Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday March 24, 2010

Today I'm sharing with Suzanne @http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/ for Vintage Thingie Thursday.  Pay her a visit and check out all of the wonderful items people have to share.

As a little girl I was always know as "Annie Roonie".  That knickname has stuck with me for 60 years.  In the 1930's on the radio my Dad used to listen to Little Annie Rooney.  He loved this program and later it became a comic book.  When I was born he named me Rebecca Ann, but always called me Annie Roonie.

A few years ago my sister Deb and I  were traveling through Indiana and spotted an interesting looking antique store.  We spotted this book and ofcourse I had to have it. Deb scooped it up and bought it for me.

I didn't copy the whole book, just the first three pages to give you an idea of what its like.
I really need to have the pages laminated and have a new binding put on, its becoming a little fragile.

The next photo is one of a sewing chair that my Grandmother Jewell gave me.  She made it years ago and I use it each time I sew anything.  The inside of the chair holds all the thread and the sides have pockets for other sewing items.  The back and sides can also be used for a pin cushion. The chair is about 40 years old, I guess that's vintage.
I've been sewing Easter outfits for my granddaughters, so its getting a workout this week.

Hope you have a great Thursday.

Ann

24 comments:

LV said...

That is a sweet story about how you got your "Annie Ronnie" name. You have a real VTT treasure with that sewing chair.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

The book is such a wonderful treasure of memories for you. What a special find. Love the sewing chair. I have a couple of them in my collection. However, not my Grandmothers...that makes it so special. Happy VTT...I hope to back for it next week.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I love how you found a book with your nickname..that is just too cute! I really love your sewing chair, that is so unusual....very cute! Have a great VTT!

CC said...

I love your sweet book and that little chair is just the sweetest treasure.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I've never seen anything like your sewing chair! It's like a super-dooper pin cushion sewing box all in one!

Postcardy said...

Your book is cute. I never heard of Annie Rooney. I think laminating and recovering your book would wreck it.

Maureen said...

How sweet to find something from you childhood Ms. Annie Rooney!

P. said...

Cute story about your nickname and finding the book. Love the PS, "Be real careful when you're wishing." Nice that you're getting use out of the chair while sewing for your own granddaughters!

Elizabeth said...

What a fun find for you and your sister!

Nancy said...

How sweet to have the little sewing chair from your Grandmother. It's so cute!

Serendipity Handmade said...

Oh my gosh, I love your sewing chair! I've never seen anything like it. How neat. I wonder if you could figure out how it is made and share it as a neat tutorial for your blog?

Denise Marie said...

adorable things. What a clever little sewing recliner. My Aunt and Uncle live in Kansas...Wellsville.

Tammy said...

The book is adorable. I love the little sewing chair your grandma made you so practical and pretty.

Vonlipi said...

Great treasures! Happy VTT!

Diann said...

Hi Ann!

Oh, that little book is wonderful! And your grandmothers sewing chair is a real treasure!

Have wonderful day and stay warm!!

Janet, said...

I have never heard of Annie Rooney before. Neat that you found the book where you got your nickname from. When I was little they used to call me the Little Campbell's Soup girl, because I looked just like her.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Cute chair! Thanks for shareing, Have a great day.

AshTreeCottage said...

Your little book is a treasure and your sewing chair is too. How wonderful to have something that your grandmother made just for you. You must have happy memories when using it.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Roslyn said...

Oh that little chair is amazing & absolutely vintage!

Carrie said...

How wonderful that you have that pincushion chair made by your grandmother.

I have a small collection of pincushion chairs which I posted about here:

http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2007/10/pincushion-chairs.html

Enjoy your weekend,
Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

Stacey said...

The book is really precious- A great find... And your sewing chair is so cute- Something great to remember your Grandmother by.

Marina said...

The drawing on the cover is just so beautiful!

Amanda said...

Ahem..., forty years old couldn't possibly be "vintage"! ;)

Debbie said...

Cute images in the book. And what a fun find especially with your nickname

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