Thursday, July 5, 2012


Hello everyone! I hope your summer is going well. Things have been busy here. My dad got married at the end of June! He married a wonderful woman who fits right in with our family. It was a beautiful wedding, at a gorgeous spot in Brooklyn. The best part was spending time with everyone. Both of my sisters were there with their families...we had so much fun. We're kind of spread out along the east coast, so it's very rare that we're all together.
My dad is gradually moving into his new wife's house, and there are a lot of things in his apartment that he does not want to bring with him. I was so happy when he said that I could have this Singer sewing table.
This has been in my family for generations. It was originally my great-grandmother's. For as long as I remember, it's been in my parents' house. The little drawers were filled with odds and ends. I always knew I could find an emery board when I needed one.
Unfortunately, the sewing machine is long one really knows what happened to it. But it's heavy enough as it is. My sister and I brought it down to put in my car; right away, someone asked us if we were getting rid of it. I could see his eyes light up! We had to guard that table every second!
lamp off
But I think it found a great home in my dining room. It fits perfectly in this little niche. I added a placemat on top to hide the less-than-perfect top. My dad also let me have the lamp and the painting above it. It's a cozy spot, don't you think?
lamp on
 Now I get to fill the drawers with bits and baubles. Hopefully my children will know that this treasure will always be filled with treasures, just like it was for me.

♥ Jen


  1. I have the same sewing table that belonged to my grandmother. Mine has all of its parts. It is in my parents' attic. Out fairly new house is just too small. Your post has inspired me to look a little harder for a special place for it.

  2. Surprising but I have the same machine! It was my grandmother's and it has the machine in it. It looks great in your dining room with the lamp and picture. Good to see a post from you ;)

  3. Your sewing table with the picture and lamp looks very nice in your dining room. I have my grandmothers old sewing machine in it's cabinet but it does not have the character yours does.

  4. A very nice family treasure. It looks good in the spot that you found for it.


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