Thursday, October 7, 2010

Someone else's treasure pt II

My sister used to clean for a lovely lady. Recently she sold her house and moved into a retirement village and as a result, we cleaned her house for the last time. It was sad to see the empty shell - the house used to be filled with treasures and lots and lots of photos - it was a pleasure to clean because there was so much to see. Anyway, when I had finished doing the inside of the house I went out to ask her if she wanted me to do some of the outside of the house. I found her in the shed and as I walked in I spied this beautiful sewing machine on the floor. Naturally I was beside myself and I exclaimed (read blurted)  "isn't that sewing machine just gorgeous" to which her head popped up rather excitedly and she said "do you want it?". Apparently the only reason it wasn't in the bin was because it was too heavy for her to lift......can you believe it???!!! She told me it wasn't much use because the foot pedal was lost but I didn't care - this sewing machine would make the perfect ornament in my overly full house :)
I love other people's trash!
Okay, this is a pretty crappy photo - but you get the drift - they used to make sewing machines pretty - what a shame they don't do it any more!

cheers
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10 comments:

Leanne said...

What a nice give for a good Samaritan.

Leanne said...

Oh how could something so wonderful be thrown away...you were meant to have it Levin!

dutch sisters said...

That's a real beauty. So kind of you to help that lovely lady.

Lilian said...

cha-ching, cha-ching

Mary said...

If you come clean my house I'll give you anything you want! lol

That is a very pretty machine working or not!

karen said...

wow, what an awesome find! Its gorgeous, lucky she couldnt lift it. It was so nice to have you all visit, enjoy the last few days of school holidays (and then enjoy the peace and quiet:)xoxo

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Ooh what a lovely old machine, a shame about the pedal thought you might be able to source one on ebay. We've got an old Singer treadle that belonged to the m-i-l, it still works, although I have yet to try it out, would be handy in a power cut.

Emily said...

You and your trash collecting! Our house is bursting at the seams!!! :)

Anonymous said...

your mum who is not a hoarder at all thinks the same as Emily still I thought it looked nice when I saw it and I look all your quilt materials and your lovely teacups etc,etc,

Clara said...

It's gorgeous! I've an old Singer, perfectly working, that belonged to my grandma, and I love it. I'm happy for you, Clara.