Sunday's are the best for drives in the country with family and this is exactly what we did this past Sunday.
On our way to Merrickville, we stopped by this quaint little Antique shop that mum had been to before and had enjoyed. We almost missed it as it is a home converted into a shop, but thankfully we saw it in time and stopped. As we walked around, I saw this old box and curious me moved the stuff that was on top of it and started to push the button on the front of the box to open it up and wouldn't you know it, inside sat this beautiful, rustic, mint condition typewriter just staring at me. I have been looking for one for a long time now but the ones I had seen were just never THE ONE, if you know what I mean. But today was different. I called mum over immediately and was like, "Look!" She also loved the look of it and the story it seemed to tell. She actually use to type on one in school not that long ago so it was fun for her to explain the timing and stories of it all.
At first with the price, I was hesitant. I am not an impulse buyer by any means, but then ask some of my friends and I totally am. haha But I do usually know what I want months in advance and then just start planning for it so when I do see what I want, I just buy it. As I had been looking for a long while, it wasnt impulse to want it, it was just impulse to when I would actually find it and now super exciting that I did find one that I loved. I did continue to walk around the shop to see if there was anything else that would jump out at me. Ultimately, I was trying to see if I would want anything else and it would distract me from this gem I had just found. Thankfully, I ended up back standing in front of the typerwriter.
The last straw to help make the decisions was that mum suggested asking the shop owner if the typewriter had a story. It seemed like it must with how well it was taken care of and how it ended up here. Much to my suprise, it did not have a story at all. She had just found it one day and bought it and brought it here. I was like okay, cool. She wanted to know why I was hesitating, all while knowing I am sure that it was the cost that was getting to me. So without me even bargaining for a second, she told me I could have it for $30! I was blown away and super excited! I didn't give it another thought, I bought a typewriter right then and there.
I named her, Ellie!
Why do you ask? To be honest, because she looks like Ellie. I think so anyway haha There is just something in her style that the name seems to fit. Call me crazy?! haha Actually, call me a dreamer!
So yeah, that is my story on this snowy day! I have ordered new ribbon for her on Amazon and it comes in by the end of next week and I am super hoping it is the right kind and works. I want to actually use it as well as have it as a cool prop! She fit right in with my old cameras that I have, that funnily enough are also from that era. I like the 30s apparently!
As the last bit of winter holds on and spring is on its way, life is getting busy but I am learning to enjoy life with each step that leads me forward. University feels like a distant memory and the business and work are going so well that I couldn't be happier with how life is going right now.
I will be posting some photos later this week of the Woman's Wellness Day event that I covered on International Women's Day last week and also I have a funny story from our holidays that I will be sharing soon!
Stay tuned for more goodness to come! I am so thankful for all of you!
Stay safe in this crazy snow storm we are having and remember it is spring this coming Monday! I am beyond excited!
Call Me A Dreamer