Sunday, June 26, 2011

Estate sale find of the weekend

This Saturday my hubby, daughter and her bf headed out to hit a bunch of estate sales. We like going antique shopping but we thought it might be fun to try out some estate sales.

We did have fun! Sometimes it was a bit weird, walking into a home that literally looked like the people in it had disappeared in the middle of their day and some of them were people downsizing and moving. A couple seemed like a last ditch effort to get rid of stuff before having to pay someone to come haul it all away to the dump.

I did have a great sewing find :) my very first Antique Toy Sewing machine. It is only 6 or 7 inches high. I put a 1 cup measuring cup next to it in one of the photos below for scale.
It is an American Girl machine that was made in the 1920's and 1930's in Milwaukee, WI.

It is a bit dirty but the wheel turns quite nicely. I am looking forward to cleaning it up and displaying it in my sewing room.

- Steph... From my iPad


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