Hi there, come on in and a warm welcome to everyone including my new followers. I thought I would show you Mamas Mercantile, the craft room. It is a very light sunny room that once started life as a garage and laundry room. It has been many things, a play room, a music room complete with piano and a bedroom. Now my daughters are all grown up and have families of there own, its me time, so Mamas Mercantile was born and has evolved over a few years to accommodate the ever growing collections and interests.
The end of the room showing the ever growing craft book selection and vintage sewing bits and bobs.
My record player that I just love putting my old LPs on. It is sitting quite happily on a pine trunk which is full of yarn. A great hiding place for the ever growing stash.
On the trunk also sits a vintage crate holding some wonderful vintage craft magazines that are a real pleasure to browse.
It wouldn't be a craft room without a fabric stash.
The pockets of the apron are filled with brochures and maps of places that I have visited, waiting to be put into my journal/scrapbook. At the moment there isn't enough hours in the day. My husband and I both took early retirement and often wonder how we had time to go to work, we easily fill our days.
The work table and vintage tea trolley which I also use for afternoon teas when we have visitors. The tea trolley was a gift from my son in law on a trip to Horncastle, he loves those afternoon teas!
The bobbins that I brought back from the Isle of Harris, I just love that they are part of the process for making tweed.
A glimpse of the button collection, sorted into colours. A collection of old and new that sit nicely together and compliment each other.
Next up the sideboard, that houses vintage bobbins, vintage shoe trees and a shoemakers set.
Vintage wooden bear, flower press embroidery hoop sit alongside jute thread and twine.
Last but not least the vintage suitcases and the delightful spinning wheel which I am in the process of learning to use. Hope you have enjoyed your little tour around my work space. For some I am sure you will think it cluttered but I know where every single thing in that room is. To me it is treasure to be handled and loved not to be shoved in a cupboard as part of a collection. Hope you will visit again.
See you soon.