Sunday, March 10, 2013

Art-o-Mat

While running around Nashville last Friday before the needlework market, Robin and I came across this...
How interesting....
Did you say scissor fob? Now I am rummaging through my cash to come up with a $5 that the machine takes. Robin has one so, the five goes in the machine and we pull the lever....
oohhh.....
aaahhhh.... so sweet and quite thrilling(obviously I need to get out more!).
So I have to get change, let me go down all the stairs and see if I can get 2 $5s for a $10.
This is a fabric artist....
How cool. This is on my bulletin board now.
So these machine's are all over the country. Check out the Art-o-Mat website. The company is in Winston-Salem, NC. Where else would you find old cigarette machines?
Check out this blog, Lucy's Lampshade to see her submission to this company.

So, dear friends, if you ever see one of these machines take a chance and pull the lever.

Have a great week.
Chris

24 comments:

diamondc said...

Holy mackrel Chris: How old is that machine, I love the felt pin cushion.
Catherine

Peggy Lee said...

So very clever!

Catherine said...

Ooohhh!!!! Hope I stumble across one of these!! Very cool!

marly said...

Fun! Never saw one.

carol fun said...

That is so cool! I love the art and the re-purposing of the cigarette machine. Very clever.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Wow that is so cool. Of course I don't get out much either. CJ in OK

Blu said...

That is so cool! What a clever way to repurpose.

ariadne said...

May I add the link of another artist who has put her art in Art-O-Mat?
She is Lisa Jordan from Lilfishstudios and she makes some lovely felted embroidered stones. If you consider the fact that if and when you can snatch a stone on her shop it costs more than 25 dollars but on the art-O-mat it is only 5 it is certainly a bargain. I wish we had them in Greece!
Here is her blog.
http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.gr/2013/03/off-they-go.html
AriadnefromGreece!

Shirlee said...

How wonderful! Can anyone go to Nashville market? I thought it was just for store owners/designers. Good grief ... I'm just 3 hours away!

Annette-California said...

How fun Chris! It just dawned on me that you actually went to the Nashville Market for Cross-stitching? If this is true - W O W!!!
I want to hear what you picked up...and what samplers you saw that caught your eye. Sounds like you were having some fun:)
love Annette

Julie said...

That is so wonderful, a very pretty gift came out of the machine.

Nicola said...

What will they think of next. I would have put in quite a few coins as well.

Margaret said...

I read about the art-o-mat machines on an artist's blog, but I'm frustrated by the fact that there are none close to me. I think there might be one in the city somewhere though. Might have to make a special trip. What a treat!! Have to bring lots of 5 dollar bills. :D

Anna van Schurman said...

If I ever find myself in the Bucks County Free Library, I hope they give change!

Miss Pants said...

There's one in Breakfast of Course in Winston.

Vickie said...

Now that is great repurposing of that machine!! How fun. Good for you!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Wow, Chris, way cool! I'll have to check their blog to see if there's any here in the frozen (now melting) North.

Yana Hanim said...

interesting machine :)

Anne said...

Oh my gosh! That's the best vending machine in the world!! How much fun is that?!!! I love the concept!

HugS!

Christina said...

Wow - how amazing - I'm so jealous! ;0)

Kaisievic said...

That is so cool! I wish that we had them here in Oz.

Judy said...

LOL....people are so clever!

Judy heatland stitcher

geeky Heather said...

That is awesome!!! There's one here in ATL (HOW DO WE ONLY HAVE ONE??)...I need to track it down!

Myra said...

That is so neat Chris. I have heard of them but never seen one in person. I hope your stitchy mojo returns soon. Hugs!