Flickr : green typewriter eclectic-patio

What Houzz contributors are saying:

There's something about the typewriter that is alluring to a lot of retro housewives. Maybe it's the history and mystery of the women writers who stayed at home in the past. Some women will actually use the old typewriter but others will merely decorate with it in creative ways such as this.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It...
Your final mission instructions will be typed up momentarily...just as soon as winter arrives and our typewriter is no longer masquerading as a planter. :-)
A vintage typewriter is put to good use as a planter for succulents.
What's new here: Patio plus typewriter is not a combination I've seen before. If your typewriter is beyond repair but you still love its looks, it can make for an interesting conversation piece and sculptural planter in the yard. Obviously, its condition will worsen outside, so you'll need to be someone who embraces rusty and crusty.Tips for your search: For older black manual versions, try brand names like Chicago, Underwood, Remington, Royal, Smith-Corona and L.C. Smith. You might also want to try for a specific era; just add "1940" or "1940s" or whatever era to your search.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

marvalousaz added this to Succulents
December 13, 2014
A vintage typewriter is put to good use as a planter for succulents.
bonnieg123 added this to Oct 2014
October 28, 2014
again I love the quirkiness
techmomp added this to techmomp's Ideas
September 2, 2014
The idea.
John Seminara added this to John Seminara's Ideas
August 13, 2014
Reusing memory-laden artifacys
devilonfire added this to patios
August 1, 2014
máquina de escribir
pashaone added this to pasha56's Ideas
June 29, 2014
Typewriter planter- whimsy!!!
Mary_Bridget Samson added this to backyard
June 27, 2014
Typewriter planter
alyce131 added this to Antique ideas
June 8, 2014
Moms typewriter belonged to papas (Jones) baby brother Glenn. She has had it since she was a little girl. She is 76.
brusqueone added this to outdoors
May 29, 2014
Typewriter planter
titibaeza added this to titibaeza's Ideas
May 16, 2014
Para mis máquinas de cocer...
monte20 added this to Ideas
April 26, 2014
levey added this to levey's ideas
March 19, 2014
neat idea
vdean333 added this to Patio Ideas
March 15, 2014
Erin Maurer added this to Art in Bloom Ideabook 2014
February 20, 2014
tabletop something....
Mercie Pena added this to mercie_pena's ideas
February 8, 2014
reverendhoop added this to reverendhoop's Ideas
February 6, 2014
Repurposing at its best
mnholley4 added this to mnholley4's ideas
January 22, 2014
efugit added this to efugit's Ideas
December 12, 2013
marlene roy added this to chatelaine's ideas
October 23, 2013
Idée exceptionnelle pour ma dactylo
coinaras added this to coinaras's Ideas
September 16, 2013
torche added this to sculpture work
September 2, 2013
Taryn Jackson added this to taryn_jackson's Ideas
July 31, 2013
awesome use for typewriter
ymarie added this to yvonne's garden
July 17, 2013
Like this
effieh added this to hippie patio
July 3, 2013
typewriter with succulents!
Fay Smith added this to fay_smith8126's Ideas
June 26, 2013
mdr57106 added this to mdr57106's Ideas
June 25, 2013
dawniedawn2 added this to dawniedawn2's Ideas
June 21, 2013
aprilhackworth added this to 9th street
June 20, 2013
So creative !
The French Tradition added this to Secret Garden
June 16, 2013
_ladd added this to Patio Ideas
June 11, 2013
coreyb added this to coreyb's ideas
June 6, 2013
Vintage Typewritter idea
itzel added this to itzel's Favorites
June 4, 2013
Para mi maquina de escribir
pim34 added this to pim34's ideas
May 30, 2013
flori masina de scris
wexfordgirl59 added this to wexfordgirl59's ideas
May 29, 2013
Cool old typewriter-- maybe an Underwood or Remington, or Smith-Corona??
