children later and deep into her 40’s, Alvira released her childhood dream of being a ballroom dancer… By the time she was in her 70s, she was a comfortable grandma of over 43 lovely grandchildren. On a sunny April day, Alvira attempted to race a local train across its tracks …and lost. She is missed.
Reincarnation and a blessed dose of Karma (for Alvira was a wonderful woman), granted Alvira her wish to be beautiful and silly and frivolous.
On another note…Alvira is a very very old ironing board. You can feel the wear including some small nails and bits. She is much stronger than most ironing boards you see in flea markets. She stands 5’ tall and weighs about 30lbs. I have painted her with acrylic paints and edged her in gold which you cant see in the pictures. The gold edging shines in different lights and makes the piece awesome.
Her friends, Pearl and Margaret, are also for sale and together they make a wonderful chair and unique table setting.
Just on a personal note, this is my favorite piece. I bought this old ironing board at the newest Berea flea market and kept telling Camille that she is really a table! I get emotionall invested in some of my pieces and this one really called out to me to be a table. From all of the wear on her, she has had a pretty rough life. To be a table with so many colors would be what she would have dreamed of I think.
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