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Thread: Goodwill Hunting - Happy Happy Happy Dance

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    Goodwill Hunting - Happy Happy Happy Dance

    I hadn't posted this yet, but finally had to share with those who would understand my excitement. Last May while par oozing (yes, that comes up in spell check that way) our local Goodwill, I happened upon a familiar little black case. Price $39.99...Tuesday Senior Discount price $29.95. Darling Lily - a 1951 Featherweight came home with me that day, with all her accessories. In early November, I called on a local Craig's List posting and Old Millie (original owner was named Mildred). Asking price $150. Accepted $60 as it was the machine only. Millie is of 1948 vintage and has joined her sister, Darling Lily.

    Last week, a quick stop into our second local Goodwill resulted in my 3rd SUPER find of the decade! A featherweight table! Whoa! It was a little warped with the plywood separating along the edges of the insert and around it on the table, but a little steam from the iron, some clamps and wood glue...and she's nearly as good as new. Goodwill price $9.99 and a can of spray paint (which I already had). I painted her metal frame and legs almost the original color. Before and after pics are posted.

    I am truly doing the Happy Dance...rock n' roll style!!
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    My wife says: ....... And just where is she at? I said I don't know, some where in AZ.
    We both agreed you got some really sweet deals .......... and ........... WE are in the wrong state!

    Joe

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    You are so fortunate! I loved your photographs! I know you will enjoy using those machines. Wish I had a table for my Featherweight.

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    NICE!! Congrats!
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    So jealous, lucky you to get such great deals!!!!

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    As Joe says....I'm in the wrong state, too!! Nothing on CL here either. On march 3rd one of our local private schools (very elite) is having a garage sale. they have even put the announcement on a couple of digital billboards so I'm "guessing" it's going to be HUGE!!! I'm going to try to go and maybe run into something I just can't live without!! LOL

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    Great find!! Nothing like that in CA darn it!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    My wife says: ....... And just where is she at? I said I don't know, some where in AZ.
    We both agreed you got some really sweet deals .......... and ........... WE are in the wrong state!

    Joe

    I agree, I am in the wrong state also. Never find much here.

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    you are one lucky lady!

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    Congratulations on your great finds!
    This too shall pass.
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    How lucky you are. Have fun with them.

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    That's some amazing prices. You did a good job on refurbishing the table. I got one off Ebay for about $75 and it needed refurbishing. The veener (sp?) wasn't raised like yours but someone had duct taped the insert in the table! I just needed to do a good cleaning and then refinishing on the top and paint the wood sides black for mine to look good. I did have to go get some screws also for the part of the insert area where the machine rests. If you're willing to put in a little time and work you can save a distressed one.
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    You have the Midas Touch.
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    great find , I am happy for you.

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    congratulations, What great finds. Doing the Happy Dance for you.

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    You have the magic touch. I have a friend who lives in TX that is the same way. She finds the best things and always super cheap.But I am pretty sure she has Never found 3 featherweights and a table for those prices. We have a crown we pass back and forth for the Bargin Queen I think its your turn. LOL

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    wow..you won't find those deals here in OK....you did a great job on that table!

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    I'm going to check out our local Goodwill again. Usually go there to drop off items and leave without buying again thing but you never know what will turn up on their shelves or tables.

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    Your patience has paid off for you! And you certainly gave us inspiration on fixing the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts View Post
    You have the magic touch. I have a friend who lives in TX that is the same way. She finds the best things and always super cheap.But I am pretty sure she has Never found 3 featherweights and a table for those prices. We have a crown we pass back and forth for the Bargin Queen I think its your turn. LOL
    This is a great idea! I love it. Now I know what to do with that old tiara I still have. BFF and I are always looking for bargains at the local thrift stores. It's usually a bust...I just happen to be at the right place at the right time on a couple of occasions...where the folks pricing did not know what they had. They probably thought the featherweight was a kid's toy...and who would want a table with a hole in it? I was in the same Goodwill again and found 3 old Singers for $50 each. They looked like they had been in an old barn as a door stop...missing parts, rusty...pretty much beyond repair. Another store had a FW for $145 which looked like it had been dragged behind a car for 100 yards...nothing came with it. I watched a woman buy it and was excited to have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    My wife says: ....... And just where is she at? I said I don't know, some where in AZ.
    We both agreed you got some really sweet deals .......... and ........... WE are in the wrong state!

    Joe
    I agree with you Joe. I don't seem to find that much at our local Goodwill stores and I have 4 I can go to!
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
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    Wow! Three pretty ladies and now a table too!

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    You are one lucky lady. Not fair...I only have one FW and no table. I'll have to watch for one on CL and local thrift shops.

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    I think I'm the only one that owns the table without the featherweight. I bought the table for 40 off cragslist years ago not really understanding what machine it was for but still love it. it's small with a drawer and fake drawer and the top opens to both sides to create a long table and the machine fits in the middle. Solid wood as far as I tell. One day i'll come upon a machine I'm sure to put in it!
    *Rachel*

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    What great finds. Our Goodwill never has good buys. Guess that's the cost of living in the sticks.
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