It's been very turquoise around here lately.
Portable Royal Typewriter, $2.99, Goodwill, Somerville, MA.
I saw this one day, and said to myself, "No, no, young lady, you do not need another typewriter. Yes, it is lovely, and yes, in wonderful condition, but you do not need it, missy. Go upstairs and look for a pair of black linen pants instead."
How I love portable typewriters! They're so practical. A few years ago, I found this shiny Royal beauty at the Goodwill in Cambridge.
I was very pleased with it and put it on my lap to admire it on the subway home. A late fifties-ish businessman looking gentleman sitting next to me also admired it and joked about my new laptop. We had a spirited talk about cool old stuff and second hand shopping. He loved yard sales and flea markets, but his wife thought they were terrible. As I got off the train in Davis Square, he offered me thirty dollars for the Royal. I laughed, said no, and suggested that a typewriter hunt would be a fine thing for him to do. I hope he found one.
Pyrex 'Butterprint' 1 Pt. Casserole, a quarter at the Methodist Church's rummage sale.
Sometimes I'm just horrified at the behavior I see at sales. At this sale, there was a terrible kerfuffle over the price of a television set. *sigh*
Craigville Inn Linen Dish Towel, $0.25/ea at the Goodwill in Somerville.
I'm not sure if the Craigville Inn even exists anymore. My mother would know.
I found three of these towels. Two had never been used and still had the price stickers on them. Forty-nine cents, in case you're interested.
It's always nice to find Cape Cod kitsch.
Another Linen Dish Towel, a quarter.
For a project. The images are wonderful.
Thrifting never lets me down. In the past year, my shampoo, pasta sauce, conditioner, face lotion, jelly and moisturizer have all been discontinued. The perils of modern life, I tell you.