05 May 2008

My New Toy




Saturday night, before heading out to see The National, we stopped to grab a bite to eat. The restaurant happened to be located right next to a thrift store so as soon as I finished my meal I decided I'd run in for a quick look around. Well, if you know me at all you know that "quick" and "thrift store" are words that should never be used in a sentence together. I already had a cart full of dresses and rompers (more on that later) when my boyfriend came in to let me know we had to run. When we got up to the register, this beauty was sitting on the counter, still in its original case, calling out my name. Who could resist that aqua blue color? Apparently not me! I love the click-clack noise of the keys and the zip of the paper being pulled though the machine. I looked up the model online, an Olympia De Luxe, and the best I can tell it was made in the mid-60's in Western Germany. I can't wait to use it!

12 comments:

Angie said...

very cool typewriter! I just found one myself at my dad's house, just laying around. I was so excited!

It took me quite awhile to get used to using though. I found that my poor little pinky finger was not quite up to the task.

I'm jealous of the pretty blue color of yours.

Sally Jane said...

Angie: Wow, cool find! I know what you mean - my fingers got quite the work out just typing a few letters.

Jeanne said...

Oh, I love old typewriters! I have my grandmother's, and it's harder than it seems! There's no 1 key, the apostrophe is a number, and so even though I can type one-handed and blind on a regular QWERTY computer keyboard, I always have to stop and look when I use the typewriter. Have fun with it!!

Daiane said...

i remember having one typewriter lying around the house when i was little. How i enjoyed playing with it! i can't remmber what happened to it though. i wish i still had it...

AlicePleasance said...

I had the same typewriter when I was a child! I think it was originally from my cousins :-)

Fashion Tidbits said...

awesome catch!

In Yr Fshn/ Young and In Love said...

What a beauty! I love that blue.

melly said...

gem!

jessalyn said...

how'd you like The National? Awesome band, lackluster live.

angela said...

aaaaaaaaaaa I love your typewriter!!!! I've been on the lookout for one myself, almost got an electric one from a lady who used to be a secretary but the electrical cable was missing!!!I can't believe what luck you have finding rompers!!! I should go up there and shop with you, I need one so bad. Congrats!

Ana said...

This reminds me of my typewriter post :-)

ahh dont you just love them? Theyre so..cute.

-h of candid cool said...

wow!!