Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend vintage finds

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.

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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.



  1. Can't wait to see your coming projects! Love, PC

  2. Wow, you really scored! The ribbon! And the trim! I love the 'vintage' labels - reminds me of my grandmother (sniff). She taught me to sew when I was a girl. Such patience :)


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