Royal c. 1935

ro_port_quiet_delux_m.jpgro_port_quiet_delux_m.jpgRemember a few weeks ago when I said I found a cool antique typewriter for $3.00 at a garage sale? Well, I cleaned it up, and found the markings on the back. It’s in pristine condition, and according to this web-site, it’s a 1935 Royal Standard Portable with Touch Control, and I could buy a matching one for my kids to play with for $395.00 (!)

Not that I need another one or anything. But, still… cool, eh?

Oh, and p.s.- the Kool-Ade incident from yesterday? Yeah, what I didn’t notice at the time was that the vile red stuff had staturated my scriptures. The pages are pink, sticky and water-wavy now. Dang it. These were just broken in and marked and worn perfectly. Five+ years and now I have to start over.  Not cool, eh?

Anyone want a cute, dangerous, curious, agrivating, loving, imaginative, psycho, whiny, giggley, smarty-pants almost-four year old?


5:42 Sunday night- fixing dinner, DH is walking on the treadmill. Jeffrey drops Abby off the couch and she busts her lip open. Crying and bloody clothes ensue.

5:49 Beanie barfs on the living room floor, and before I can get there, Abby is playing in it.

After church, while I was upstairs lying on the bed, Beanie dumped a whole jug of red Kool-Ade on the kitchen floor. I never buy Kool-Ade. Now I remember why. DH cleaned most of that one up, all I had to do was bleach the red from my butcher block island.

Off to finish cooking dinner. It’s such a good thing Sunday is a day of rest.

Garage Sale Take

It might very well be becomming an obsession- and Jeffrey is totally in on it. We went out garage sale-ing again this week, and here is what we got:

  • Two wooden cap-guns, old pirate style. $1 for both.
  • A bucket of 12 Lego Bionicle- two still in the boxes. $10.
  • An antique apothecary jar, 14″ tall for me. 25 cents.
  • A small corner shelf, solid mahogany, for the bathroom. $3.
  • Antique doll cradle, solid wood with turned spindles. $3.
  • An embroidered pillow case and sheets for Abby. $1.
  • Two pair of J.Jill jeans/linen pants for me. $3 each.
  • An antique H Co. turquoise bowl, small crack, but still beautiful. 25 cents.
  • A 48″ tall bookshelf for the upstairs nook- needs paint,  solid wood. $5.
  • Two retro school desks, with the table attached to wooden chairs. Sturdy and with no carving on the desks.  $6 each.
  • Three tier cupcake holder/server. Way cool. 25 cents.

I love this! It’s like a treasure hunt- and you may have to dig through some boxes of junk, but wow, can you find some neat, retro and well-made stuff. And on a budget, too! If you’ve never done it, I highly recommend it- Just drive down the main street in your town and look for signs to follow!

Quote of the Day

“Let’s get out in the streets and march and protest instead of sitting at home and blogging. I do think it would be an incredible experiment to shut down the whole internet for five years and see what sort of art is produced over that span. “

~Sir Elton John

You know, he has a point. While I’m in no hurry, or have any desire at all, to protest or be anything accept a radical mom, I know I make better art when I’m not checking on the blog-world. I suppose it all gets down to self-discipline. That, and the summer doldrums. Once school starts there will be structure to our days again, and I will be working again… but I can’t help but acknowledge: He has a point.