Teri added this to K
May 19, 2013
A scene titled "And other living things . . . "??
granmary1114 added this to granmary1114's ideas
May 19, 2013
vintage typewritter
Emily Walker added this to emily_walker454's Ideas
May 19, 2013
Rodica Tabacu added this to rodica_tabacu's ideas
May 19, 2013
The design
jetsi6 added this to jetsi6's ideas
May 19, 2013
since I have a typewriter hmmm???
Divine NY & Co. added this to Vintage decor
May 19, 2013
An old typewriter beyond repair might just make for an interesting conversation piece!
devriesjane added this to devriesjane's ideas
May 19, 2013
old typewriter planter
ohcanada added this to design ideas
May 19, 2013
What's new here: Patio plus typewriter is not a combination I've seen before. If your typewriter is beyond repair but you still love its looks, it can make for an interesting conversation piece and sculptural planter in the yard. Obviously, its condition will worsen outside, so you'll need to be someone who embraces rusty and crusty. Tips for your search: For older black manual versions, try brand names like Chicago, Underwood, Remington, Royal, Smith-Corona and L.C. Smith. You might also want to try for a specific era; just add "1940" or "1940s" or whatever era to your search.
Constance Ruppender added this to constance_ruppender's ideas
May 19, 2013
tevy added this to tevy's ideas
May 19, 2013
typewriter planter
acdunford added this to vintage displays
May 17, 2013
Old typewriters
Sylvia Trumbull added this to outdoor areas
May 16, 2013
Succulents go in everything...
Kimi Balmes added this to Outdoors!
May 7, 2013
This is so cute!!!
portland2013 added this to portland2013's Ideas
May 2, 2013
colorado_okie added this to garden
April 29, 2013
maggielc added this to maggielc's Ideas
April 26, 2013
Typewriter plant holder
slinkylink added this to landscaping
April 25, 2013
Célia Auad added this to webuser_809137's Ideas
April 18, 2013
karendemmitt added this to ideas to craft
April 13, 2013
great planter
mis8sie added this to mis8sie's ideas
April 11, 2013
for Kate
April Bonnett added this to april_bonnett's ideas
April 10, 2013
did someone say succulents???
xxlalxx added this to xxlalxx's Ideas
April 9, 2013
Love the look, every pic is just my taste!
gails7 added this to Re-invented use items
April 8, 2013
succulents in typewriter
Tina Whitney added this to tina_whitney's Ideas
April 6, 2013
Papa's old typewriter I used to write SOC term papers on!
barbaraeileenspiegel added this to barbaraeileenspiegel's Favorites
April 6, 2013
Reuse typewriter
kfauth added this to Repurposed
April 5, 2013
an old typewriter as a succulent planter
fleurdelis2 added this to backyard
April 4, 2013
qbangurl12 added this to qbangurl12's ideas
April 4, 2013
love this!
tanimal4n6 added this to tanimal4n6's Ideas
April 3, 2013
sano4ka added this to House
April 3, 2013
lisaannlystad added this to OUTDOOR ROOM
April 2, 2013
hjvanegas added this to hjvanegas's ideas
April 1, 2013
Buena idea!
hanifmalek added this to hanifmalek's Ideas
April 1, 2013
Old typewriter
midurak added this to Exterior
April 1, 2013
Typewriter pot
dhamiter added this to dhamiter's ideas
April 1, 2013
plants in old typewriter
mcsweynie added this to mcsweynie's ideas
April 1, 2013
Typewriter Planter
deetleskeet added this to Patio Ideas
April 1, 2013
broken underwood planter
waterstar added this to waterstar's ideas
April 1, 2013
old typewriter planter
maryeve added this to maryeve's ideas
April 1, 2013
machine à écrire pot de fleur
coolkat added this to coolkat's ideas
April 1, 2013
typewriter planter
Donna Strader added this to DETAILS
March 31, 2013
A vintage typewriter is put to good use as a planter for succulents.
jessdenny added this to jessdenny's ideas
March 31, 2013
typewriter with succulents
J Penney added this to garden
March 31, 2013
kmashu added this to Extras and Details
March 31, 2013
typewriter planter!
