“It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.” Oscar Wilde
For this week’s Daily Post offerings on old fashioned things, I have gathered a few old and not so old things … I bought that Royal typewriter at a church sale and it had a few fascinating details attached. Let’s just say the owner purchased it in 1957 and wrote some great copy on it. I hope you’d let the pictures speak to you and, perhaps, they will share a secret or two… You may invent one too.
“All old music was modern once, and much more of the music of yesterday already sounds more old-fashioned than works which were written three centuries ago.” Peter Warlock
The salt and pepper shaker came from another yard/church sale and they came in a set of 3 pairs.They are made from silver and have screw on tops that are easy to remove for easy refilling. They can be polished to a nice silvery finish but I like the antiqued look…
“I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it’s in the public arena, but that doesn’t entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here.” Francesca Annis
I love Francisca’s quote above… It reminds me of the “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” line. I bet the original owners of those pina colada glasses could tell a few blue tales to match the strength of their drink in those frosted glasses. I got these at the usual… I think a garage sale. They were originally 4 but we lost one and now we have 3. I was told they were specials that came with a purchase of bottled pina colada mix from the brand on the glass… Ay caramba!
“I don’t believe in email. I’m an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up.” Sarah Jessica Parker
This was the bedside phone in the little hotel I stayed in in Paris. It was a chintzy, cute, old world hotel with many features from the past; handpulled elevator, lazy susan, antiquey lights, old phones, but throughly modern and fabulous private bathrooms… Now that was the best surprise.
“Whether something is old-fashioned or not doesn’t resolve the question of whether it’s true or not. I can see the temptation of simply thinking, ‘Well, there’s a cultural mainstream which flows neatly in one direction. You just align with it’. And that really won’t do.” Rowan Williams
I couldn’t resist wrapping up with another shot of that typewriting. Isn’t it lovely? A few keys stick but it still works. Hope you enjoyed my old fashioned items. What are your thoughts? What old fashioned things did you find? Did any of them have sentimental value? Do share? Thank you!
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge – Old Fashioned
Positive Motivation Tip: Look around you, there is much that is new in that which we call old…
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.