Thursday, August 20, 2009

an era gone by- smith & corona, remingtons, typewriters...back to school?

in another time, a going back to school gift could very well have been pencils, notebooks, and a typewriter. the lucky students had their own to work on...
along with white out, those horrid erasers that had the brush on the ends, that never worked very well.
special paper for your typewriter, and the patience of Job to get through a 13-20 page paper without loads of mistakes.
I don't ever think that I had my own typewriter...always shared with my sister, mom, and brothers.
however...I did have my own desk. I think it started out looking like the one in my window- but of course I painted it! (no shabby chic for me!).
I do have to admit, I love the back to school shopping, even a trip to the store for new pencils and pens. And I do lift the top of a Crayola box...just for the fresh crayon smell.
I know...that does sound pretty weird- but I so love the line in YOU'VE GOT MAIL, when Tom Hanks says that he would love to send Meg Ryan a bouquet of pencils!!!! Wouldn't I just love that bouquet!
For those of you back to school shoppers- HAVE FUN!!!


Gail said...

Nothing like the smell of crayons.......great post as usual, love your window. It's just so "back-to-school".

Anonymous said...

Hi Melanie , How have you been? We'll have to stop by the shop and see all the new treasures. Sue

My Vintage Treasures said...

Wow, memories in typing class... my girls are trying to learn with Sponge Bob software...crazy :)

Unknown said...

I always love your storefront window. THe smell of new crayons is wonderful.....I always loved new school supplies. Your post brought back alot of memories of the old fun!

anythinggoeshere said...

Very cool post. I so love all the back to school stuff. I never got the really big crayon bos...164 or whatever it was, and I was always very envious of the kids who did..the girls who got them were the cutest and the boys who got them were the smartest!

I just told my husband the other day that this time of year makes me want to school shop!

Love the look of your store and I will be back to visit again.

holly darling smith said...

Oh my goodness, I think I really need a typewriter!