Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Towels, Shiny Shoes, Mysterious Beacon Sewing Machine

Vintage Towels ALWAYS grab my attention, and at 50 cents each I could not resist these happy water absorbing lovelies.

The silver ones grabbed my attention and at 50 cents a pair they were coming home with me! They make me wanna learn the CHA CHAAAA!
Whats even better... They were made on Fuk Wing street! It can't get much better than that.

The black pair is so COMFY!! The lady had a box of vintage shoes... The rest were alot bigger in size these were the only ones I could get away with wearing.

A bundle of 6 pillowcases, 3 matching sets

75 cents

25 cents per spool

I have been working on something new this past which requires thread thread and more thread!

Black and white footed stripey planter


Glassbake dishes with cast iron holders. The bigger dish did not have it lid, but I figure with all these places I frequent I will be able to find one for it.

$1 for all

This angel statue is not vintage. I figured the lady would want at least 5 dollars or so for it. So I asked and when she said 1 dollar I said.. I'll take it! It is quite big... would make a good bird bath if I could place it on a tree stump or something. *lol* But I have no stumps!! I might just have to find one and see how it looks. I asked the lady if she knew what it was for and she didn't know her friend dropped it off for her to sell. I put my little strawberry plant inside so you could get a idea on the size.

Strawberry plant will be placed in his new home tomorrow.

Are you serious Vintage Coconut??? Another sewing machine.....??

Yep! hehehehe She sat in the driveway amongst random paraphernalia, the box was one of the first things that caught my eye. "When I see a sewing machine box, I just have to peek" Thinking I could just Google the brand and get countless information proved me wrong. This machine is rather mysterious.. I can't find much on it. It surely looks like a Singer.... but hmmm it's names Beacon and why the heck when I search it do I find pretty much ziltch??

What I do know is this cute little "WAIT WAIT WAIT" LITTLE? MY ASS! I can barely lift the freakin thing. It's cast iron and I don't even know if I could get it back upstairs without at least taking a break in between. Okay so this HEAVY hunk of iron has bakelite parts here and there. The little light shade is also bakelite.

Maybe this is a Mercury machine named Beacon... I really don't know! But I am determined to find out. So I will search for answers.

But if you are wanting to know... Bee that is it's name sews WoNdErFuLlY!

I only tested it quickly, but plan to do a cleaning and oiling then will test it a bit more.

I paid $4 for Bee

And I am just letting you know now in advance... I am not done buying old sewing machines.


I realized today after tinkering with bee.. that when I look at my only modern plastic sewing machine... it looks like a childs toy. So far the metal machines are taking over and it's 3 against one.



  1. Oh VC what delights you have today.Cha cha cha.That angel you could make a fairy garden for it which would be so cute.And that sewer Love it Id have bought it too and what a price seriously!!!

  2. Oh now I regret getting rid of my hefty antique sewing machine! I 'traded' it for my current almost as heavy early 1970's machine because the old one simply had too many problems, and I had to sew, not stare at it lol.

    I've seen that same stripy planter in an oval shape fairly often on eBay, so it has companion pieces. :)

  3. Yet more great stuff! Great score on the sewing machine, sounds 20s/30s from the materials its made from. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the planter!!!!

  4. @Nelly Ya I don't think I will get another sewing machine for under 5 dollars anytime soon.. But heck a girl can dream can't she!? =p

    The machine I got today is my oldest, the other two vintage ones are from the 50's and my modern is a cheap Euro-pro. It works well right now, it's pretty much new but I bought it for under $100. A few days ago on Craigslist a gorgeous orange husqvarna was listed for only $30... I was hoping noone would notice till I got paid... but pssshh it was gone in hours.
    A early 70s model doesn't sound bad as long as it runs nicely! I have started sewing more and more which is making me notice.. more and more sewing stuff. hhaha I will have to search the matching pieces to that planter just to see what his family looks like. ;)

    @Kitty Maybe that is why there is just barely info on it... Apparently back then Japan made sewing machine lookalikes to Singers.. I was thinking it may be one of those too. I haven't figured out what would look pretty in that planter... maybe I should just put something fake in there. It has a bit of crazing going on.

  5. Ha! I love those silver sandals, even if they hadn't fitted me I'd have bought them for the Fuk Wing Street label...hilarious!
    I adore that stripey planter so much and i'd be tempted to make a bikini from those gorgeous vintage towel. You did do well! xxx

  6. wow great the bird bath/flower pot?And the bake dish.Drool on the sewing machine.that is gorgeous.Does it still work?love it.

  7. ohh i love those silver heels!!!!!

  8. Oh, I am loving all of your great finds! The machine is just gorgeous. I need to keep my eyes open for a deal remotely as great as that one.

  9. I love the floral textiles! =)

  10. Fuk Wing holy crap!!!
    Talk about fantatstic scores!!! I for one,love the towels and sheets.....dribble!
    The sewing machine is so cute! I'd love to collect them for looks alone,but I simply do not have the room!!! xxx

  11. another great haul amor, love the towels and that sewing machine *drools*

  12. Fabulous haul!! Love those towels!!! That machine looks just too gorgeous!!