6/19/10

It's Been A Great Vintage Week

Saturday morning meant a trip to the farmer's market at the mall and a huge church sale with my friend, Katy. We don't get to go as often as we like but we usually fit in one Saturday morning a month, kids in tow, and hit up a few yard sales. If those fail us we go to a few tried and true thrift stores. This morning, however, I hit the jackpot.

The Immaculate Conception church in Springfield was having it's annual Father's Day weekend church sale. It was day two so I wasn't expecting to find anything extraordinary but then I saw this little beauty. I checked it manually and it was running smoothly and then checked the price. $10.00 with a note saying it worked well. I was sold.


It's quite charming in it's original table and has a worn spot where the previous owner used to rest her arm, I imagine. It's funny because I was just admiring a similarly beautiful vintage sewing machine in red yesterday on Flickr. I'm eager to get it cleaned up and try it out soon!

I also picked up some rhubarb to try this rhubarb soda recipe. We'll see how that goes. I've never had rhubarb before in my life but I always think of Garrison Keeler.

Elsie and I went to a new thrift store earlier this week where I found the original iPod. It plays Frere Jacques and is the prettiest shade of teal. I don't remember having one of my own when I was a kid but our church nursery or somewhere else must've had one. It says 1966 on it. Ruby is actually chewing on it right now (don't worry I cleaned it. a little.)


I also found this vintage first aid kit. It's full of original guaze, ammonia, and tape as well as a few newer items that look to be about 10-20 years old.

I'm not sure if I'll fill it with our own first aid stuff or use it as a storage box in my studio but it's a fantastic little treasure.


Have you scored anything exciting lately?

xoxo,
Rachel

45 comments:

sfgirlbybay said...

that sewing machine is amazing! i have a similar one, too bad i'm such a horrid seamstress! :)

score!

miss james said...

holy moly lady! you scored big time. don't you just love it when that happens. that sewing machine...what a find. enjoy!

xo, james.

Laura said...

What fabulous finds! I love all the colors.

Laura @ along for the ride

Katherine said...

you will LOVE that sewing machine! my everyday machine is a 1950s morse zig zag, and it works better than any modern machine i have ever used.

my favorite find lately is my pink deadstock jantzen swimsuit!

Gingiber said...

what lovely treasures! I recently found a cute little sewing box from Norway at a thrift store in Dallas!

tiffany. said...

so so soooo jealous! my dream is to find a machine with table!

Paula Kathlyn said...

Thatt aid kit is amazing- and anything turquoise is always a hit on my list :)

jadie said...

such good finds! i've been in a serious dry spell lately. send some of that good fortune my way, lady!

Christine said...

The sewing machine was such a great find. Lucky you!

Norma said...

All the green and turquoise is making me swoon!! Love it all.

Good finds on Monday and Tuesday.
http://simplepleasuresforme.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-took-couple-of-days-off-since-kids.html

Holly C. said...

I'm so jealous!:) Great finds.

jooleedoh said...

wow! $10 for the sewing machine?? that is unheard of!! good job. :)

i just came back from a HUGE vintage show in tulsa! got some vintage suitcases, 1920's belt and sequined headband, jewerly, etc! so amazing, this place.

onelatenight said...

Oh gosh that First Aid kit is to die for!!

Also when I was little I was in love with rhubarb, and actually just picked some up again for the first time in years at the Farmers Market.

If you take a freshly washed stalk and dip it in some brown sugar it is the yummiest summer treat ever!

xo. Kyla

Christine said...

I love rhubard! It makes a delicious cobbler.
and the sewing machine is darling

Jaimie said...

rhubarb is delish especially paired with strawberries.

emilymarie1024 said...

Jealous. ------->
What amazing finds!!!! You don't plan on parting with any of those on your shop by any chance? :)

Roxanne said...

Wow. I'm uber jealous of your machine. I have a table but alas the machine is missing. I hope it works for you.

Breezy said...

that is a beautiful sewing machine! are you going to give it a name? mine is called clarence.

i love the font on those little boxes in your first aid kit. it is the same font that wes anderson uses in all of his movies, i think.

marci said...

That sewing maching is magic!!! You are a very lucky lady!

Lydia said...

While it is not as beautiful as your new machine (hello beautiful teal!), I found a 1969 Singer in a table at Goodwill for $25 dollers.

http://likefireworks.blogspot.com/2010/01/super-thrift-store-find.html

Rockingchair said...

i love that sewing machine...I sew with my great grand mother's machine but the one you found is BELLISSIMA as we say here in Italy!

woooooooooooow

Sarah Rhodes said...

