Friday, April 6, 2012

New Today- 4.6.12













Around our place today you will find 2 new things; a bundle of fresh flowers (weeds?) collected from around our apartment complex and a brand new-to-me sewing machine from the 1950's. It's a knee-pump machine which I never knew existed and it still sews like a dream. I haven't quite figured out all the knobs and stitching disks yet, but maybe I'll have a chance to play with it this weekend.

A friend and I were out at a thrift store yesterday and we gave it a once over before heading out. And while letting my eyes wander I spotted a pastel green box with a handle shoved underneath a cart stacked high with shoes and electronics. I went to it straight away and plopped myself down on the floor to inspect it. It is hands-down my most glorious thrift store find. The sewing machine, I believe, has ever been used. Everything was accounted for and in perfect condition, well that is, everything but the foot pedal. I scanned through the instructions and the cart and found no trace of the pedal because this machine doesn't use one. It has a lever which you place next to your knee. When you push the lever away from you, the machine runs. It's wild.

And the best part is that the machine was $20. The worst part is that it's easily 30 lbs, has sharp medal corners and had to be carried home once purchased.

Totally worth it.

5 comments:

  1. wow, that is one gorgeous find! love the color of the machine.

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  2. Ah, perfect for more inspiration...

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  3. that is so cool!!!! I love a good thrift store find, how special!

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  4. Oh goodness what a fun find! I have a vintage sewing machine too from the 50's and it worked like a dream till the bobbin winder quit working. I still need to get it fixed.
    I found you through Etsy and I just wanted to say your clothing is super super cute! Love your work! :D

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  5. These photos are great! I'm new here... browsing around and decided to comment instead of lurk. :) I LOVE the look and feel of your blog so far- off to check out some more! Happy week, sugar! xo

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