Finally! I've been promising pictures for some time.
The typewriter is in the condition I bought it...meaning, filthy.
I'm going to clean and lubricate it and I found a great little cheat sheet here (via Etsy).
I would have been excited about finding any cursive typewriter, but I must say that these colors of gray-brown, dark and light gray-green pull the outdoors in....I mean to say that they are the colors of the local landscape.
And the faux tweed case is lovely as well. It's a bit worn in some spots, but to be expected. Taking photos on the blue cabinet reflects terribly. As you may know, I've had the cabinet for a few years. I want to paint it, but I haven't put my finger on the right color. Dove gray often comes to mind...hmmmm. A nice neutral, as I'm sure that pops of orange will be in abundance in the home!
Back to the typewriter...
There's the type! A good cleaning will really help to make crisp letters. I also managed to find a local store with ribbon, surprisingly enough. The fellow who owns the shop still has some old typewriters about and we got to talking typewriters. He said that the "handwriting" typewriters never sold for him at the time they were made. I suppose that's why they are uncommon now, they just weren't in demand at the time.
I'll have to post an update when this beauty is in good working order!
Hello there! A bit of a blog break there...it has been cold and rather uninspiring. So, I suppose if one doesn't have much to say, why bother?
However, things are going fine and we plan to visit family later this month which always takes planning and the anticipation is almost as wonderful as being there (well, sort of).
This sweet little cactus here is one that my boys (Jeff and Boo) picked up for me while on an errand to the hardware store. They know how I love orange so. I'll have to find out how to take care of it, as not all succulents are the same. It's a happy little plant.
I hope to have more posts very soon! The sun is out and it's Saturday (really, the only day I can logistically photograph in the winter). So! pictures of the cursive typewriter...really!