I had one of those pocket radios! My grandma gave it to me. It played that "whistle a happy tune" song that's on The King and I. I totally forgot about it until just now!

PS, SOO jealous of your sewing machine find! Holy crap!

Hannah B. said...

Congrats on the finds! I found amazing things on our trip to Chattanooga this week that I'll post on the blog Monday. My newest search is for a metal doll refrigerator. No luck yet :/

Angie said...

Wow, what luck you had! Those are amazing finds.

smileyeyes said...

Love that cute first aid kit!!! and that sewing machine is just great!! -Katie

Lauren said...

such an amazing find!! i love the colors!!!

Amanda said...

Great finds! I remember the little radio from our church nursery as well!

I scored a vintage Fisher Price HumptyDumpty toy this week and my FAVORITE find of the past year, a vintage chid's school desk. I have been on the hunt for one for about 5 years and passed up most of them b/c of the price. This one was at our local Goodwill for only $12! I carried that heavy thing throughout the whole store afraid to put it down!

julesandthemonty said...

YES! Found a mint train case from the 40's!!! Pamphlets and key still on price tag! $5. Original price was 17.50. First find and I am officially, completely hooked on this vintage train!

malori said...

You are going to LOVE rhubarb. When I was young, my great aunt used to grow it and we would pick it, dip it in sugar, and eat it right out of the garden :).

angie may said...

great finds! i have a teal/aqua sewing machine kind of like this one, but ours doesnt work. but i REFUSE to let my mom sell, because sooomeday, id love to fix it up and use it.

Alice Clair said...

Amazing sewing machine!! What a find!
I've been hunting for Pyrex lately and have found some great pieces. I also love finding vintage floral pillow cases or crocheted blankets.

Lexi said...

would you believe I was at that exact sale this morning at 730? Spotted that sewing machine and actually said, "where would I put it? I bet RAchel Denbow would gab it up!" No kidding...I really said that! I have my mema's retro aqua one so couldn't justify having 2. Did snatch up some pyrex bowls, a vintage fischer price 2 tune t.v. and 4 orange plastic/chrome kiddy chairs. I felt very much like I had scored too today! Glad someone cool got the machine!! ;)

Our Green Nest said...

Oh WOW, what finds!! I love each one of them!!

flowerpotdesigns.ca said...

I remember having one of those music boxes when I was a kid! Brings back memories!

Meg said...

wow, you really did hit the jackpot! that is amazing! the color is so pretty.

mandiegirl said...

Awesome sewing machine! Here are my recent finds: http://mandiesmumblings.blogspot.com/2010/06/total-score.html

letter {A} studio said...

did you like the rhubarb? my favorite is cherry rhubarb pie. i used to have a little radio just like the one you found. my grandma still has it & i like to give it a twist whenever i visit :)

ellen said...

I love that sewing machine! I was in Maine this weekend and I found a really cool old globe on a stand! That's a find!!

Christina Rambo said...

oooohhhh!!! I still have my little "radio" in my stash or toys I just could not get rid of. It plays Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head.

Kristi said...

you lucky girl.

Laura Elaine said...

What lucky finds!!! My recent scores are vintage gray velvet shorts, a vintage gold plated owl earring tree ($1.99!!), a vintage gold owl necklace like I've never seen before, and a vintage lighthouse toothpick holder with sailboat toothpicks!

Woodruff Fam said...

I am drooling over this whole post!! The colors on the machine, the toy and they first aid kit are absolutely eye candy!! I am on a BIG and I mean HUGE turquoise and aqua-y blue kick right now! In fact my sewing room was inspired by a vintage wooden ironing board with the same color as the first aid kit!! Oh heaven!!

Regina said...

love all your great finds - really love you blanket.:) If you still have rhubarb, you can use to make rhubarb-sauce. Make it like you would applesauce, but add a tad more sugar. :) Very yummy. :)

Jessica said...

I see a color trend there! Every item there was pretty wonderful. And I concur with a few other comments... strawberry rhubarb (pie!) is delicious, but I'm interested to hear about the soda.

I recently scored some vintage playing cards and a small porcelain whale for $1. I'll have to post pics sometime soon. They both made me happy. Awesome find days can just brighten a whole week, I think!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Um, Amazing! All of it. My fav recent finds are some large vintage cross stitch samplers for $1.50 each, and four yards of a red/yellow/blue/white floral 1930's fabric (36" wide) for a dollar. A few weeks ago I hit a vintage sheet jackpot which still makes me kind of giddy!