A while back I went into our local Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store to browse and look for hutch for my studio. As I was moseying around, I went into the office area and low and behold…I spotted a light teal, vintage looking typewriter in the corner of the room. My heart raced a little, but I quickly dismissed the hope that it was in good shape or would even work. But I went over to it anyway, lifted the case cover, banged on a few keys and it was like the vintage typewriter gods were smiling down on me. It worked! Then I felt another bout of sadness when I thought about how much this pristine, beautiful, working typewriter would cost. When I looked down at the price tag and saw $15.00 hastily written on a white small sticker, I picked up the typewriter, literally sprinted to the cashier, gave him a panicky smile and looked around (as if I was getting away with theft haha), spun the discount wheel (because they were having a sale that day), and left with a pristine, vintage, Olivetti underwood studio 44 typewriter under my arm for under 12 dollars! I was beyond ecstatic!
When I got it home, I immediately set it up in my studio,typed an “I love you forever and always” note for a special someone, took a few Instagram photos, and let it sit…for months, while only periodically typing out some free bookmark gifts for my Etsy customers. I knew it had a purpose, but at that time, I thought its purpose was to look beautiful on a shelf and help make my studio a home.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, a thought crossed my mind and a whole new line of prints for my Etsy shop was born! These 5×7 prints are hand typed on 100% recycled cards stock and contain different quotes that are sure to leave an imprint on your heart. I am in LOVE with these and so proud to be giving a renewed life to this beautiful vintage typewriter.
Check all of these prints out in my Etsy shop! Also, stay tuned…more will be heading into the shop soon–as soon as I figure out how to change the pesky ribbon! AND, I’m always open to custom designs–just get in contact with me on Etsy or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat!