Sunday, June 28, 2009

The hunt is over

I have been on the lookout for the quintessential vintage pencil sharpener for months. Last Friday, I am happy to report, my search ended at NE 111th St. and Halsey in Portland, Oregon. There he was, sitting on the shelf at the Adventist thrift store, alongside the flotsam & jetsam of leftover garage sale office supplies. My husband will be attaching him to the pantry door in the kitchen so I can keep my eye on him. Do you think I paid too much?

9 comments:

Sammy Girl said...

Hi! LOVE the sharpener! At $1.00 I think it was a BARGAIN ..... and, besides, who can put a price on finding your heart's desire!
Have a super week and hugs!
Betty :)

laurie magpie ethel said...

Finally I can stop looking at estate sales for one for you. Hope your pencils are all sharpened and life is good. Excellent price Ms. Dot!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

The cost is never too much if it's exactly what you want.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

Yes, you paid too much and must now sell it to me for TWO dollars, ha ha. What luck for you!!

Carole said...

I have one of those pencil sharpeners. It belonged to my dad. It's not currently attached anywhere, but I still have it.

Glad you found one!

Vintage Sue said...

Thank God! Every time I see one at an estate sale I feel guilty for not getting it for you. Then I realize how silly I'd feel mailing you one. ENJOY. And please let us know how many pencils you sharpen the second it's installed....

EverydayMe said...

Well, that is a treasure... I'm so happy you go one... it sure does remind me of school days... I have an electric one... and would love to have the oldie (but goodie)... maybe someday!!! Have a great 4th of July!!!
{{HUGS}} Michelle

ThriftyAnnabella said...

LOL - I need one of those myself. My kids are always needing pencils sharpened.

Halo Hill said...

AWESOME! I've been looking for one of these too! Good for you!!

Yours in dull lead,
Sheila