First I want to show you what I did with the lamp from last week.
I recently picked up these two heavy and ornate frames. I loved them. Just not in gold!
They are now painted in Oil Rubbed Bronze, and I have them flanked on either side of the lamp.
There were a few other little things I found on this bonanza of a thrift shopping day. All for around 20.00! I rarely spend more than that. I really look for the good deals.
Yesterday, on a whim, I popped into my favorite place, just to peek. Well imagine my surprise when I saw this open suitcase, with a Viking sewing machine inside, almost exactly like mine. I purchased my Viking from my sewing machine repair man. He knew that I was on the lookout for a better machine, with more stitch options. He called me when he acquired this, and after servicing it, he asked me if I wanted to try it out. He felt it was a bang up machine, with lots of stitches, and feet and attachments. He said it would be money well spent, even though the machine is 25-30 years old. I loved it, and bought it for 200 dollars. I have been sewing with that machine for about 7 years, and it is a dream!!!
The one I saw in the thrift, was just like it, with lots of attachments, an extension table, and bobbins, etc. I plugged it in to see if it worked, and then noticed the price!
Here is the one I have been sewing on.
On same day, I also spotted this gathering basket. I thought it was Longaberger at first. When I turned it over to see, it was stamped with a name I was not familiar with. Nineteenth Century. It was also initialed by the maker, and numbered.
It was a pretty good week for bargain hunting.
Easter is in a few days. I will try to be back beforehand with some Easter around the house.