I think I told you last week
of my thrifty love
and how happy it makes me,
the ache in my tummy
on finding something worthwhile,
I dragged the Yankee husband off to the thrifty store last Saturday
little did I know
that my lovely husband
who travels light through the world,
who has not much use for material objects
who is free like a bird,
until he met me,
I have to say!
is the King of thrifters!
who would have guessed that!
I have never seen him
in thrifty heaven before
and I never knew!
well, to make a long story short
I dragged him off to look at an old Singer sewing machine
seeing that he is quite the expert on sewing machines,
having worked at a parachute factory
don't you love it when a man has talents that you can use?
so, he was quite shocked when he saw the condition of the machine
she was rather dirty and all
he hooked her up to his power cord
plugged her into the wall
it didn't take him long before he had a sparkle in his eye,
a sly smile on his lips
and to whisper to me: "she purrrrrs like a kitten"
no matter how dirty she was
or the few spots of peeling paint on her poor little body
she is a gem
a gem I'm telling you
so look and behold her beauty
she reminds me of a banana split with ice cream
eaten at a roadhouse in the 1950's
don't you just love that little green sewing lady?
we ordered a manual on line
just needs to be cleaned and re oiled
and the Yankee husband is confident that she will work like a dream
yes, ladies did I tell you that her name is Flo
and that I love her already?
we think that she is from the 60's
an era that I love
I also found a few more lovely objects,
like vintage glasses
and linen, like always
the photo at the top is of a pillowcase
that I got for free,
because it was stained,
and my thrifty King of a Yankee husband
found treasures of his own
but that will have to wait for another
I'm again linking to lovely Colorado lady's
ooh, I can't wait to see all the other finds
quite thrifty yummie
in the island shack