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My New Baby

April 4, 2011

I’m not pregnant.  But we do have a new baby at our house.  He has a few older siblings and one kid brother, Tomy.  I should probably blame him for taking up my time and keeping me from blogging, but that isn’t really the problem.  I’m just… busy?

monday loves

Several weeks ago I wrote about finding Creamie a small vintage typewriter for her birthday, and in that post I linked to two others I was still hoping to find.  And a very sweet reader M told me she had one.  This one.  A red Sears Holiday, made in England in the 1950s.  Amazing.

new baby

It had been her older sisters and was handed down to her.  She told me it was headed for the yard sale, but if I wanted to buy it she’d give me first dibs.  It arrived a short time later in it’s original red carrying case with red houndstooth lining. (Have I mentioned I love houndstooth?  LOVE it.)  And it has been sitting on the dresser in my bedroom ever since.  It’s beautiful.

ice cream

We shared a hot fudge sundae/banana split/way too much dessert this afternoon. You know, me and the typewriter.  And M, if you didn’t live on the other side of the country, I’d invite you over for a great dinner and some chat time and send you home with homemade hot fudge sauce for your family.  Thank you a million times over for sharing your treasure with me.  You will now be a part of my life forever, and if Creamie shares my love of typewriters, which I hope she does, you could be in our family for generations.  I think I’ll have to make a little treasure book full of the stories of how my favorite things came to me. I’m glad you’ll be a part of it.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 4, 2011 3:41 pm

    That is very cool!

  2. April 4, 2011 3:52 pm

    That’s very cool! And too funny that you posted about ‘your new baby’ on the day I got ‘my new baby’! 😉

    How amazingly cool that one of your readers had one – seriously!

  3. April 4, 2011 4:26 pm

    Oh lucky day! New red typewriter (almost as awesome as new red shoes) AND hot fudge? Jeez.
    Great score. I little memory book of treasure acquisition stories would be very fun.

  4. April 4, 2011 4:54 pm

    Oooh! a great kind of baby…and no dirty diapers!!!

  5. April 4, 2011 8:45 pm


    That typewriter is like nine kinds of awesome. And so is your sundae. I was just headed for some ice cream with chocolate syrup, but now I wish I had bananas and real hot fudge. Glad Monday was good for you!

    xo -El

  6. Lacey permalink
    April 4, 2011 9:22 pm

    First of all that banana split sundae looks SO good right n

  7. Lacey permalink
    April 4, 2011 9:25 pm

    Sorry, accidentally hit publish, anyway that looks delicious and what a cute typewriter and what a nice person M is. Good vibes all around, now to see if I have the ingredients to make me one of those sundaes. 🙂

  8. Kirsten Elkins permalink
    April 5, 2011 9:45 am

    the typer is gorgeous! i am in great envy! (your photography is flawless BTW) you were born to stylishly blog. you rock.

  9. April 6, 2011 7:55 am

    Your new baby is so sweet! 🙂 Love the red.

  10. Mary Gilmore permalink
    July 28, 2011 6:37 am

    Just wanted to say the typewriter hasn’t looked that “happy” in a long time. It was ready to come out of the closet and be loved again. Thank you for the cute story. I come back to this page often just to read the story. I hope your daughter loves it and her daughter and her daughter……………….!


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