Sunday, January 14, 2007

Vintage 'Singer'.

I made a quick visit to my local car boot sale this morning. The air was chilly, so there weren't many sellers braving the elements, but I did find this....
It is an old Singer sewing machine dating from 1925. It is hand cranked, so I am going to use it in the summer months to do my work outside in the garden!! - How cool is that?!! It will be lovely not to have to be stuck in my workroom all day. I missed a lot of the summer last year. No dragging an electrical extension lead outside for me! - I will be able to stitch where I please - can't wait!

26 comments:

  1. What a wonderful find! I'm so happy for you. When we leased a house in England it was furnished. There was an extremely old Singer, although it didn't have the hand wheel as yours, just a pedal. I so enjoyed using it; my first non-electrical sewing machine, other than my fingers that is. :0)

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  2. What a great idea! Lets hope we get a good weather, roll on summer!

    Best wishes Ginny.

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  3. Hi Niki, what a lovely vintage find! You'll no doubt be sporting an impressive suntan by the end of the summer then! Clare x

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  4. I have one just like that, Stuart's Aunt gave it to me. I also have a pedal one that belonged to my Grandmother, unfirtunately the belt is broken, I wonder if you can still get replacements?

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  5. That's one cool machine. It seems amazing nowadays when everything has a chip and is all-singing and all-dancing that something so (comparatively) basic still yields good enough results. Happy sewing!

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  6. Niki,
    I have an old singer but its in a cabinet, I think there is a picture in my archives someplace. Wow sewing in the Garden, what a nice picture that makes.
    So what is a "CAR BOOT SALE"? never heard that before. Maybe I have to get out more.
    Well think pink.
    NANCY JO

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  7. Thanks Nancy jo for your comment.
    I think a car boot sale would be similar to your garage sales. In the UK we call the trunk of a car the 'boot'. People get together at the sale and sell from the boot of their car...hence the phrase! Hope this helps!

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  8. Oh a sewing machine in the garden sounds lovely. What a wonderful fine and a wonderful place to be creative.

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  9. That car boot thing is good to know, when I come to the UK I will look pretty smart when I ask where they are being held.
    THANK YOU NIKI

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  10. What a fun picture that conjures up Niki..!
    How does the old song go..
    'a sewing machine, a sewing machine, a girls' best friend'..hehe!

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  11. What a find!! My mother has one but with the pedal foot! They are treasures to own for sure!:)NG

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  12. Hi Niki ~ thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog...each and every comment is much appreciated!
    What lovely treasures you have...I think I've died and gone to heaven...
    Kali xo

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  13. What a fantastic find! It's lovely. How great to be able to sit in your garden and sew. I bet you can't wait until summer now.

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  14. Congrats on your new old singer! It looks gorgeous and sewing in the garden sounds wonderful!

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  15. lazylol2:09 pm

    Ohhh I want one! Your post is making me long for summer.

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  16. I think some photos of you sewing in the garden will be nice to see! I can imagine the hollyhocks gathering around to see what you are making. Nosy things.

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  17. Oh my goodness, there`s so many beautiful things to look at since I`ve last had a chance to visit!
    Love your blog!! My Mum has one of these and still uses it.

    tea
    xo

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  18. Renee9:13 pm

    My goodness you find such wonderful things! Just love coming to your page and seeing all your treasures. Beautiful.

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  19. Wow! Your Singer sewing machine is SO COOL! You might know that I have a bigger antique sewing machine as well (made by Singer, too) but I never tried sewing on it. It's just a lovely decoration in our living room!

    Really, you are a lucky girl, congratulations!!!

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  20. What a lovely blog, and what a lovely find in that sewing machine! I use an old Singer although it is electric (from 1951), but it looks almost the same as your new (old!) one! I saw your pics of creamers and pitchers, and am so fond of the Cornish blue! You have such pretty things and are so creative! I will be back to read your posts!

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  21. Oh that is a wonderful, wonderful find!! It is almost as old as my house! I love it Niki!! Great picture too.
    xo,
    Kim

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  22. Loving your pink look honey :-)

    Great sewing machine. I have one of those somewhere. I hadn't thought of using it outside. You are clever!

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  23. I really have enjoyed looking at your lovely blog!

    Love your Singer sewing machine. I have an old one too that belonged to my dear Gram, but I don't know how old it is.

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  24. Oooooh, what a find, I love those old Singer machines!

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  25. That sewing machine is a dream. Have a wonderful time.

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Niki xx