Time ! How is it that it can disappear, fly by, slip away? We use it, loose it, spend it and sometimes, cherish it. John Lennon is attributed to saying:
Time you enjoyed wasting,
was not wasted.
Simple, I like that. I can wander around an antique shop and not buy a darn thing, but still enjoy myself. Truthfully, I guess it is a lot more fun when I do find something to bring home, but time spent in search of that perfect ‘thing’ is never time wasted. A favourite thing I found last year was this gorgeous, vintage, seafoam coloured, Swingline stapler.
It’s very art deco and reminds me of the lines on some of these old cars. Gads! One in this colour would be to-die-for, am I right? They have Boomdee-tude! Alas, only the Swingline was in my budget.
I think it’s possible that most of us would like to have more style in our day.
But we end up settling, because we don’t have the time.
My vintage beauty was made in Long Island City, New York.
But just like it’s style I so covet, those jobs are long gone now. The Swingline factory in Queens closed in 1999 . The nondescript, utilitarian models above are now made in Mexico. Well geez, I’d much sooner have an American made Swingline. I rather love things with rusty old style.