Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

I have gone to my stash of sewing items to find a few goodies to share for today's Vintage Thingie Thursday. I spent many hours pretending to be a fashion designer with this little Singer and a pile of scrap material. I must say that I had very well dressed dolls considering their garments had holes cut for the arms and seams sewn with only a chain stitch!
The machine is 7" tall and 7" wide.

Manufactured in Great Britain in the 50's and still in perfect condition.

This wonderful piece of cast metal is an advertisement for Wiss scissors. I can imagine it gracing the shelf of a dry goods store. It measures 12" x 7.5" and was a birthday present from my parents.


Hop on over to Suzanne's blog, Coloradolady, to see what vintage treasures others have to offer today. Consider it a shopping trip without having to spend a penny!

20 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Oh, how cute is this! I love the color too. I just love anything vintage sewing and this is a real gem. It is so good you saved it and it looks like it still could sew a doll dress or two! Thanks for posting...be sure to link in at the bottom of my post...don't want anyone to miss this little gem.

Susan said...

I am in love with your sewing machine--pristine condition. You sound just like me sewing for your dolls. My little pink Singer was very different from yours and it did not remain in my possession *sad*. I am always on the look out for one.

Barb said...

That is a wonderful sewing machine. Talk about vintage!!!!

Thanks for coming by and blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a wonderful color on your little sewing machine!!!

Donna said...

Cute cute cute....
love that sewing machine!

CC said...

Ooooo,I love this little machine. What beautiful clothes your dolls must have had and what a treasure you still have. Happy VTT and have a most wonderful weekend.

Bea said...

My heart skipped a beat or two when I saw your machine! I am so envious! My friend just returned from GB and was telling me of machines like this.

salmagundi said...

What a cutie that sewing machine is!! I had my first taste of sewing on a little sewing machine, too. What a gift that was to me - I've sewn a million miles since!! Sally

Janet, said...

A wonderful little machine, but I also love the vintage sign. I've never seen one of them before.

ClassyChassy said...

That is so cute - I just love that machine!

foxxy said...

That's really cute. Never seen one of those. Adorable!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Wow, Sarah, you do have the most interesting assortment of "things." You must have had a ball with that sewing machine when you were young! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

I adore your little machine, wow and you even have the metal plate to go with it - cool!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

ooohhh the very thing that i love toy sewing machines and i can't stop collecting them..yes i'm addicted lol!!..i've got a few but not one like yours i've seen similar on ebay so i might just have to get me one lol!!...i ssoo want your little cast iron sign..it's a gem :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

aaaah.. I've been seeing this mini sewing machine every week in blogsville. super cute! Happy VTT, belated & have a great day!

mannequin said...

Oh how beautiful! And it's pink!
Lucky girl.

Kris Dickinson said...

Now isn't that just the cutest thing!

Viola said...

What a gorgeous sewing machine, Sarah! Looks wonderful!!

Robin said...

That is the most adorable pink sewing machine I have ever seen! You have taken great care to keep it and your other vintage goodies in display condition!!

Stacy said...

Thanks for the memory! I had a little sewing machine exactly like this one except mine was black! Actually it had been my mother's but she gave it to me in the 60s when I was a child.