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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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A Treasure hunt

I have been doing so much thrifting lately and it seems like my little addiction is getting worse!.. I know I have been promising to show you some of my latest finds but here are a few of my favorites.  As you know I collect typewriters.. and you won't even believe but I found a typewriter that types in cursive!
I am so lucky this typewriter found me.
This camera is from around 1939 and it actually works.  I took it in to the local camera shop- and the camera man told me all about it. I can't wait to try out.
and of course this cute dress- it has little birds all over it :) I just love it.

The hubs has been trying to talk me into selling a few of my treasures. He has been trying to convince me into opening a small vintage shop on etsy for quite some time because he knows how much I just love vintage and have a bit of the thrifting fever! In fact I started talking with a woman at an estate sale- and we got to talking about some of the WWII memorabilia- I always have thought those old medals are pretty amazing.  Can you imagine receiving something like that- that person must be so proud and was probably such a great moment in that person's life.  She let me know that there was more in the back that she wasn't sure if she wanted to part with some of the items. She wanted to make sure her treasures went to good homes and I think in that small moment I realized maybe I should have my own little vintage shop.  So I have been busy taking photos, polishing, and deciding what should go in the shop- and plan on opening it up soon in the next couple weeks.  I will have a few vintage cameras, typewriters, vintage dresses and lots of other fun goodies.  I can't wait to show you more. and all the typewriters I plan on having in the shop- completely work.  :)

28 comments

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

That camera is so cute and it's so cool that it still works!

tinajo said...

Great finds - good for you! I´ve always been fond of typewriters. :-)

YeamieWaffles said...

Excellent photos, it's good you managed to get so many kind of awesome deals on your adventure out!

Aimee Katherine said...

Great finds. Want ^__^

debbiecutieface said...

well you've found yourself a new customer!

AND THAT CAMERA. I AM DYING OVER THAT CAMERA.

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Omigosh, I can't wait. I have been wanting a typewriter but I haven't had the time to really research or hunt for a working one. I can't WAIT to visit your etsy shop! :) And that dress is adorable - total steal.

Kyla said...

That typewriter is AMAZING! And so is that camera. You always have such amazing finds! I think an etsy shop is a great idea :)

Suki said...

Wow, I love that dress!

I will definitely be heart-ing your Etsy shop!

chrissy said...

that typewriter is the most amazing thing ever! i am so happy for you! i love that you acknowledged that thrifty treasures choose us. so true!

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Ajax said...

Neat! What a fun excuse to go thrifting..for your shop!

Mandy Crandell said...

It types in cursive?! That's incredible!

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Sarbear said...

That's an incredible typewriter! :)

-Sara-

Chelle Lynn said...

I'd love to see an etsy shop of your treasures! "Treasures" is what the hubs and I call it when we find things at a thrift store or used book store that are absolutely fabulous. I recently found a Polaroid camera for $2 and he found a mint-condition copy of Carl Sagan's Cosmos for $1! Treasures for sure. :)

Christianna said...

Can't wait to see you shop! How exciting! And that typewriter that types in cursive is amazing!

considerthelillies said...

sounds like a vintage etsy shop is a good idea for you! amazing typewriter!!

Jessica Polley said...

I also love vintage typewriters. My big question? What's the best way to display these?? Any tips?

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

That bird dress is absolutely fantastic.

Alexa said...

Ok I need to go thrifting with you! A typewriter that types in cursive??? You are absolutely kidding me. I would die for that! I'm such a nerd/writer.

vintch said...

a shop is such a great idea:) when we first moved into our little cottage, i was going thrifting almost daily for vintage treasures. soon, the house was overflowing and so was the basement. a shop is so great because you get to experience the shopping/hunting side of thrifting, plus make a profit:) can't wait for your big debut!

Rose said...

That typewriter is awesome! Good luck with getting your new shop ready.

Mo Pie, Please said...

A typewriter in cursive? GET OUT! And cute dress! I adore it :)

rooth said...

Cursive typewriter? Now that's genius!

lamina @ do a bit said...

WOW a cursive typewriter!!! That is just too cool!! Love the camera and your dress too!

How much fun for you to have a little vintage etsy shop! I am so sure it will do really well... though I don't know how you are going to part with all the lovely vintage things you put up on it... I'm not sure I could! :)

Cindy said...

your shop is going to be great. i also like the camera! love your dress, too!

ruthie said...

that typewriter is super rad! awesome find!

Courtney said...

typewriter and camera are both AMAZING finds. seriously. wow.

Johanna said...

A typewriter that writes in cursive? Talk about a score of the century. Love the dress, too...I am addicted to anything birds related.

Shea said...

You re a tiny little rocket!
You are amazing and beautiful. Your husband is a lucky man and you should tell him he is.
Oh, ANS that cursive typewriter is great. I didn't know they made such things for regular people, I had assumed that a font like that was unique to us in the digital age. You should keep that one. that's my favorite I've see so far, well besides you, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas

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