Category Archives: antiques

Out and About – Tucson Early Morning Yard Sale

Sear's Harmony House Melmac

Due to my dear son getting a vehicle TOWED I haven’t drove a car in 50 days.

Looking back on the 50 days is rough. I had insomnia, started drinking and thought I could seriously DIE.  I’m 56 and have been driving every day of my life for 40 years!

Depending on someone to give you a “lift” is definitely a “downer”. I seriously had the thought – “I’m never going to drive a car again. I’ll have to learn to take the bus, I’m joining AARP and going to like it (no matter what)”.

WHY we have two vehicles with stick shifts, I don’t know. Why I can’t get off my f… lazy a… and learn how to drive a stick shift, I don’t know.

Back to my first yard sale in 50 days –

Set of Melamine, Melmac $2.00 – (“it ain’t me babe, no-no-no it ain’t me babe…it ain’t me you’re looking for babe”)

Ice-O-Matic (love the name, love the look) – $2.00

Red Willow Ware Bowl – $1.00 (come on give me strength)

While we’re on a red roll, what about this Vintage Purse made in British Columbia. It’s a kind-of a Vintage Trailer-Trash piece. Plastickey coated, some kind-of wickery something, that’s RED.

Spent $12.00. There’s more but I’m done. Moving on .

Meatball Subs and Mickey’s. One more day until my daughter and grand daughter move out. SAD but GLORIOUS!

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What’s Up at the Ranch?

Wowee… been a long time!

What’s been happening –

Miss R.'s Easter Egg Hunt

Miss Rylee had her second Easter Egg Hunt. So fun until all the candy took effect.

While organizing some photos, I found this etching from the 1930’s. It was behind a photo of Mike’s gramps. Right in time for the Kentucky Derby. The Triple Crown Winner “Gallant Fox”.

Nice picture but sold it on ebay. Bye, Bye.

Lettuce


Mainly…I’ve been in this garden. Planting and planting and planting.


1950’s Kelvinator Stove For Sale $500.00 – Denver, Colorado

Jim emailed me last week about finding out some information on his 1950’s 30″ Kelvinator electric stove. (The 30″ standard size vintage stoves aren’t as easy to come by as the larger stoves of era).

It’s up for sale for $500.00 in Denver, Colorado.

Jim says, “It was purchased new in the 1950’s and put in service. The original owner sold the house including appliances to a single woman in the mid 1960’s.

The range has had two owners, we are now the third.”

This vintage range is in fantastic condition and has been working for all these years. It has the broiler in the oven and a utility drawer on the bottom.

I like it because it has the extra work space in the middle and is a simple, classic style which is easy to maintain.

This stove looks to be a 1952 or there abouts. Here’s a few ads I found on the web –

From Farm Home Life

And this 1952 ad from hmdavid on flickr –

Kelvinator Oven Ad 1952

You can contact Jim at jrpeay@vantageco.net or me at antiquevintage forum@gmail.com for more information.


Kitchen Photos during The Depression

As we struggle through hard economic times, let’s not forget ….some haunting photo’s from The Library of Congress.

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Part of the L.H. Nissen family of ten living in a three-room shack. Rest of family at school. The whole house was of unusually high humidity. The wife said they could not dry out the bedding because of the poor ventilation. This is the living room and kitchen combined. Iowa

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Negro’s kitchen, Washington, D.C. Kitchen in Negro home near Union Station (wording from the Library of Congress not me!)

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Tenement Kitchen

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1939 – Child of white migrant adding water to boiling beans on stove which was set up immediately after reaching camping grounds near Harlingen, Texas

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1936 Kitchen of Ozarks cabin


The White Vintage Kitchen – Creative Storage



I am going through a “white period”. A cleansing if you will.

Over a year ago we had a major downsizing.

Our old house was antique country/westerny. We have moved in to the 1940’s “casita” (little house). A charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath with a room off the garage which we turned into a “crash pad” for our wayward adult kids.

Yes, I need to take pictures!

Because of life (getting old and having hubby “health issues” suck) I haven’t done one thing inside this house!! Not one nail in the wall. Didn’t change the ugly, country blue checked fro-fro contact paper in the kitchen cabinets. OK, I’m coming out of a decorating depression.

The stuff is here but I am stuck! Me….a woman with no style!

Oh, did I mention we inherited a beautiful flourishing flower/veggie garden. I HAVE been doing something. I am coming out of my decorating coma…….

I’m really leaning towards doing everything that cottage white.

Yes Mike, I know this is Tucson. Yes Mike, I know it’s the desert. Yes Mike, I know white gets dirty. Yes Mike, I will be wanting to use all the vintage linen. Yes Mike, I will be painting everything in sight white.

Here’s some Vintage White –

Love this dresser without the drawers….might find it as “road kill” on the side of the road.

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Jars are hot, buttons are hot and jars with white buttons are steaming hot.



What about this wood letter holder (of coarse I’d paint it white) to hold dishes?



Tin Cans….



Serving dish storage –



Ikea CD storage for pantry items –

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How sweet is this?


The Kelvinator Food-a-Rama



1955 Kelvinator Food-a-Rama Commercial

I am doing an appraisal for someone in Texas and thought I’d show some of the fab things I found.

Check out these pics from 1955 at Disneyland – Nash, Rambler & Kelvinator Circarama (motion picture in a-round)



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See those Food-a-Rama’s in the back – how cool?

What about this Disney Story Board –



Visit Kevin Kidney’s Blog for more Disney – Food-a Rama stuff


Tucson – The Victims Speak

I have no words, only sad prayers.

The story from ABC News.

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