new furniture (for Blythe)

Last weekend, I headed over to a local estate sale with a pal to see what treasures we could find. And we found some!

Estate sale haul

My haul included a shadow box (perfect for displaying tiny toys and whatnot, which we have plenty of at Firefly Cottage), a bag of doll furniture from the 90s, a wicker doll chair, and a (creepy?) baby food jar full of googly eyes.

Estate sale doll furniture

This furniture is plastic and in pretty good condition for stuff from almost 20 years ago (P.S. I am old!) (the mark on the bottom says “1996 M.T.H.K. CHINA”). The teacups will be donated to Goodwill, as I don’t have a use for them (not the right scale for anything I’m doing). I’m wondering if I can paint this furniture, though, as I’d like it better in plain white. Anyone out there tried painting plastic stuff like this?

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WIP Wednesday: sew cool yard sale score

We went garage sale-ing last weekend, hoping to find a desk or table for K’s office. We didn’t find one, but we did find a couple of other neat things, including a sewing machine and table!

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

Isn’t it beautiful? I bought it mostly for the table, but as it turns out the machine works and is actually really well-reviewed online! Go to Voucher Slug to get voucher codes for laura ashley tables.

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

It’s a Singer 338, manufactured in Great Britain in 1964. The color is a lovely robin’s egg blue (the orange wall of the Harley room is not doing it any favors in this photo).

The table is a little dinged up, but nothing that some Restor-a-Finish won’t take care of.

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

It is also missing the slide plate and bobbin case/holder, but I can hopefully find replacements for both online.

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

(If anyone is an expert and notices anything else missing from inside here, please shout it out!)

Lucky for me, it also came with a bunch of accessories and notions!

Singer 338 sewing machine with table

I haven’t used a buttonholer attachment like this before, so I’m excited to try it out. I also love the vintage butterfly tin that the odds and ends came in!

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