I have a passion for old things. I could tell you stories about searches through abandoned houses with my friend Katie and the things we saw.... and I love junk stores. Antique stores are cool, but the antique junk stores are the best. They're the ones where you just don't quite know what you're going to get -- crap or treasure.
This is a treasure. A 1908 Remington Standard 10 typewriter that still essentially works (if I could find a ribbon). The keys work, the carriage return works, and the bell works. It's so heavy I'd break a foot and the floor if I dropped it. I cleaned it up a bit but it's still a little rusty and a bit crusty but I LOVE it.
My office is full of little treasures here and there -- things that people have made for me, things that I've collected -- old tea cups, the beginning of an antique camera collection, acorns Zack brought to me -- and I love being surrounded by these things. My desk is such a horror of paperwork and things that must be done NOW and things that should have been done last MONTH that it's nice to turn around in the chair and see all the pretty things.
I'd love to see YOUR pretty things -- comment below and send me your links!
You can view more pretty things -- Lori Anderson's jewelry -- at www.lorianderson.net