Miss Abraham's Desk Vignette

I am having some fun arranging some of my treasured recent finds, especially my globe and my typewriter.


I hate that I always have to apologize for my photos but the built in desk in my den has a window over it. It is hard to take photos in front of an open window and I didn't like the look of the shades pulled either. It's actually nice to have a window to look out of at your desk in the real world, but in the blog world where great photography is a plus, not so much.


This is my Mom, Miss Abraham, all dressed up in a 1950's women's suit. She could be going to work in an office. (I love this photo of my Mom, even though it's taken in front of a clothesline!)


Here is my Cram's Terrestrial Globe. Just bought this for $10 last week.


Here is my Royal Quiet Deluxe portable typewriter. I purchased this for $20 earlier this spring. It's a beauty!



To the right of the typewriter is Miss Abraham's shorthand pad from the 1940's. (Miss Abraham never became a stenographer but was a crackerjack grocery sales clerk before retirement!) Also B & L vintage eyeglasses that were my Grandma's, and a Franklin vintage fountain pen.




This is my Baby Ben vintage clock find at a recent estate sale for $1.


This is a Rowe Typing Book, copyright 1958, Fourth Edition.










I added a few fresh flowers and a doily and that's pretty much it!





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23 comments:

  1. That is a great vignette....The use of all the old desk items...fabulous. At my house, my husband would "swoosh" it all to the side and leave his pile of papers and coupons!

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  2. What a sweet vignette! I saw an old typewriter at the thrift store the other day and I knew I should have grabbed it! That instruction book just really tops it off:) If you get a sec I would be jazzed if you stopped by and linked up at my party {Get Schooled Saturday} going on right now!
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/08/get-schooled-saturday-34.html

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  3. Great vignette! You have no idea how much I wish I had saved my typewriter that i got when I was 14 y/0. It would be 40 y/o now... Love your Mom's suit. I love the fashions from that era!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  4. I love your Vignette... Takes me back to happy times in the 50's

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  5. Great photo of your mom, I treasure the old photo's I have of my mom. I love the baby ben clock, I collect them.

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  6. Hi Carlene, sweet image of your mother. I love, love the clock. Oh and I just put you on my blog roll so I can keep up with you better:} Olive

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  7. Carlene, I had to giggle at your comment about the photo of your mom taken in front of a clothes line. Your mom is so pretty in her suit. Great retro office vignette.

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  8. Yes, it is a very sweet pic of your mom. Love the typewriter too.

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  9. Really cute vignette! Thanks so much for your kind comment about my vintage trunk.

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  10. I always wanted to buy a globe, but they are always just so expensive. I wish I find 10 dollars globe somewhere :)

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  11. What a great vintage vignette Carlene!

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  12. I love this vignete! The fact that your mom's picture is part of it makes it all the more special. You have some real treasures displayed and I am particularily envious of the typewriter and the baby ben! Ann

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  13. Neat vignette. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - the Tablescaper

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  14. Oh, my goodness....your post is a stenographer's dream! Your Mom was darling in her stylish suit. She reminds me so much of my 50s Mom.
    I remember taking Rowe Typing when I was a sophomore in high school.
    "fjdksla; fjdksla; fjdksla; fjdksla'"
    I remember the typing drills our stealthy teacher would require of all her students.
    I am happy to discover your blog through our sweet friend, Elaine from Sunny Simple Life.
    Have a great week,
    Carolynn

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  15. Love your vignette, Carlene! It's always nice to have sweet memories accompany our finds.
    Mary Alice

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  16. What a sweet little vignette you've created there with your vintage finds!
    Brenda

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  17. That's an adorable vignette designed with all the things I love!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  18. I love that each thing in your cute vignette means something to you. That makes it so much more meaningful. I love that photo of your pretty mom.

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  19. I love the whole story and vignette!

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  20. What a cute desk area. I love the typewriter and the natural light.

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  21. Lovin' the typewriter and what you did with the case.

    Kristin

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  22. Oh! Carlene... you give me back my old memories thru the old typewriter.

    I was once the best typist in the early 80's in Manila. I love every piece on your table. Absolutely gorgeous treasures.

    Happy TTT,
    /CC from rainy Stockholm

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