A few such newcomers have joined our household recently. First, this lovely antique spinning wheel that niece Amanda found in an antique shop (she now lives in Mons, Belgium). There are a couple of
pieces missing but my brother is willing to make them (I have parts of two so they shouldn't be too hard to re-create--the third one I still have to figure out what it would have looked like. Meanwhile I'm just enjoing having it around. If you click on the picture to enlarge it you'll see little bone buttons on the hub of the wheel.
The next new inhabitant of the house is a dressmaker's mannequin--in a size that I have never been! Due to budget cuts and reorganization, the department no longer has a fashion design major. I miss it--I miss the energy of the kids and the wild creations and the impromptu fashion shows. So this is a souvenier. I plan on displaying various items--at the moment she's wearing my silk brocade bathrobe that I got when we lives in the Azores. Bob has tucked in a picture of my 21-year-old self wearing it.