A little while back I went to the Flea Market with Becky and Eli. I'm a super blog slacker but you can see Becky's post about it here. It was very interesting... I'm not a huge thrift/yard sale/flea market kind of gal but it was a lot of fun and I scored this GEM. 1913 Vintage Singer Sewing machine for an amazing price. I only know the age because I looked up the serial number. The machine is just gorgeous, when they say things like "they don't make them like they use to" THIS is what they are referring to.
I finally sat in front of YouTube today and figured out how to thread the machine. Surprisingly it was so simple, maybe not a surprise when you really think about it though. It seems to work just fine but really needs a good cleaning and some serious oil. I am going to take it in somewhere to have it professionally serviced. Then I can just keep up with just regular oiling and maintenance.
So a few weeks after out Flea market adventure, me being the non thrift/garage sale/flea marketer went on another adventure to a place out in St.Pete, FL and I found this. I quickly took this pic and text Becky to see if she wanted it. For $30 she said "go get it!"
Now it sits nicely displayed on her bookshelf. Her machine was recently serviced and seemed to work when I tested it out prior to the purchase.
I think I am now obsessed and want another one. I haven't been out since but I have a feeling the next time I do I will probably come across one and it will secretly be coming home with me.
This is how a hoarder's mind thinks....we are approaching dangerous grounds here :)
Anything new been happening with anyone? I really need to catch up on blogs and start posting more often.