Saturday, August 30, 2008
Look what's come to live at my place!
I was trawling Ebay a few weeks ago and look what I found.......
These two lovely Antique sewing machines were irresistible to me. I particularly liked the gold work on the Anker - Gloria and the bidding was a little furious at the end, but I managed not to go over my limit.
I had been bidding on another machine that I had to let go as it went above my limit, I justified the second purchase to myself (and my husband) because it was so lovely and unusual with the violin bed, no one else had put in a bid and I managed to get both machines including insurance and postage for just over $500. A bargain I thought!
Considering I had paid quite a bit more for one machine from a dealer in Esk, although that one had been beautifully restored. These machines are in very good condition for their age and have a character that I love.
They look really nice in my sewing room, surrounded by fabrics and paraphernalia of stitching.