Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Christmas comes early

The thrift store gods continue to smile upon us—look what the Other spotted at our favourite shop this morning!

vintage sewing machine and table

Are those taper legs? Yes! Is the stain a perfect match for this desk? Yes! Is the sewing machine that retro shade of aqua that I find so luscious? A thousand times yes!

While the table's not crucial furniture, I think I can modify the table to fit Gertrude, my more modern sewing machine, which would give me a nice flat surface. Gertrude's no looker, but she probably has to stay my workhorse machine.

vintage sewing machine (closer)

On the other hand, the old Singer seems to work—I need to play with it a bit more—and it has such a big throat that I wonder if it might prove useful as well as lovely. And even if lovely turns out to be the Singer's only real quality, I think she's mighty cute.

So now I'm off to scour the Internet for a manual, clean her up a bit, and see what she can do.

3 comments:

mary said...

She is lovely. I found an old singer slantomatic on the curb in a lovely sewing table. Who would toss that out.

Michael5000 said...

Aw, sweet! I don't think I've ever seen a machine with an actual color.

Anonymous said...

Don't throw that out! Those old Singers are complete work horses. Get it tuned up and you'll love it!