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Thread: ohhhhh!!! Ladies!!! and gents!!!

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    Super Member sahm4605's Avatar
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    oh oh oh oh oh!!! I am so excited I am beside myself. I was looking at a thrift store for buttons of any kind for a project for my mom. I hit the mother load. found so much fabric that was fairly decent that i could have wet myself. and then was looking in the furniture area and oh my goodness. found not one but two antique sewing machines in original tables. and then found two empty tables. I got one of the empty tables for my machine to now call home. for those who don't know I have been using TV trays and a fisher price little tykes plastic table to sew on. I am just so excited. I just now have to get it up stairs and dusted. Then have to get two new casters, well think that I will get 4 metal ones that way they will be less likely to break. The table seems to be a higher quality particle board but that is okay for me. (For now). I got it for 6.99 at good will. this is the first time that I have ever seen anything that I really really really wanted at one of these thrift store, well that was a good deal. It had been 20 but they had marked it down to 7.99 and because one of the wheels was broken i got another dollar off. now just to get hubby to see how much money i have saved by getting a used item.
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    The two old sewing machines, one was a Kenmore that was a dark hunter green that looked like a treadle that had power to it and the other I can't remember off the top of my head. I would be very tempted to go back and the the one that looked like a treadle. wish i had taken a pic of it on my phone. it is probably gone by now though. When my mom gets here she is going to help me carry the table up the stairs from the garage. I will take a pic after it gets up here. way too dark down there to get a good pic.
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    Cool!!! I never find any interesting items at my local thrift shop. So glad that you did!

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    You did hit the jackpot! Good for you!!!!!

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    Sounds like a great buy! So you got lots of fabric too?

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    Awesome! Sadly, my local Goodwills seem to be totally useless when it comes to neat finds like this.

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    Congratulations! I'd love to find treasures like that! Sure can tell you are excited...and so are we for you.

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    You were the right people at the right place at the right time. Oh my you made a haul!! :thumbup: :mrgreen:

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    What a great story! :D :thumbup:

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    Glad you were able to find something.

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    That is awesome! I love finding great deals like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    Sounds like a great buy! So you got lots of fabric too?
    no. 7.00 was all that I was willing to spend today. I had already bought two spools of silky thread for 1.00. I would have loved to have gotten the fabric too but it just wasn't going to happen. I will have to plead my case for the sewing table as it is. we are on a buying freeze for anything other than the necessities. We had to spend over three hundred on hubby's car on Friday and that was already on top of the 250 we had put in the week before. he blew out two tires and needed new breaks.

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    Great deal! I never find anything at thrift stores so I don't go very often. If I do find something, it's usually overpriced. Show me a garage sale and I'm one happy camper!

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    I got mine at a thrift store, too. I had to pay $40.00, so you really got a deal. I love mine. My husband bought me a new sewing machine and it didn't fit. I was pretty sad. Then we looked it over and he was able to cut the hole bigger. I am so happy. I had to jack my chair way up to be able to sew and it was giving me a backache. So now I have no excuss not to sew. Just need more motivation.

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    I am so happy for your find. Don't you just love those thrift stores.

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