Friday, January 23, 2009

Look what I found!

This is my very first blog post! From this blog, I want to post pictures of my family and friends, my craft projects and design team assignments, and my favorite day-to-day things that inspire me the most. Also, from time to time, I will be posting pictures of items I've found at a local thrift store I frequent--that's another passion of mine--I think this one fuels the others. This will be one of those posts. I found this little gem, a Royal portable typewriter, circa late 1950's, last Sunday. I wasn't looking for a typewriter, but for some reason, when I laid eyes on it, I just had to have it! The price tag was $6.50, it was still in fine working condition, and it was just SO cute! Enough said--it was mine. We located a place online,, that sells the ribbon for it, ordered some, and they arrived just yesterday afternoon. Later today, I'm going to prompt my kind hubby, Rodney, to install a ribbon--I'm just too scared to touch it that way yet. I think it's going to be a great addition to our family and my hobby for so many reasons. Think of the possibilities--instead of running small tags or journaling spots through my printer, I can just put it through this and hope for the best. No more having to use those rubber stamps that look like typewriter fonts, I'll actually be able to use this. I'm sure I'll still use the stamps, too, but this might just be more convenient. Don't you think? Also, from time to time, I might have to complete a form or two that I don't have stored on my computer. I do have experience typing and using typewriters in my previous lifetime as a medical transcriptionist. Most of that experience was using a computer, but my very first position involved using the good ol' typewriter. I'm very thankful for that experience and thankful for this find! What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Camille, i love old things. This typewriter has stuck a memory with me too. I think my parents had one like it.

elf1023 said...

great blog, good find too and a great idea with nit to boot! Would also love to have one (typewriter)butam running out of room. I belong to the cricut community (entry right below yours) but my computer crashed yesterday (brand new) and this laptop (I hate it!) won't let me sign into the message board. I downloaded your cute projects, and the phonebook one will not show. New at Mediafire, got the template but cannot get the cut pattern. I should have my puter back in 10 days, will have to get it then, at least I will be able to get it via e-mail. Alice Leonard

Anonymous said...

Great find at a great price. I have an Oliver typewriter, cira 1912. Nothing like the real thing when creating something that calls for typewriter print.