I've got another flashback from the 80s here! The local Ukranian church had a rummage sale recently, and I found a pencil sharpener that is pretty similar to the ones I had in my elementary school classrooms. This double barrelled Apsco Star sharpener was $2.
There were a lot of bargains at the bazaar but I restrained myself. Sometimes I excitedly tell people about an item I left behind and get a lukewarm response! This makes me go hmm, perhaps that vintage Gillette silver shaving kit wasn't that great... Or maybe you had to see that purple velvet interior for yourself to be a believer.
The item is marked as being made in Rockford, Illinois. I wonder if Rockford manufactures anything like this today...
I also scooped up a new package of colourful pencil crayons for 25¢ which goes really well with my new office tool.
If you remember my little Danish teak bird, it had a slot in the back for holding pencils or manicure tools. I put him to good use, as you can see.
I just wanted to say hello and thanks to all my followers, new and not-so-new! I hope you will keep reading and commenting!
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