Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Vintage



Debbie recently posted about her collection of vintage sewing tools on her blog, Stitchin' Therapy.  While I appreciate modern tools, I also love the vintage ones that came from my own family.

Here is one I begged from my grandmother.  I am so glad she relented (very reluctantly) and let me have her door stop!  It is a Sad Iron which she told me dated back to the 1930s.  She had spray painted it silver and one of my brothers-in-law painstakingly returned it to its original condition. 



This is a fancy model.  The handle comes off so you can have multiple bases heating on the stove at the same time. 

I always thought that the name “Sad Iron” referred to how sad the housewife was because she had to heat it up on a wood burning stove during the hot Texas summers…and maybe it does, but you can see that it is also the manufacturer’s name.

I’m glad I don’t have to use this as a tool, but it is a treasure I’m happy to have.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

How great it that iron. Love that your brother restored it, and yes, I'm so glad I don't have to use one.

Impera_Magna said...

Great iron and you're right... I'm sure we all are glad we don't have to use something like that!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderful...I have two of my great grandmothers and they are treasures like yours! Carolyn