Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vintage Bowls


For this week's Vintage Thingies Thursday, I would like to show you my weakness: vintage bowls. I have a nice collection and actually use most of them. The one shown above is my favorite. The photo doesn't do it justice, it is actually a butter yellow color. I don't use this one, it just sits there and looks pretty.


This one holds some of my vintage utensils that belonged to my grandma. You can also see a little bit of a covered casserole dish, not vintage, but still cute.



Two more, sitting on a tea spoon holder, embroidered by my grandma. To the right is a glimpse of the largest of a set of four brown vintage mixing bowls, glazed in various shades of brown. Oh yeah, and a spider plant to the left that isn't happy with dry indoor air and the lack of sunlight.


And! an update on my "new" sewing machine. I found the manual online. The manual is for the treadle model that is built the same as my electric machine. So, at least I can see the oiling points and basic instructions. 



I need the manual to figure out how to use the extra presser feet that the technician found for me. I was really excited about these since my machine did not have any accessories with it when I bought it!



The largest one in the back is a ruffler. Very intriguing and a bit intimidating.

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14 comments:

Bea said...

I too have a weakness for bowls. Yours are lovely. Glad you found the manual.

Pokey said...

Your pink and blue striped bowl is like a bowl my Momma had, love the memories seeing yours brought to my mind!
So happy you found the manual, Sue. As far as the ruffler goes, I LOVE mine, we could not have a machine without one. The miles of ruffles I've sewn for pillows, curtains and little girl's dresses are too many to count. Try it!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love old bowls too, and yours are beautiful! Your sewing machine is very cool too! It's great that you were able to find a manual to help you figure out how to use all of those interesting attachments, I would be completely lost even with directions!

Kat :)

P. said...

Your bowls are gorgeous! I like the vintage linens and doilies they sit on as well.

Ulla said...

The second bowl is my favourite, but I love your sewing machine and all the presser feet. Please show us what you have used them for when you have learnt how.

Laura said...

Nice job displaying your pretty bowls. The first one, your favorite, is my favorite too. It's beautiful!

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

I love that first bowl, the sewing machine is nice too

Coloradolady said...

Oh, your bowls are beautiful, I love this type of bowls...they are so cute and homey feeling. Love your sewing machine too, that is really nice. Thanks for linking in for VTT!

CC said...

Ohhh my!!!!!!!! Your bowls are wonderful..I love the vintage ones so much more than the new...ahhh, the memories.

ivoryspring said...

I especially like the first bowl! It looks so sweet.

Debbie said...

what a nice collection you have. I can see why the first picture is your favorite.

Carolyn said...

Your vintage stuff is beautiful. And very clever tracing your son's favourite shirt!!
You take beautiful photos, too. The compositions are lovely.

SueLovesCherries said...

Who doesn't love vintage bowls! Yours are beautiful!

Erin said...

Sue, your bowls are lovely and your kitchen seems pretty magical.
I LOVE how you've got your grammies utensils and embroidery on display. How wonderful to have such a personal reminder of the everyday work stuff, and in a privileged spot where you can see it and think about it. I'm inspired.

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