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    A metal rolling cart from the fifties. My husband, Keith, found this at an antique store. It was rusted and dirty. He cleaned it up and sanded it the best he could. He didn't have enough spray paint on hand to paint it all one color, so he used what he had. Said he would get more paint and do it one color. I told him that I really like it in tri-color. It is so handy. I can wheel it around to my machine and have all of my quilt parts and stuff close to me.
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    I remember those, some were even electrical. You could plug them in and they had a strip with several outlets on it so that you could plug in a toaster, coffee maker, iron, crock pot, etc. but 4 -6 things at once.

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    That was so sweet of your DH :D:D:D What a handy and cute looking cart!

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    I adore that retro stuff! Remember the huge kitchen sinks, they were so cool!

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    Ok, don't laugh but the hospital that I work at still has one just like it in use. I could see that been well used in a sewing room.

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    Wow! They need to bring these back. The plastic ones we have today just don't work as well. Lucky you!

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    yes! my mom had 2, one had the outlet strip, very handy

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    When I first started sewing, I grabbed an old typewriter cart from the basement and used it. Anyone remember those? Anyone remember typewriters?! _:-)_

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    I still have an IBM Selectric sitting in the closet. Can't quite bring myself to get rid of it.

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    O.M.G. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    I still have an IBM Selectric sitting in the closet. Can't quite bring myself to get rid of it.
    I'm not alone!

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    I have one in my art room in the basement.

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    me, too. I haven't used it in 10 years and the grands all want to know where the 'screen' for it is. :lol:

    I had one of those tri shelf tables it just rusted out completely a couple of years ago. Roy couldn't make me new shelves for it, as he had said he would do, because it was after his big stroke. Loved that table especially for family dinners, could put all the desserts and stuff and load it up with dishes...

    I had a typewriter table for years, one of the military moves they broke it beyond repair. Think I got a $20 replacement fee for it.

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    Lucky you!! I remember these. I want one of these so bad. I don't know why I didn't snatch my gram's up at the yard sale we had when gramps died.

    Oh. I just remembered why. My mom took it! :)

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    I have one of those in my garage. Use it all the time for "garage crafts". Might have to clean it up a bit. It was my mothers in the late 50's.

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    Oh my gosh. I think my grandparents had one of those. It came in handy for all kinds of stuff.

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    I love things like that. Well made back in the day........

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    You just brought back a flood of memories for me. We had one when I was growing up. Also had the step chair with steps that folded under the seat.

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    AHHHH! Sweet memories!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    You just brought back a flood of memories for me. We had one when I was growing up. Also had the step chair with steps that folded under the seat.
    I remember that step chair!! My Gram had one :D

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    Mu Granadma had one of those too! It really didn't get moved much but it was handy in the corner of the breakfast nook.

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    I have one of those carts right now it is on the deck holding plants. but I like your idea better. I would if only my husband would get the 6 boxes of laminate flooring out of my sewing room (been there over a year). He put it there when I was out of state. grrrr. I also still have a typewriter an electric one and a antique one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzsooz
    Lucky you!! I remember these. I want one of these so bad. I don't know why I didn't snatch my gram's up at the yard sale we had when gramps died.

    Oh. I just remembered why. My mom took it! :)
    Sent you a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    When I first started sewing, I grabbed an old typewriter cart from the basement and used it. Anyone remember those? Anyone remember typewriters?! _:-)_
    I have one I found at an antique store last summer! I painted it chartruese to use in the garden as a table with my pink and purple chairs. Instead, I am using it as a mini pressing table next to my sewing machine! It works great and is so cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    Wow! They need to bring these back. The plastic ones we have today just don't work as well. Lucky you!
    I agree. Those old metal carts were much more sturdy. Haven't seen one for a while. This will be very handy for your sewing supplies.

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