Monday, 26 May 2014

Treasure

Its very rare I go to car boot sales - the last time I went I got a great bargain with my rocking chair. This was today's amazing find


£15!! I did a double take as I strolled past and cursed for only having £20 in my purse. I didn't hesitate when he said how much it was. They sell for anywhere between £75-£150 on eBay.
The serial number tells me it was made in 1904. It seems to work, but even if it doesn't it is still beautiful to look at. I will keep you posted.
I have finished sewing my table runner, I need to find some backing and start quilting

And I think I have decided what to do with my scrumptious diamonds

All of this should keep me occupied for a while!

15 comments:

  1. Gorgoues treasure! That's a steal! The table runner looks great and the diamonds are scrumptious :)

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  2. That machine is fantastic. They last forever. There are folks who sell parts, should you need them but I am guessing that you will find after some oil and lubricant, it runs perfectly, what a great deal.

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  3. Wow £15 that's a steal! Lovely vintage machine x

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  4. £15!!! how did you not take his hand off as well.. bet you were RUNNING by the time you got to the car xx lol x all I ever see at the boot sale is ... rubbish xx

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  5. Ohhh Fab price we get treadle ones here or tabletops where tables are broken, belts are easy to get and mine likes lots of oil even when not being used

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  6. Great find! You need to go to car boots regularly with your treasure seeking skills!

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  7. fantastic find! Love that sewing machine.

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  8. What a brilliant find! I guess you'll be going to car boots more often then? Jxo

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  9. Wonderful buy! It's beautiful :)

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  10. The diamonds are so beautiful Catherine!

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  11. Congrats on the new purchase!

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  13. I would love an old Singer. My Nana had a wonderful treadle version that I wish the family had kept. Lucky you- I would have bought that one in a flash.

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  14. Again, sorry, just using you to try to sort computer/ blogger problems! ;-)

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  15. Hope you get the machine working beUtifully. It's simply lovely. Look forward to seeing what you do with your diamonds.

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