Monday, January 31, 2011

More Vintage Things I Love

In my last post, I talked about some of the vintage things I've collected in my home.  Today I'm going to show you some of the vintage things I'm in love with that unfortunately belong to other people (and I'm pouting about that.  No.  I'll be nice.  Wait.  NO.  I'm pouting.)

Source.

Source.  Seriously, if anyone has vintage tins to sell, email me!!!!

Source.  I imagine this as the kitchen to my Writer's Cabin, my getaway in Maine, my unwinding space.

Source.  I have a pearl one from my grandmother.  This one is from the '50s. 




Source.  And my Great White Whale, the thing I just can't find -- the pink typewriter.       














































I must own one.  Yes.  I must.


I hope you enjoyed my vintage wishes (and seriously -- vintage tins? I'm all over that with cash money -- I have a cabinet full of them, looking just like I opened an old soup kitchen in my office) and maybe one day, I'll find that pink typewriter, or that cabin in Maine where I'll write the Great American Novel, or have an occasion and a dress that calls for a glitzy glam collar, or go back to the good old telephones that you actually DIALED.  

Sweet dreams, everyone -- I'm off to my vintage-pretender of a tub. 

(That's my actual tub, by the way! The only thing I asked for during our entire home renovation.)


Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.
  

30 comments:

  1. Lori check out my latest blog post. Once my shows start for the season (April) I can actually get at my trailer full of stuff and the shelves behind the trailer in the barn and possibly find some tins I have for sale.

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  2. We had one of those turquoise rotary phones when i was a kid!! It had the prong plug, too! And I can see it, in my mind's eye, with the little paper circle in the middle of the dial with our phone number typed on it. Thanks for helping me recall a great childhood memory. :)

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  3. Love it all but especially the collar!

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  4. Oohh, I just love that tub! I will keep a lookout for the tins. I've never seen a pink typewriter, that was a new one on me.

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  5. I adore the pink typewriter.

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  6. Yes on the pink typewriter. The old newspaper gal in me would love that.

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  7. I will take one of everything here ma'am, please! These are all beauties!
    Hope you get all of these and more!

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  8. Rats, I'm pouting too! Love your tub---I can "see" you lounging in it, up to your neck in bubbles and looking blissful!

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  9. cute..great finds! I'll keep my eye open for those tins.

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  10. That typewriter is hella cute! I hope that you find it someday =]
    Also, I'm kind of in love with your tub. I want one just like that!

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  11. Beautiful pics -- wish I had some old tins to send your way!

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  12. I have an old black phone that dates back further than this one. Can't get it hooked up to the new phone system, unfortunately. Love your tub!

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  13. Oh, love them all! Riki

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  14. we have a fiftie's dial telephone from my parent's house. I love it...but it is black! The sharpe is a little sharper.

    I understand your love for pink, totally however--as you may have figured out by now! :)

    xox jean

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  15. I'll have one of each, thanks! Your bathtub is seriously gorgeous...the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of a long day :-)

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  16. Oooooo! Expect me to kome knocking on your door any day in my bathrobe with my salts and sponges in my hand ;-) I loooove your bathtub, what a luxurious and decadent experience it must be soaking in this beauty.

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  17. The kitchen is so great, isn´t it?
    Wish you a beautiful day today!
    greetings from cloudy and cold germany, geisslein

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  18. i love your vintage stuff...and that phone? oh yeah. love it!!
    when i was in high school, we lived in a house (for a very short time) that had one of those tubs and i truly hated leaving it behind. just taking a bubble bath in that made me feel just a tiny bit more...decadent.
    i love that, too!!

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  19. I love your finds. And that phone, I love it and the color. My dad used to work for the phone company and that brings back memories. What a great post.

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  20. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Source for the pink typewriter- expensive, but if you really want it......
    http://mytypewriter.com/royalquietdeluxeincolors-1.aspx

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  21. Oh
    My.
    Want
    that
    kitchen.

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  22. Everything is cute but that tub is awesome. If you only got one thing out of the renovation that was a good one!

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  23. Go ahead and pout...it's ok!
    This will give you something to work towards...

    Love the bath tub...enjoy!
    Cheers

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  24. Great finds, Lori. I love that blue phone - in that exact shade. And my all-time favorite was the pearl collar...and alas, it is already sold! :-( I have been eyeing them lately on my antiquing jaunts. So nice that you have your Grandmother's. I can just see one of those fancy pieces with a simple cardigan. :-)

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  25. Oh, man! I had a huge collection of old tins and sent them to Goodwill or Salvation Army in one our moves. If I'd known you then, you could have had them all!!
    SallyA

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  26. We still have a rotary phone like that one, except not in as great a color. All the neighborhood kids used to beg to use it. It's great to have when the power goes out...still works ;-)

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  27. I really love the blue vintage desk phone. It's absolutely gorgeous. I'm in love with the vintage pink typewriter too! Thank you for sharing these lovely vintage stuff photos. :)

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  28. I want a pink typewriter. And a writer's cabin. See, we're two peas in a pod!

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