Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Last week I shared my Hoosier cabinet. Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I'm sure you can see why it is one of my favorite pieces.










As promised, this week and in coming weeks, I will share the vintage treasures displayed in this cabinet.









In one corner on the top, I showcase enamelware coffee pots. The red and white one is one that might have been used over a campfire. The other two are percolaters with the little glass "bubble" in the lid. Only the white one still has the brewing basket.















Also displayed with the coffeepots are some old spice tins, a coffee can and a can for baking powder. If you look closely, you can see the cinnamon can is marked with the price in grease pencil - only 19 cents! My husband got the coffee can filled with nails and screws at an auction. I made him find something else for the hardware and I snitched the can.














Here are a couple more tins I have, but do not display here. The Buglar cigarette case must be what they used before paper packs. Pax Solv waterless hand cleaner was used by garage mechanics, I assume. OOPS! I see some dust I missed in my spring cleaning. You can also see some upcoming items.
















The last items I want to share this week are these lovely old tea towels. Unfortunately, I do not have the complete set. These hard working homemakers have fabric scraps appliqued on their skirts and bonnets. The rest of each scene is embroidery. I love their little satin stitched ringlets.

Thanks for stopping by to see my vintage thingies. Hurry over to Suzanne's place and see what everyone else has to share this week.

As always, a BIG thank you to Suzanne for hosting VTT every week.




PS - Sorry about the layout. this program has given me fits tonight. I give up!

20 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

I have not seen coffee pots like
those in long time, I can almost
smell the ground coffee! Cute tea
towels!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Love the vintage coffee pots, but I think my favorite is the tea towels, they are so cute.

CC said...

I love it all..specially the tea towels. The coffeepots..ahhh, I remember so well the older one my dad had and the coffee bubbling to that glass top. Thank you for the memory..:)

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama said...

Ohhhh Bea..........what great stuff!
Love that Hoosier!
Oh, those tins!
I'm movin' in girl....the tea towels have sent me over the moon!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

I love all the things in your cabinet especially the coffee pots and the spice tins :)

mannequin said...

Oh these are my absolute favorite vintage item ever. The days of the week tea towels. I used to nag the crap out of my mom because she wasn't strictly following the tea towel.

marybt said...

I'm so jealous of that hutch! And I adore the tea towels of course.

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

I am smiling as you apologize about ...lol....your dust...posted about a few dust bunnies on my blog too! Love your vintage towels and kitchen treasures! I'm coming back to peek around some moreand I promise to leave my Vintage white gloves at home...lol... Looks like you are quite a collector of Vintage Goodies!

Pieceful Afternoon said...

I just discovered your blog - it is wonderful - I've wandered about and read a lot - I'll be back.

Great vintage things.

Susan said...

What a great collection. I can remember that cool sound of the coffee percolating up into the glass bubble. Love love love the vintage tea towels too.

JudyBug said...

Love your coffee collection and the tea towels!

JudyBug

Miri said...

Great tea towels! Love the ringlets (never seen that before :)
My grandmother always had an enamel coffeepot brewing (or I should say Perking!)

ClassyChassy said...

Nice display! My favs are the coffee pots and tin containers.

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful treasures, Bea. My parents still use a percolator coffee pot like that.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What wonderful treasures! My dad has a red and white coffee pot like that and he did, in fact, use it over a camp fire :0)

farmlady said...

The hoosier cabinet is so beautiful. You did a very nice job of restoring it.
I love all the tins and the coffee pots. We still use a percolator pot in our tent trailer. Makes great coffee.
The tea towels are charming

Roslyn Atwood said...

Love tea towels but that's just waaay too much work for a tea towel to dry dishes,LOL.
Keep them just to look at!Roslyn

Threeundertwo said...

Love the vintage kitchen items, and I'm glad you saved the tin from the hardware.

SueLovesCherries said...

Very nice display - I love enamelware!

Jan Ely said...

LOve this Hoosier! Looks like it's such great shape!