I’ve been out and about a bit thrifting. Not too long ago I was at a thrift store and saw this machine…
I need ZERO more machines but still, I always look. I was particularly interested in this one as it has the exact cabinet of my Singer 15-91 and I just love this cabinet.
I believe from the dating that it’s a Singer 201. Darn. I had been looking for one. It looked to be in really good shape but seriously…I needed ZERO more machines. ZERO!
It appears to have been manufactured in 1951. I decided to take a sneak peek at the price tag. WOAH! That was a lot more than I expected. That’s not terrible as it looks to be in good shape but much more than machines typically are around my area. There is some damage to the decals at the base…In the end I was happy that it was that much. That way, I wasn’t tempted.
When I went to the cross stitch retreat in Osage I hit up a new to me thrift store. It was perfect as on the day I went, everything was half-price. There happened to be a machine there as well. The cabinet on this one wasn’t as nice.
This one is a model 66…ugh. Another one I don’t have. This one was made in 1949. This one had what eBay was calling a gorilla finish. Meaning it’s not a shiny glossy finish.
This one was much cheaper. It was priced at $50 but remember everything was half-price. That means it would have only been $25. That’s my kind of deal…but I didn’t buy it. I have no room and need ZERO machines. I keep telling and retelling myself that. ZERO MACHINES for you Jo Kramer!!
I do keep rationalizing that before long I can get rid of some of the toys I keep here on the main floor of the house and put a sewing machine there. Hmm. But, I’m a little way out from that happening.
So I left that machine there but I did bring some vintage picture frames home.
Do you remember that I like to get vintage frames and use them for my cross-stitch finishes? Well, I found some great ones!!
Actually, Kayla was shopping with me and found this one! Oh, I love that it’s gold. It looks good with so many projects and I love the detail of the frame. At $8 it was expensive for my thrift stores but it was half price so it came home with me.
This one ended up being only 50 cents. The hard thing about this one is that there are two circles in the middle of each side so if I cut the frame down, I have to cut from each side. Hmm. I bought it anyway!
This is another that had some nice detail in the frame and it was only $2.
I liked the detail on this frame too.
Oh…I liked this one and then I looked close and liked it even more. Aren’t those detail in the frame so pretty? They almost look like peacock feathers.
I ended up buying this one too. I can see myself putting a seasonal piece on this in the middle. I have previously used a board like this and really liked how it turned out.
Well, now I have frames. I better get to stitching so I can fill them.
Those are my latest finds when I have been out and about thrifting. I am so happy with all of my purchases. I have to admit, that $200 machine with the wonderful cabinet is tempting. If it’s still there and they knock the price down closer to $100 I might think about it a little more. But before I’d buy it I would be sure to see how the stitches are. Hmm.
But Jo Kramer, you don’t need any more machines…seriously, ZERO machines. Oh, I hope someone else buys it!! If you want the address of where it’s at, send me an email and save me from myself!!