10/8/10

Thursday's Thrifting Therapy

Typewriter #10

Ruby and I picked Sebastian up from pre-school on Thursday and had a few hours to ourselves with Brett at work so we headed to Urban Flea Market, previously known as Charley's, to see what kind of headboards they had in stock. Both beds at our house are STILL without headboards because I'm picky when it comes to things that enter my house. Anyway, it was more of an excuse to go in and browse than anything and I'm glad we did!

Found at Urban (Charley's)

I picked up this metal Tom Thumb childrens' typewriter to bring the typewriter collection to a total of ten. Now I need to update my kids' tetanis shots! I also found this vintage Bob Dylan album and brought it home to surprise Brett. He needed cheering up.

We woke up Thursday morning to find that his Vespa had been stolen. It was surreal. You may or may not have been here when I surprised him with it for his birthday earlier this year and can imagine how much it meant to him after years of dreaming about owning one.

avespa

We're meeting with our claims adjuster next week to talk about details and are trying not to get too discouraged about it. We've been keeping an eye on craigslist, shared it with local Vespa dealers, as well as the online Vespa community that Brett keeps up with just in case anyone happens upon it or news of someone looking for a part or something. I'm not getting my hopes up that the police will find it but there's always that chance. It's the only one like it in town and possibly the state as they no longer make this model.

Anyway, we're keeping ourselves distracted with some fall-ish activities this weekend. I am dying to try out this pumpkin-filled cupcake recipe and Brett has promised us a trip to Anton's Coffee in the morning. That list isn't going to last long! What are your weekend plans?

xoxo,
Rachel

21 comments:

Desiree Fawn said...

Stolen! That is just terrible :( I remember how hurt & violated I felt when my cruiser was stolen last year.

I so hope you find it! Or at least that the insurance folks are wonderful to you!

*fingers crossed*

Gabbie said...

That's really sad about Brett's scooter. I hope it finds its way back to you guys :)

Toni Brockliss said...

That's horrible.
I'm sorry Brett and Rachel.
People can be so cruel.

Our Green Nest said...

OH wow, I'm so sorry. Poor Brett. I loved that surprise! Here's praying that it's found and SOON!

Laura said...

oh my goodness! so sorry:(. i know you must be bummed, but way to have a good attitude about it!

Ali said...

That's horrible about the Vespa! I'm sure you will find it though!

Lexi said...

that is awful!! So Sorry. I certainly hope there is a good samaritan out there that can help you out. Although pumpkin cupcakes won't fix the bummed out feeling, they certainly couldn't hurt :)

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

I can't believe it! Sorry to hear that guys, what a bummer.
I hope someone comes across it soon.
Sarah M

Mandy said...

So sorry about the Vespa~ people make me so mad!! I hope you find it!

Hope you can have a great weekend despite that~ those cupcakes look amazing!

Sage Dawson said...

Same thing almost happened to my husband (caught the guy in the act) and his best friend's scooter was stolen. We know how this feels. :( I think you've got a decent chance of finding it though since it's one of a kind. Will keep a look out, it's probably sitting somewhere here in town...

Kelly said...

So bummed about the Vespa. That totally sucks. Im sorry!!!

Chrissy said...

Oh no....I'm soo sorry! I really hope you get it back! What a great Vespa...I used to have one of those in white when I was a teenager!

I'm with Leia said...

Hi,

sad to hear that it got stole.

Super blog by the way, i've added you to my blogroll :)

bella vintage said...

so sorry about your vespa but it looks like your not letting your weekend be ruined by it! it's hard i know the feeling..many warm wishes and fun with your family this weekend!

happy owl erin said...

so sorry, thieves are butt heads! distractions are good though :)

AngelaS said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww. I know that hurts- it was s uch a special gift. So sorry. It's a shame that anyone would do that.

Love your list of new things to do. I need to do that.

cindy said...

I am sorry for this unfortunate and malicious act. I will keep you in my thoughts.
;D

kirstin & jordan said...

I HATE it that your hubs scooter was stolen! Ours was too, last month, actually. It's the crappiest feeling, isn't it, to go outside and find that it isn't there anymore? YUCK!
Hopefully they find it for you! :)

kt_kthx said...

I'm sorry about the Vespa. :(
My bike was stolen right out of my garage a few years back, I was astonished that someone actually went into my garage to take it! Hope you guys find it soon!

ashlee said...

oh no!! i hope they find it and soon!!

Amanda said...

That's terrible about the Vespa. Hopefully with it being unique you can find it!

Thrifting therapy is always good. I tend to go thrifting when I am bored (3 times this week!) and it always fills an hour or 2.

We went to a local donut shop this morning that we'd been meaning to try since we moved to our new town and it was so good! Seriously it might just become "our" place!