Leslie Dawson Int Design The Cupcake Garden added this to Reclaimed or repurposed materials
March 31, 2013
Vintage typewriter - Succulent planter
doorman24u added this to doorman24u's Ideas
March 31, 2013
Antique typewriter goes outdoor planter.
gingt added this to Outdoors
March 31, 2013
pshouse added this to Deck Digs
March 31, 2013
typewriter potter
twarner123 added this to individual pieces/vignettes
March 31, 2013
tan34 added this to tan34's ideas
March 31, 2013
plbau added this to For Sale
March 31, 2013
A vintage typewriter is put to good use as a planter for succulents.
bonngunk added this to trash 2 treasure
March 31, 2013
typewriter planter
heather_troy added this to heather_troy's ideas
March 31, 2013
rahnmccrady added this to rahnmccrady's ideas
March 31, 2013
use the typewriter somewhere in the great room
lallcorn added this to lallcorn's ideas
March 31, 2013
typewriter planter
tmccammon added this to tmccammon's ideas
March 31, 2013
Dena added this to nycbikerbrat's ideas
March 30, 2013
Old typewriter
Naomi Geidel added this to patio
March 30, 2013
gchaligoj added this to gchaligoj's ideas
March 30, 2013
kschnitzler added this to yard and garden
March 30, 2013
Love this
Rachelle Toimata added this to Patio Ideas
March 29, 2013
outside the box planters
babycake4azzi added this to babycake4azzi's Ideas
March 29, 2013
jaamac added this to jaamac's ideas
March 14, 2013
typewriter planter
Tinni Imroze added this to tinni_imroze's ideas
February 24, 2013
inspirationbit added this to inspirationbit's Ideas
January 21, 2013
Typewriter garden
foddergirl added this to Yard & Garden
January 21, 2013
Mary Pernula added this to mary_pernula's ideas
January 7, 2013
the use of plants
keta12dog added this to keta12dog's ideas
December 20, 2012
veromagda added this to veromagda's Ideas
November 30, 2012
Carolyn Pope added this to preliminary brainstorming for lanai
October 28, 2012
The typewriter
dewett added this to dewett's ideas
October 23, 2012
nice idee
wendyrobb added this to garden ideas
August 19, 2012
ktgrace added this to courtyard ideas
August 7, 2012
its fabulous!
gardengrandma added this to gardengrandma's ideas
August 5, 2012
vibri added this to vibri's ideas
July 29, 2012
diana_gale added this to diana_gale's ideas
July 17, 2012
found object pots!
alexjt added this to alexjt's Favorites
July 8, 2012
typewriter gardening!
crisfordeade added this to crisfordeade's Ideas
July 8, 2012
junkforkaryn added this to junkforkaryn's ideas
July 6, 2012
Old friend meets new friends
jenvonhaunt added this to jenvonhaunt's Ideas
July 5, 2012
milibabe added this to furniture
June 26, 2012
Typewriter garden !
blisshowling added this to blisshowling's Ideas
June 25, 2012
Terranium typewriter!!
Nine Photography added this to Home Made
June 11, 2012
for the patio a planter made from typewriter
quraisha added this to quraisha's Favorites
May 23, 2012
tangoot added this to tangoot's Favorites
May 5, 2012
pennyrankin added this to backyard ideas
April 14, 2012
Love this idea
brmeal added this to brmeal's ideas
March 29, 2012
2beets added this to 2beets's ideas
March 11, 2012
creative idea
marjie93 added this to marjie93's ideas
February 29, 2012
great idea for Mary
aartisethikhanna added this to VerandahPatio
February 20, 2012
Typewriter planter
alindor added this to alindor's ideas
February 19, 2012
good use for the old typewriters
Adrienne Cobb added this to Art Collections
February 10, 2012
nature botanical outdside
brigett added this to brigett's ideas
January 27, 2012
Different ideas for pots
Renay Fazio-Smith added this to around the house
January 13, 2012
old typewriter
rpariser added this to sunroom
January 11, 2012
Architect Mason Kirby Inc. added this to Emma's Finds
January 4, 2012
typewriter planter
carolbryce added this to carolbryce's ideas
October 21, 2011
mheathd added this to mheathd's Favorites
October 16, 2011
Plant in typewriter
booper007 added this to booper007's ideas
October 10, 2011
old typewriter
kizmet added this to kizmet's Favorites
September 24, 2011
cdpetes added this to cdpetes's Favorites
August 25, 2011
dpsmith added this to dpsmith's ideas
August 25, 2011
very cool planter
Happy Home Stager LLC added this to Love a terrarium!
