Saturday, August 24, 2013

Typecast: Trash to Treasure

Here's what it looks like all opened up - looking on eBay, I see this style is also referred to as an accordion sewing box, which makes sense! Since it was empty when I found it, I am looking forward to filling it up with all the sewing clutter crowding my secretary desk. I hope it will last a good while!

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  1. Those sewing boxes are a design classic, Adwoa. And very handy for stuff other than sewing, too. Nice find.
    And now you got me wondering about Russian Earl Grey. I saw some at the supermarket a few weeks ago, but I'm so loyal to regular Earl Grey that I didn't buy the Russian blend. May just have to give it try.

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    1. Thanks, teeritz! You are right, this would make a lovely little box for storing all sorts of things - even for typewriter enthusiasts! Spare ribbons, cotton buds, toothpicks for typeslug cleaning, etc...

      If you like Earl Grey, as I do, you will be pleasantly surprised by the Russian version. Great aroma and flavor. Much better than Lady Grey, another variation I tried once (from Twinings) and was less than impressed by.

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    2. Lady Grey tastes like water. Twinings shouldn't have bothered. Now, I just have to get hold of some Russian Earl Grey.

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  2. Nice find, Adwoa. I've hit a bit of a typing slump, hopefully I'll get the motivation, as you did, soon. Thanks for posting!

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    1. I get in typing slumps quite often, Vikram! Nothing to worry about - after the initial heady rush of being a newbie, everyone's pace slows. I think. Except Oz Typewriter - he's just picking up speed with each passing day :)

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  3. First time for me to see an accordion sewing box. Ingenious.

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    1. Isn't it? Glad I could show you something new. This one's seen better days, but I plan to squeeze a bit more life out of her.

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  4. What a great find! And still in such good shape. Why would anyone trow it away that easily?

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  5. I have one of those sewing boxes in my shed, awaiting repair. They're great! And I'm all for salvaging the old, rather than just buying new.

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  6. Big proponent of recycling good, useable things, and that basket is an excellent Basket of Holding. May you get many more years of use from it :D

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