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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Vintage Thingie Thursday Estate Sale

A beautiful fall day to stop by http://coloradolady.blogspot.com and say hello to Coloradolady. Thursday is her special day showing off many vintage goodies.
Most of the estate sales are handled by professionals.  However, I recently went to one that was handled by a family member.  I have been to many estate sales, but never one exactly like this.  Absolutely, unbelievable. When I found it, cars were all up and down the streets.  Had to park and walk back about a block. No sign in the yard.  It had been listed in the newspaper was how I knew about it. Believe me you cannot judge what is inside someone's home by looking from the outside. Never saw so much stuff in all my life, and so many people. The lighting was very poor and you had trails to get from room to room.  They were just about on the verge of being a hoarder. It was too hectic and not worth the madness to me. I  really did not need anything, but enjoy seeing what others were grabbing up. I did manage to get a shot of this vintage stove.

As I was trying to get out of the place, I noticed on a shelf this sewing machine.  Not being into sewing, and the congestion, just passed on by. When I got home, I looked it up on the internet. It was a 1950 vintage Singer, Sewhandy Model 20, hand crank child's sewing machine.  Bad mistake by not getting it.  One in this condition was high dollar. I definitely was not going back into that madness to see if they still had it.  I am sure it would not have been near the condition  as the above.



15 comments:

Ginny said...

This would have been so much fun, but I would not have been able to walk away without getting something, you have willpower!

Missy Shay said...

That machine would have been mine, but I'm a sucker for vintage sewing machines!

Adam said...

I wonder how the hand crank works while sewing. I thought you'd need both hands for the fabric

Beverly said...

I do believe that was the jackpot of sales. My Aunt Martha would die for that stove.

TexWisGirl said...

all i can think of is how sad that someone lived amongst the mess and collections for many, many years. truly some treasures in there, though.

Michelle said...

Even though my kids are old enough to wait in the car for a few minutes now, I don't like sales where parking is down the street and the house is so full of people you can't move. There's nothing I need that bad -- and prices are usually a lot better on the last day, too!

Threeundertwo said...

Wow, I love that sewing machine! I would get crazy at a sale like that though - I probably wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes.

Melody Brown said...

Hi LV!
My bad...I too don't do estate sales cause of the crowds....here in the Cincinnati area the prices are not thrift usually but retail

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I love vintage children's sewing machines, I have 3 so far but not a gorgeous Singer like that!

George said...

I'm always amazed at how many people turn up at yard or estate sales. I'm glad you didn't get crushed by the crowd.

Annesphamily said...

I don't care to fight people in large crowds and I hate shopping after Thanksgiving. There is nothing there I can not live without! HeeHee!Love the sewing machine but I am very much like you, would never have fought the madness for it! LOL!

Liz Needle said...

A little sewing machine to die for. I would have been back like a shot.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Wow! That would have been a mad house. I agree, sometimes it just isn't worth the craziness!

Neat find in the sewing machine though. Good for you for researching it! Now you'll know to get it the next time. ;)

Jillian

Jeannie Marie said...

I did like the stove, but like you, I hate the mad crush. What did hoarding get them? Nothing. I don't think hoarders take pleasure in their items after the first flush of joy in obtaining them.

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Would be fun to see the madness! I've attended one estate sale in my time & it was near the end - it was still pretty crazy!