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Dreaming in Colors

February 18, 2010

You know when you read something, and your breath catches in your throat, and your heart skips a few beats? And then you tell yourself that it does happen to real people.  And one day soon (maybe) it could happen to you too?

Yesterday was one of those days.  The thrill of the fabric hunt is starting to fade, though I am still super happy about it, don’t get me wrong.  But I was reading through my Google Reader (seriously like the greatest invention EVER) and I came across this post at The Sew Weekly.  She totally scored at an estate sale.  Like, knock your socks off scored.  More stuff than was in my wildest estate sale dreams, and all for $20.  Oh, and it was all fabric/buttons/zippers/pure heaven.  One day, that will happen to me.

And then I saw Rachel’s post about this beautiful yellow typewriter.  And it was $10.  And it works.  And I love it.  But, as long as we are dreaming, MY dream would be this one.

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She calls it the Mercedes Benz of Typewriters.  Born in the 1950’s of Royal parents, and housed in it’s very own tweed carrying case.  I am in love (and have been for quite some time).  It is just so pretty.  Who wants a laptop when you could have one of these!  OK, if we are being honest, I want both.  A pink laptop AND a pink typewriter.  But if I had the money ready to purchase a new laptop and one of these became available I would totally choose the typewriter.  Hands Down.  Laptops will always be here. And one day the world will run out of 1950’s Royal Typewriters in pink… with tweed carrying case’s.  And I want to have one on my desk before that happens.  Of course, there are a lot of other perfectly lovely typewriters too.

1. 1940s Smith-Corona Sterling Portable Typewriter 2. 1950s Fern Green Underwood Finger-Flight Champion 3.Vintage Robin’s Egg Blue Remington Speedliner 4.1930s Green Royal Portable Typewriter 5.1961 Red IBM Selectric Electric Typewriter 6.Rare 1950s Red Royal Portal Typewriter 7.1970s Olivetti Orange Manuel Portable Typewriter 8.1970s Olivetti Yellow Montgomery Ward Escort 55
9. 1970s Penncrest Two-Tone Blue Caravelle 12 10.Vintage Royal Safari Chocolate & Ivory Manual

[mosaic image and credits pilfered from Miss Scholastic]

I could see myself taking one of each.  You know, were it not for that pesky money business.  And space.  Space in our small house ran out ages ago.  And yet….

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2010 8:52 am

    Oooh! Can I brag for a quick second? I have a Royal Typewriter! (I’m not usually a name dropper, but you started it.) We inherited it from my father-in-law. It’s actually built into his desk, which we inherited and the typewriter came with. On one side of the desk there’s a column of four drawers, but when you pull on the handle of the drawers, it’s actually a cabinet door that opens up. The typewriter slides out sideways and then you prop it up. And the typewriter even kind of works. And it’s gray. 🙂

  2. February 22, 2010 7:13 pm

    I want the turquoise one!!!


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