Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Thrift Fairy's been!!!

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:

So I picked it up, it was HEAVY!! Excitement. Said to my eldest "let's see what's inside", he was all excited too, opened it and ...

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 :-)

9 comments:

Tricia said...

What a great find! I love other peoples rubbish too.

Home Girl said...

havnt had this kind of luck since moving to melbs - v jealous of the syd thrift fairy whish she'd pop down south! mr big looks thrilled and so like you!

Musheee said...

Vintage typewriters grow on trees in Australia! That's amazing. I can't find one here at all.

Marina said...

Hello, your little boy is adorable! I know what you mean when you describe the excitement about finding a cool item: it is a great feeling!
Thanks for visiting and thanks for the nice comment [I so appreciate it]; your blog is really cool! [loved the tin post].

Musheee's comment is hilarious.

marina@twice upon a time

Sonya said...

WhooHOOOOOOO! Your Thrifting Fairy is WONDERFUL! And your little man is just sweetness!

Missa said...

Yay!

Jenifir said...

Its beautiful !!! I picked up a Smith Corona electric from the mid-1960's at a Garage Sale a few years back. It is just like the one my Mum had when I was a kid. The sound, smell, and feel of it are a whole experience. As much as I love my laptop, it is not the same. My younger two(8 & 11) are quite happy to go to the thrift store or inspecting other peoples cast-offs.

grunge-queen said...

You go girl, with your street-savvy garbage pickin' mojo! I love that you're passing on your thrifting love to your son....

Jenifir said...

Thanks for your comments on my new sewing studio; I am loving it! I have created a Flickr button with more details. I forgot to mention that I use the ideas of thrifting fairies when I have discussed my best finds too or simply when I know I am going to find something good.