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@stracci2000, thanks girlfriend, it’s a lot larger than I anticipated too which is nice.
 

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So funny story, I was just lamenting to my neighbor about how all our forks seem to have disappeared, we are down to three forks and a meat serving fork....for four people.

As I was texting her I remembered that years ago I picked up a set of silverware in a chest off Freecycle, it’s been on top of the fridge for years. Pulled it down and hallelujah there are forks! This is a set of silverware by Community called Silver Artistry, it is silver plated, there are also a couple of other utensils with a different design:

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So funny story, I was just lamenting to my neighbor about how all our forks seem to have disappeared, we are down to three forks and a meat serving fork....for four people.

As I was texting her I remembered that years ago I picked up a set of silverware in a chest off Freecycle, it’s been on top of the fridge for years. Pulled it down and hallelujah there are forks! This is a set of silverware by Community called Silver Artistry, it is silver plated, there are also a couple of other utensils with a different design:

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They are so pretty!
I have a handful of silver plated forks and spoons. It's fun eating with fancy silverware and antique dishes. Mine are all mismatched!!

I wonder where all your forks went? A mystery!
 

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I think the kids threw them out by accident, where else could they go? It’s a mystery! Maybe the missing socks from the dryer and the missing forks are colluding together!

I do think the locket is machined because the pattern is very fine, I almost wonder if the original owner had this made specially for her.
 

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Hi @Cozystitches
This is a machine from 1913. My father in law showed up at our house with it one day. "Do you guys want this?" he said. LOL...heck yeah!!!!
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My DH, who is a photographer, got a model to pose with it.
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I have seven vintage machines (in my 1500sqft house) ;-) They are stashed mostly in the living room! This is my "desk" (a 1912? Singer 66K). Normally my laptop sits on the cookbook. I also have a handcrank that I can use for this one. My eldest daughter wants this machine when I go. 1606570308778.png
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This is my Singer 206k (my favorite) and most used machine. I sew the majority of my clothes on this machine. It's from the 1950s and can do straight or zigzag (history note: this is Singer's first home model that could do the 2 stitches). Also in this picture are 2 more machines (Elna Supermatic (it's very well hidden on the left side by the black chair) and a Kenmore 1040 (it's the plastic case you can see at the bottom). The Elna is really cool, the case folds out to be the extension table and I totally bought it for that fact. I don't typically use it because it has a "flat spot" on the drive and sounds like I'm trying to drive a car with a flat tire. It also has a knee pedal which I think is super cool. The Kenmore has the rose case (super pretty) and I bought it when my beloved 206k was in the shop. It's one of my only machines that has plastic parts.
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Also in the living room (but off to the side in her small case) is my Featherweight. This was the machine that started me on the vintage kick. I love her, but she doesn't get used much. I bought her with the intent on using her when we travel....in our RV. As it has not yet happened that we have the RV, she's still waiting. I also have the special table she goes into (it's a folding table w/a cut out).
The last two machines are in my bedroom: Singer 401a which has a bunch of stitches and I bought for when my beloved 206k dies. Unfortunately, she doesn't do zigzag well and I'm looking at selling her. :/ I also have a 201 in a stand that acts as my vanity. I had given that to my dad but he didn't use it and so I got it back. :D

That's all my vintage babies, and I love them!!!
 

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Oh wow, @Cozystitches you promised us sewing machines and you really delivered. I can’t sew but I can appreciate the beauty in these machines, it’s also wonderful to have something so aesthetically pleasing AND functional.

@stracci2000, your husband is so talented, I thought that picture was an old ad when I first saw it! Love your machine too, so pretty!

It was great “meeting” all of you last night!
 

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Oh wow, @Cozystitches you promised us sewing machines and you really delivered. I can’t sew but I can appreciate the beauty in these machines, it’s also wonderful to have something so aesthetically pleasing AND functional.

@stracci2000, your husband is so talented, I thought that picture was an old ad when I first saw it! Love your machine too, so pretty!

It was great “meeting” all of you last night!


When we got the machine, I knew it had to be in one of DH's photos.

We had this model scheduled for a shoot. She does cosplay, and wanted photos in her Rapunzel outfit. So I knew she would be wearing a wig with a long braid. We just happened to have this antique-ish pink lace dress from the thrift store, and I thought it would work. If I see interesting dresses or gowns, I buy them just to keep on hand. I think this dress was about $5.00
So after the Rapunzel photos were done, she changed into the pink dress.
DH did all the rest, I just supplied the dress.
This photo actually won an award at a show last year.
 

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Thank you so much @stracci2000 and @winnietucker, the box is one of the best useful things I’ve bought lately!

@Cozystitches, I don’t have a separate thread about it but it is a 17 point transitional diamond in the center with synthetic sapphires surrounding. I’ll take some more pics for you when I have a chance =)2
 

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Hubby went to the pawn shop today to buy some Transformers, yup he is a toy guy. I picked up this two tone band, it is a 10 3/4 so it fits on my middle finger and is stamped “JJS” for JJ Sommer Co. (thank you Lang’s hallmarks =)2)
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Hubby went to the pawn shop today to buy some Transformers, yup he is a toy guy. I picked up this two tone band, it is a 10 3/4 so it fits on my middle finger and is stamped “JJS” for JJ Sommer Co. (thank you Lang’s hallmarks =)2)
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Another hot find, Yada!!!
So pretty!!
 

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@lala646, as a chocolate fiend I very much appreciate your bonbon reference :lickout:

Thanks @stracci2000, I was not anticipating find anything, I’ve been there before and haven’t even found anything exciting. They are more of a toy, electronics type place.
 

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For you @Cozystitches, the lighting in my house is rubbish. If I remember correctly the center diamond is G color VS2, the head is white gold or platinum and the rest is yellow gold. It is rather unusual for find a seven point star in these cluster rings.

I should really sell this because I don’t wear it but it was part of my journey to find the perfect cluster.
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Thanks @LorettaB, I just love it, it makes me a little sad that it was on Etsy so you know I had to rescue it!
 

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I don’t have this yet, these are the seller’s photos but I bought this to wear my locket on because it keeps flipping on a regular chain. Figured the dog clip would remedy that. However it is 16” and I usually buy 18” so hoping it fits! It is silver and btw the prices for these are so crazy right now since they are on trend, finding one for a reasonable price is a challenge!

I did commit to a bling ban for December and thought this threw me off if that but then someone said this is more of an accessory....so not true bling ;)2
Still compliant then!

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I don’t have this yet, these are the seller’s photos but I bought this to wear my locket on because it keeps flipping on a regular chain. Figured the dog clip would remedy that. However it is 16” and I usually buy 18” so hoping it fits! It is silver and btw the prices for these are so crazy right now since they are on trend, finding one for a reasonable price is a challenge!

I did commit to a bling ban for December and thought this threw me off if that but then someone said this is more of an accessory....so not true bling ;)2
Still compliant then!

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This is really nice! Do I need a chain like this in my life? Hmmmmmm........
 
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