I am back from Vegas and getting back into the swing of things. I had a great time in the Las V, played in some amazing card rooms. We stayed at a rather old school hotel and casino on the strip. I thought it would be a lot of fun to go retro. You know, get some of that old school Vegas ritz and glitz. I couldn't have been more wrong. Just to summarize the hotel highlights, I got stuck on an elevator with two women, one of whom was very distressed. Our hotel room sounded like there was a roller coaster on the floor just above us. It sounded like the roller coaster was slogging passengers around all day and all night. Just to clarify, because this is Vegas, after all, there was no roller coaster at this hotel. Just haunting, roller coaster noises that made it nearly impossible to sleep. Ever. When we switched rooms, we walked in on a naked man who was in the process of pulling up his trousers. Apparently the new room was NOT ready. There were many more weird, random happenings but I'm going to move on to some vintage loveliness now.
Just before the trip I found this amazing typewriter.
It is a Coronet Super 12 made by Smith-Corona in the 1970s.
So lovely and SO powder blue! I love the monochromatic color scheme with the varying blues -but the powder blue is striking. It's SO 70s bad tux with ruffles that I just dig it.
The coolest thing about this electric typewriter is that the ribbons are still available today through online retailers and eBay.
Lastly here a cute little owl with big, serious owl eyes.
I'm not sure if this guy was meant to be a planter or a toothbrush holder or maybe a sponge holder for the kitchen sink? Either way, the dish on his back makes him pretty AND utilitarian. My fave combination.
Thanks for reading! I'm happy to be back. Can't wait to catch up on everyone's blogs and see what people have been up to!