This typewriter is one of my favorite possessions. On our first anniversary, Wade took me to a huge antique store downtown and said I could pick out anything I want. I was like a kid in a candy store. Grabbing anything I could get my hands on that looked cool. I wasn't sure how I was going to decide what to get when I saw this beauty. I immediately knew that this was the item I wanted to commemorate our first year of wedded bliss. It was only $30 and still worked! I love the dark green paint that is chipping on the edges, and the stickers that the previous owner put on the case. Sometimes I wonder about all the stories that were written on this typewriter by its past owners.
My desk is usually not this clean. Normally it's got fabric and ribbon strewn about.
I just put up this shelf a few months ago. I was debating putting too much on the walls, but I really love the fun addition this has become. I found the shelf at Target on sale for $7. I really love the contrast of the blue walls with the dark green. Kind of tones things down a bit. I added the bulletin board before the shelf to pin craft ideas and things that I wanted to make sure I kept. It's become a nice way to store pictures and things I would normally put in a drawer and probably never see again.
Next to my desk is a bookcase that houses all my most favorite books. I'm an avid reader and really love collecting first editions of my favorite books. My sister got me a first edition of my favorite Ernest Hemingway book "For Whom the Bell Tolls" for my birthday a few years ago. It's in the #1 spot. As an added bonus, if you open the little doors on the bottom, there's a TV there:)
I found this old traveling case at a thrift store a few years ago. I use it to bring my crafts along on car trips and to craft fairs.
I found this old radio at a thrift store and was surprised that it actually worked when I brought it home. When I bought it, I didn't think it worked, so I had lofty ideas to tear out the guts of it and replace them with an ipod jack to make this into a cool ipod jukebox. But now I know it works, I don't have the heart to change it. It takes a long time to warm up, but it just amazes me how that old technology still works today. Minus the TV, this is my throwback room, I guess, since I have an old radio and record player. Oh, and you can play that conch shell on the table there. That's the sweetest music of all:)
I love taking pictures with my Hipstamatic app, but never know what to do with the prints. I thought this was a cute way to store some of them. They're contained, but out so that people can peruse them at their leisure. It's also easy to switch them out when I get a new batch. (See my photo tree DIY for other ways to share your Hipstamtic/Instagram prints.)
The blue marlin on the wall in the corner was a present from Wade that I found on our doorstep the morning of our housewarming party. The only thing better would be if I had caught that fish myself.
This may be my favorite corner of the room. My record player sits on an old table that was my great grandmother's below an old map of the West Indies.
Whew! That was a lot of pictures. Thanks for sharing my happy place! I'm off to Chicago, so have a great weekend everyone!!