Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Seriously....?
 Has anyone else seen this...anyone?  
A simply perfect piece of domestic art in machine form
 Complete with instructional notebook, with guidance on extremely clever stuff that ladies used to be able to make on one....talk of aspirational! 
And a little, Singer embossed tin, full of wonderous, but completely mysterious and slightly medicinal looking 'stuff '.

It is in mint condition and I found her in a Barnados!  Well I couldn't very well walk away? 

I wonder about her, where she came from, did anyone sew dresses and dreams on her, complete with ruffles, lace edged hems and pintucks.....*sigh*

x

19 comments:

belclau said...

WWWoooooWWWWWW!!!!!
Beautiful sewing machine with stories hidden somewhere...
I loved the photos too!!!!
Enjoy it ;)

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Wow she really is a beauty. Great find and in a charity shop. A rare find indeed!

Enjoy her.


MBB x

Sue said...

Aaah! My mum had one exactly like that! I learnt to sew on it (in the 1970s). Haven't seen one like it for years but remembered it straight away when I saw your picture of the embossed metal plate.

Menopausal musing said...

HOW lucky are you???!!!!! Love it!!

Moo and Mouse said...

I have one similar called Gertrude she is perfect and still works beautifully too, if you go on the singer website and put in the serial number you can find out exactly when and where it was made. Mine is 72 years old and was made in scotland. She belonged to my great Nana. A brilliant find and good if you need to sew in a power cut or your new and expensive sewing machine gets stuck in bobbin winding mode grrrr x.

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

You know what I'm going to say.....

What did you name her?

It's vital I know....
xx

Antonia said...

Can you believe her gorgeousness??! Will have to look up her place of birth! Thankyou for the great tip!

Ali, Ali...it is vital, as Anne Shirley would say 'everything needs a handle...'

Maud! Elegant, a little stern, with a needle sharp eye! ;-) I know you understand!!! X

Antonia said...

Well Maud was created in 1936 in Clydebank! Love it! My dad and that side of my family is from Glasgow! Odd thing to pleased about but it seems nice! She was built in my grannie's city!

Affection for inanimate objects...is it a madness that only afflicts Ali, Anne with an E and myself??!

X

Kelly said...

i learnt to sew on one exactly the same, they are great & i found it could sew through anything! what a lovely find

PaperFish! said...

i have one similar = not nearly as lovely and my girl pretends to sit ad sew on it :)

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I'm on my way over to steal her. Don't even try to hide her.

Saphy said...

looks so great! just makes me want to touch it!

VintageVicki said...

She is utterly gorgeous and so perfect - I hope she is happy in her new home :)

LissyLou said...

she is gorgeous!! lucky you. was she a good price? xx

Mrs B said...

Oh Lissy, you'd scream if I told you! Charity shops run by little old ladies are just the best....

'why would you want that old thing??!"

*me with fist fully in mouth, looking google eyed*

'oh I'm mad me!'

x

Lisa said...

We have one that we bought years ago at auction for a couple ofpounds. It sits on top of of our bookcase looking pretty.
Lisa x

Peonies and Pennies said...

Wow she is beautiful. I have one the same that I inherited from my Nan. The one I have is well used as my Nan was a seamstress. I wonder when I use it what beautiful clothes would of been made with it.
~c~

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Awright Maud Doll, Ya Weegie!

noeleen said...

My Granny also had one, which I think my sister now owns proudly. I'm pretty sure it still works too! They have hundreds in the window of a shop in town I think (Urban Outfitters?), all lined up and stacked high proudly and prettily- it always makes me think of my granny's house!

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