Etsy Thursday


You might have noticed that we were missing in action over the last few days. Thursday night, Ashley ended up in the ER with an appendicitis scare. But after a few days in the hospital, everything is fine and getting back to “normal”. I’ve taken over blog-writing responsibilities while she gets back on her feet. Therefore, tonight, I’m going to post some Greg-found, Ashley-approved Etsy finds, since we missed them on Thursday. So here we go!


This is definitely a product that’s a bit on the pricy side (coming in at $699), but it’s so cool that we just had to tell you about it.  This typewriter has been converted for use as a USB keyboard that works with Windows, Mac and the iPad.  You might not type 100 words per minute, but there’s something to be said for the old-fashioned, vintage feel of real mechanical keys under your fingers.  Plus, imagine the shock factor of hooking up your iPad and clack-clack-clacking away on the vintage typewriter everybody thought was just a non-functional accent piece! Be sure to check out the USB Typewriter Shop for more models, sizes and colors.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to put little odds and ends, this vintage jeweler’s parts drawer will keep them safe and sound. Ashley thinks it would be a fun place to put ribbons, pins, etc. in a work area where you might do some crafting. It might be made of cardboard, but this little guy has been around since the 50’s. I wouldn’t be too rough on it, but it’s probably going to last for a good long time. The little brass knobs attached to the front of each of the drawers complete the vintage look and make this find an awesome conversation piece.


These vintage ads were found by Ashley earlier in the week and she immediately fell in love with them. In fact, there are two of them sitting on our doorstep as I type this post. In this modern, high-tech world, sometimes it’s nice to sit back and imagine a time when life was a little simpler–when today’s “vintage” was a new technology. Conversely, some of these ads remind us that as much as everything changes, some things just don’t change. (I’m looking at you, Dawn dish soap!)  Aside from my philosophical wanderings, these ads just bring a nice dash of color and uniqueness to any laundry/utility room. With Ashley’s background in Advertising and our love for vintage accents, we look forward to putting them up and sharing them with all of you! Check out these two Etsy shops where we purchased some for our casa: My Retro Reality and Totally Old Ads. Now, I’d better run to get that package off the front porch…

That’s our list of Etsy finds this week!  What have you found on Etsy this week?  Share you finds in the comments and we might just feature them in our next post!

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    October 16, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I hope Ashley feels better 🙂 Love the Etsy finds! I can’t wait to click through those vintage ads.

  • Reply
    Mike & Kris
    October 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Sorry to hear you were feeling badly, Ashley, but glad to see your blog back on track. (My husband wants the typewriter keyboard!)

  • Reply
    October 17, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I’m totally digging that keyboard. Totally digging!

  • Reply
    Linda b
    October 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Hope Ashley feels better soon! I can’t wait to see what you do with the vintage ads. I’m sure it will be really neat!

  • Reply
    October 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I really enjoy this feature! Hope you are feeling better Ashley!!!

  • Reply
    Gina G
    October 18, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    The vintage ads are such a good idea! Especially since Ashley majored in Advertising in college. (I read that on the about page. I promise I’m not a stalker! haha) Very neat!

  • Leave a Reply