Vintage beauty is never out of style

Going to see a man about this vintage Singer Phoenix

She appears to be a beauty in the rough and waiting for some TLC.

There also seems to be very little rust!  This could be the one…

See you with details tomorrow if she comes home with me

Think Happy Thoughts!

37 thoughts on “Vintage beauty is never out of style

    • Lynda says:

      Linda, she is, and she did! She will require quite a bit of elbow grease and some reconstruction of the laminate on the wooden bits. But the workings are so smooooooth…

    • Lynda says:

      Kate, I have been watching *Craigslist and trying to nab one of the vintage ladies for some time. They were evilly overpriced, mostly trashed from sitting in a shed or stored in the attic and the one’s that weren’t were snapped up in a heartbeat in our area. This one was the least expensive and the longest drive to go see her… a two hour drive!!! Her mechanical bits were well taken care of! She is 106 years old and has some loose laminate issues but I feel confident the cabinetry can be fixed. I am excited to set to work!


  1. karenlee says:

    I have an identical machine. Mine was a gift from our former babysitter; it had belonged to her elderly mother and sat in a cold, damp barn for years. Its top is warped and needs repair, but a friend also has one and her solution was to have a marble slab made to fit over the entire top. It’s lovely. Not sure yet which I’ll do.

    • Lynda says:

      Karenlee, this one belonged to the seller’s mother. I think it was hard for him to let it go but I am fortunate in receiving it. I promised to email him a picture when I am done with the work.
      For me, I choose to put in some elbow grease and polish her up. I want to use her in the winter when it is cold! 🙂

    • Lynda says:

      Tom, for 106 years she is in great condition! The mechanical parts are in smooth working order and I feel confident that I can repair her wooden case and top. This is going to be fun!

    • Lynda says:

      Anita, for her age she is in great shape! I will enjoy restoring her and then assembling quilt blocks. The old straight stitch Singers have the best stitches!

    • Lynda says:

      I do, Norma! She sits in front of my picture window in the living room. I have been working on cleaning a bit every day. It will be a long process, but well worth it when I am finished.

    • Lynda says:

      Do – Re – me – FA . . .
      She still has a way to go, Steve. I am reassembling her and then must work on the finish of her cabinet and cleaning her ironwork. The cabinetry is going to have to wait until the weather warms up enough for me to do that out in the barn. Too cold! But I can do the ironwork in the house. I just discovered last week that she still has her gold on the Singer lettering and the emblems on the sides! I’m glad I don’t have to redo those, because when redone I always think it looks a bit garish like purple hair on an old woman.

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