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“It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.” Oscar Wilde

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned Things… Old fashioned Royal typewriter

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned Things… old fashioned salt& pepper shaker

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned Things… Old fashioned pina colada giveaway glasses

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned Things… Old fashioned telephone...

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned Things… An old typewriter from The Royal Typewriter Company

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…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

18 Comments leave one →
  1. 14/07/2011 12:07 am

    I grew up in an old-fashioned, self-made or at least self-designed environment. What other people might call “antiques”, second-hand or hand-me-downs I see simply as items with character which remind me of their previous owners. Although I occasionally I do buy something new because I have to (I still haven’t figured out how to make nice shoes), most of the time I’m ambivalent towards new stuff.

    When I moved country the only piece of furniture I took with me was my great-grandmother’s bureau. I only know her through my grandfather’s stories, but she would have been a woman to love and admire, a farmer’s wife with a great interest in the world and the people around her. Then I remember my grandmother working at that bureau, and myself playing “post-office” with whatever rubber stamps she didn’t lock away. – Sorry I haven’t got a photo, that’s one of the things I have to learn…

  2. 14/07/2011 12:39 am

    Love the typewriter…looks like the ones I took typing classes on back at the end of gradeschool.
    Ummm Coco Lopez is a delicious coconut cream that I’ve used in a Bundt cake recipe in the past…..I need to go find that recipe.

  3. 14/07/2011 1:10 am

    These are some great pictures Eliz! I love the typewriter. I wish I could go shopping with you, because you seem to be able to uncover some great treasures. Miriam

  4. 14/07/2011 1:39 am

    I like your salt’n pepper shaker – how to dance with, shaking them like a pina colada bar keeper?

  5. 14/07/2011 4:04 am

    A trip down Memory Lane – and pre-memory! – is nice. Makes me nostalgic for simpler times. The irony, of course, is that I wouldn’t know of you or be able to enjoy your daily thoughts…

  6. 14/07/2011 4:14 am

    It is really wonderful just what treasures can be found at Car Boot sales or garage sales.
    If you really look there are small nic-nacs that are no longer of use to anyone but the keen eye will soon find a new use for them.

    somebody else’s rubbish is always somebody else’s treasure.
    keep looking, keep spotting and keep writing fantastic posts

  7. 14/07/2011 5:59 am

    The typewriter reminds me of one Mom bought for me to take to college with me. I loved it. We coudln’t afford the newer electric(archaic now), so Mom picked up a Royal at a yard sale and it went with me to college. I used it for years. I LOVED the way it felt when I typed; a cushiony feel accompanied by a loud clackity sound. That combination (touch and sound) was a crucial part of the writing process for me. But in our many moves around the country, the typewriter was lost somewhere along the way. Thanks for the photos, especially the Royal, that picqued warm memories of days gone by. Lovely.

  8. 14/07/2011 8:39 am

    Hi Elizabeth, a great collection of old fashioned items you have. Thanks for sharing. I so hated the cords on those phones. Don’t miss them at all. LOL.
    Thank you so much for the mention.

  9. 14/07/2011 8:41 am

    Great old things.I like all of them.;)

  10. 14/07/2011 9:26 am

    You know, I can remember pecking away on a manual typewriter like that – I can’t remember if it was my parent’s, or at the school office where my dad was principal…it was good exercise for the fingers 🙂

  11. 14/07/2011 10:16 am

    I love antiques and old things! (But I enjoy modern conveniences, too!) I don’t have a fancy cusinart food processor but so enjoy using my little glass jar food chopper where you pump the wooden handle–works great for garlic, onions and nuts. Please polish those salt shakers! You may like the old patina, but if you let tarnish sit too long it will pit (black, ugly splotches) and your only recourse will be to have them dipped in silver.
    I have lots of silver that belonged to my Mom and Grandmother. It’s sometimes a pain to keep up with, but such a glorious feeling of satisfaction seeing that wonderful lustre when they are polished and shiney!!

  12. 14/07/2011 11:22 am

    My house at the beach is primarily furnished from yard sales with old wicker. I’m not a true antique lover, as such, but can’t resist old wicker.
    Have you ever been to the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge MA? I love their old elevator with the weight and pully.
    I learned to type on that old typewriter, too.
    Fun post! Thanks!

  13. 14/07/2011 11:26 am

    I actually remember having a typewriter like that. Lots of memories there

  14. 14/07/2011 2:03 pm

    Wonderful shots. Thanks, E!

  15. 14/07/2011 10:05 pm

    Love your pics, as always! 🙂

  16. 15/07/2011 6:36 am

    Love the typewriter. The phone is not nearly as old-fashioned as the one I grew up with. The phone on the right in this photo is the sort of phone we had when I was a child. By comparison, your is positively modern!!!

  17. 15/07/2011 3:14 pm

    I love the typewriter! And those salt and pepper shakers remind me of some that my mom used to have years ago. Thanks for reminding me of them 🙂

  18. 19/07/2011 7:14 am

    I love old-fashioned objects and furniture. My home is largely furnished with antiques of various eras.

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