I wasn't sure at first, I loved the 1950s/60s style but wasn't sure how it would look with our other bits of furniture and so I left it. I came to the conclusion that our style was what some would call 'eclectic' anyway and was pleased to find the sewing box still there when I went back. When I opened it there were some bits and pieces still inside: threads, buttons, a zip, poppers, hooks and eyes, some ancient rick-rack, bias binding, a packet of needles.
There was also a glimpse of times past: a darning needle, still with its thread from its last mending session (I wonder if, in this throw-away world we live in whether people still darn socks?) and these rather sturdy spare suspenders. As I don't have a girdle to attach them to (thank goodness for lycra), I won't be using them, or the elastic for that matter.
A quick clean and it's ready to go
But I can't imagine it will stay tidy.
Hope all is well out there.