Saturday, December 5, 2015

Homemaker Zig-Zag Sewing Machine Model no. 492-TW, Dec. 5 2015

My estate sale list today had three sales to visit.  Two were on the same street, Philsdale, and not far from where I grew up which is probably why I chose the first two.  I was surprised to find that the first house had no electricity which made it difficult to get a good look at what was being offered and it didn't help that it was very cold.  So I walked down the street to the next sale to find the same situation!  No electricity.  To be fair to the company holding the sale, they did say in the advertisement there was no electricity so bring a flashlight and gloves.  But silly me, I didn't bother to read that part and skipped to the pictures so was unprepared.  It was the first time I'd ever been to an estate sale under such circumstances. You can bet from now on I will read the full description for every sale!

My next stop was a sale offered by Milltown Enterprises.  For this sale I had a specific item in mind, a sewing machine with table.  Last January one of my resolutions was to learn how to sew.  That meant I needed a sewing machine but somehow other things came up during the year and the sewing resolution kept going to the bottom of the pile.  

Every time we went to sales I kept my eyes open but usually the sewing machines were gone before we ever got to the sale.  

This time I decided to show up the first day and to be there early.  It paid off.  We very rarely buy anything when it's "full price" but how could I go wrong at $50??  Even if the machine didn't work (it does) I felt that the sewing table was well worth the price and would be a great place to do my cross stitch and needlepoint crafting.  Another plus for me is that I've become interested in mid century modern (mcm) as of late.  I don't know if this piece qualifies for mcm but it seems to be in the style at the very least.  

I even found a wonderful you tube video by NiftyThriftyGirl to help get me started.

Now the only problem is finding a place for this wonderful addition to our home. For now it's sitting in the empty spot in the kitchen but it can't stay there because that space is reserved for a small kitchen table that's on our list of things to find at an estate sale!!

I'd like to thank the anonymous man that helped me get it to the truck and then helped load it into the bed as well!  There truly are good people in the world and he was a bright spot in my day.