Inspired by Vintage

23 Jan
Vintage Typewriter Illustration by BearAndRobot

Vintage Typewriter Illustration by BearAndRobot

In Boise, Idaho, there’s an amazing place called Antique World Mall. I could spend days wandering through the huge expanse of aisles, looking through the crowded shelves and glass cabinets and never see everything. They have everything vintage and antique imaginable and every time I go there I find something I have to take home with me. They are items that were probably commonplace and taken for granted, but somehow survived for decades without being discarded. And really, it’s those everyday items that help sum up an era of time and speak volumes about the people that lived then.

Mint Green Custom Painted Olivietti Typewriter by ClaireLaSecretaire

Mint Green Custom Painted Olivietti Typewriter by ClaireLaSecretaire

I love vintage and antique items, and am a little disappointed that collecting them is a trend now. I collect typewriters, among other things, and used to hunt through the discarded electronics in the backs of thrift stores for them. I once found a 1920’s Corona this way, priced at only $4.50. Those days are long gone. It’s difficult to find a typewriter for under $100 now. However, it’s much easier to find art and crafts inspired by vintage and antique items, or that have been incorporated into something new. Check out the wonderful items below!

Miniature OOAK Handmade Primitive Vintage Teddy Bear by RaggyBears

Miniature OOAK Handmade Primitive Vintage Teddy Bear by RaggyBears

Asteroids ATARI Video Game Clock by RecyclingTime

Asteroids ATARI Video Game Clock by RecyclingTime

Chrysalis by agnello99

Chrysalis by agnello99

Polaroid Camera Design for iPhone by Graphicpals

Polaroid Camera Design for iPhone by Graphicpals

VW Bus Retro Photography by LafayettePlace

VW Bus Retro Photography by LafayettePlace

Lucky Die Ring in Sterling Silver by art925

Lucky Die Ring in Sterling Silver by art925

Retro Rocket Art Series Shelf Decor by johnwgolden

Retro Rocket Art Series Shelf Decor by johnwgolden

Retro Green Dress Woodland Cuckoo Clock by MoxieMadness

Retro Green Dress Woodland Cuckoo Clock by MoxieMadness

Vintage Inspired Spun Cotton  White Unicorn by VintagebyCrystal

Vintage Inspired Spun Cotton White Unicorn by VintagebyCrystal

Porcelain Chemists Bottle, New York by RevisionsDesign

Porcelain Chemists Bottle, New York by RevisionsDesign

Octopus Print - Vintage Dictionary Print by littlebluebirdstudios

Octopus Print – Vintage Dictionary Print by littlebluebirdstudios

Vintage Embroidery Upcycled Strawberry Brooch Pin by BestowedCollections

Vintage Embroidery Upcycled Strawberry Brooch Pin by BestowedCollections

Antique Pocket Camera Necklace by NeverlandJewelry

Antique Pocket Camera Necklace by NeverlandJewelry

Playful Video Game Controller Print by DesignDifferent

Playful Video Game Controller Print by DesignDifferent

Trivial World by Olivedrab

Trivial World by Olivedrab


Vintage Abandoned M…

$75.00

Steampunk Necklace …

$38.00

Tiny Matchbox Winte…

$13.99

Mens Unisex Custom …

$18.00

Mr. Atomic (saves t…

$25.00

cross stitch patter…

$5.00

Edie Sedgwick Origi…

$45.00

Bram Stoker’s Y…

$26.00

2 Responses to “Inspired by Vintage”

  1. monique January 24, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Thanks so much for featuring my little vintage strawberry brooch in your
    fabulous blog!
    -best regards Monique

    • art925.com January 24, 2013 at 10:54 am #

      Great vintage inspirations! Thanks for including my lucky die ring!

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