I took this morning off work to take delivery of the magazine rack I bought at Exoffice furniture (I do love ex-office furniture shops!).
I saw this with Kitty when she was down a little while ago, but I resisted. However, I popped into the shop the other weekend and it was still there, calling me like a little orphan kitten - how could I refuse the little mews of a poor lonely magazine rack? Wouldn't it love to be filled with books and paperie?
I have done a preliminary fill with some patterns and my sewing books.
It is only now I realise that I have four different editions of the McCalls Sewing book, three editions of the Singer one, and two identical copies of 'Successful Dressmaking' by Ellen and Marietta Resek - basically a pattern cutting book with some lovely styles. No wonder I have it twice!
I wondered why I hadn't seen that book much on the internet, then realised it is Australian - published in Melbourne in fact. You can sometimes find it on eBay.
I also realised no-one calls it 'dressmaking' nowadays. I say - long live the dress!
I've also rediscovered the lovely set of Women's Institute dressmaking books (late 20s - early 30s I think) that I hauled back from a United Kingdom holiday a few years ago.