Vintage typewriter turned photo display

November 30th, 2008 in blog, member junk     
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Now this is a Clipper I can be chipper about!
I told the gentleman, sure, throw that dirty old thing in my van!
These were the great finds I got from the Craigslister.  The items were all owned by his parents which he mentioned his mother would have been 100 years old this month.  Gotta love it! 
Now this is a Clipper I can be chipper about!

Now this is a Clipper I can be chipper about!

I received this free old typewriter enroute to vote on Tuesday from a Craigslister. He just kind of threw it in my van after I purchased other great things from him.

I simply used a Word document, inserted a photo of my girls, changed the font to Batik Regular, set it to grayscale printing and pressed print! I know there are so many other softwares out there that could do amazing stuff, but you know me...pretty basic.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Junk Sophisticate
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Comments (19)

Tessie writes: I love the idea of using the typewriter as a photo display. My son just found a Remington typewriter that was probably made pre world war two. That is exactly what I am going to do with it. thanks for sharing your great idea..
Posted: 11:41 am on October 24th
shug1948 writes: WOW, now I know what to do with my vintage Royal typewriter. I'm happy their are people like you that give those of us with less imagination great ideas. Great Idea.
Shug Posted: 5:23 am on December 16th
merryheart2 writes: i love this idea. there's an old typewriter i have my eye on in a little shop. this will be fun!
thanks for sharing
Sandra Posted: 4:45 am on December 1st
suewhitney writes: Hi Everyone,

Here we go again! It's Member Showcase Sunday. For those of you who are new to the site, Sunday is the day when we highlight a few of the members on their awesome projects. I had to go back in the archives (yes, on this site something contributed on November 6th puts it deep in the posts)to find a favorite of mine. I wrote about Candy and this post in my last letter, but wanted to make sure everyone got to see this. I love it and wanted to say thanks to Candy for her thoughtful and beautiful projects she has shared on this site. You go girl!

Make sure to give your fellow members a great big thumbs up!If you haven't registered yet make sure you do so you can join in all the fun. Thanks again, Candy!

Be well
Sue Posted: 1:44 pm on November 30th
SnowmanHill writes: Don't you just love free stuff? This is a very cool idea, I'll be on the hunt for an old typewriter now. Thanks so for sharing and I look forward to your posts. Krista Posted: 9:32 am on November 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oooo, Gretchen. I loved the typewriter that Sue had a photo of. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Take care,
Candy Posted: 11:28 pm on November 7th
MimiToria writes: Hey Candy- My typewriters look like the ones Sue showed in her photo from down in Kansas. Really Vintage. I did your project, and just need to pull out the typewriter now and set it up. Will take a photo and post when I'm done and give you the credit. Posted: 2:12 pm on November 7th
MimiToria writes: Candy-
I really love this idea. Since I am a jewelry designer I am a sucker for any vintage typewriters I find under $15.00. I usually harvest the keys, etc. for my designs, but I just so happen to have 2 really old typewriters that are still entact and may use one of them to try out your project. One is kind of dirty, and the other came in a cool vintage case. Will have to dig them out, size them up and see which one is asthetically cooler to keep. I just finished off an area at the bottom of my steps in our basement and have a black little table sitting there, waiting to be decorated. Now I have to decide on the typewriter project you created or a black/gold vintage scale I've been hiding in my laundry room. Ha! : )
Thanks for another great inspiring project. I think between you, Lani and Janis (fellowjunker), I could move into any of your homes and love everything about them. Fun to find fellow Junkers with the same style/passion of decorating.
Gretchen Posted: 12:04 pm on November 7th
CottageElements writes: Candy, what a wonderful idea for an old typewriter. I've had a couple, and never thought to use it for photos! I know people buy them for the keys, but love to see them kept in tact if possible. You do have a great style and love when you share your finds and ideas. I too love your shelf. I think I have one like in my storage unit. Sad I can't remember where it is . . . you know you have too much stuff then!

Lani Posted: 9:33 pm on November 6th
shabbychick writes: Candy - so glad you're gonna make it to the openhouse. We'll be there about 8:30 a.m.!!! Did I ask about coffee and donuts yet?? ha ha! :)

Kathy Posted: 8:34 pm on November 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Thank you everyone. Your comments are very kind and appreciated very much! I guess I was the last person to own a vintage typewriter, huh?

Kimberly ~ The shelving unit is actually what I went to purchase in the first place. He pulled out all the other items just before I got there. You can't beat a $10 bookshelf made out of real wood now can you? Since it has some curvy lines I think I'll paint it (white as Kathy suggested) and place it my girls' room.

Joan and Kathy ~ Yep! I'm planning on coming! Yaayyyy! Unfortunately I will most likely have to swoop in and out but I can't wait to meet you both! I'm planning on being there around the time you open. Yipppeee!

Posted: 7:16 pm on November 6th
italianpeasant writes: you got a good haul, i just put my incredibly heavy typewriter under the table in the garage today :) i was actually going to pull off the letters, but couldn't bring myself to do it yet! are you coming saturday!leave the snow at home LOL Posted: 6:49 pm on November 6th
LuAnn writes: Guess I may just have to keep my old typewriter now.

LuAnn Posted: 3:27 pm on November 6th
georgiamoon writes: Candy, I wholeheartedly agree with Janis. I love your style. In all of the things that you post, there is a sense of elegance and class. I always look forward to what you are doing. This site goes to show that everyone can do wonderful things and that we all have our own personal style. Not that one is better than the others but the diversity is always amazing and interesting. I just got a great little chandie from craigslist and I LOVE it. Thanks again for a new idea, Georgia Posted: 2:24 pm on November 6th
shabbychick writes: Candy - great haul - I think I better start checking Craigslist too.

And, again simple elegance - that's your signature!! Very nice!

Are you going to be at Joan's on Saturday?? Hope so!


P.S. And, I LOVE the curio shelf/bookcase - too sweet! (picturing it white....) Posted: 1:30 pm on November 6th
fellowjunker writes: This is beautiful Candy. Wow and FREE!!!! Just love the gray scale photo. You have such a sophisticated and calm presence about your style! I love seeing your posts. Thanks for sharing.
xojanis Posted: 12:49 pm on November 6th
csudderth writes: I love, love, love this! Isn't Craig's list great.
Christy Posted: 12:41 pm on November 6th
KimberlyMelamed writes: Candy, You've done it again! This is beautiful and simple and elegant! Way to go. BTW, the other finds are t-riffic too. I love the shelving unit. I could think of so many places to use that in my home. Lucky girl!

Thanks for sharing,

Posted: 12:07 pm on November 6th
Dolly3cats writes: No Way! I love this. I have an old typewriter that I keep on one of my desks and last year I displayed a letter to Santa, but this year I'm doing family. I've got 14 grandkids and lets see if I can get them all included! Very nicely done, very creative! Posted: 11:30 am on November 6th
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