Sunday, March 6, 2011

vintage finds ...

I paid a visit to one of my favourite vintage/second-hand/antique shops the other day. I have been going to this shop since we moved to Melbourne about eight years ago - our first house was just down the road. I always find something fabulous here, which is why I have to limit my visits! The first find was a super amazing Comet Crystal toy sewing machine. I just love the design and the colour, and it still sews ... just "like mothers"!




I also got some of these nice old Willow pie tins (thanks Mum!). It's hard to find these in such good condition ...


I hope you've found some nice things lately too. Pop over here to see what others bloggers have found.
Happy Sunday!

24 comments:

gret said...

Oh my. This is gorgeous!!! Wish I lived a little closer to this shop!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

That is absolutely sweet! In great condition too. Great find!

Brenda said...

Beautiful finds Nic, the toy sewing machine is my fav.......one day when I have enough room I'd like to collect old machines.

Vic said...

Oh. My. God.

Nic... I don't like you at all. Sure I live in the sticks, & sure I wouldn't have room for it, but, well, that toy sewing machine was obviously meant to be MINE.

xo

mel @ loved said...

That machine is fabulous, look at the little wooden reel on top, what a gorgeous little find!!

Christina said...

Swoon! Oh, that machine! I would have fainted. I've been on the look out for a little vintage sewing machine, but I've only ever seen them on ebay and the prices always skyrocket in the last minutes. Needless to say I have sewing machine envy! :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! So nice to "meet" you, in the virtual world that is. I love the photo of the sewing machine where it is reflecting the box. Lovely finds!

Lyndel said...

lovely machine, great photos.... and just so so so close to where I live, I mean I drive past there at least once a week!!Must learn to STOP.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it just looks so handsomely so vintage, that machine!

Catherine said...

delightful wee machine..wahoo "with electric light" too! Cool tins. Don't you just love old bakeware : )

muchlove said...

Oh wow, that sewing machine is beautiful!

handmadehappiness said...

Wow what finds, sounds like a treasure trove!

by marie-nicole said...

What an adorable machine!!! And the tins were a fantastic find... lucky you!
Enjoy your fabulous finds.
xx

Thea said...

You are so lucky! That machine is so precious. Thanks for the tip. I will definitely be checking out your treasure cove next time I'm in town. My daughter lives in Hawthorn. x

Catherine said...

Wow, that machine is just lovely!

Jodie said...

I wish my real machine had a little hand-crank handle.... Such a beauty nic ! Awesome find.

Sarah said...

The sewing machine is just so gorgeous and I love the retro box it came in.
I remember I had a toy sewing machine when I was a nipper, but it was no way near as pretty as yours. x

Laurie said...

I'm swooning over your little sewing machine!

Sarah Knight said...

Very cool : )

angelina said...

what treasures you've found, yah! love the blog..x

Tania said...

GASP! Your sewing machine is my Dream Find. Lucky duck!

Lea said...

oh these are just lovely.

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, what a great find!!
i don't think you'd dare let the little guy touch that at all.

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