After all the wonderful items I purchased at the estate sale on my birthday, you would think that I would be all shopped out - but you'd be wrong! I had barely put away my recent purchases when I received notification that there would be another estate sale coming up. Of course there couldn't possibly be anything else that I would want - or could there?
On the morning of the estate sale my son and I drove up to the north part of town hoping that we'd be one of the first ones in the door. I guess everyone else had the same idea, as we were tickets 54 and 55 (tickets are given out an hour before the sale starts for those eager shoppers). We headed off to the mall to kill an hour or so before returning for our chance to peruse the merchandise on sale.
I was interested in a small rockinghorse grey stretched Beswick foal, but not at the price of over $300. I'm a collector, but even I have to draw the line somewhere! I did find some old cookbooks and a small Herend china kitten trinket box (or as they call it a "fancy box"). The lady who had lived there obviously loved kitties as there were numerous cat items in the sale.
|Love this Herend trinket box - immaculate and |
valued at much more than the $5 I paid for it
|The Singer 301 sewing machine|
- a slant needle sewing machine providing better visibility in the sewing area
- "light weight" aluminum body - only 16 pounds
- reverse feed
- ability to drop the feed dogs
- arguably one of the best machines that Singer made.
|Beautifully detailed machine|
|Love the storage in the stool|
|Cabinet and stool for Singer 301|
|Stitch Length selector - note worn bobbin winder tire, which has already been replaced|
|Hiding in the cabinet|
|Cradle that remains in the cabinet|
|Top view of Singer 301|