So no holiday project this weekend... my daughter was up visiting and I didn't get much done except to well, visit! On Monday I took the day off of work and headed to the annual Christmas sale at a local thrift store again this year with my Mom. Like last year, I came home with a bag full of vintage goodies, like this cute little Santa bell. I wasn't quick enough to scoop up a few of the vintage Santa mugs that were there but I did find two of these little bells... with very similar faces to my Santa mugs.
I also came home with this beauty. It was a typewriter that my grandma used, but my Dad said it wasn't her typewriter since that one disappeared when he and my uncle were in college... he thinks this was my great-aunt's and then later the one my grandma used... are you confused yet? Of course these means this would be the typewriter I remember my grandma using. And she came with her original case.
And she still works! Although I cheated on this little Christmas poem... since the ribbon doesn't have much left on it and I need to track some replacements down. I used my computer and a font similar to an old typewriter to print out "Twas the Night Before Christmas"... of course it was also much faster since I could copy and paste, hit print, voila... I was done.... If I'd typed it out, well there would be typos AND I'd probably still be working on it!
And yes, I think Santa agrees with me,