Friday, January 25, 2008

Photo Hunt #94: Old-Fashioned

What a great theme this week for the Photo Hunt -- old-fashioned! I love all things old-fashioned, and I had several items to choose from, but since I'm so into sewing, I thought I'd share my very old-fashioned, antique Singer treadle sewing machine. (Come to think of it, our brown shag carpet is pretty old-fashioned, too... and I don't love it so much. LOL)


My husband got the treadle from a friend who was just happy to be rid of some clutter from his garage. Well, one man's junk is another man's treasure! Sadly, this treasure is in very bad condition, but I hope to restore both the machine and cabinet and actually use it someday. (Despite treadle machines being old-fashioned, I know of many quilters who still prefer a treadle for quilting.)

Here's a closeup of the machine. Weren't these old machines beautifully decorated?


And the very old-fashioned attachments, found in one of the cabinet drawers:


Check out these cool attachments!


So there's a quilter's take on old-fashioned. I'm posting a day early, since I have to go out of town tomorrow morning. I'll just pop in at the Photo Hunt in the morning and leave my link, then I'll make the blog rounds when I get back home. I can't wait to see all the old-fashioned posts!

18 comments:

Yen said...

I really like that vintage Singer sewing machine! Brings back memories during my childhood:) My grannie used to have one! Love your take on this week!

g_mirage said...

Great entry! We have this back in the Philippines and I find it easier to use than the automatic ones, Happy weekend!

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Tab said...

That is so neat. A fun blast from the past!

jennyr said...

that's cool! we got one just like that too!mine's up at this link!

Hootin' Anni said...

I'll buy this!!!! No seriously....are you selling it? LOL

I learned to sew on one just like this.

Mine is posted, I hope you can drop by. I love visitors. Happy weekend.

MommyTime said...

This is a gorgeous sewing machine. I love it. I can't imagine how hard these must be to use, but they sure are lovely.

mindyvasil said...

Beautiful machine! It is a treasure. Great pictures!

Melli said...

Oh! I have one of them! Almost exactly like! Very antique... AND old fashioned!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

That is a very cool old sewing machine! :) It certainly is beautifully decorated. :) Our mom's mom has one that's not that old (it's circa 1960), but it still has some pretty cool attachments.

Dragonheart & Merlin

Karen said...

omgomgomg! My mom would FLIP over that machine!! She's a big-timer sewer and would love to own a machine like that. The attachments and adornment is just gorgeous.

Write From Karen

Utah Mommy said...

Wow still complete huh! Great shot and great one for keeping it still complete. Very old machine indeed! Mine is more into high technology sewing machine lol! Happy weekend!

marianne said...

wow, I so remember those old Singers - what a classic piece of machinery! we have a restaurant in MD that uses the old treadle machines as a theme - every table sits on the legs/treadle - very cool. great entry!

My old-fashioned photo is here - stop by if you can.

have a nice weekend

jams o donnell said...

Wow that's a great looking machine. Happy weekend

Sarge Charlie said...

this is old home week

Heather said...

Back home again, and I really enjoyed visiting all of your blogs and seeing your "old-fashioned" photos. What a great theme, huh?

Thank you for all your great comments, too. I really appreciate you stopping in. Have a great week! ;o)

Lew said...

My grandmother had one of the treadle Singer machines and I remember the tin box with bobbins. My grandfather (who worked on electric motors) attached a motor to the big pulley underneath to convert hers to a motorized machine. My photo hunt is http://lewspics.blogspot.com/2008/01/day-26-bonus-mementoes-of-dad.html

mistyeiz said...

i never knew that so many ppl still keep their singer machines! :)

-TNChick- said...

Oh, this is terrific!