My daughter's prom was last night, and her high school graduation is June 3rd. I am busy with invitations, food plans and decorations.
I am still putting everything away, and cleaning up after painting the living room walls.
AND, if the weather would ever warm up here in Northern Minnesota, I would buy some annuals and start planting my pots and flower beds.
The birch trees in our yard are not completely leafed yet, and my husband has only mowed our lawn once this season. The snow went early, and we had some fantastic temperatures in early March but now it is pretty cool.
My posts for the rest of May will be continuing to show you some vignettes in the living room all leading up to a full room reveal. Also some graduation decorations, and hopefully planting flowers and decorating my outdoor spaces. (when not working 32 hours a week)
Enough self pity, on with a special post:
Today's post is about a very special sewing machine left to me by one of my Grandmas.
A very unique treadle sewing machine that has a wooden hinged cover that shuts over the machine.
It has beautiful carvings and veneers. I believe it was made in the 1890's. The name on it is Husvennen.
The treadle part is made by the Decorah Posten Company.
It has six small locking drawers, and a narrow one across the top.
This is the sewing machine part, with beautiful gold decoration. Blue thread is still on the spool.
I have seen my Grandma patch holey jeans on this machine, and make repairs.
I have never tried to sew on it.
Side decoration of the machine.
The lid is open.
I used to have the little hinged side table up with a lamp on this part. But lately I just display a few knick knacks on the side.
This little girl figural planter is made in Japan. Vintage eyeglasses are in her skirt. Figural planters were one of my first collections. Easy to find, inexpensive and very quirky and fun.
Grandma and Grandpa's photograph is in the flower frog, and Great Grandma's Webster's Pocket Dictionary is displayed with a decorative magnifying glass.
Old eyeglasses are fun!
This was my first pair of eyeglasses. Cat-eye glittery frames.
Not sure who this pair belonged to exactly, but they are family eyeglasses. They remind me of Benjamin Franklin glasses.
Both of these pairs of vintage eyeglasses belonged to sewing machine Grandma!
Thanks for the great old sewing machine Grandma, I treasure it every day! Love,
More history on this sewing machine at this link