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Wednesday, February 27

WOYWW 195 - Something old, something new...


My desk yesterday afternoon... Yes, another gloomy day in England...

My lovely Daddy found my old typewriter and brought it over at the weekend. Gosh, I've missed this beauty! It's been sealed away in its case, in the original box, for over 25 years - I wrote most of my A-level essays on this baby - and yes, it still works!!!!

And what do you think to my sleek, new LED craft lamp? I love it, and it makes such a difference!! Another ebay bargain, which didn't arrive in time to show last week :)

I'll leave you a sample of my beloved Typey's work - I'm typing out favourite quotes to cut out for collage and art-making - and yes, to add to my quote box!
Pretty impressive for 25-year-old ribbon...


Now, I'm away to Julia's Stamping Ground for a day's snooping around other fun desks and craft spaces...

Till next week xxx




24 comments:

Tuire Flemming said...

Oh, I remember those days... also I have wrote school esseys with that kind of typewriter. Mine was not that good, and I have to say, that when I got my first computer, I realized, that it was the answer to my prayers...
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #3

sandra de said...

Love the look of old type and your ribbon is perfect even after 25 years. They don't make them like that anymore.
Sandra @12

Bubbles said...

There is definitely 'something' about an old typewriter, isn't there? :)
Your's is lovely... mine was a battered old second hand one that could only type in wonky lines. Oh, how I loved it!
Have a wonderful WOYWW!
Best wishes from Bubbles
#14

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy for you to have your old found treasure. We've missed the 2 days of snowy blizzards in the midwest. I'm so ready for spring. Enjoy WOYWW # 7

jill said...

What a treasure to be able to use it once again & to use it with your craft projects now . just Fab. Jill #22

okienurse said...

great looking typewriter! I like the lamp too! I wish I had kept my typewriter but when I got the first word processor I sold it at a profit! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #39

Neet said...

Lovely sleek lamp but ...
The typewriter steals the show. Gosh, not seen one of these in ages but I too did my thesis (years ago) on a typewriter with ribbon in. Would love to get hold of a really old one, they look so great - when I think of all the things I would love that I have thrown away in the past.
Ah well!
Hugs, Neet 27 xx

Ria Gall said...

oh what a dream that pretty typewriter is and just think of all the lovely words you will be able to type and use in projects with it's wonderful font.
It is lovely to see these old things that have been loved and looked after
Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
Ria #48

Jackie said...

How great your dad kept your typewriter for you it's lovely hope you get to use it on lots of projects
Jackie 13

Lynn Holland said...

I've got one Claire, my sister bought it me for Christmas. It's not in it's original carrier which is sad but it does work properly.
Love the words you've typed.
Lynn x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh, we have the same machine...my ribbon is erm a little bit older and since I started using it again when I found it about a year ago, it's faded fast...thank goodness for ebay! The biggest thing for me about typing now is the noise - how did we put up with that!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I forgot already to say - yes, a card for WOYWW4...whatever suits and allows you to join in!

Scrapcat 1 said...

love the old typewriter and the sleek lamp together very funky! Thanks for sharing Tracy#72

Hammers said...

Very on trend :) Typewritten style is very in right now. Yours looks as good as new. Like the new lamp, I got an LED a few months ago and wished I'd done it sooner. Happy WOYWW Cx #96

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great typewriter and you can't beat that old school font! That card with swallows on to the right of your desk is beautiful. Have a fun day MM x #97

Heather Alger said...

This is Great, makes you remember when...Love your Idea and super quotes too x

Happy WOYWW Heather #85

Gibby Frogett said...

Love the look of that type font... great quotes too.. Happy WOYWW Gill x #104

Gita said...

How cool, your old typewriter. Not like we can put away our computers and come back to it in 25 years and still work. LOL. Love the LED lamp. I don't necessarily care for mine...
Brigita #136

Alison Scott said...

Great looking lamp.
Love that typewriter.
My godparents worked in Ollivetti when I was small and remember seeing all of the old ones he kept.
(Oh boy now I'm feeling my age;-( )
Happy WOYWW
Alison
#80

Lauren Costello said...

wow beautiful type writer! Great idea to have typed quotes, the font is fab. I really need to get a lamp for my desk too.

Lauren x #140

Almo said...

Hi Clair, What a gem, I sold my typewriter when I got my first word processer (remember them?) I so wish I had held on to it. Hugs Mo x

dottielottie said...

Fantastic that you have been reunited with your typewriter, and just the job for the quotes. I tend not to get rid of things and can't believe I actually gave mine away :-(
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie *160

Eliza said...

I so love the typewriter and your desk is neat and tidy, sorry it has taken me so long in getting back to you, I hope you forgive me.

Happy belated WOYWW
Eliza

butlersabroad said...

What a great heirloom find! My sister used to have one similar, here's was dark and pale blue and was in a pale blue hard case, I remember it well. I hope you have fun getting reacquainted.

Hugs
Brenda 112