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I love Moroccan interiors. With the brass and copper details, loads of shimmering fabrics, purple and pink cushions and the smells… The incense sticks that penetrate the curtains and furniture, and even if you are just a guest in a Moroccan room, you take the fragrance with you, and you can still smell it in your clothes and hair long after you leave…
Yesterday I’ve been at the auction, and it’s been as good as ever. There’s some things I can never resist buying, and one of them is copper and brass Moroccan decor. From moorish brass trays, to oriental folding tables, or Turkish coffee pots. This one I found, is the biggets I’ve seen, I think it must have been made for a really great gatherings, to keep the coffee coming!
Amazing shape, it is definitely hand crafted, as the joints and the base are joint in a rustic (not smooth) way, and you can see the etching on the lid is not in line, so it is not by the machine, but actually by someone decorating it by hand. Stunning antique copper and brass Turkish Coffee pot, which will compliment so well the Oriental Moroccan inspired interior…
Antique Copper Pot with Two Small Handles
Handmade Arts & Crafts Copper Saucepan
Beautifully aged copper with amazing antique shading
Patination marks inside add a rustic vintage look
Hand crafted copper sauce pan will add a rustic chic to your country kitchen!
Vintage Whistling Kettle by The Original Housewares Co.
Rustic collectible kitchenalia
Plastic hinged whistle flips back
Vintage kettle in a cream shade, with original label
Stunning Art Deco Mantel Clock
Beautifully shaped rustic buttermilk shade metal clock
Lime green face with silver chrome 12 hour display
Paint is chipping off in places adding weathered rustic chic
Full working order, amazing Art Deco clock
I’ve been selling Singer sewing machines for a while now, and people really like them. They are so incredibly reliable, really solid working machines. One of the oldest I’ve come across was made in 1919, in Scotland, and it has later been converted to be an electronic machine. When I plugged her in, and tested the foot pedal, and how smoothly it was running, I was really amazed. After all, it was almost 100 years old!
Now, with so much info available online, it is really easy to establish the age and other details of your Singer sewing machine. The first thing to check is the serial number, it will be placed somewhere on the base:
Now, there are three types of the serial numbers:
- one letter prefix
- two letter prefix
- no letter prefix at all (made from 1851 to 1899)
It is the first step to establish the age. This serial number contains information on the exact year, and often the place of manufacture. All you need now, is to go online and find more information, this is the website I often use:
First you see is the list of all letter prefixes. Once you click on the one you need, you are taken to a further page to find the age of manufacture according to the numbers, and the model of the machine. It’s as easy as that!
If you want to find out even more information on your singer sewing machine, simply google the established singer’s model – for example the above serial number dated this machine to 1919, model 15K. If you then Google ‘Singer 15K’, you can find most fantastic variety of information, from the blog posts, reviews, video tutorials and more. It is truly astonishing how many people still use these machines for every day tasks, as they are renowned for their heavy duty abilities, sewing through layers of leather and denim.