antique typewriter, galvanized tote and chippy plate display

I hope I don’t totally kick myself later, but I’ve decided it’s time to part with a few pieces that have been some of my favorites.  It isn’t that I don’t still love them, it’s that I think it’s just time to make room for some new pieces.  After awhile, you just start ignoring things that you love, because you’re so used to seeing them, so rotating pieces out keeps our home from looking like the “same old, same old” all the time.

I nearly fainted when I won this Underwood antique typewriter an an auction about 4 years ago.  It is the prettiest typewriter I have ever seen and I have absolutely loved it.

Underwood antique typewriter

Each one of the keys has aged differently, which I love.

antique typewriter

I also love the gold printed typewriter emblem and the large Underwood Standard name.

antique Underwood typewriter

Have you ever seen a typewriter with such a long carriage on it?  I hadn’t before I bought this one.

Underwood typewriter

Believe me, after shooting these photos, I started questioning whether I really want to part with it.  From the bell on the side to the gorgeous shape, to all the gold details, it’s just so pretty.  I DO plan to get some prints made from these photos to remember it by though.  It’s available in my shop HERE (if I don’t change my mind!)

Underwood Standard antique typewriter  No. 3

I also listed this galvanized tool tote – another piece I won at an auction.  Seriously, isn’t galvanized metal just the prettiest?

metal vintage tool tote

If you’ve been visiting my blog for awhile, you probably saw it in my Kitchen Reveal.  At that time, I was displaying it on a shelf.

galvanized tool tote

Later, I put 3 small metal “bucket” tins inside it, and used it to hold our silverware.


It’s available in my online shop HERE.

Another piece you may remember from my kitchen is this deliciously chippy antique door panel that I used as a plate display.

antique door salvage

I sealed the entire front of it with Tough Coat to keep those pretty chips in place.  I’ll probably list the antique spoon display piece as well, but I haven’t done that yet.  If you are interested in the spoon display, you are welcome to leave me a comment below, and I’ll create a listing for you.

repurposed antique door

The door panel is available HERE.

door salvage

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. They are beautiful treasures one and all…I’m sorry you have to part with them…I can understand how that might be hard. I have to say, I’ve never seen as beautiful a typewriter as this one…it’s going to make some lucky collector very happy for many years to come!

  2. I have an old Smith Corona that I just love, but it’s not as old as yours. I think they are so special because I learned to type on a non-electric typewriter. Kids today! They have no clue what we went through to type and make copies! LOL.
    All your pieces are beautiful and I know it must be hard to part with them. Have a wonderful weekend, Angie!

  3. LOVE the old typewriter!!! My mom has one rather like that…can’t remember the name on it just now. She’s had it since she was a young girl and as she is now 88, it is probably over 70 years old. It still types too! Some of the keys stick but…it still works.
    Treasures by Renee

  4. Beautiful old pieces. They will be hard to part with, I’m sure.
    Love your posts, Angie.
    I have an old typewriter from the 50’s. not sure what I’ll do with it.
    Thanks for sharing, lynn

  5. Hey Angie, love your displays, always beautiful!!

  6. You are brave to list such treasures! I have regretted selling some of mine and so now I keep them awhile longer until I realize I must let them go! I wanted that chippy door but it was gone before I got to it!!

  7. Keep the typewriter! I gave away two in the last few years (and they were no where near as nice nor as old as yours), and I regret it.

  8. It would be so hard to part with these wonderful pieces! THey are beautiful!!

  9. Ericka Cooper says

    I had to explain what a typewriter was to my 8 and 10 year old when we came across a wall display of about 20 in a history museum. It’s hard to imagine not seeing the wonder in these machines.

  10. I admire that you can let of your treasures. I struggle with letting go.

  11. Lovely. How did you attach the spoons? Hot glue or something else?

  12. Angie – I know what you mean, I have several pieces around my house that I love. However, you are right after awhile I tend to ignore them also. I have transitioned many items from my home to my shop. It was hard to let them go, but was a good decision in the end. I love your treasures your are letting go of, I know it is difficult.

  13. I admire your willingness to let go, something with which I struggle.

  14. This is the first picture I have seen of the same model as mine, with all the gold and green striping, etc.

    I want to keep it for now, though!

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