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    window of gorgeous machines

    Thought you might enjoy this picture:
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    Wow! Where is it? I need a shelf like that! Lots of iron pipe and fittings looks like.
    Jim

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    Oh WOW! That is so cool!!! And look at all those hand cranks....
    Where is this wonderful shop???
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    What fun!!!!

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    All Saints store? I took pictures at the one in Seattle last year.

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    More details? Please...
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    You can build these beautiful shelves!!! Using plumbing supplies and wood. http://ext.homedepot.com/community/b...eclaimed-wood/

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    I've seen pictures from the outside of another store. The person who took them thinks they might be a chain. Nice to see the machines being displayed like that instead of turned into some sort of repurposed thing.
    Rodney
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    Allsaints. It is a chain of upscale clothing stores. The beautiful vintage machines with authentic handcranks languishing in the windows was bad enough, but using welded up old industrial machines and modified treadles as racks almost made me cry. Or try to run out with an antique crank to put on my 66.

    The one in Seattle has easily over 200 machines. My mother and I got a few funny looks being in that store and just looking at the machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monopas View Post
    The one in Seattle has easily over 200 machines. My mother and I got a few funny looks being in that store and just looking at the machines.
    Sssooooo why else would a person ever go there???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I'd love to go - but would probably cry as from what I've read, they aren't that interested in the machines except as decor . . .
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I have a son who lives in Seattle and I had asked him if he had ever seen this place. He said he has walked by it but it's too pricey for him to go in. Still, he said the window was interesting .... but he is not interested in machines. Too bad!

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    I was visiting my daughter and there is a store in downtown boston with sewing machines. I went in yo ask why they used this format. I none of the clerks knew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monopas View Post
    Allsaints. It is a chain of upscale clothing stores. The beautiful vintage machines with authentic handcranks languishing in the windows was bad enough, but using welded up old industrial machines and modified treadles as racks almost made me cry. Or try to run out with an antique crank to put on my 66.

    The one in Seattle has easily over 200 machines. My mother and I got a few funny looks being in that store and just looking at the machines.

    Few yrs ago I went to the store in Miami Beach --took pics and looked at machines -373 machines. Told QBd. too.
    I could have spent hours. High end clothing store from the UK apparently. I remember I wrote that I couldn't buy anything because they never had anything big enough !!!! Most of machines came from England too.
    I wasn't a vintage collector at that time but I think that trip planted the seed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mornigstar View Post
    I wasn't a vintage collector at that time but I think that trip planted the seed.
    I can see that. I only have a handful of machines, but that store made me wish for more. And it was all shades of grey clothing for the urban wealthy that made me feel short and fat. And old. I'm only 38. I think they're used to it though, because no one bothered us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monopas View Post
    The one in Seattle has easily over 200 machines. My mother and I got a few funny looks being in that store and just looking at the machines.
    I can imagine...I just want to look at all the pretty machines....they can keep their overpriced clothes.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Yes. It's Allsaints and, as I understand it, the owner decorates all the shop storefront windows this way. The sight just took my breath away - - -

    Jane
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    There is a store All Saints in the Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas, NV. There could be at least 1000 machines, on the three walls. Just beautiful.

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    If there is one in California I hope the machines and shelves are bolted down.....anyone near that during an earthquake would be seriously hurt.

    for me looking at the machines....especially the handcranks.....would be like looking into the sun. I just have to tell myself that they are all probably broken or missing bobbin cases !!!!!!!!

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    This reminds me of advice I recieved from a person with 'experience' when in the car, traveling with your machine...fasten it in place with a seat belt.....even in "just a fender-bender" the machine can become airborne

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    So these folks have hundreds of hand crank machines just sitting around for display purposes?

    What a waste.
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    Brits must be swimming in a sea of old HC's! I guess I need to go there on vac with an empty steamer trunk
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsewnsew View Post
    Brits must be swimming in a sea of old HC's! I guess I need to go there on vac with an empty steamer trunk
    and a screwdriver.......
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by monopas View Post
    I can see that. I only have a handful of machines, but that store made me wish for more. And it was all shades of grey clothing for the urban wealthy that made me feel short and fat. And old. I'm only 38. I think they're used to it though, because no one bothered us.
    I understand all of this.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    All Saints has fabulous clothes! If you are ever close to one of the stores and are a garment maker, be sure to go in and look at the construction of the clothes (beautiful construction techniques). There is also, a store near Washington DC. in Georgetown.

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