Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Home Love

This past weekend was the first, in what seems like a while, that I was able to spend at home. 


I spent the weekend organizing my house and treating myself to leisure.
 

I was at Nel's a couple weeks ago, and she had the most beautiful white serving tray. I was inspired and bought my own!


I found it at Pier 1 Imports. It's the perfect addition to my dark, comfy couches.   


I also finally had a chance to hang up a family-made sign that is very dear to me. I inherited it from my grandparents.  


Speaking of inheritance, check out this little gem my boyfriend brought me that belonged to his grandmother.  


It dates back to the 1920's!



He is planning to refurbish these lovely vintage pieces for me. I will be sure to post photos when it's complete.
   


~Jess  

28 comments:

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Love that tray, Jess! I should probably go to Pier 1 and shop. I've not been to one in years, and there are probably things there that will want to come and live in my home! ;)

Your boyfriend sounds like a wonderful guy for giving you a prized heirloom from his family. He must think very highly of you!

Have a lovely day, Jess, Sheri and Nell!

Teresa said...

"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."
Alex Haley


Everything you buy and enjoy it's on you but that lovely piece is so much more. And it warms my heart beyond words...

You should try your hand (and feet ;)) on making it work. It will teach you wonders of the past, there's a rhythm and cadence that will allow you to fly back and live in those charming times and ways. And since you seem to be in relax mode Enjoy!

Be Happy, Pretty Girl!!!

Sola Scriptura said...

That tray is gorgeous! I love the gift your boyfriend bought you, how sweet!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Beautiful vintage Singer!!!!!

Rue said...

Singers are the best to sew on and I love mine. I found all the missing pieces on eBay ;)

Love that tray too!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Love a Singer, I have my Grandmother's sitting right here in my family room!
Glad you are relaxing:)
xoxo
Jemma

Jess said...

My grandmother had a Singer machine exactly like this one, a treadle machine. My mum had a hand one which she gave to me many years ago but I sold it because I was young and wanted a modern electric one. How much I regret that now! x

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Jess, I've always wanted a Singer sewing machine. When I see a sewing machine, it brings back memories of my mom sewing my clothes and making me a blouse when I found a special piece of fabric at the yardage store. What a treasured piece this is.

~mom

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Jess, I love this Singer!!!! Lucky you..
Pier 1 imports is one of my favorite places to wander... Your serving tray is beautiful.
blessings,
Penny

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So nice to have a weekend to relax and beautify your surroundings! I love your new tray and I was so excited to see your sewing machine - I have one nearly identical! I still sew with it, too! What a special gift....Hope your week is lovely, too. xo Karen

It's me said...

Hone is where the heart is....love from me Ria...x!

Susie said...

Jess, Cute shoes ! The tray is very pretty. I adore the sewing machine. My Teddy made me a side table out off the bottom of an old singer machine. Blessings to you and your family. xoxo,Susie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Jess, enjoy home. It is such a pleasure to bask in the creativity we all put there. ENJOY!

Carla from The River said...

WOW, what a great treasure your sewing machine is.
I LOVE your shoes!
xx oo
Carla

Merlesworld said...

My mum had a Singer just like that one.
Merle...............

TARYTERRE said...

Gosh does this date me? I had a SINGER SEWING MACHINE just like that. And I used it to sew. It was not for decoration. ENJOY this beautiful vintage piece.

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥Hello my dear friend! Love this Singer!! Happy day, hugs! xxx Riitta

Imogen said...

Weekends spent at home can be amazing and relaxing. I need them frequently as I get so tired from work. Love your pictures, the sewing machine is quite something, never seen one like that before.

Lauren Farrow said...

Love the singer sewing machine. Great inheritance!

NanaDiana said...

How cool is that old sewing machine, Jess. I was reading along thinking this was a post from your Mom until I got to the part that her BOYFRIEND gave her the sewing machine. lol
Great post- xo Diana

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Jess

I sooo love being at home too. Life gets so hectic and I appreciate "me time" by just being at home.

I've always hankered after a Singer treadle - I hope you found some old cotton reels in those lovely drawers!!

Hugs
Shane

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Family is what we are made of.. its our past and where we come from..our genes inherited , habits that we can laugh about , and say...oh..i do this or that.. sharing.. its all so wonderful..without family we are lost souls.

love the singer.. It will look really nice spruced up
nice post Jess.
happy week.
val x

Attic Clutter said...

love it all Jess..
(:)
Hi Sheri... thanks on my TEA letters redo ..hugs..(:) P

Lowcarb team member said...

Singer sewing machines so special, my mother had one and they were the best.

Love that white tray .....

All the best Jan

Ivy and Elephants said...

What gorgeous pieces! Now that boy friend is a real keeper! Enjoy your rest.
Hugs,
Patti

LoveT. said...

Beautiful Items ,the Pics are lovely :)

Happy Friday ,nice Greetings from Vienna!

Doreen@househoneys said...

I have my grandmothers sewing machine that is nearly 100 years old. I don't sew with it, but it has a place of honor in my craft room. They don't make them like that anymore!

Beauty Follower said...

Such a lovely pair of slip ons ;)

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