I was able to stop at a few garage sales Friday and found a few fun finds that had to come home with me. Well, at least for a while as a few things have already been listed in my Etsy store.
I stopped at one sale where I found some spools of ribbon that will be perfect in my card making. I think I got 10 spools, most of them 50 yard spools and most of them were new, old spools. I used some of it already.
At the same sale I found some vintage bias tape and bias corded piping in great spring colors of chartreuse and canary.
The packages were marked 10 and 15 cents. Wow, I wish I could get craft supplies for that price today!
It was great to see the original box they came in as well. I love the graphic and won’t mind if it sticks around for a while as a great decoration as well as storage for the bias tape.
I loved this set of canisters.
I think they will make great storage. The base is metal, the lid plastic and the handle is wood. I love the mustard yellow color with the fun, funky flowers as decoration.
I found a few other things including a Krups waffle maker for $1. I haven’t used it yet but it did start to heat when I plugged it in to test it. I found some frames to paint and update and what I hope will be my best buy was a free Singer sewing machine. Yep, free.
I’m hoping it works, the lady who owned it said it worked the last time she used it and I got the impression that was years and years ago. It is a Touch and Sew model 600 which appears they started making in 1965. I’m hoping once I take it in for a good cleaning I’ll have a sewing machine that will zig zag without skipping stitches. Not that I don’t like my old machine but it has a few quirks. ;)
I didn’t take a picture as I ended up putting it in a garbage bag as it smells a little dusty and musty. I hope it doesn’t mean that there is mold or water damage to it. I guess I’ll see how good of a machine it is when I take it in to get it cleaned and tuned up.
I had a great time at the sales I went to and hope the next sales I go to have just as many treasures awaiting for me.