August 23, 2011
unique grouping
ruthbrown added this to ruthbrown's ideas
June 30, 2011
deannahall added this to deannahall's Favorites
June 16, 2011
Cute plant look
hislala added this to garden
May 30, 2011
gwyn47 added this to gwyn47's ideas
May 27, 2011
good for cats and kittens
missklw added this to missklw's ideas
May 26, 2011
old typewriter as planter for succulents
skdorland added this to skdorland's ideas
May 4, 2011
paulina_maja added this to garden
April 7, 2011
extraverted flowerpots
sugaree added this to outdoor
April 5, 2011
wow, what an amazing idea! a typewriter!
shai3g added this to shai3g's ideas
April 5, 2011
Old typewriter as planter
clairesse added this to plants
March 22, 2011
billjudy added this to billjudy's ideas
March 12, 2011
Ideas for my rock garden
aly harte added this to alymharte's ideas
February 3, 2011
i found a typewriter in my new (old) house and can do this!
bethmccauley added this to bethmccauley's Favorites
January 29, 2011
Typewriter planter
mamajo70449 added this to mamajo70449's ideas
January 9, 2011
too cute
halekayalar added this to halekayalar's Favorites
December 22, 2010
Lindi Higginbotham added this to Outdoors
September 22, 2010
Great way to recycle
michelle dwertman added this to plants
September 17, 2010
use of found object
Lindsay Daniel added this to lindsaypaige0's ideas
September 15, 2010
natandy added this to natandy's Favorites
September 12, 2010
Cool !
mfossjohn added this to mfossjohn's ideas
August 16, 2010
great cactus container!
machuky added this to machuky's ideas
August 15, 2010
very nice idea, to me it is elegant too
melissa melnik added this to vintage
August 15, 2010
great display!
Mupplebee added this to ajwdesignco's ideas
August 12, 2010
Unique and pretty.
Laurie Evans added this to sem_girl's ideas
August 11, 2010
typewriter with flowers
Between Naps on the Porch added this to In Another Life...Repurposing at Its Best
August 10, 2010
Seriously? You thought that was a typewriter??? Very creative it! ;-)
weziegenfus added this to weziegenfus's ideas
July 26, 2010
must show this to madei
sunnieahuja added this to sunnieahuja's Favorites
July 24, 2010
Terrace idea
falsememoirs added this to falsememoirs's ideas
July 4, 2010
I want a secret garden :)
kristynkritters added this to Garden
June 10, 2010
Upcycled old typewriter
nique added this to nique's ideas
June 9, 2010
Typewriter planter
Willi Zaback added this to Backyard Reno
June 6, 2010
OMG, isn't this the cutest idea! A little mini fairy garden growing out of an old typewriter.
sharonajo added this to sharonajo's ideas
June 4, 2010
Clever use of old typewriter
philbert added this to philbert's ideas
May 25, 2010
We have TWO typewriters... one of which needs to be restored... or turned into a planter-thing.
carolinadreamer added this to garden
May 23, 2010
debsfun added this to debsfun's ideas
May 19, 2010
Love the use of old and fresh.
Pinky S. added this to szpinky's ideas
May 19, 2010
This is adorable...and reminds me of my Mother who was a secretary all her life and used one of these every day!
gerryb added this to gerryb's ideas
May 15, 2010
plants in the typerwriter
lulajean added this to Outside
May 11, 2010
typewriter plantes
Gloria Mills added this to glojo48's ideas
April 5, 2010
Use of old typewriter
macywalker added this to macywalker's ideas
March 14, 2010
what a great idea with typewriter
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