(Straight taper leg)
One drawer (Two drawer)
(American Federal, Sheraton, Empire, Transitional
One drawer (two drawer)
“From my grandmother’s
Had several more.
I don’t know what happened to
“In her house
She always had
(Several) more of those
Tables (‘little tables’)
Around. Didn’t she?
I cannot remember but:
They are not tables
In old New England.
In old New England
On the dead great
Still in the drawer
One (two) drawer
Had beside her chair when
My mother was a
Her grandmother would look up
From her sewing stand;
Its drawer(s) pulled open.
Each evening by
In her chair.
“What ever became of that?”
I used to be able talk to a women but something happened and she moved out to an island off the coast. Or something like that. She had a ‘table’; “my little table”
“Why do you always want that?” she’d say. “My little table”.
I never told her why. It was (is) a New England (Maine) made Maplewood two drawer finely lathe turned Sheraton leg (so ‘fine’ that “the edge of a dime” shows if slipped under the bottom of a foot) with its original and intended rosewood grain painted surface with old shellac surface solid bird’s eye maple drawer fronts and... its original English stamped brass ring rosette (drawer) pulls (“knobs”) with, too,
In the drawers.
These drawers were always ‘pulled’... sort of... ‘open’.
No one ever bothers me about these old stands. They have nothing to do with me anyway. Beside I noticing them. And knowing them (a ‘good one’). I would never tell anyone that I “look for them”. No: I wouldn’t ever do that. Would I. I would never want anyone to know what a ‘good one’ is. Would I. No. They are just “that little table... over there... too. I’d like that too”. Kind of attention ‘to that’:
An old New England one drawer (two drawer) (sewing) “STAND”.
“That was my mother’s”
They always say
When I say
“I want that too.”
And start to
I have a funny little thing about that; the ‘carry it away’. I have these supple soft nylon cords neatly rolled behind the seat of the truck that would ...never ever scratch the surface of an
Old New England one drawer sewing stand that I use to
Tie it off
To make sure the drawer
Doesn’t fall out
On the driveway
No. A lot of the time I am the first person to “TAKE” the little table; an
Old New England one drawer sewing stand
Out of the old New England home... ever since
Came into the house... except, of course, for
The few times
On hot August evenings when ‘one of the family’
Carried it out “won’t you please”
And set it next to (great) Grandmother’s (porch rocking) chair
Yes... of course there is that. Sometimes they didn’t take it back inside
Until the next morning.
It (the old New England one drawer sewing stand) was
Out all night.
If I’d known that I’d of come by and made off with it.
I’d pick it up with my hand under the front drawer rail and
Push my thumb on the drawer front
So that drawer would not fall out
And smash on the sidewalk.
I’ve carried a lot of them off that way
Over the years.
Do you really want me to talk to you about this?
It is a very private little world
In the old New England home. When I take the old sewing stands out
For the first time they have ‘ever’
I know it.
I know exactly what I’m doing in addition to
“How good that stand is”.
“That’s a NICE little TABLE.”
One woman said to me once
When I was loading a stand I’d just bought into the truck.
Another woman, after selling her family’s stand to me, said, over and over
“Good-bye little stand, good-bye.”
While I carried it out
Of her home.