All sorts of interesting colonial treasures were on display at the Murrayfield Settlers Museum. We were having lunch with friends at the adjacent cafe (read about our day here) and decided to check out the museum for an extra $5. While the men were checking out the old tools, I was looking at different things. Hidden amongst the general displays were lots to tempt someone like me with an interest in sewing and old textiles. Such as a gorgeous Crazy Patch quilt draped over an old bed – sadly I could not see any documentation to tell me who made it. Loved the warming pan and the hand stitched nighty casually thrown on top of the quilt.
Vintage clothing hung from a rail and the baby’s cot was full of soft toys and little garments.
There was quite a display in the Laundry Collection with several vintage washing machines on show. How lucky we are these days with our automatic washing machines. Rubbing the clothes on glass boards like these every day would be very hard on dainty hands.
Doing the laundry the old way
And several old sewing machines for me to drool over, a couple of Singers of course, and this one, a Simplex Special. Just love the decoration on those old sewing machines.
A lovely old sewing machine
There were such a lot of treasures for me to look at and admire. There were tools, royal memorabilia, old uniforms, school books and desks, even a couple of shops all decked out with their stock from yesteryear, plenty for everyone no matter your particular interest.