Monday, June 6, 2011

Typewriter Love

Brian thinks I am collecting too many things now.

I collect teacups, and vintage plates, and now I've decided to collect typewriters. I guess typewriters are a bulky thing to collect, and they take up a lot of space - but I love them!

Photobucket

They remind me of old love letters, and I love the dainty yet mechanical look to them.

Photobucket

I only have two so far, and can't wait to collect more! My latest one is this cute blue one that I found at The Krickett's Jewel. My first one is here if you want to check it out. My plan is to eventually get a bookcase with cubbies like this (but with thicker wood and in a natural farmhouse brown color) and put a typewriter in each space, so I am on the lookout for typewriters from different eras in different colors. So much fun!

22 comments:

amy b.s. said...

i love this. i have mine on display in the entry way to my house and i love the instant vintage vibe it gives off!

Vanessa said...

God, I love typewriters. Such a cool thing to collect, and this one is even in my favorite color :-)

Sarah said...

Typewriters are awesome... where would we be without them?

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Melanie's Randomness said...

Everytime I see a typewriter at a flea market I wish for the extra space to bring it home!! =) They are beautiful!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Dancing Branflake said...

This is so terrific! I love type writers and have fond memories of using one as a kid. So fun!

Lisa Ridgely said...

This one is such a pretty color! I love your plan to fill a cubby bookcase with them...that will be so colorful and pretty!

Almalu's Place said...

I only have one in orange! and I love it!

Dandelion and Grey said...

I have 2!

I love them as well :]

Kori Donahue said...

I love old typewriters! Hope you're having a fantastic Monday. I have some great news on my blog today...I'd love for you to check it out! Have a wonderful day honey! Kori xoxo

www.blondeepisodes.com

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Love the illustration!

herecomesthesun said...

Where I live typewriters are too hard to find and when you do find them they're often "display only". :(

Tender Branson said...

I would love to collect typewriters too. My dad taught me how to type on one. I tried to get one from J-Fur's dad but he refused to part.

Shea said...

I love your idea to put the typewriters in the cubbies of a bookshelf--that would look so cool in a room! What a great way to show off your collection!

Colleen Elizabeth said...

I love this! You can never have enough typewriters! Says the girl still on her look out for her first. Although I have to share that I found a lovely old type tray at a flee market on Saturday and had to buy it...some things just can't be passed up! Hope you enjoy the new typewriter Dionne!

S and O said...

Ooh I do love your typewriter!
I can't wait to see your collection :)
xoxo
Olivia

Rhianne said...

I could easily collect these too if I had the space

Vanessa Mala/HeightofVintage said...

i have a thing for type writers too...
that baby blue is sweet :)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

these are so fun!! what a beautiful thing to collect :)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Of course, computers have so many advantages . . . but I still miss typewriters. Love your typewriter art.

Do you sell your art anywhere, Dionne?

Fondly,
Glenda

theeclecticlife said...

Dionne! i can only IMAGINE how amazing your collections are! I would love to see them one day (Houston visit?)!

Shortening said...

Dionne I love typewriters! That's how I learned how to type 90 words per minute. It is such a cool thing to collect.

goodthings88 said...

So cute!! I like the sound it makes when you're typing. I even added it to my computer keyboard :D
http://www.colorpilot.com/home-typist.html