Friday, October 22, 2010

vintage typewriter...

Remember this french beauty...
Well I still have not painted it yet...
But I plan to this weekend while the fisherman is gone.  I really wanted it for the computer in my den but the guys say it is too small for them.  Then I was going to put it in my craft room (do I qualify to call it my studio?) but I need my big table to spread out my projects.  So I want to give it a shabby coat of white and have it in my booth for the Vintage Holiday Sale with this beauty on it...

I saw it the other day at the place I got my doors and it has been on my mind ever since.  I popped in yesterday and it was still there, just waiting for me...



Question is, am I going to be able to part with it...
Could you...


I am joining Debra over at Common Ground today for Vintage Inspiration Friday.  She knows how to throw a great party ~ thanks Debra!!

30 comments:

Sandi said...

Love your desk and typewriter. That desk will look amazing in white. Can't think of a better color for it. lol.
I passed up a vintage typewriter at a garage sale this summer for $5.00 and have since wished I had it for my booth. Oh well...I also had one here for years that my hubby got somewhere and I broke off all the keys and sold them on ebay when they were hot. LOL...the things we do and then wonder, "WHAT WAS I THINKING"...ha!
Happy Friday!

Jane said...

I agree that the desk will look wonderful in white. It's a great looking desk.
I don't think I could give up the typewriter but I think I'm becoming a hoarder so don't go by me. I have two old typewriters (both old portables). I have one in a display in my lower level family room and the other in my living room. I get more compliments on that typewriter. I say if you love it, keep it!
Jane

Anne Marie said...

i have an old typewriter...it doesn't work even, and there is NO WAY i'll be giving that one away!

i'm actually looking for the parts to make it work this weekend...

thanks for stopping by the farm! i'll have to go check out what Debra's up to now....
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

NanaDiana said...

I passed up one of those old Royal typewriters yesterday and could have kicked myself today. I don't know whether I will drive the 40 miles to see if it is still there today...sigh.... Love your little desk. I need a new (old) desk too. Hugs- Diana

Passionate for White said...

Your desk will look awesome painted white.... doesn't everything?!?!? :)

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Love your vintage finds! Can't wait to see your desk in white!

Judy@cutest-little-things

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I am loving both the desk and the typewriter. I am not so good with parting with stuff so I will wish you good luck with that.

Blessings!
Gail

June said...

I could not get rid of that typewriter. No how...no way!!!
I hope we get to see that beautiful desk all painted up...
hugs

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

thats the problem its hard sometimes to part with your find! especially when its a keeper!! love it Sandi I think you should keep it

Victoria said...

You are so talented that your craft room most definitely qualifies as a studio!!!

I think you should keep the typewriter. The desk is gorgeous, I can't wait to see it all painted up!!!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

such a cool typewriter... I gave one away like that a little while ago because I couldn't find a perfect spot for it... I still kick myself for that! :(

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

btw... can't wait to see your desk!

Susy said...

Hi Sandi. What a great desk ~ can't wait to see the "after". It's perfect for the typewriter. And thanks for visiting my blog (:

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Oh I am not sure I could part with the typewriter. I have an old one and I display things on it all the time. I can't wait to see your desk..I am also doing something like that up to use for my computer desk but I have a laptop so it will fit fine..
such fun.
tammy

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

That is a nice typewriter. And No - I don't think I could part with it. Now you've got me hoping that the one I saw at the Goodwill on Wednesday is still there. Now git painting:) Have a great weekend. Dee

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank You for stopping by today I luv the desk just the way it looks. Have a good weekend....Julian

Kate said...

Hi Sandi
I agree can't wait to see the after!!! You always post such inspiration for us. Have a wonderful weekend.

xo
Kate

Heaven's Walk - said...

Wow - does THIS bring back memories! My parents used to have a typewriter like that sitting on the counter in their kitchen. Why the kitchen....haven't the foggiest....But talk about perfect vintage! It's going to look fantastic on that pretty white dresser, Sandi!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Sandi! I love the desk, it will look awesome painted white but I have to admit I am a sucker for old chippy shades of mustard and gold! Can't wait to see the afters! I also love those ornaments. What a great idea! I'm using as much sheet muisc as I can for my Christmas theme in my window this year. I have tons of colored bulb ornaments that I don't like so now I can give them a make-over! Thanks for the inspiration. And btw, your doors turned out great! I use mine as walls in my space also. I LOVE the oval hardware on yours.
Have a fabulously blessed weekend!
Missy

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

SanDEEEE!
I love that desk girl! I can imagine you all full of paint today (& possibly tomorrow) and I know I'm going to die when you post about it! I don't know how you can sell your goodies. I'm such a hoarder. I love that typewriter too...neither one of them would leave my house!!!!

oh girl...I love YOUR fan! geez...we are twins. That's all there is to it. I've said it a million times but it HAS to be true!!!!

You know I love you if I'm commenting at midnight. I wanted to catch up with you and see what all I've missed and now I'm going to bed all jealous ;)))

I am still working on your little 10-10 surprise. I'm late but you'll get it when you least expect it. Just know that I haven't forgotten about you :)))

I hope you are still enjoying your Birthday MONTH. By the looks of all of your fabulous finds...you've been having a LUCKY birthday MONTH! :)))

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love this so much! I used to have a vintage typewriter, I think it got misplaced in one of my many moves. Clearly I need to get another one! XX!

Debra@Common Ground said...

That's a question I ask myself each time I buy something. Can I part with it? Sometimes I just have to live with it for a while before I'm ready! Love both the desk AND the typewriter. Thanks for a great post and for linking up with VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

I love that beautiful desk, I can't wait to see how it turns out, as for that fabulous typewriter, I don't know if I could part with it! It's just wonderful.
Have a great Sunday.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Elisa and Dusty said...

Hello! I just found your blog and really enjoy it:) I am very curious to see what you do with the desk. I like the style of it very much and for some reason think a dark blue color would be cool which is much different from the other suggestions to go white...I love color, what can I say!!

As for the typewriter, keep it and display it, that is too cool and rare. I gave up an old Smith Corona and keep kicking myself for selling that beauty off.

Take care!!
~Elisa

Kirsty said...

Wow they are simply stunning! REally!

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Your desk is beautiful. Are you going to get that typewriter? It's amazing.
~ julie

sissie said...

Your desk is going to be a stunner when it's painted and yes, I would have trouble letting go of the antique typewriter.

hugs
Sissie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm not sure if I could sell it...that was always my problem when I had my business. Hop over today at NTT...I have featured YOU!!!! While you are there...grab my cute little starfish featured button for your blog.

Blessings,
Linda

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh how fun is that cute desk and it will be even more fun WHITE! Can't wait to see and I love the typewriter too.

A Vintage Chic said...

Sandi! I just opened up (about 10 minutes ago!) the most wonderful box of vintage goodness from none other than...you!

Thank-you so much for all the thoughtful, lovely gifts! You are so very generous and I love them all--they will find loved spots amongst my other treasures!

I love both the desk and the typewriter--wouldn't be able to get rid of either one!

Thanks again, my friend! Hope you're having a beautiful evening...

Julie

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