Sep 29, 2007

my find

Many of you post lovely pics of your thrifting finds. I would love to claim that I, too, am a "thrifter." But considering there are no thrift stores in rural Mexico, much less any of those second-hand palaces which boast of cutsie-patootsie bedsheets and linens, I cannot claim that moniker.

However, treasures can be unearthed in the most unlikely of places:

Damascus Vibrating Shuttle Sewing Machine 1925 001

Damascus Vibrating Shuttle Sewing Machine 1925 006

Sitting in the corner of a dusty-musty store in Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico. With no less than 10 years of dust on top. I present to you my new, old, 1925 Damascus Vibrating Shuttle sewing machine. I paid 150 pesos, or about $14 US. Eureka!

One day, when I can boast of an entire room dedicated to sewing, this tired old lady will have her own special place in a sunny corner, where she will live out her golden years with the respect she deserves.


7 comments:

Cassi said...

Wow, lucky you! I'm so glad this old girl found her way into your home :)

Joyful Abode said...

What a fantastic find! Lucky lucky you. She's beautiful, and looks really sturdy too. What sorts of things do you think she wants to make? :)

The Wooden Spool said...

Whoa! That is quite the find! "you scored" like my little ones say! :) Bravo, Meg!!! I'm thrilled for you! She will look so sweet sitting pretty in your new sewing room, one day! Take care, Laurie~

wayfarer said...

:-) Very nice retirement this lady has in store for her.

Bethany Hissong said...

I love old sewing machines and this one is great! Does it work at all? This will be a great reminder of your time in Mexico when you move home again.

Meg McElwee said...

Oh, this little old lady has stiff, arthritic joints and won't be doing any sewing - just relaxin'!

futuregirl said...

OMG! My heart is totally racing. What a great find! It's beautiful. :)