Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Upside down




Yes, that is how I feel and it's ok. In early June we made a life changing decision and we are right in the midst of it. We will be moving and are building a new house not far from where we live now in Sarasota. The last few years have pointed out to us both that living on one floor would probably be a very good decision. So on the spur of the moment we went to visit the model homes in neighboring development and just like that (pretend I am snapping my fingers!) a contract was signed. In two days, all the amenities were chosen and we were on our way back to Maine. We will soon return to Florida to begin the process of "staging" my townhouse (very big groan) and put it on the market (another groan). This is the upside down part. I have a lot of "stuff". I enjoy my collections and I use all those dishes ......

I had that big birthday and it was wonderful. My boys brought me flowers and Jack and the boys treated me to lunch. Lots of laughs and memories shared. The party has continued but I think it is finally over with my latest acquisition which shall be shipped to Florida. 



The machine was made in1924 in Elizabeth, NJ. The decals are in perfect condition and the name of the design is La Vencedora. Included were a bentwood case and a sewing table called a 301 combination. Maggie is guarding the attachments and all too rare key.




These vintage machines have always spoken to me. I have the newer ones but these to me are so visually appealing. This one shall live in my guest bedroom as a night table with a vintage lamp.

So that is my news of topsy-turvy. There has been a lot going on this summer and as always the internet is very costly. It seems easier just to post on FB but I shall try to do more on the blog when we are back in Florida!

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!



10 comments:

Claudia said...

That's a big change for you. I totally get the living on one floor idea - it makes sense. Love your 'new' machine!

xo
Claudia

Vee said...

Oh lovely to hear from you! Do you follow Pat at Back Porch Musings? She is currently downsizing, staging, and pondering the next move. I think you must have lots in. common. Your "new" sewing machine is a beauty. What lovely styalized decorations. Hope that your Maine vacation is going very well.

Snap said...

Exciting times! Happy birthday (a little late).

Susan Sevig said...

Carol, even though stressful, so exciting. We are going through something similar. I keep thinking that at our age we should be so "settled", but I do love the new challenges. Love, love, love your new sewer. Take care.

http://jackieinsurrey.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

We went a bit half and half, we bought a bungalow 12 years ago but our bedroom and one of the bathrooms are in the extension in the first floor. It was hard for me to get up the stairs when I had a slipped disc, sometimes I had to crawl up them.

Maybe when Phil retires in three years time we might move to a single floor house or apartment.

Hoping it all goes well for you both with the new place and selling the other property. Thinking of you both, best wishes, Jackie & Phil.x

Estelle's said...


That is probably a wise decision! We had to list our home in Maine in December if you could imagine! Best of luck in building your new home...yet another life adventure! Hope your birthday was a wonderful celebration!

Mac n' Janet said...

We need a single level home too, but just can't deal with the thought of moving.

Deb said...

Great decision...

Eileen said...

It sounds like a good decision, though I understand how difficult it can all be. Your vintage sewing machine is simply beautiful.

Nancy Olivia Hoffmann said...

You are right about being in the middle of changes. So although there is the "groan" part of it, there is also the excitement. You will get through it all beautifully!

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