Vintage Flair Collection
Vintage flair collection holds vintage items from the past. Why do we love antiques so much? For some, antiques hold sentimental value, for others, there’s a certain charm to the old-time ways of living.
Antiques allow us to directly feel in contact and be a part of a far deeper past than our own lifetimes include. When you understand the thinking behind the building and design of the artifact, you add those thinking processes and appreciations of the world to your own.
In Working Order
Vintage cast iron water pump on one of our friend’s properties in the country.
The cast iron, well pump still works and you can pump water into wooden buckets next to the pump to water trees and plants on the property.
Glazed Crock and Salt Crock
Glazed crocks and two-toned brown glazed crocks have held my attention since I was a little girl. They say you fall in love with memories. I can attest to that.
The finger handle jugs have stories contained within them. Years have passed us by but still, live on within us. Every time I see a whiskey jug I remember the stories of my great-grandparents and grandparents making dandelion and cherry wine.
When I see crocks I immediately am reminded of those old stories. A smile graces my face and warmth fills my heart.
Under Lock & Key
I was attracted to the rusty patina on the lock and the bright brass coloring of the key.
Time Flies When Your Are Having Fun
Vintage Big Ben Westclox and this gem is still in working order and shows a nice patina starting around the edges.
Laid Ashore Old Wooden Boat
A wooden retired fishing boat gracefully sits upon the shoreline of Lake Michigan.
40’s Sewing Room
Replica of a 40’s sewing room and shoe workshop. I remember my great-grandparents heating their home with one of those stoves.
Retired Farm Equipment
It is not uncommon to find old retired farm equipment sitting in open fields in Wisconsin. Winter is the best season to find hidden pieces of beautifully patinaed art laying among the white snow backdrop.
Vintage Wooden Kitchen Utensils
I have a vast collection of antique and vintage bowls and cooking gear. Thanks to my mom’s packrat collecting skills. That is something we shared in common. Our love for McCoy bowls, vintage wooden spoons, rolling pins, and cookie cutters.
When she went through her items when moving from her home to her apartment, my daughter brought me home a box.
One of my favorite things to do is bake and cook using those antique kitchen items. It now reminds me of her and my grandma.
Stoneware Wine Jugs
This is another version of the picture above. When a friend needs a piece of art for their walls and is trying to match a certain decor or color scheme, there could be some picture alterations done. This is one for all you modern country fans with Farmhouse Gray or Greige color schemes.
Parked for the Winter
Found this old rusty bike parked for the winter along a hand-crafted fence in a small town in Wisconsin.
All Tooled Up
An old metal workshop, featuring a vintage workbench with the tools from the day. Complete the workshop to make metal crafts.
Have a Seat
Old spindle back wooden chair outside of an 1850’s hand-hewn log cabin.
American Cash Register
The American Cash Register Company was in business from 1911 until 1922. I absolutely love to see the brass cash registers on display today
Locks Of Love
I found out what the meaning of the locks left behind was. The locks were left behind to remember loved ones that had been lost, celebrate marriages, births, and a number of additional reasons.
In the Weeds
Another piece of farm equipment is in the tall grass. A common Wisconsin country field decoration.
Chevron Gas Pump
With the evolution of the gas pump, the clock face pump started replacing the Visible pump. The calculator-style pump was soon to follow.
Chevron In Red
Loving the wear and tear that is visible on this old Chevron gas pump. The chippy paint and green patina of the metal in the upper right are phenomenal.
The Better To See You With
Many sources state that eyeglasses were invented in 1317. Other sources claim that Benjamin Franklin invented glasses, and while he did invent bifocals, eyeglasses were around before that.
This pair depicts the classic round frames that many people still enjoy today.
Oldie But Goodie
Payphones are becoming harder to find in public.
The world’s first pay telephone was invented by William Gray and developed by George A. Long, and was installed on the corner of Main Street and Central Row in downtown Hartford, Connecticut in 1889. -source
Old Butter Churner
What you find in an old turn-of-the-century barn!
OK Champion Plow
An old OK Champion farm plow retired from action. Now set among the pines as a piece of property decor in Door County, Wisconsin
Old Hay Wagon
A uniquely painted hay wagon. Back in the day, farmers would mix all their extra paint together and paint their wagons. This one is most certainly a product of using that design method.
Operator – How Can I Connect Your Call?
The old telephone switchboard. Operators would connect your call by plugging in the wire between two parties. My, how things have changed over the years.