Tiny Treasure

Tiny Treasure

A tiny vintage sewing machine. A child’s toy from years ago. And the story is. . .

A friend of mine loved these small vintage toys. I sought them out all year long as Christmas gifts for her. Each year she received a different one as a gift from my children. A red one, a blue one, an orange one, metal ones, plastic ones, even the famous black Singer ones, all kinds, all vintage, each a treasure. My friend passed away a few years ago at the very young age of 50. It was a shock to have them returned to me.

I have often thought of doing something special with them besides lining them up on a shelf in the “other” workroom. Photographing them just didn’t seem like “enough” so here is the first in the series, painted.

We still think of them as Carolyn’s. . . and not just any spool of thread can adorn them. . . the spools MUST be the old wooden ones. . . Carolyn would have wanted it that way.


  • November 6, 2015 - 5:54 pm

    Karen Burns - Still Life with a Story ~ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2015 - 6:20 pm

    Terry Atkin Rowe - lovely tribute to a friendReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2015 - 2:27 am

    Lois Bryan - this is a beautiful tribute and a wonderful, wonderful idea … you will feel so close to her as you create each new artwork, Karen!!! I know I’m going to enjoy this series!!!!ReplyCancel

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