Saturday, November 20, 2010

Vintage Finds

Today I scored by finding this table at a garage sale. I had been looking for something like this for ages to use as my sewing table. Now I can finally have a space of my own, in a corner of our bedroom, with no more packing and unpacking of the dining table. Yipee!!!





I love my new space, as there is more natural light and I have a great view onto the street.


I found these vintage patterns yesterday at an op shop.


These doilies to be recrafted and the Enid Blyton books also found at the same garage sale.


16 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Talk about garage sale GOLD! What fabulous finds - I'm totally in love with the table, and my mum would be so jealous of the Enid Blyton books.

mr said...

How exciting, what a marvelous table full of character! And what a stack of great old stories. Me and the little man have just started collecting the Hardy Boys series to read together; there's something rather special in the classics.

the textured leaf said...

Where on this planet were you? Just kidding. You have struck gold just as CurlyPops says. In NZ those books are worth $50 each hardcover so im told. My inlaws live there and wanted me to scout around for some, thats how I know. I read them all as a little girl. each week I would walk around to the post office with my pocket money and buy the next in line. Your sewing table is going to be so productive for you! x

kirsty said...

hi Alison, just checking out your blog for the first time. love your sewing table, it's great to have a dedicated space to sew. i was given a collection of enid blyton books a couple of years ago and i love them.

x

willywagtail said...

What a special table for your sewing. Totally love it. You've had a super special week with all those finds. It doesn't happen so much any more. Cherrie

robyn lee said...

That table is to die for! It is just gorgeous...I know what you mean about the old dining table packing and unpacking...lately my daughter and I have been doing a lot of stable table couch eating...you have inspired me to go hunting...I so want one too!!! Fantastic finds.
Robyn Lee x

Lillabilly said...

What a gorgeous sewing table and the most absolutely perfect spot to put it in. Lucky, lucky you! And WOW to all those Enid Blytons! I can't believe someone was selling a stack of them like that! So jealous!

Allana said...

Lucky you - what amazing finds!! :)

Catherine said...

such a perfect sewing table! I'm sure it will enjoy its new life!

felix and lily said...

Yay for having a space of your own finally :) Love the sweet doilies you found!

- Krystal xo

Chantal said...

Oh wow. Love the table and those doilies too - what a great garage sale!

marian said...

wow what FAB finds..LOVE them all especially the table!

NessaKnits said...

GOLD, GOLD, GOLD. Good finds!

zigsma said...

Oh - the Enid Blytons! And the table! And I love your sewing machine cover!!

Erica Louise said...

Enid Blytons - ah nostaglia, great find!

Steph said...

I actually sighed out loud when I spied that collection of Enid Blyton books! What a treasure you've unearthed. ANd your sewing space looks so warm and inviting. Hope you get some lovely time to play there this week :)