Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another Vintage Sewing Box



This sewing box belonged to my grandmother.  I have no idea of its real age, but I do know she died in 1953, making it at least 60 years old.  When my aunts and uncles began breaking up their households, one of them mentioned that it was in the attic and casually asked if I would like to have it.  I had never seen it and knew nothing of its condition, but am so very glad I said yes.  Some months later it made its way into my possession and I prize it greatly.  It is very fragile and its design does not make the best use of space in my sewing room.  So, it serves as an end table in our guest room.  It is one of the few items belonging to my paternal grandmother that I own. 
 
I am linking up with with Coloradolady's Vintage Thingie Thursday page.  Her post today is of special interest to me because it features homes in the city where I grew up, Austin, Texas.

7 comments:

AnnieO said...

This is a beautiful piece of your family history. I have never seen a more elegant sewing box! Glad you kept it and honor your grandmother's memory.

Impera_Magna said...

I love your sewing table... and I'm sure you're glad to have a piece of family history!

I have two sewing tables similar to yours... but a sewing stand that belonged to my paternal grandmother. It even still has her stuff in it!

LV said...

We Texans have to stick together. Thar is indeed a very prized treasure from your family.

Betty Stapleton said...

I will have to check, but I am pretty sure you call that cabinet a Martha Washington, haven't seen it open. My hubby isn't home right now, but he will know. I love them, such a prize to have and even better if it was your grandmothers. Beautiful-God bless...

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh gosh! That's so very lovely and what a wonderful and treasured piece. I'm so glad it found its way to you where it will be cherished.

Happy VTT!

Farm Girl Pink... said...

This is a gorgeous piece And thankfully not repainted!

Was this made just to store sewing goodies in? With special made holders for thread and such?

I saw something somewhat like this once... though not near as pretty or in as nice shape.

But when you open the hinged doors on top.... there were special made shelves and spools to hold thread. It was unique. But the one I saw was in terrible shape.

Quilting Babcia said...

How blessed you are to have this wonderful piece of family sewing history! It's perfect in that little corner of your guest room - maybe a good place to stash those out-of-season mug rugs?