Thursday, March 27, 2014

Antique finds

It’s been a busy ole’ week in the SUDs household, but I found a capsule of time sufficient enough to take photographs of the recent vintage finds that I had the good fortune to make. (smile)

Antique cotton spool

First up is this vintage spool that I discovered on my visit to Frances Pilley in Fitzroy, I chatted about it in my last post.  I have been coveting these kind of spools for a very long time but until now, they were just too expensive to justify.  The price in the shop ranged between $15-$25 per spool dependant on size, which I thought was pretty good!  One of the smallest spools came home with me, big enough for my purposes.

Antique stamp stand

Next up are these cute finds from my local antique shop (which is, more often than not either cheaper or offering the same rates as my favourite Op shop!) Doileys, a china tea-cup, and a cast Iron office ‘stand’ – I presume it was for storing inking stamps.  I’m not sure… do you know?  It now sits on my sewing desk.

Antique doileys

I really loved this doiley with its delicate satin-stitched flowers.  Do you ever wonder what – in 30 years time - will be the most sought after hand-made items from our generation?

Antique Peter Pan sewing machine

I’ve had this little Peter Pan toy sewing machine for a while now, but thought it would be a good time to share!  It is missing a few of its parts, but I still love it.  My little collection of antique and vintage toy sewing machines grows gradually, I have 19 all together.  Some are made of Iron, most of metal, and one of plastic.  Would you be interested in seeing them all?  I’ve been thinking for a while that I should write a blog post with a brief on each of them.  Do you collect any sewing memorabilia?

Antique lead light window 

The last item I have to show you is this dilapidated old window.  It has taken me 12 months to find one that I liked, was inexpensive and not too big!  I had originally planned to get a window without glass and just use the weathered frame as a feature piece.  But I came across this find and thought I’d remove the cracked panes and keep the feature glass which is still in good condition.  It needs some bracing to make it safe, but after that I’m not sure where I’m going to display it!  It may end up in the garden if our side-board remains too ‘busy’!!  I’m running out of space in my home.  Does that sound familiar?!

Antique window 2

On the home-front, I’ve spent some time crafting with my sweet young Rosie, and will show you more on that next time, she’s such a creative little soul!  I have been stitching too… lots and lots of stitching! 

What have you been up to?

Warm wishes! Vikki xo


Christine M said...

Great finds Vikki. I have a few old sewing pieces and a couple of really old irons. I'm always on the lookout for lovely old things.

Melody said...

Hi We really do have so much in common. I've got a small collection of vintage sewing bits and pieces including spools.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vikki what a lovely post ,I love your new finds and so glad Rosie is okay.xx

Noela said...

Lovely treasures,Vikki. I would love to buy a vintage sewing machine but can't find one that I like. Hugs.....

Badass Disabled Mum said...

Wow I love wee vintage bits, but never am lucky enough to find any


GerryART said...

I have three Singer Featherweight Sewing machines.
1948, 1952 and 1953
And a Model 15 Singer Machine
All four up and running.
So, you know I'd love to see more of your collection


margaret said...

you have some interesting bits and pieces here and yes would love to see your collection of antique machines


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