in my bag: thrifting finds
I could tell you about what’s in my purse, as the prompt probably intends, but you’ve already seen the inside of my purse, and the stuff inside isn’t very interesting. I’d much rather tell you about what was in my bag on the way home from the thrift store today!
I found a lovely vintage turquoise Pyrex dish! It was marked $10.50, but the nice lady let me have it for $5. The lid has some scuffs around the edges, but the bowl and its design are in perfect shape!
The Internet says that this pattern is called “Butterprint” and originated in 1957 (via this pyrex pattern timeline). It’s a model 475 casserole, 2.5 Qt. capacity, part of the Cinderella bowl series. Now I’ve just read that there are 5 sizes available in this pattern & color! Looks like I’m embarking on a quest!
And then there’s this guy. A brilliant blue typewriter that looks and types like it’s never been used. At $20, it was much more than I prefer to pay at a thrift store, so I left it there. I walked out, took the Pyrex to my car… then caved and walked back inside for my treasure.
I was thrilled to bring it home, plug it in, and (with my mom’s help, because i’ve never used a typewriter!) start typing. All the keys work perfectly, except the comma – and now that I’ve told you, you’ll be able to find me Nancy Drew style when I start typing ransom notes! ;)
The manual, a warranty, and a ribbon re-order form were all in the hard plastic case it came in. The warranty says that this typewriter was purchased on January 22, 1982! As my brother noted, “it’s a modern typewriter!”
I hope to use it for silly notes and possibly even journaling purposes – but for now, it’s probably just going to be the subject of a lot of pretty pictures.
p.s. It’s free swatch day at Spoonflower, so if you’ve been dreaming up a custom fabric design, you can get an 8×8 inch square absolutely free, today only!
This photo is part of oh so lovely’s 30 Day Photo Challenge. Today is Day 18: In My Bag.