So, you all know I collect vintage sewing....things (machines, cabinets, tools, etc). I check craigslist regularly. I pop on today and see (for $150 obo) this grouping of a crappy fake wood craft/sewing cabinet, vintage sewing machine (another straight stitch that had nothing special), and crappy plastic machine. The second picture had a cute little wooden sewing side table/cabinet. I'd never seen one like it and thought it was cute. A few questions were asked and she was mine! It was a long drive like 25min to get her, but for $20 I'm happy! Look at that carving on the back!!! Those top sides flip up (supported w/a swiveling piece of wood). One side has some damage and needs to be re-glued (same w/the center support on the bottom).
Someone added these spikes to hold thread spools at a later date (you can see where they measured, and there's a worn spot on the drawer casing)
One of the sides (here you can see the damage, it's in the back where it needs to be reglued)
And the front! Those knobs aren't shamrocks, but I think they are pansies
I’ve been trying to be good, have been mostly successful but then @GearGirly posted this adorable bow ring in pre-loved so.....
Guess what is not out today? I swear no sun every single time there is a sparkly in the mail. So this is what I have for now. The diamond is an OEC 5mm and the setting is white gold with a knife edge, really pretty in real life. Thanks @GearGirly for my new pretty!
I posted this band in another thread to ask about the hallmark but wanted to add it here. This is 18k with a “G” in a triangle for the hallmark. It resembled the Van Craeynest 920 so closely that I wrote to them and found out that in the past Van Craeynest bought the dies from Granat Brothers. I was not able though to find a Granat hallmark that looked like this. So it’s a bit of a mystery but probably the closest I will ever come to owning a Van Craeynest piece
Also this is how the ring was packaged in this dirty disgusting bag in that box. Blech!
@stracci2000, this was probably the most nerve wracking purchase I’ve made yet. First off the pictures in the sale post were taken off a cell phone and they were abysmal. Description didn’t specify karat or have any really useful information and I wouldn’t be able to return it. They never even told me it shipped. Crazy stuff! Literally tossed all the rules out for this one!
I use some of them. I have a stack of dishes and dessert plates in the cabinet that we use for dinner. And the small dishes are really good for dessert. Pie tastes better on a fancy antique dish!Sorry ladies, I’m just getting caught up on this thread!
@stracci2000, this may be a stupid question but do you use those transfer ware plates or are they display only? We had some blue and white plates growing up, flow blue? That might not be the correct spelling but your plates remind me of those.
@Cozystitches, pretty compotes! Love that darker blue one and they look to be in great condition!
I thought of you all when I went to the Antique Store today! I love this store because it's HUGE!!! There are a lot of vendors and a lot of things. I don't typically look at the jewelry as it's not typically my style. I went there because a booth was having a closing out sale and I saw a vintage train case. I love those things! Anyway, the case (even at 40% off) was more than I wanted to spend, so I wandered around and found other goodies!
Two compote dishes (the blue one was marked by the seller as being Fenton), an amber wine glass (as marked by the seller), and a glass basket.
The large compote is under 5" tall, the smaller one (which has beautiful detailing that's not showing in the picture!) is just over 3" tall.
AND my haul also included a gift for my dad (porcelain? teddy bear in a mailbox) AND was less than I was planning on spending on the train case.