Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday Sewing Museum



Sewing Museum- Blogland STYLE!

Beth, over at Love Laugh Quilt had a super idea to have a linky to share our sewing room vintage pieces - our own little museum.  I'm a day late - but you can link up thru the week, so join in.


I have a lot of tins.  They are from my great gran, great aunties, god mother, and grand mother.  I can't get most of them open anymore - they are loaded with old threads, buttons, snaps, hooks, lace.  But I will treasure them as they are rather than try to pry them open.


Yes, that's an old cigar tin - my great gran (and anties) were cigar smokers.  The little flip top tin does open, but those buttons are in a box as my grandson loves to use this as his 'treasure chest' when he comes.


Another cigar tin and flat iron - I have lots of flat irons all thru the house - door stoppers these days.


I don't have a machine as old as some - but my sweet and faithful old New Home is a real work horse and I wouldn't trade her for anything.  Actually, she was my SIL's mother's machine and she gifted it on to me.


Of course my old Potter's drying rack.  I think my one auntie dabbled in pottery (earthenware) and then I did in the 60-70's - now it is for my pre-cut recycle barrels and containers of NEW buttons and beads.  I should set up some of my museum treasures on this instead.


Lots of old quilt racks, but this one is probably the oldest one.  It is very delicate and we use it for table runners to display in the shop - afraid a quilt's weight would break it.


This is actually my mother's little collection - old thimbles, collector's thimbles and various miniature machines.  I know she has a lot more somewhere.

So this is part of our 'vintage' here at VroomansQuilts - please link up and share yours.

Sewingly Yours, 
Sharon  



23 comments:

  1. Oh my! You and mom have wonderful sewing museum pieces. I also have a newer New Home machine and love sewing on it.

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  2. I love old tins, esp when they can't and shan't be pried open! I remember my Gram's "huge" Terrell's potato chips tin that she had chock ull of photos in one, and Buttons in the other! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love things vintage and you have great items.

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  4. The old tins are amazing and beautiful! Your oldies are definitely goodies.

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  5. You have some amazing treasures there.

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  6. I enjoyed your post, Sharon, especially those old tins!

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  7. Love your collection of tins and other goodies all packed with family memories.

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  8. Beautiful treasures here, thanks for sharing them with us!

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  9. Great museum Sharon! I keep things in old tins as well. ;)

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  10. Love your oldies. BTW, I like your Star Surround quilt the best of any I saw on Melissa's link up. The sashing you added between the blocks really sets them off. I have my fabrics gathered for the project and I will definitely be adding sashing between the blocks when I assemble it.

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  11. Such a great collection of oldies! You are stronger than me...I'd be wanting to pry those cans open to see the goodies inside. LOL

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  12. What lovely heirloom items you and our family have preserved- I am trying to start a collection of my own as my family did not hang on to anything!!!!!

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  13. Those old tins are wonderful. What a treasure! I enjoyed looking at all your old "stuff." Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Your tins are charming, and even more so because they contain treasures that can't be accessed! Your mother's thimbles are fun, too; I bet it's fun to look through all of them.

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  15. Oh, I don't think I could have tins I couldn't open -- I'm too curious!

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  16. My Mom had a basket like the top blue one that I painted and still use.

    Love the photos.

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  17. I love this post! So many memories! I forget to ask after your mother but hope she is doing well.

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  18. What a lovely collection of memories and beloved items you have! It is so neat that you know their histories...
    I love the old flat iron. I have one of those, too.

    Susie

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  19. Enjoyed seeing your treasures. Loved that your women relatives smoked cigars! Take care!

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  20. Hello Sharon,

    The tins are wonderful, especially the one with the silhouette horse drawn carriage.

    Just off to do some treadling and have a quick cigar.

    Love from England,
    Muv

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  21. Enjoyed seeing your items. Lovely flat iron.

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  22. Those are very nice. All I have is a pair of my grandmother's knitting needles.

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  23. Beautiful treasures...love the old quilt rack!

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