and loaded with charm. Some people don't see the "charm" in old things like I do - but you do, RIGHT?
The top is straight and smooth.
But, at some point, it was wobbly or loos, so it was patched on the bottom with two pieces of wood.
And, while the legs are still strong and supportive, at one time one was broken.
So it was fixed too. With yards and yards of heavy duty wire, around and around and around it until it was strong and sturdy once more.
Lots and lots of wire.
Even though it is old, it has been patched and it has a fixed leg -
it still has years and years of usefulness left in it.
And, it has oodles of character.
Pride in craftmanship, pride in ownership - people used to have it.
Now we throw things away and buy new. We drove behind Goodwill the other night and there were 47 TV's lined up along the wall with a FREE sign on them. Goodwill doesn't even think the older TV's are worth selling even though they obviously still work. We have five TV's and only two are flat screens.
Okay there's my muse of the day - use what you have and appreciate it.
More thrift finds later.
*I don't iron.
* I will never iron.
*This will be an impromptu table at shows or when we need an extra buffet.
*I repeat. NO IRONING.