Thursday, October 28, 2010

Repurposed Thursday.

I thought it might be fun to join in Re-purposed Thursday hosted by Fee

This is my Scissor Tree.  (sorry to say it is not easy to take a good pic of - in real life it looks better than this, and is very useful).  In its former life it was a tea light candle holder, with little lanterns hanging off the hooks.  I decided to make use of it for my scissors when my collection outgrew the mug stand I had used previously.

Oh dear, that does look a jumble.  But at least I can easily find my scissors, and truly it doesnt look that bad.

The little pots around the bottom were spice canisters, but fit perfectly around the base of the scissor tree, and hold rotary cutters, pencils, etc.

This pair of tailor's shears are one of my treasures.  They belonged to my Grandmother. Before she was married, she worked with her Father as a tailoress.  (He was a tailor in Broken Hill at the time).  My father had them for many years, and I must say they were used and abused over that time.  I claimed them after he died, and had them cleaned and sharpened.  In spite of their long and arduous life, they now cut beautifully.  That is definitely a testament to the quality of them.  The scissors would have to be between 90 and 100 years old.

My treasure indeed.  And they have been re-purposed back to their original purpose.


Fiona said...

What a wonderful idea - It looks great and so practical - Thanks so much for playing.

Hugs - Fee X

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

How lucky you are to have the scissors, I love the stand you have them on..

Di's Quilting and Craft said...

This is a great idea for storing your scissors. The old tailor's shears are wonderful and you are lucky to have them in your possession. It is lovely to know the story behind these treasures.