Friday, February 27, 2009
Here are some things I've found this past week at the thrift store. The first is a Haviland Limoges Cup and Saucer that was so thin, translucent and delicate looking that I loved it at first sight.
The next is an old Singer buttonholer that I bought to use on my old Singers. Although I already had a buttonholer, this one had 4 button hole templates that I didn't have, but wanted. Previously, the smallest template I had was for a 1/2 inch button hole and this one has one that is 5/16 inch and another that looks like it just makes a tiny round button hole.
Finally, I found an old mixer to replace my 26 year old GE hand mixer that just broke. The nylon gears in my old mixer failed. This one looks much more robust than my old mixer and appears to have been used very little if at all. I think it's from the 1950s.