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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Early Bird Flea Finds Part 2

It's been so long since I have linked to How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!
I planned to so many times but with all that's been going on I just couldn't.

Here's the rest of my flea market day...
I had my arms full when I saw this pink Cole Steel typewriter (made in Western Germany 1962). Price $10 steal of a deal!

It was the last thing I bought that day.

I thought it was kind of cute and maybe I would just sell it but once I got it home I started to really appreciate it.
I did a little research online and a guy in Australia has a blog with a picture of one, he restores typewriters and this is one he wants but the price has been too high! It's probably not worth as much because it has a few nicks but it seems to work properly.
I couldn't find a single one for sale online.
Now I'm getting fun ideas of how to display it, I've grown pretty attached to it.

I can never walk away from millinery hats or flowers and these were too cheap and so pretty.

Also the old twin bedspread with the pom pom fringe, pink piping and a pink ruffle. There are 2 pillow shams, I wish she had both bedspreads.
I remember a set like this when I was little on our twin beds.
It was $10 for spread and shams and I figured if I can't use the bedspread I can always harvest the materials.

That's it!
Now it's time to get back to packing. I caught a bad bug and was down in bed all day Friday, I won't be leaving Sunday as planned and I'm still weak today so I may not even be able to get going until Tuesday. Not too happy about that but there's nothing I can do about it.

Thanks for stopping!
I'll be back to posting sometime after I get back to Minnesota.

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  1. What great finds. I am in love with the bedspread! Hope you are feeling better. Safe travels. Glad I found your post on Beverly's Pink Saturday!

  2. Hats are not my thing, but the typewriter I love.

  3. I don't know how you do it, but you always find the most amazing things! I love that pink typewriter! Such character...:)Have a safe trip back to your other home and enjoy your second spring!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  4. What a perfectly pink find! I've never seen a pink typewriter before. I think everything has been made in pink at least ONE time in the last century! LOL.

    Hope you feel better and get on your way soon!


  5. Yes you did score. Pink typewriters a very rare and sell for a lot on Ebay if they ever show up.
    I dont have any good flea markets near me it seems to be more in FL or Ca or midwest.It is so fun to go!

  6. Great typewriter! Hope ya get better soon!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  7. Wonderful finds, never seen a pink typewriter! Love the bedspread with the pom poms.

  8. Just finished part one and two...what a great flea market! I'll bet the typewriter is a valuable piece! I hope you are feeling better soon...safe travels!

  9. Hi Faye!
    I had to come over and catch up since I've been away from blogging for a little bit. LOVE all of your treasures you've found!
    The cabinet with all of those bottles is awesome!!
    I hope you feel better real soon, honey bunch.
    Safe travel to you.


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