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Thursday, August 20, 2009

From Days Gone By....Vintage Thingies Thursday

Happy Thursday! It's time for Vintage Thingies Thursday, so graciously hosted by Suzanne @ Colorado Lady. Be sure to pay her a visit and see who else does it in vintage style.

As mentioned in Monday's post, I spent some time at the Bailey's Palomar Resort in Palomar Mountain, CA. It's a beautiful place that has tons of history and it is pure vintage.

For your vintage viewing pleasure...

Old Fashioned Refrigerators...
My parents actually
had an "ice box" back in the day...


The General Store...
Sometimes it's hard to imagine
that some of these things
were used
in "one's" daily

life...

What a beautiful old cash register...
I can just hear it
ringing up those sales

Ka Ching!

pretty glass...

I do believe
I'm in love with this vanity...sigh*

Oooo, and look at those old books
Bigger sigh*

Although this sweet dresser sure pulls at my heart strings too!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say "Hi!". I hope you enjoyed what I've shared today and I hope the rest of your day is a great one!

37 comments:

D said...

Hi,
Oh, I do love the style of the old dressers. You could sit and put on your makeup, etc. Not like the ones we have how. :)

D

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. I wish I can visit this place.. so many vintagey items.. and yes i agreed with you, the dressers just beautiful! Happy VTT

Lisa said...

you have shown some beautiful items!

Elise said...

Hello, just wanted to leave you a commment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts today. You have great pictures too.

Best wishes

Elizabeth said...

I love that vanity, too! Some great things here, Rechelle!

Linda said...

I'd love to visit here. The store is filled with wonderful old treasures and both dressers are so pretty..I'd make room for one of them:)....hugs, Linda

Postcardy said...

Those old refrigerators with the legs and motors(?) on top look like humanoids.

Jingle said...

That looks like a lovely place! I love the cash register and the ice boxes!!!

the wild raspberry said...

what a great place to spend some time!
have a great day~
chasity

Kathi Fly said...

That looks like an interesting place to visit. Love the iceboxes. My grandmother had one too! Also, love hearing "Here Comes the Sun"......I saw Paul McCartney last weekend!

Darlene said...

All of those vintage items look so neat. My boss has a bunch of vintage stuff and he has a couple of those beautiful old cash registers.

Coloradolady said...

The dressers and vanity is just amazing, what fun it would be to look at all of these vintage things, that cash register is just priceless. Have a great VTT.

Kim's Treasures said...

I love the vanity too! Very cool!

Kayleen said...

THanks for sharing!

Charli and me said...

What a neat place to visit. Especially for a girl like me who loves vintage things. I remember seeing old cash registers like that :>) Thanks for sharing. I hope you are having a lovely day.

Carrie said...

The wood dresser with the mirrors made me remember the vanity I had in my room when I was is high school in NY.

jeanne said...

Hi Rechelle, My parents had an ice box like those too. I remember the iceman delivering ice. We liked to chip it off and eat it. The trick was not getting caught. LOL I do love to see vintage things and thank the Lord many times that I do not have to live with such inconveniences.
Love the old furniture though. I know you enjoyed seeing all these things. I would too.

Hugs...Jeanne

LV said...

You really saw some very vintage items on your outing. I have been around long enough to have seen most of those. Truly enjoyed your post and brought back a lot of memories.

Sandra said...

Very pretty! I love the dresser! Aaah, i'd love to have one like that. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

dana said...

Would you believe that I STILL have a wooden "ice box" in my family room (in the basement)? Yep, it was the very first "vintage" item I ever bought...I was 22 and I paid (hold on to your britches) $3.50! My hubby and I stripped it, then stained it and (hold on to your britches again!) painted the inside of it ghastly yellow! That was in the 70s and ghastly yellow was a cool color! Anyway, that ice box has been used as a microwave holder on top. The inside has served as our "liquor cabinet", a holder of all of my cookbooks and now (since it's downstairs) it decorates one corner of the room and holds some of our old college text books. It was the best $3.50 I ever spent!

Oh, and I am very envious of your new pots and pans! Dana

CC said...

Ohhh, how I would love to visit this area. I love anything vintage and you found a whole area filled with it. Just a wonderful post. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

mannequin said...

Oh.... The white dresser on the bottom looks the same as the one I had as a girl. I forgot about that dresser, until now. Thank you many ways, I like the general store picture!

Ruby said...

Great VTT post. I have my grandparents icebox on the back porch. It is not this fancy but a good size.

foxxy said...

that white dresser is to die for! Lovely pieces@

Keetha Broyles said...

That icebox in the middle of the first picture is to die for.

I like the little white dresser too - - - of course, I'm from that "old school" of thought that would strip then both down to their lovely natural wood tones!

:-)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

My favorite thing is the glass telephone line insulators lined up. My grandma used to use them for edging around a flower bed.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are some amazing vintage thingys!!

Neabear said...

It is fun to check out old stuff. There are some amazing things sometimes. Been behind blog reading, but trying to visit everyone who did VTT. I am getting there. Hope you have a great weekend!

Angie said...

I just love seeing old stuff like this. It has so much character!

The Raggedy Girl said...

Rechelle:

What lovely things that you shared. The electric tops are awesome.

I started in about 10 days ago to jump back into the blogging pool after a really crazy summer. I divided all my blogging friends into "blog teams" and thought I would just visit one team each day of the week and I got through about three days and my hard drive died and now that I have a new one I lost all my teams and had to start working on new ones.

I hope to being posting next week if the end of the front room remodel goes well. It has been so crazy here in the desert. I have really missed blogging.

The Raggedy Girl

Kim said...

Beautiful eye candy! Finally getting back to you about the "Simply Country Living" book! I really like it!!! It has great pics, but it also has a lot of great advice! I don't purchase many books, but I'm glad I purchased this one!

JEWELGIRL said...

I love visiting places like this!
Thanks for the lovely tour!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Rechelle!

I love antiques! Your tray above the door looks fabulous and I adore the oil in the Coke bottle, too clever!

Hugs, Sherry

jen said...

Love that old cash register!! Such neat old things!!

You had asked about my hot glue madness!! I have never hung very large plates using the glue. The plates that I have hung using the glue, I have never had a problem with them falling. When I want to remove them, I just wiggle them back and forth and they just pop right off. It may make a difference if you have drywall or plaster or even the type of paint you use. I'm just not sure. All I can tell you is We have drywall and usually use a satin paint. Good luck.

Jen

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a cool place! I love looking at all those old timey things. That cash register would be so neat to have!

Manuela

SmilingSally said...

When I was a little girl, we had a refrigerator exactly like the one on the left! Now, THAT'S old!

Carla said...

Pretty pretties!! This is my favorite type of place to prowl. My aunt has her parents fridge like that one in the middle, I love to find insulators like these, I actually had a dresser in this style as a girl it really made me feel like a princess. And I love the mirrors on this last one:)