Wednesday, September 23, 2015

sewing box


Last few weeks I've been kind of obsessed with finding a wooden accordion style vintage sewing box. So, when I spotted one at our local antique store I was more than ecstatic. It's made in Norway sometime around 1950s and is in pretty good condition (just a little bit of damage to one drawer). 


I love how big it is, it will fit tons of  my epp and hand sewing supplies. Plus, I really love having a sewing box that belonged to someone else many, many years ago.

Now just to find a Singer Featherweight in good working condition and I'll be all set :).

Talk to you soon. Svetlana

19 comments:

  1. VERY NICE! ENJOY!
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  2. Lovely! I'm sure you are going to have much pleasure using such a delightful piece of sewing equipment. Elizabeth

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  3. I have one exactly like it!! Great minds! Jxo

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  4. I bought one like that recently at a yard sale for $20. It was a little broken but my husband was able to repair it. Mine has wheels on it that someone put on after it was made. I like seeing yours because I would like to restore mine to a more original design. Happy sewing.

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  5. I love old things. :) My husband always laughs at me when we go to flea markets and I'm drawn to the old sewing machines, wooden storage, and knick knacks. I'm not sure why, but something with history is just so charming in my eyes. :)

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  6. Oh, that is a gorgeous box. I've always wanted one, too. I'm still searching!

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  7. That's beautiful, its wonderful to have something so old and make you wonder about its history.

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  8. Svetlanko, tise zavidim a v pozitivnim moc preji! Nadherny ulovek :) J.

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  9. This wonderful sewing boxes! My mother has one by herself, my father made it for her in the 50s. It has no feet and the wood is a little bit brighter, but I love it so much. Whenever I visit my mother, I look after the box to look inside. It is still filled with needles, yarn, little glasses and boxes. I love yours too!

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  10. I have one just like this! How did you find out where yours was made? I'd love to get the background on mine. I had a friend that passed away, and her daughters gave me her sewing box. I had no idea she even sewed! It's so neat, and I thought very unique looking.

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  11. I have the same in light colour, it is from my granny. She was a seamstress. Love it. So many memories

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  12. I just found the very same one at an antique store in my neighborhood last month! Hadn't been looking for one but I knew as soon as I spied it I had to have it! It was marked at a great price and I even gathered up the courage to ask the owner if it was best price and he knocked another $10 off. Felt very victorious carrying out to the car! Isn't it the coolest thing?! Good luck on your hunt for a Featherweight - my dad found one at an auction for me a few years ago. It is the best little machine!

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  13. Nice! I remember being fascinated by the one my grandmother had, although it was much smaller than this one. I really wish I had hers :( Maybe one day when we get some of the baby/toddler junk out of the living room, I can reclaim a little space for one of my own!

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  14. Sewing caddy is lovely. I've seen a few around but mainly in very poor shape. The drawers were dirty inside, as well. What price range are these things?
    Getting a Featherweight isn't hard. They are always on Ebay. Top price seems to be about $350 (Cdn) but I've seen a couple at yard sales/flea markets for $120-$150. I'm talking about the 221 (I believe I have that 's the desirable ). And all of the ones I've seen have come with all attachments, manual, and black carrying case.
    But really, while they do a good basic stitch that's about it. Nostalgia is fine, as far as it goes.

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  15. I have one too that was my husband's grandmother's. It's great except someone decided to use packing tape to keep the drawers shut when they moved all her stuff;(

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  16. That looks great! I have one too. It was my grandmothers.

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  17. That looks great! I have one too. It was my grandmothers.

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