Thrifty Thursday Vol. 53: A Gremlin, a Planter and a Sewing Machine | Mint Green Sewing Machine: Thrifty Thursday Vol. 53: A Gremlin, a Planter and a Sewing Machine

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 53: A Gremlin, a Planter and a Sewing Machine

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week's edition of Thrifty Thursday, where I share my weekly thrift store/swap meet/estate sale finds.

It's been another busy week around here, though we still managed to squeeze in some thrifting and estate sales. I decided last Saturday to do some re-arranging and that took up a big chunk of the weekend. I've finally decided on the design of my Cambie dress and I'm currently in the process of getting it sewn up! It's due by midnight next Tuesday. I have to say I'm looking forward to the end of the Super Online Sewing Match- whether I win or not I'll be glad to have my free time back! I can't wait to have more time to devote to blogging again. I have so many (non-sewing match) projects and ideas I want to share with you but it has been hard to find the time to get them photographed and published right now and I feel like all I'm doing is the bare minimum. I promise some more and better posts in the coming weeks!

 Anyway, without further ado, here are some recent finds:

The Littlest Snowman book and the Fisher Price clock were both thrift store finds this week, and the clock is from an estate sale last Saturday (one of the very few finds we had- it really wasn't a great day for them!)

We found a few fun paper goods too. The cook book is really cute- it's a children's cook book from the 1950s and it has great graphics. I think that one is destined for our antique space. The rest of the finds were from an estate sale. I love the Ice-Capades brochure and I might have to keep that one to frame!

This Gremlins Halloween costume pattern was another thrift store find. I'm not sure I would have taken a chance on it, but Phillip is a big Gremlins fan so he thought we should pick it up. They seem to be fetching decent prices on Ebay, so we'll try to sell it on there.  What do you think, would you be a Gremlin for Halloween?

This pink platter was actually a find from the week before last at a yard sale that I forgot to photograph last time. I had to share it with you guys though- isn't it gorgeous? It's exactly the kind of thing I've been looking for for my patio. I was very willing to pay the asking price of $5!

And, last but not least, another great find! I took a chance and bought this vintage heavy-duty Pfaff sewing machine at the same yard sale. I'd been thinking of getting an industrial-type machine that could sew thick fabrics and leather, but I figured it wouldn't be in my budget for quite awhile. When I saw this machine at the yard sale for $70, I decided to take a gamble on it. Unfortunately, it didn't come with a manual or any extra accessories (though I did find a downloadable manual online). From what I can gather from some online research, the Pfaff 332 is a great machine and very sturdy, which is exactly what I want.  I'm putting some money aside to take it in to get a tune-up, so I hope they can get it in good working order with minimal issues. Fingers crossed!

Anyone had experience with a Pfaff 332? I'd love any info you could give me!

That's all for this week, thanks for stopping by!  I'll be linking up at: Apron Thrift Girl, A Living Space, Sir Thrift A Lot, Remnant, and Joyful Treasure Hunting. Head on over and check out everyone's finds for this week!

7 comments:

  1. That sewing machine is quite a find!! After several years of using computerized machines and getting super frustrated, I found an old metal semi-undustrial Pfaff from the 70's on Craigslist. I paid $400 and never looked back. I sew a LOT and it is a workhorse! It's never needed a tune up once and I've been able to order other feet for it. It's the perfect machine--I'll never buy a new computerized machine again. I know you'll be thrilled :)

    http://www.nikki-fancythat.blogspot.com

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    1. Great! That's really good to know. I still haven't taken mine in for a tune up but here's hoping it's as sturdy as yours!

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  2. To this day, Gremlins still creep me out... Terribly! lol.

    But I do love your sewing machine find and the Fischer Price Clock brings back a lot of good memories

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  3. Please make Phillip a giant Gremlin for Halloween! That would be so coo! That planter is a great find. It's tough to find them in good shape when they are that large.
    I'm crossing my fingers for you and your new sewing machine! Hopefully it just needs a good cleaning.

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  4. I always encourage people to go with vintage sewing machines. They're so sturdy and dependable! Yours is super-cute, too!

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  5. Ooh, I was thinking the same thing - that you should frame that Ice Capades piece! Such a great image. I love the clock, too -- can't resist old clocks.

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