Sunday, 21 August 2011

new treasures

I've had these old printer trays for a while,  I mentioned to my brother that I had been looking for some but with no luck. I casually also mentioned the word typewriter too. He likes a challenge at a car boot sale. Though their local one sounds so fantastic I think this was a little easy. Ours are all full of junk that no-one actually wants.

We finally got one on the wall, it's slowly filling up. I will share another picture when it's looking glorious.

This new friend needs a new ribbon, and a name.

I think next time I'll casually throw in the words 'vintage diamond brooch' and 1950's Dior Couture.

More treasures at Sophie's Flea Market Finds.


  1. I've been after an old print tray for years, I finally got one a few years ago and started to fill it up. Its still half full and not put up. May be once this flaming knitted car is out the way...

  2. wow! that was so nice of him to find exactly what you wanted.

    The Joyful Thrifter

  3. eep that does sound like a challenge! Let's see what we can do....

  4. Ha-ha! 'Vintage diamond brooch' reminds me of the time when I told my cousin's husband how I had been unsuccessfully looking for a 1950s style brooch in the shape of a gold wreath, embellished with pearls. And how he then said: "Hang on, I found one like that at work the other week and we have not been able to locate the owner", went to fetch it and came back to give me the most beautiful specimen! Ask and thou shalt receive! :o)

    Your printer tray and typewtriter are really cool finds, too!

  5. I want some of the printer trays! That type writer is lovely. What a nice brother you have.

    E :)

  6. I'm a bit in love with those trays! They appeal to the 'compartmentaliser' in me x

  7. Lucky you to have a brother that remembers and keeps his eyes open for you, mine wouldn't even know what a printers tray is! (I have one on my wall, also slowly filling up). To be fair, my brother brings me homemade sausages and half a lamb (dead and jointed, obviously) so I mustn't complain. Beth/The Linen Catx


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