A couple years ago my friend Eileen told me about a quilt shop in the tiny little town of Urie Wyoming that has a collection of these little treasures decorating their store. I've been meaning to go see them ever since and Friday turned out to be the day. After a 1-1/2 hour drive to get there, I arrived and got to look around. I was surprised at how large the shop was and how up-to-date their fabric selection was.
This display case had quite a variety of old machines.
And here are a few more.
The plastic machines made in the 60's, 70's and 80's were displayed on a long shelf on the back wall of the store. It was hard to get pictures of them without standing on a chair so I just held my camera high above my head and hoped for the best.
The next day I was looking through magazines at the grocery store and saw that the newest issue of Quilter's Home has an article about toy sewing machines with lots of pictures too, so I thought that was very serendipitous!
What about you? Do you have any vintage toy sewing machines? I'd love to see you share pictures of them on your blog too!