Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Welcome to another Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by Suzanne of http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/ While I love things all pink and feminine, my kitchen is vintage country. My sweet husband built me this nice long shelf to display all of my vintage treasures. Most of my treasures are truly vintage and not reproductions. From left to right in this picture is a set of the cutest red bowls, I bought from Walmart last year. My mom's vintage cookbook, a vintage pie tin, and a vintage ice cream scoop. The milk container is made of cardboard covered in wax. Just like the ones we used to get in school years ago. The butter container is also wax. I covered them in plastic wrap to keep them clean. These were acquired from my father-in-laws extensive collection of milk memorabilia. He used to collect all things related to milk. After he passed away, we inherited a lot of his things. The red churner was purchased a few months ago at a flea market. Of course you remember Black Jack gum. I picked that up somewhere along the way.
Here we have my mom's egg beater, a tin band aid box, cheese crock, vintage Tetley Tea can, an aluminum ice cube tray, and a vintage milk bottle, also from father-in-laws collection.
On this side we have, a vintage Hershey chocolate cardboard box, another milk bottle, a glass Jif Peanut Butter jar (they are plastic now), Saltine can, candy can, abott's Ice Cream container (cardboard coated in a shiny paper), pretzel sticks can, Oakite Cleanser (cardboard also wrapped in plastic wrap to keep clean), Marshmallow fluff glass jar ( they are plastic now too) and another pretzel tin. The peppermint bark tin is newer, but I liked it on the shelf. Maybe one day it will be vintage. lol!


I hope you enjoyed looking at all my vintage treasures. I am running out of room. I may have to have hubby build me another shelf. Please visit Suzanne for the names of more people joining in with their vintage treasures. Thanks for stopping by!



21 comments:

marian said...

what a FAB post!..i loved the tour of your vt's on the shelf :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great post girl...I loved seeing all your vintage stuff...is it not fun to collect and display with it...just makes a home feel so warm and cozy to me...I have to have all my old stuff around me to be me...Thanks for sharing and tell your hubby he did a great job on your shelf...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Debbie said...

You have a very nice arrangement on the shelf. It's perfect for a country kitchen

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

nice collection!

Miri said...

Great collection! Your shelf is a peak into yesteryear's kitchen!

Keetha Broyles said...

Great stuff. I especially noticed your Pillsbury Doughboy cookie jar.

~~Carol~~ said...

What a great mix of vintage thingies that you have up on that shelf! It's almost like an old general store! I love all of it, especially the glass jars. I hate plastic! And the bark tin looks great up there. I think I have to try to find one--the stripes are fantastic!
Happy VTT!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Tins are fun, vintage items! You have a nice display with a country feel. Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Postcardy said...

I like all your vintage thingies, especially the old Betty Crocker cookbook. That looks like the original design from the 1950s. I wasn't aware of that design until I looked up Betty Crocker history yesterday and learned that the Betty Crocker picture cookbooks are called "Big Red" in honor of the original. Now I want to find one of those.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

As everyones said - GREAT post. I love they way you have things put together there. And what a great display! It really is a great idea...and I guess Im not very good at 'staging' because my stuff looks like stuff...and yours looks like art!

happy vtt!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

I've been slowly grabbing interesting tins at thrift stores for a while now. Yours are truly awesome!
Thanks for stopping by my place :O)
peace. cindy

Coloradolady said...

What a great hubby for building you a shelf to display this wonderful vintage collection. I loved everything....it looks wonderful displayed in your kitchen.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful VTT!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very nice collection! I'm just getting around to visiting the VTT blogs. It's always so fun to see what everyone is sharing.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Sandy said...

Great post! Scary thing is I remember a lot of these! Are you sure they are vintage ? :) :) :)

shabbydreaming said...

Great Post and lovely vintage treasures!!

Vicki said...

Hi, Debbie,
You have a wonderful collection of vintage items!! How wonderful that you have a cookbook that belonged to your mother. I had almost forgotten about those tin ice trays!! Blessings to you. Vicki

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a neat collection - thanks for sharing.

Blue Creek Home said...

You have a great collection - lovely job of displaying them.
Thanks for your visit.
Rhonda

Becky said...

What a fantastic shelf full of treasures and memories! I need to find an old tin ice cube tray - my kids think I am making it all up!

Happy VTT!!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Wow Debbie what a great collection cannot believe that growing up in New Zealand I reconized a lot of those items, I had a metal ice block maker & you have got me to thinking *where on earth it is now*! the milk bottles I still have some & use them as vases, have never seen *band aids in a tin they were always in a cardboard box, my Mum use to have the same egg beater it had a wooden handle painted green which over the years wore away & can you believe my Darlin'drinks *Tetley Tea* but it is in a cardboard box! Thank you so much for the walk down Memory Lane & Debbie you have such a beautiful blog, thanks for emailing me so I could find you.
Hope you are having a great weekend.....

Lyn xxx

JEWELGIRL said...

What a lovely display of vintage thingies... love it. My mom owns
that old Betty Crocker cookbook!
It's a classic!