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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday



I am sure most of you think you have seen lots of vintage items. If you have not had time to visit Coloradolady's Vintage Thingies Thursday, you are in for a big surprise. No where else will you find a bigger display of vintage collections. It is a wonderful way to share a little bit of the past.



My Vintage Thingies Thursday will take your back to the 19th century and into the 20th.


This is a very old vintage hand mirror that belonged to my mother. The mirror front is still in good condition.


This a wooden, swing out vintage picture frame.

This was my mother's during the 20s and 30'time frame. The two girls are my sister and I. Not sure of our age at this time, but we were not very old.


This started out as an old treadle sewing machine base. A few years back, a gentleman at our annual Senior Citizens Fair refinished it, made it into a beautiful roll top desk. My son and his wife gave it to me one Christmas. Of course, a few hints were dropped. I am very proud of it.

30 comments:

Postcardy said...

That's sure a unique desk.

Heart2Heart said...

I love all these vintage things. I am in this stage in my life where I am appreciating the things from the past more so than those of the present.

Thank you for sharing all these amazing photos.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

susan said...

I have one of these old machines-my great grandmother's. What a neat idea and way to preserve and still use it! Thanks for dropping by!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i love them all but i gotta say that sweet little rolltop desk is a real gem :)

Kathi Fly said...

I love the mirror. The picture on the back looks similar to a picture my grandmother had framed in her house. Nice treasures!

CC said...

Ooo,the desk is gorgeous and I love little frame and the hand mirror. They're wonderful. Happy VTT..hope your day is a lovely one.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I loved seeing your vintage goodies!

I had to laugh when you said you "dropped a few hints" to get that unique rolltop/sewing desk! What a wonderful item!

Kristine said...

The mirror is just beautiful! What a treasure.

Sarah said...

Your hand mirror is beautiful and quite a treasure to have.

farmlady said...

What a great thing to do with the bottom of an old sewing machine. Very nice.
Love the mirror, even more because it's got a history.

Cal said...

I love that roll top desk on the old treadle base. Great idea. And the mirror is so sweet too. x

Ulla said...

The mirror is a beauty!

DeniseMarie said...

vintage love girlie! I'll never know why I love vintage sooooo much. Like, was I born 2 generations late or something?? I can't stand modern. I hope you're forcing your sis to do a rooster post or taking pics of her stuff. xox!

Sherrie said...

What great treasures. I love the mirror. I'm curious the vintage picture on the mirror...is it painted on or printed on paper?

Sherrie

Becky K. said...

S...www...eee...t!

Thanks for sharing them with us.

Becky K.

RainGardener said...

Oh I love all of your treasures. The mirror is beautiful and what a great idea for the desk. I'm crazy about swing frames and did my parents and my husbands parents all in swing frames on my piano. I remember that's what Grandma (mine and others) use to put all family pics on their pianos and I wanted the same feel!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. very unique desk! that is so vintage! thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Diva Kreszl said...

What wonderful treasures! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

What an interesting desk! And dropping a few hints is the best way to get what you want.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Keetha Broyles said...

Do you use your roll top sewing machine desk to pay bills????

Coloradolady said...

That little bird really gets around right??? I love the desk, but you know that....but that mirror is the sweetest, and I am glad you kept it. Happy VTT~

Candace said...

Hi LaVoice - the mirror is gorgeous - and you and your sister - such adorable little girls! Oh my - the sewing machine/desk is certainly a treasure! I see why you love it so much!
Cheers!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very cool desk. Love your vintage things :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth said...

Love the repurposed desk/sewing machine!

ClassyChassy said...

That desk is a one of a kind! Fabulous!

Jane said...

I love the old swing frame. I have collected several of those over the past couple of years. The hand mirror is lovely too.

Tootsie said...

I love all of your posted items!!! I have always been one who loved the things of the past more than the current trend. I have been accused of being an old lady in a young lady's body...well a few years back that was true...I am not that young anymore!! lol

Miri said...

Great post-beautiful desk, great swing out frame and the hand mirror is just exquisite!

Neabear said...

Wonderful treasures! That desk looks really neat. A great way to reuse something.

George said...

The old sewing machine makes a beautiful desk. I'm glad your hints worked!