Today I wanted to share my old Singer sewing machine. It sits at the end of my family room and I often display old sewing bits and pieces I've found at Op shops and garage sales. I also display part of my button collection here. I don't know anything of it's history as I bought it at an auction, but sometimes I give it an imagined one and like to think many gorgeous girly little dresses were created with love.
Do you have a treasure to share with us this week. I'd love it if you joined in. Anyone can can play, just pop your details into Mr Linky and join in the fun.
FABULOUS FREE STUFF
This is one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen, and very me. You can follow a fabulous tutorial and make one for yourself at Clever Cheshire Cats. Thank you so much Rachael.
Oh, Melody, that brings back so many memories for me. My mother and my grandmother both had these machines - exactly like the one you've got. There were three or four stored in my grandmother's house after she died and I always thought that no one else wanted them so I could take them when I had somewhere permanent to live. Someone came to our farm looking around for "old things" and offered my father $30 for all the sewing machines and some other bits and pieces. My father (who is not a sewer or into antiques)thought that this guy was crazy to be paying SO MUCH for junk and happily sold them. I finally found a broken base that had been in a fire and it had cracked the metal. I searched around and found all the pieces. DH organised for it to be restored and it now sits with a piece of marble on it (which was my grandmother's). It's lovely - and was restored with lots of love - but it's not the same as the original sewing machine. Thank you for sharing yours - it's obviously being beautifully looked after and treasured and I love the way you have decorated it. Thanks for hosting! Now to work out what I should include - maybe my sewing machine base!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year Mel,I love your Singer Treadle Machine, when we were kids my Grandma (Dad's Mother) gave hers to us to use and I loved it. Easter last year I asked my Mum whatever happened to it. She has the metal parts in the back shed and the timber fell apart so it was thrown. I was devastated that my Mum let this happen..... Mum said I could have the metal parts but what am I to do with them !!! Cheers KayleeReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting another TT week... those crochet daisies are lovely....ReplyDelete
Your Little Nook is Gorgeous as is that Scarf...sooo Pretty.ReplyDelete
Thanks for Sharing.
Your treadle is beautiful Melody and I love your lovely buttons and sewing treasures displayed on it. I have one DH bought for me for our 25 th wedding Anniversary. They evoke such wonderful memories for everyone. Thanks for sharing it. Love the crochet too.ReplyDelete
Great sewing machine, and I love the button collection! But tell me more about the little quilt in the background.ReplyDelete
What a special nook ... that sewing machine is quite 'find' - its not often one sees those about!! ... your collection of buttons is enviable!! My cousin would just about die if she saw that, lol ... Me too!! hehe ... and yes, that little wallhanging is GORGEOUS!!! Can you pass on a little information on this? lol?ReplyDelete
The little vest wall hanging is a pattern called 'Hidden Investments' by Cindy Cooksey and is still available for US$8.95 at trudystreasures.com. I did a Google image search and found it.Delete
Lovely treasure, Melody, and I love how you have set it up. I have always wanted one to do similar - not that I have anywhere to put one! :)ReplyDelete
That little wallhanging IS gorgeous...more info? lol
Hi Melody, I just love your machine and your little nook. I have a treadle but it is in a sort of cupboard. My son decided he had to look at it the other day because he had never seen it before, hmmmmm, lets just say iy needs some repairs :-)ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day xxx
Lovely sewing table! Everything looks so pretty in your little nook! I agree, tells us about the pretty mini quilt!ReplyDelete
Melody, that is a gorgeous machine! And I love the way you have your buttons displayed in the beautiful glass containers.ReplyDelete
Lovely Singer. The quilt on the wall is oh so cute - I would like some details on that please.ReplyDelete
I love all the nick-knacks around your house Melody. Not the least of which are the buttons and that darling little vests wallhanging! I'd like more info too!!ReplyDelete
The sewing machine is beautiful. I was surrounded by them too as a child but alas was never to own or be left one. I think Mum sold hers or gave it to the Salvos. Boo Hoo.
Ah... just like the one I learned to sew on. Sadly, as an unenlightened teen I traded my mum's treadle in for a brand new electric machine. What was I thinking!!!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful, I love the idea of old sewing notions displayed with it. I keep my collection of old cotton reels in the drawers but should get a lovely jar to pop them in and show them offReplyDelete
Mel did you know that you can date a Singer machine by the serial number to the time and date it came from the factory. If you know the number then I will ask my friend Wendy as she is a super sleuth on these things. Lovely post.ReplyDelete
What a treasure, love it - it seems in beautiful condition and just perfect as a display spot :-)ReplyDelete
Beautiful sewing machine , what a lovely addition to your home with all the sewing knick knacks , it really looks lovely.ReplyDelete
Okay I am getting out my old Singer treadle machine too! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete