While I have been home visiting, my grandma sold her house in order to downsize. Downsizing meant going through all of her stuff and getting rid of lots and lots of things. It was such a bummer seeing everything go. Before I moved out east, I lived next door to her. If I had still lived there, I would have been able to inherit a lot more vintage goodness... but I am totally happy with the one vintage treasure I get to keep for myself.
Brace yourselves- In fact you may want to sit down...
This is what I inherited....
A table... BUT- not just any table.
Open it up and you will find my vintage treasure.
Are any of you swooning yet?? I could not believe that I had no idea this beauty even existed!
This vintage Singer sewing machine used to be my great grandma's machine.
When my dad was cleaning out my grandma's basement he found this. He asked if I would be interested in an old sewing machine and of course I said yes (before I had even seen it). When I walked in and saw that it just happened to be my favorite color, robin egg blue, I definitely had a swooning moment.
From the little research I have done on it, I think it is from the early 1960's. It probably wouldn't be worth a ton if I were to sell it. But are you kidding me- who in the heck would want to sell this thing!?!
It definitely has some signs of heavy use and is not currently working. I never got to meet my great-grandma because she passed away when my mom was young, but from all of the wonderful stories I have heard about her, I can totally picture her sewing up a storm with this beauty.
This table keeps everything stored right inside. Even the pedal (and 50 years worth of dust) fits in there.
Unfortunately, since I live across the country, I have to part with my newest treasure for a time until I can take it home somehow....
Believe me though... I have tried and tried to come up with a way to get her home right now- BUT- I just couldn't picture traveling through the airport with a two kids under the age of 3 in a double stroller while carting this thing on my back somehow.... And... I am pretty sure the person sitting in the seat next to me wouldn't want to hold it for me while I struggled to keep two wiggly kids calm on a flight across the United States. (No matter how much I batted my eyes at them;) ha ha
So for now, I have to say goodbye to my vintage beauty...
But... one thing I will be able to sneak home is an extra suitcase full of vintage thread, fabric, patterns, and books that I snatched up while I was looking through Grandma Betty's stash! And I managed to talk my grandma into storing 4 huge totes full of sewing goodness in her garage til I move back home to claim the rest of my treasures! So awesome! :)
What vintage sewing goodness have you guys inherited from your mom's and grandma's?? :)