Sunday, August 29, 2010

Antiquing and a new toy

Well we were off early this morning to a once a year large antique flea

market in Lakefield, Ontario.

The doors open at 9:00 am and we arrived at 9:30.
Here I have taken some pictures of the large area that was set up for all these vendors. As well as indoors. This is held at Lakefield Fair Grounds. We start at one end and go up and down the ailes and then into the buildings. We were glad to get inside for the sun was beating down on us. Sooooo hot.

Once inside the bartering starts. You know I think they like the attention of bartering on the prices. Especially today being the last day. The sale started Friday.

Will you take $$$$, make me an offer one vendor says.. Don't want to take all this home with me.

Well we were not too far into the first building and I came upon brown and white transferware.

Too bad it was too new and dishwasher safe. That gives it away that dishwasher safe line....

On to the next booths, when I stopped to look at some old cookie containers I happen to ask the vendor if they have seen any FW here. Well low and behold she pulls one out from under the counter. "Oh be still my heart" Well this time I took the time for her to show me all the pieces and to show me that it was in working order. Alas yesssss I have a new toy.

This featherweight came with all the bells and whistles. 8 count them 8 bobbins, a manual, a box with 12 attachments, a box with attachments that I have never seen before, they look like springs. They attach to the needle just like our darning foot and this allows you to quilt. Wow

I just can't get over the technology of this little machine. Its perfect... The case is perfect.

I'm in heaven... not quite in a figure of speech. I cleaned it, used my little brush and got into all the crevices, and wound a fresh bobbin with the thread that I will be using. Set the tension and the thread length and put in a new needle. All set to go. Test drived it and it hummms away perfect.

But thats not all I purchased. A beautiful Jug to match my ironstone bowl dated early 1900's.

My friend purchased this singer for a mere $25.oo. She is going to take it apart and use the base as a table. Her husband wants the old machine to??????

So not a bad day at all despite the heat...

until next time,



  1. What a fantastic antique fair! Lots of great things to buy and you found a FW with all the bells and whistles. Just goes to show that good things come to those who wait. ann...

  2. I just love going to these antique shows. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my goodness, I love your new toy, and I'm thinking that I need to get myself a passport and go to that one of these days. Looks like there were some incredible things.

  4. This will either make you feel good, or bum you out. I saw a FW sell two weeks ago for $475.00

  5. Congratulations on your new baby! I just love mine and I know you'll love yours too, Linda.

  6. I purchased a Featherweight recently and am glad that I did. I used to have two of them and sold both when we downsized to a smaller home.

  7. OMG! I want to go antiquing with you! Looks like it was a perfect day. We attend the Christie outdoor Antique show Spring and Fall Always wonderful things to behold.