I think most authors romanticize typewriters, though we’re grateful for the convenience of our laptop computers. We imagine our predecessors plodding along until the early morning hours to complete a manuscript by deadline, their fingers smudged with carbon and their trash cans overflowing with balled up paper.
I’ve been scouring second hand shops for years in search of a manual typewriter, and finally struck gold with this 1920 Remington portable with its original cover. At 100 years old, it’s officially an antique. I can only imagine the stories its told.
The typewriter is on display in my office like a piece of sculpture. The ribbon still moves on the ancient roller and all the keys still work. Should I give them a go, just for fun, to see what story unfolds?
I shared in previous Mornings By The Bay posts that I’ve been supplementing my new-to-me beach house furnishings with thrift store finds. Lately, I’ve added beautiful glassware to my home collection for amazingly low prices. I may never buy new glassware again!
This set of four large Margarita glasses and matching pitcher in perfect condition with blue and red designs cost $7. The pitcher was marked $3 and the glasses were $1 each. I can vouch for the efficiency and easy handling of the Margarita glasses. <g>
At the Sea Glass Festival, I bought shards of colorful sea glass, washed smooth by the ocean ($5). They are displayed with shells in a pottery dish depicting the sky, earth, and sea made by my daughter when she was eight years old. I keep this display on my desk at the beach house.
These stunning long-stemmed tulip glasses cost $1 each. Had to have these.
This set of hand painted wine glasses cost $4. I’m ready to open a cold bottle of Riesling or Chardonnay… or maybe a nice Pino Grigio.
Do you thrift?
Photos property of author Adele Downs 2016.