When we moved in together we both brought along a thing or two that might qualify as vintage.
I inherited this old sewing machine from my grandmother. It’s a bit beat up, but that’s just means that it’s been used. For us it’s a decorative object as it needs some work if it’s ever to sew anything again. But, I remember us playing with it as a kid, and back then it worked. My grandmother had graduated to an electric sewing machine, so she let us play with the old one, not considering it an object of great value.
It still looks good, and I love having it around.
The box/bookshelf it stands on can also be considered vintage. Hordaland County has a book boat service that travels around the country twice a year. Like a mobile library on keel instead of on wheels. It was started back in 1959 and is still running. Every stop has a contact person that gets to keep a small depot of books when the boat is not there, so that people at the stops also has a library service between the visits. In the beginning they used these wooden boxes for the books the contact person took ashore. Most of these boxes are not used any more, but a few remain in service. Some of the ones not used have ended up in the homes of former book boat librarians. I love it and think it’s a perfect place for most of our cook books and my grandmothers sewing machine. You can read more about the book boat service here.