Reading other people's Blogs I am constantly suffering "thrift envy", people casually mention an Eames rocker they picked up in a dumpster or a library card catalogue a neighbour gave them and I go green!!!
Well, yesterday the Thrift Fairy visited my street. I was out for a walk with my little ones when I spotted an old typewriter propped up against a tree, it was a dogy 80's model and in bad condition, I walked on, propped up against the next tree was an unappealing electronic typewriter with one of those LCD panels, on we ventured, against the next tree was this funky little case:
Gorgeous!!! Now, I know I already own a lovely vintage typewriter (as previously posted) but that one's green so obviously I could do with a gorgeous charcoal-coloured one too :-)
I just love the workmanship that went into these old machines, the keys on this one are a bit stiff so it may not be in working condition but it will make lovely decor.
BUT the best bit about this find was when my eldest asked if we could take it home, and I said "yes", he said "Can I play with it"? and I said "of course you can" and he said "Wow! I LOVE other people's rubbish!!" The love of thrifting, I got it from my Mum and now onto my little boy :-)