Saturday, October 03, 2009

i'm in love

despite the fact that he cut off our internet cable at its source, with a wire clippers, two weeks ago, which momentarily left us calling him the husband formerly known as a keeper, husband is securely back at keeper status. because today, when he finally took that trash that we've been hauling around in the trunk of our car for two weeks to the dump, he came back with this beauty, which someone callously left sitting right there beside the "metal trash" container (our dump is VERY organized - one day i will go there with a camera and show you...we take recycling very seriously here)...anyway, here's the beauty he rescued:









i love this, i don't know whether it's the shop that sold it, or the person who owned it. i've got to do some research into that. i'm glad it's threaded, so i can see how that's done. i'm going to see if it still works. and i'll betcha anything it does.

we talked over dinner about such beautiful, classic pieces of machinery. beautiful and ingenius in their simultaneous simplicity and complexity. imagine how much easier they made things when they were invented. husband thinks that the sewing machine and the bicycle are two examples of perfect simple genius. and when i see this beautiful old classic sewing machine, i'm inclined to agree.

p.s. i apologize for the crap pictures, it was a really cloudy, grey, dark day today and i refuse to use flash...or drag out my tripod.

31 comments:

tori said...

I agree. Very beautiful! Can't believe what people will throw away!

MissBuckle said...

There's some analogue fun for you!

iasa said...

How wonderful! It's lovely when surprises are treasures as well.

MissBuckle said...

Oooohhh, like the new header btw.

*jean* said...

ooo you are a lucky duck!!

Char said...

I just gasped audibly. for real

gorgeous

SHOKOOFEH said...

wow it's gorgeous! :)

marja-leena said...

What a beauty! and the photos too! Is this electric?Reminds me of my late mother-in-law's treadle sewing machine, still in the family.

Stacey Childs said...

Wow this is amazing, tell husband he needs to get back down to that dump and keep vigil so nothing else like this can slip past!

CatLadyLarew said...

What a find! I'd say both the sewing machine and the husband are keepers!

Ali said...

Did you see this animation on Dossier's website? It illustrates the simple beauty of the sewing machine
http://www.dossierstudio.com/2009/08/how-a-sewing-machine-works/

McGillicutty said...

Awww I love it and the noise the old ones make is way better than the new machines! Well done keeper!!!

N said...

I really like those old logos and type !

Cool post

n

beth said...

lucky you...you have a great hubby and an organized dump...let's just say, you don't that find combination very often :)

and that sewing machine is the BEST !

Just Jules said...

Swedish right?

heidikins said...

Swoon!!

xox

trinsch said...

it's beautiful!

Kikit said...

i'm in love too! :)

beautiful shots. even when they're taken inside the house. :)

Elizabeth said...

You lucky devil.

B said...

I"m in love too! I can't believe what people would throw away! My Mum has a very similar sewing machine from my grandma... I wonder if it still works!

Lisa-Marie said...

Husqvarna is a Swedish Sewing machine brand. (there are also Husqvarna morotbikes, I don't know what the link is). You get them here in the UK, and they are very like Singer sewing machines. The person who threw that our is an idiot, but hurrah for husband finding it!

Soozie said...

Oh. My. Word.

I'm green with envy!

What a beauty. I'd love a machine like that - one with a history. Surely it would just KNOW how to sew almost by itself?

kristina said...

so beautiful! husband has absolutely made up for clipping the internet cable :-)

Sammi said...

i love it too. as bad as it sounds, you can find some fantastic things at the tip. my uncle finds bikes, does them up and sells them.. i'm waiting for an old fashion short of bike to appear so i can have it, with a basket on the front.

Christina said...

he is a keeper, for sure. this is so beautiful! and you talked about it, over dinner. that is love! ; )
xo

Magpie said...

Oh yeah, he did good. That thing is gorgeous!

Beth said...

Wow, that's fabulous!!! Congrats on having a husband trained to recognize and bring home such a gem!!!

Bee said...

I can't believe that your husband found this at the dump! I assume that you got it to work? Isn't that the machine you are using in today's post?

Suecae Sounds said...

My grandmother owns a sewing machine as well, and it is probably at least 50 years old, and going!

Things should be built to last, that's the spirit I think is missing.

urbaNiche said...

love!

SE'LAH... said...

NO WAY!!!