The desk I'm sitting on was found in the early 1980s for $10 at a Goodwill in Independence, Mo. I used it when I was in journalism school and wrote many term papers banged out on my dad's old Smith Corona manual typewriter. It had dings and scratches abound, but my dad lovingly refinished it and it now lives in my sister's home office.
The desk I spied in Fort Lauderdale reminded me of the one in Independence, even though it is twice the size of the one my dad restored. I fantasized about purchasing it for the $19 asking price, but if I had, not only would I have had to ship it, but in my Manhattan apartment it would have had to serve as a work space a dining table, a dresser, a craft table and a credenza!
Be sure to visit visit my space next week for my very first giveaway. I'll start giving clues to the mystery gift on Monday, December 30. I will give you a tiny clue right now. It came from the same place I saw this desk, but I can assure you that it will fit cozily in your mailbox.
The Elegant Thrifter
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!