The Fifth Annual Tombstone Tour Of Homes Is On For 2018!

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We’re happy to announce that one again, we’ll be participating in the Tombstone Tour of Homes. Believe it or not, Tombstone isn’t just a city with a famous gunfight, it’s also known for it’s wonderful Holiday Tour of Homes! This year will be the third year that our No. 11 is included in this lovely event and once again, “The Dressmaker’s Cottage at #11” will be fully decorated for Christmas and will have extra surprises of antique machines, part of our antique clothing museum, some new period furniture pieces and a few sparkly things. Stay tuned for more! 🙂

And It’s On…The Holiday Tour Of Homes In Tombstone

Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

Finally it’s on! After working late into the night setting things up and dealing with all manner of last-minute complications, we ready, set, and it’s a go! Believe it or not, Tombstone isn’t just a city with a famous gunfight, it’s also known for it’s wonderful Holiday Tour of Homes! This year will be the second year that our No. 11 is included in this lovely event. Once again, “The Dressmaker’s Cottage at #11” will be fully decorated for Christmas and will have extra surprises of antique machines, part of our antique clothing museum, some new period furniture pieces and a few sparkly things.

Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

All ready for the holidays- don’t mind the modern trash can… 😉

So, let’s a take a look inside…

Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

And two new furniture pieces just recently re-upholstered.

Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

Once of our fabulous ball gown/wedding dress creations c. 1878 – 1881. Yes, wedding dresses came in colors other than white!

Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

And Miss Molly presiding over everything…

As we process pictures, we’ll have more for your viewing pleasure, so stay tuned! <3

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No snow this year and the temperature was quite mild but we thought we’d include this anyway since it is the Christmas season. 

Old School Buttonholes…

Recently, I had an opportunity to view an old Singer industrial buttonhole machine that was made in 1875 and it’s still functional (although there’s only one size template that’s currently available). It has an individual motor but it’s obvious that at one time it was connected to a central motive force with a belt. Below are some pictures:

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I didn’t have a  chance to see it in action but I hope to in the near future. In the meantime, I’ll be doing some research on this machine. 🙂