I've had some great luck in the last week or so, but three finds really stood out to me.
When I spotted this iconic mid-century spice rack by Copco on a thrift store shelf, I gasped. Audibly.
I've admired the geometric design of this piece in photographs for a long time, but never come across one in person. And I'd never seen it in yellow, which I LOVE. It even has the cool vintage store price tag still attached:
Sure, I could blast the sticker off with a little heat from my hair dryer, but I kind of like it. The best part, though?
That's right....ALLthe original glass spice jars are intact. In fact, they look like they've never been used. Woo hoo! This is too good of a find not to list in the shop, but I admit I'll be a little envious of whoever ends up buying it.
Another favorite find this week is a set of four vintage (early 70s, I would guess) glasses. I buy and sell a lot of glassware, but these really appealed to me for some reason:
I think it's the richness of the red, yellow, and green colors, still so vibrant after all these years. I just love them!
Finally, my favorite find of all. I was strolling through a particularly seedy thrift store recently when i noticed a dusty zippered case shoved to the back of a bottom shelf.
It looked too small to be a sewing machine or typewriter, so I just HAD to open it up and see what was inside...
....and it was a typewriter after all! A very small typewriter.
A very European-looking typewriter in a fabulous retro aqua blue. Oh yes.
An Olivetti Lettera 32, to be exact. And I admit, the audible gasp thing happened again in that moment. I don't know a ton about vintage typewriters, but I know that Olivettis are pretty collectable as far as these machines go. The super small size made it the laptop (or maybe the iPad?) of its day--preferred by foreign correspondents and expat writers and those on the go. Cormac McCarthy supposedly used one.
To my novice eye, this one looks to be in great shape. All the keys work, it has a useable ribbon, and beyond some dust and grime, both the machine and case seem to be in great cosmetic condition. I think I may try to hunt down someone who services vintage typewriters to give it a once-over before I list it. In the meantime, if it happens to look AWESOME sitting on top of my black Paul McCobb desk, well that's just a bonus, right?
Did you unearth any unexpected treasures this week? I hope so! xoxo
Linking up here:
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville