Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday--8/13


I didn't do a whole lot of thrifting this week, but was able to make my trip to United Volunteers yesterday for 25% off. As soon as I walked in the door I spotted this....

The kids were with me and they were ga-ga for it too. I was a little concerned about the price; I had seen one at Goodwill a few weeks ago for $25, more than I could spend on it. A closer look showed that this was only $5.90. Minus 25% = $4.43!! Okay, that's a bargain!


I also got 6 pretty silverplate iced tea spoons for about 35c each.

Now you can share your finds with us!

1. Please link directly to your Thrift Store Thursday post, not your home page.

2. Please mention and link back to my Thrift Store Thursday post.

3. Please put my button in your post, and I'd really love it if you'd use the code to do so :)




It appears that Mr Linky isn't working...kind of late in the day to discover that! Christina of as time goes by did a post so I'll put it here. Let me know if you have/had a post to link up, and I'll add yours.


18 comments:

Miss Anne said...

i love love love that typewriter!

LuLu said...

I had my hand a typewriter yesterday but it was at an antique store that I just happened to walk by and they were asking too much for it. now I see what you paid I am so glad i didn't get it.. now I can hunt for a much better deal,
LuLu

Anna said...

that's a great deal on the typewriter!

aprilfoolwed said...

Beautiful! I wish I had a thrift store near me with prices (and great stuff) like that. We have a Goodwill (actually, there are two of them) and there is never anything wonderful and the prices are way too high.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

VERY cool buys! I know I had a typewriter (I begged for one for Christmas when I was in middle school--weird, I know), but don't know if my mom got rid of it or not. What will you do with yours? :)

southerninspiration said...

how cool is that , girl!!!???? have fun with it!

suzanne

Gwen said...

Oh my goodness, that was a great deal on that typewriter!

Christina said...

That is the most awesome typewriter. And the price is just so exciting. Oh my, I hope to find a fun typewriter one day.

We are joining in today and I'm late as usual. Look forward to coming back and visiting links after supper.

arkie said...

Love your finds! I learned how to type on a typewriter just like that one! They are really good ones! Love the iced tea spoons too!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my Holly, this brought back memories! when I began working in radio news, back when calling the police meant you got a desk sergeant saying, "Hey, they've got a GIRL doing the news!" --- I actually USED one of those old Royal typewriters.

Those old hulking manuals were in every newsroom across the USA -- they were the only things that stood up to all the abuse, pounding, cigarette smoke and spilled coffee!

I used a manual Royal to write articles right up till I got my first computer in the 1980s and could use a dial-up modem to send articles to the newspaper I worked for then.

Wow. I've got a huge poster of an old manual near my desk now. . . a little reminder. Sadly, my husband still pounds a computer keyboard the way he used to pound a Royal manual way back when.

We go through keyboards like water.

Thanks for the memories!
Cass

KarenSue said...

Ohh-I'm jealous! I went to an estate sale just for an old typwriter. They wanted $29.00-too much for me. You lucky duck.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a great deal on the typewriter! Those are so cool! Love the silverware also!

Manuela

Christina said...

Holly,

I had meant to e-mail you about Mr. Linky and was rushing to get supper started and forget to get over and tell you. Thanks for adding my link---sorry Mr. Linky is so ornery. ; )

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Love the typewriter. Here is the link to my thrifty treasure.

http://cottagelifestyle.blogspot.com/2009/08/beauty-is-in-eye-of-beholder.html

Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

Lee Marie said...

Have you seen the jewelry made from old typewriter keys? In case someone finds one too damaged for any other use.
And Holly, thank you for showing where the comments go!

DeniseMarie said...

awesome finds and prices!!

Embellished Bayou said...

I've seen a lot of those typewriters floating around blog land, they are so neat and yours was such a bargain!

Kayleen said...

Love your typewriter! I'd love to post my link and here it is

http://thisoldchair.blogspot.com/2009/08/yep-its-that-time-again.html

Kayleen@ThisOldChair