Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Feeling Smug About Vintage
Look at this link for an ad from Pottery Barn for a vintage typewriter: 349 bucks. Are they kidding me? Oh well, I guess if you're a gazillion dollar furniture/lifestyle chain of stores, you have a lot of overhead to cover. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Pottery Barn, I just wish their prices were more realistic. Janet Rudolph commented on this 'new' typewriter craze first, over at her Mystery Fanfare blog today and I picked up on it. Why? Oh, because I happen to have a beautiful old Remington typewriter (see picture above) that I love, sitting on a chest in my entry way. I bought it about six years ago in a used furniture store for 20 bucks. Nice to know I was ahead of the new wave. If you live long enough, at some point, you're bound to be ahead of something or other.