Friday, June 18, 2010

Vintage Singer

As you know, I'm staying with my daughter, I've been here almost a month!
It's been so nice, and that little grandson is, of course, so much fun!

But there are other things of interest around her house. Yes, she got the bug from me, she likes vintage and has collected a few things. This sits in her dining room, a hard-won auction bid got her this beauty.

Fifty dollars and a little work and this baby will be good as new!

But she is as pretty as can be without any work, too, at least we think so.

At the same sale, Jamie bought this vintage sewing book, as well as cases of vintage cookbooks. I'll show you some of those in another post. She got some sweet ones!

I just love the legs and treadles on these old girls, still beautiful after all of these years.

And, recently, I came across a box of vintage patterns for a dime each, and I chose some of the more appealing ones, and they've been well-used and then were resold to the person that I bought them from!

Little treasures, is what they are...

I'd like to try some of these....they're really cute!
That jacket would look great with jeans!

Most of these patterns were originally sold for under a dollar, were resold years ago for two cents, and now I've bought them for a dime.

Perhaps these patterns will live on, just as the old Singer will do...

And what's best about all of these things?


morninglorycottage said...

You're so lucky to get to spend so much time with your daughter and new grandbaby.
Love those old Singers. Your daughter is lucky to have one in such good condition. I have one that belonged to my husband's great-grandmother. It came with the original accessories and a whole bunch of neat old buttons, etc in the drawers. Old patterns are great too. Just love the lines and designs from those times.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I used to read a blog where she would buy old patterns and make her clothes. Definitely not my style, but she always looked funky cute. Did you see the tiny waists on these drawings!!!

Jeanette said...

I have a machine almost just like that. It was my grandmothers and then my moms. Since she passed away it's mine now. Unfortunately it's still being held hostage at my dads house. I am dying to get my hands on it and restore it. It even has the old rawhide belt. It's such a pretty machine. Enjoy that precious grandson.

Unknown said...

I have a collection of old patterns, and yes made in the USA! When you use them check out the size chart before you start. We also have gotten bigger as a nation!

Donna said...

I have an old Singer machine almost exactly like that! Love those old decals and I sooo agree about the iron legs and treadle area. These old work horses have so much charm! I got mine at an auction too - about 25 years ago now.

Those pattern covers are a hoot! Oh, the illustrations were just adorable back then!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

In your hands they will live on Joni! When you sew up some of those lovely patterns... please show us? (: Made in the USA is always THE BEST!!! xxxVicki

Patty's Stitches said...

There is nothing on earth like grandchildren. Enjoy every minute! The patterns are so sweet. The Simplicity jacket pattern that you say would look good with jeans --- well, I have a denim jacket that is almost identical to that pattern! Styles just go in and out and back in again. Lovely post.

Kathleen Grace said...

The Singer sewing machine looks just like my grandmothers that she sewed so many pretty outfits for me with. I learned to sew on it and I loved that machine! Some of those patterns are really cute! I hope if you make one you will show us how it came out:>)

mary your sis said...

I should try a few of those patterns. If I did, I'm just sure I'd look just as tiny as the models in the illustrations do. Really.

They sure are cute patterns though, and did you notice the old-fashoined way the number 2 was formed when the patterns were marked for resale?