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Friday, January 30, 2009

Show & Tell Friday 1/30

Hip Hip Hoo-Ray! It's time for Show & Tell Friday! S&TF is graciously hosted by Kelli @ There is no place like home. Be sure to stop by and see who else is "showing off".



This is a vintage 1950's ice cooler. It belongs to my hubbs and belonged to his uncle before him. It has a "bottle cap opener" on it's side and a spot in the back where you can drain the water. Inside it's all metal and still has the original "sandwich tray". I use this to store magazines.

Check this out! Jen over at the Candlelit Cottage awarded me with these two great awards. Thanks Jen!!! She's a new blogfriend that I'm so glad to have met.
Thanks for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me.

34 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Rechelle,
I love that cooler! My husband and I like to collect vintage coke cola stuff.
Congratulations on your awards!
Love, Ann

Kathy said...

Oh, Rechelle, I remember those Coke coolers. I can see my dad carrying one for picnics in the mountains! Aren't they cool?! Love it!
Kathy

. said...

I never saw a thing like that but it looks very useful.
Congratulations on your awards.

Alfazema

Hootin' Anni said...

I remember those!!! Wow...you have a great treasure there. And the fact that it belongs 'in the family' is even more precious. [instead of finding it at an antique shop, that is]

Excellent show n tell. Mine's posted, I do hope you can stop by and visit with me sometime today. Happy Friday.

JanMary said...

What a treasure. Never seen one like that before, but looks so "cool"!!!

A Hint of Home said...

Oh, that brings back memories. What a keepsake that is. Love it!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I love all of the vintage Coke stuff. It is so nice to see in such wonderful condition!!!
Happy Day!!

AllyJo said...

That is one cool cooler. I want one now. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. I'm so glad you got a lemonade award. Your cheeful spirit and friendly attitude deserves to be awarded. :)

ceekay said...

I love that...I have always wanted one...I hope you enjoy using it.

LillyB said...

Great cooler!!! I'm a Coca Cola girl myself!!

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

I guess when I say I remember those, I show my age. I love those old coolers.

Kim's Treasures said...

Comgrats on your award!!! Great cooler!

Have a great weekend!
Kim

JudyBug said...

I remember those little coolers well. You have a treasure for sure!

~CC Catherine said...

Love the vintage pieces! Especially the Coke item! ;) ~CC

Raggedy Girl said...

Thank you for the post that sent me down memory lane. Loving Coke like I do I own one of these coolers to and it lives on my summer porch. The memory is the day I bought it while antiquing with my Dad, who has gone to heaven now, and I can close my eyes and remember the day. And he took me out for Chinese food too. Thank you so much for my smiles about this as someone said something not very nice to me this morning and I have been tearful and you turned the sad tears to happy ones.
Have a Great Friday!
Roberta Anne

BECKY said...

Vintage Coke stuff is so much fun!! We have a free standing Coke cooler from the 50's but it is stowed in a friends garage for now!! We need a rec room to put it in. It still works, too!
Thanks for sharing it, Rechelle!!
Blessings,
Becky

Susan S. said...

I Love Vintage Coke stuff. That one's in GREAT condition! And...worth a lot of money! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

blast from my past, my grandparents owned these, I think my mom still has it, somewhere!

Don said...

That is a clever use for the cooler. Practical and non-damaging. Far better than a corner of the garage or basement where it would rust unhappily away.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That's a great cooler, brought back memories, and "A Summer Place" was playing while I was reading your S&T! Perfect! I like that you use it for mags now!

Katherine

Belinda said...

I love that you use this vintage cooler to store magazines...what a great idea! :-)

Linda said...

I love your cooler...you don't see many around and when you do they are so messed up. How fun to keep magazines in it...great conversation piece too.
Congrats on both your award...you do have a lovely blog..hugs, Linda

Lisa Ann said...

That is so cool. My great uncle ran an old country store when I was a kid. He had an old Pepsi cooler with the water in it. I used to love getting a bottle of ice cold pop out of it in the summer. Sweet memories.

Alice said...

Love the cooler! Do you guys collect coke memorabilia? This would be a perfect item for it. I enjoyed your awards also. How nice to receive them and share them with us :). Thanks for the post.

You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

LDH said...

What a great cooler! Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving a comment. I love your dogs ~ especially the little schnauzer guy. I did a post recently about my schnauzer :)

Susie Homemaker said...

Love the cooler Rechelle! Perfect idea to use for magazines...Congrats on your awards!

Blessings,
Susie

xinex said...

The vintage coke cooler is pretty cool! Congrats on the awards!...Christine

Katie said...

What a nifty treasure from the past! Thanks for stopping by, I've been so busy I have had to choose between activities and blogging has fallen off a bit! I'm still here! Happy Pink Saturday too!

Kelli said...

What a neat cooler!
~Kelli

Simplicity Cottage said...

Rechelle, thanks so much for stopping by...don't know about you but it's probably a good thing my hubby has good sense when it comes to me wanting "just one more". If it weren't for him, I would have so many critters in this tiny little cottage, there wouldn't be room for people...just have a soft spot in my heart for animals - always have!

I'm loving your vintage Coke cooler! What a great piece of memoribilia! It's even better that it's a vintage piece from your family! That's awesome!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
hugs ~ donna

Simplicity Cottage said...

Rechelle, just one more thing...

As I sit here tonight, tears are streaming down my cheeks! I read the eulogy you wrote for Bailey and it is so touching...straight from your heart. I could feel your pain. Bless your heart.

xxxx
donna

AllyJo said...

My name is pronounced "Michael", but it's spelled Michal (one of David's wives, Jonathan's sister, Saul's daughter).

Pink Slippers said...

Congratulations on your awards!

Carrie said...

Your Coke cooler is in great condition.