Monday, October 19, 2015

In the Shadow of the Vintage Sewing Machine-a sweet Tea!

I have a long heritage of seamstresses in my family.  My two Aunties, as a gift, gave me Singer Sewing lessons when I was 9 years old.  So I too have a long history of sewing.  My Grandmother was a very accomplished seamstress as well as both of my Aunties. 

With a love for all things Vintage I was on the quest of a vintage sewing machine.  I unfortunately was not able to obtain my Grandmothers, but I found one that reminds me of her talent.  
It has a place in one corner of our garden room.  It reminds me so much of the rich family heritage that I have.  Living in the shadow of such great women is an awesome inheritance and I do love to sew.  As a teenager I made all of my own clothes.  Seems now it is hard to even find the time to sew, but I still do love it and to design clothing with a vintage flair.  
 The machine no longer works, but when the grand kids come to visit they still like to move the treadle up and down.  

 I have seen pictures of my Grandmother wearing a hat.  Maybe that is where I get my love for hats, I am not sure.  The pink hat near the tea cup is covered with vintage pink and peach flowers.  I display the teacups proudly because I can imagine her at her machine sipping tea as she made beautiful garments.  

I have an old antique mannequin which displays a sweet Vintage dress behind the machine.  

For tea today I have arranged pieces that reflect my love for vintage.  I found them several years ago and still have a great affection for the soft black, pink and of course red colors. 

The vintage light casts a soft shadow over the tea.  

It just all seems to fit together.  Tea, vintage lace, sewing, and talk of family heritage and traditions.  I would love to hear your stories over a cup of tea!  ...Under the Shadow of His wings and a rich family heritage... Blessings today, Lynn

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