8/18/10

Back to School - Collegiate Edition by Etsy

Dorm rooms and college furnished apartments can be the pits but you don't have to let those cinder block walls get you down. Etsy has (mostly) all you need to turn your humble abode into the most interesting place on the hall. I recommend finding one of these and stocking up on good vinyl for starters.

Invest in a pretty alarm clock because you don't want to be late for Western Civilization.

You may even want a back up.

I don't recommend using your typewriter to write your term paper. I do recommend displaying one on your desk. I'm a little bit in love with this one.

You can practice your French with these vintage books or just set them up in your new dorm for instant style.

I love this olive weekender as a school bag.

And this for English 101.

You can't go wrong in plaid.

For the classroom.


And be sure to have some wares in your dorm for a last minute picnic on the floor or an impromptu hall party.

xoxo,
Rachel

24 comments:

rachael said...

Oh how funny! I have that typewriter! love it!

angela said...

That is so fun!! I wish I would have read this when I lived in the dorms 4 years ago. It would have revolutionized my experience in the dorms.

LolaDee said...

What a great post! :) Im about to move into my college place soon and even though its only for a few months, I think its SO important to personalise it :)

LolaDee x
www.loladee.com

b. said...

that little blue clock is so sweet!

x.

Michelle said...

Lovely finds! :) That record player has my heart - too rad. What is it about school stuff that makes me swoon, so?? I think it may be the plaid. :)

Meg Fletcher said...

This is such a fun post! I love the ideas you gave...please keep the ideas coming!

Dawn said...

So fun...just wishing I could go back to school now!
Love the typewriter...and your blog!
dawn:)

Kamika said...

loving that dress!

Becky Farley said...

Awesome finds! That plaid dress reminds me of my ugly Catholic school uniform lolol

Very sweet sewing machine gift to Elsie! :)

Kara said...

This is PERFECT.

Crystal said...

So much cute! I want it all!

maryroyphotography said...

oh my! so much pretty!
i just decorated my apartment up here, and i would LOOOOOOVE that lovely alarm clock! i guess i need to hit up the local antique shops!

thanks for the inspiration!

Mandy said...

So in love with that typewriter!

One Blonde Girl said...

Fabulous finds. I wish Etsy existed back when I had to go away to college.

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

such a cute post!

PS-found these cute 'toddler nap mats' and thought of your cot-making deadline: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54101479/organic-kids-nap-mat-in-hot-pink-stripes

Anyway, they're cute :)
Sarah M

Good Girls Studio said...

Makes me want to head back to school just to get that typewriter :) a

Anna said...

those gray boots are adorable. and just my size!

AshleyAnn said...

Did your dorm room look that cute? Mine was covered in mix matched plaid from Bed, Bath & Beyond....wish I had a picture of it for laughs!

vanessa lamb photography said...

these are all such great finds! especially that suitcase turntable.

RachelDenbow said...

AshleyAnn,

No way! Mine was so boring and looked like a boy lived there. I had a huge map on the world on the wall (kind of trendy now) and a dark blue bedspread from the same place (Bed, Bath & Beyond!) Mostly the dullest room on the hall. If only I had known then what I knew now! It's funny to me that that was about 10 years ago....yikes.

A Flourishing Perspective said...

Oh ,y, I have that typewriter and it is lovely!

Mandi said...

This is the first year in 19 years that I am not going back to school. WEEEEEIRD! Nice round up. :)

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

Super cute post! Thanks for featuring my vintage alarm clock and picnic plates!

Katalatabata said...

i want all of these things! everything is sooo cute!