I was off BROWSING!!
The DH and I are looking for end tables for the couch in the family room at the cabin.
There is an outlet sort of place not far from where we live that has some pretty nice stuff and great bargains – so we started there.
And left empty handed.
He went one way, and I went the other on the way to my afternoon massage. I had time to kill and so I swung by my fave antique mall in the area which was right on the way, just to fill some time and browse.
And before you get the wrong idea – NO!! This machine did NOT come home with me!
At first all I could see was the cabinet, which looked in very good shape, with a price that was “not bad” depending on the condition of the machine inside. But the top of the cabinet was closed, the machine invisible, and the whole thing was piled high with dishes and other fragile nicknacks and dust catchers. What’s a girl to do?
Move everything to the floor so she can take a peek, that’s what! ((Can you see the dishes on the floor in the photo? Don’t worry, I put them back!))
Cleaned up, this would be a lovely machine!
It’s a Singer 66 with Red Eye decals, probably from the late 19-teens to the early 1920s. It moves freely…and the missing bobbin cover plate is in the drawer, so all is present and accounted for, even the manual. They are asking $135, which is not a bad price for a nice machine where no major parts are missing. The decals are mostly intact with just a bit of wear in front of the needle – which just shows this machine was loved and used! There is NO PIN RASH on the arm…bonus!
Anyone close to Winston Salem? This is in the “Lost in Time” Antiques Mall on Peters Creek Parkway.
I spied a huge basket quilt!
The quilt wasn’t huge..but the baskets were!
I’m guessing 1940s on this one…they are so folksy and funky!
Love this combo with the plaids going in every which direction—and no borders..the sashing just ENDS at the edge making the blocks on the outside edge look like they could just fall off the edge.
Chambray backing – machine stitched down to the front as binding. Aren’t those wild polka dots fun?
No quilts came home with me either….but I turned a corner, and look what I found:
Spool Cabinet Table!!
THIS, my friends came home with me! Merry Christmas to myself –I need a bedside table between the two twin beds in the upstairs guest room at the cabin. This is perfect ---for the quilt friends and family who will come stay! Spool cabinets are getting harder and harder to find, and prices are soaring. The last one I found was $795.00 in Texas. This one (It’s all one piece – spool cabinet, table, and the attached bottom drawer thing on the shelf – that’s permanently affixed and part of the whole –was marked $200.00 It’s got all original hardware, and dovetailed drawer joints. LOVE IT!
I also found something that might work for one end of the couch ---but it doesn’t have a match to it. And I have a feeling I will be the ONLY one who loves it so:
Look at this pot bellied end table!
Those knobs are actually doggie heads!
The bottom drawer is divided, and tin lined.
What would you put in here?
And this little shelf slides out!
It’s drop leaf on both sides, so the table could extend out for playing cards or something? ((See first photo))
I’m torn on this one. I love it ---but I’m afraid I’ll be the only one who will and we will end up with some “new” end table with no character. What’s a girl to do?
If it’s still there when I get back from Germany I’m going to look at it again!
I’m finishing up the last of the details for tomorrow’s Celtic Solstice Clue #2 to go live. Are you ready? I’ll be out the door early, but it’s set to go on schedule! I hope you enjoy it!
Have a great evening, everyone!