Mad Maine Vintage Shop

This little blog will chronicle my ventures into selling vintage items in a local antique market.
My booth is called Mad Maine Vintage Shop - it features items inspired by a certain popular TV show,
and I am located in lovely Maine. Viva Vintage!



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What's your type?

 
Personally, I prefer the elegant olivettis, but when I saw this little thing at Goodwill mingling with the other sad office things, I thought "Hey, I like that.  Kinda cute, petite,  and I love a brunette with chocolate keys". Analogy stops there, I promise.  Anyway, even though this Smith-Corona is electric, it was small and cheap enough ($5) for me to put in my cart in order to continue my reselling experiment with typewriters.  And it works like a charm!
 
What do you think?  Will this little brunette beauty turn other people's heads in my antique booth?

10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful typewriter- the colors are so unusual!

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    1. I was attracted to the color too. Kinda like coffee with lots of cream :-)

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  2. I learned how to type on an electric typewriter. Whenever an error had to be corrected, it was a nightmare! I appreciate old manual typewriters for their visual appeal but as a writing tool, I will take a computer any day, I don't care how cute the electric or manual typewriter is. I understand the novelty appeal, but as a tool to write creatively, give me a computer every time. Plus, those old typewriters didn't have spell-check...need I say more?

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    1. Haha, I hear you. I like their look, and when I first got my aqya olivetti, I had fun playing around with it for a couple of weeks. Then I was, ok, I love my computer more. And to the booth it went. Now they go straight to the booth. But I still like their look :-)

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  3. I think it might? You will have to let us know, the college kids are loving all the cameras and decor stuff, why not typewriters?!

    Carol

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    1. I hope so. That reminds me - I just picked up a vintage Polaroid camera too with the old rainbow logo. Definitely has a similar appeal!

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  4. Ya know, everytime I see typewriter I now think of you. lol

    I don't think you'll have a problem finding a home for that one.

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    1. Love it! I wouldn't mind being thought of as the typewriter lady. Strengthens my "brand", lol.

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