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My favorite vintage piece that I own is my pink Remington typewriter.

I love love love it!

A few years ago, I had been wanting a pink vintage typewriter for quite some time and during a trip to visit some old friends in the Bay Area (California) in the summer of 2009, I made plans to have dinner at Berkeley with some friends.  During the two block walk to the restaurant from our parking spot, there it was!  This adorable pink Remington typewriter circa 1949 in mint condition was sitting on the window display of Berkeley Typewriter & Clark Business Machines on University Avenue.  It was fate.

Even though I was already late for dinner, I knew I had to go in — I felt destiny calling!  When I saw it up close, I knew it was meant to be.  It was in pristine condition.  All the keys worked and it was exactly what I’ve been coveting for months.  Plus, with a price tag of about $350, I couldn’t say no.  A typewriter this old and in this condition sold for around $500 online.  It also came with its original vintage carrying case, which made it an easy carry-on during my flight back to Philly, yay!

Totally love at first sight, and it’s definitely one of my prized decor pieces in my apartment.

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