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Vintage Flair

Vintage Flair

Vintage Flair

In Working Order – Vintage Water Pump

Vintage Water Pump - The cast iron, well pumping water into a wooden bucket

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 Crock and Salt Crock - Glazed crocks and two-toned brown glazed crocks.

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 that 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. I have those handwritten recipes in a book today.

When I see crocks I immediately am reminded of those old stories. A smile graces my face and warmth fills my heart.

Under Lock and Key

Old Lock and Key - rusty patina on the lock and the bright brass coloring of the key stands out

I was attracted to the rusty patina on the lock and the bright brass coloring of the key.

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun Old Westclox

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun Vintage Big Ben Westclox. This gem is still in working order and shows a nice patina starting around the edges. The alarm clocks were manufactured starting 1909.

Westclox Big Ben

The first Big Bens were sold in 1909, and they were first advertised in the Sept. 24. 1910 in the Saturday Evening Post for $2.50.

Big Ben

The baby Ben advertisement followed Sept. 25, 1915 in Saturday Evening Post

Big Ben and Baby Ben

This Westclox is from at least 1917.  Between 1917 – 1922 the company started adding Westclox above Big Ben on the face. There are three different types of text, that can give you a good indication of the age. Of course, I added my own special finishing processing touches.

Of course with this Time Flies When You Are Having Fun print, as with most of my photography, I have added my own special finishing processing touches.

40’s Sewing Room

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. Immediately it held my attention and became the center of this photograph.

All Tooled Up

All Tooled Up

An old metal workshop, featuring a vintage workbench with the tools from the day. Complete workshop to make metal crafts.

Vintage Wooden Kitchen Utensils

Vintage Wooden Kitchen Utensils

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I have a vast collection of antique and vintage bowls and cooking gear. One of my favorite things to do is bake using antique kitchen items. Well, except I’ll keep my Mix Master – it’s a good gadget.

My kitchen cupboards are not made of perfectly matched bowls, plates, and utensils. I like it this way. When I pull out a certain bowl, it has a story. It has charm.




I mourn the loss of each kitchen gadget as I “lose it” over the years.  Inevitably, having and using the item brings me joy.  Losing the item is like I lost another small part of the person attached to it.  For a bit of time, I was able to hold onto that person. The day I lose the ability to use the item, is a sad day.

Have a Seat

Have a Seat - Old spindle-back wooden chair outside of an 1850's hand-hewn log cabin.

Old spindle-back wooden chair outside of an 1850’s hand-hewn log cabin.

Operator – How Can I Direct Your Call?

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.

Vintage Bibles on a Night Stand

Vintage Bibles on a Night Stand

A set of vintage Bibles on a nightstand.

Vintage Milkcan

Vintage Milkcan

Milk cans date back to the 19th century. US dairy farmers would fill the cans and transport the cans to a location where customers would come and fill containers they brought from home with milk.

If a customer was early in the day they earlier in the day would get a higher quantity of cream, whereas people later in the day would get a lower quantity because of the separation through the day.


Black and White Sleigh Bells

Black and White Sleigh Bells

A set of sleigh bells that attached to a team of horses for the winter months.

The photo was processed in black and white with a soft finish.

Old Butter Churner

Old Butter Churner

What you find in an old turn of the century barns!

Inside an Old Log Cabin on Washington Island

Inside an Old Log Cabin on Washington Island

Loved exploring this old log cabin on Washington Island. All the old tools and gear lining the walls was a special treat for a history buff.

48 Star United States Flag

48 Star United States Flag

When there were 48 United States.

Antique Candlestick Phone

Antique Candlestick Phone

An old Sontel candlestick phone. This was the first style telephone introduced by telephone companies.

Teas On

Teas On

Old teapot on an antique stove.

Swinging Away the Worries

Swinging Away the Worries

Wooden Swing. Reminds me of the one at my grandparents on their porch. Fond memories of a slower pace life.

Piano Keys

Piano Keys

An old piano found in an old house.

Old Wooden Electric Fence Pole

Old Wooden Electric Fence Pole

Search a piece of old farm property long enough and you will come across an electric fence pole.

Old Trunk

Old Trunk

Many of these old trunks came with our ancestors and made the trip to the “new world” together.

Metal Forging Tools

Metal Forging Tools

Hand forged metal tools. Blacksmithing tools.

A Hint of Light – Old Medical Office

A Hint of Light - Old Medical Office

“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.”
― L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz

Vintage Letterpress Printing Blocks

Vintage Letterpress Printing Blocks

Set of vintage letterpress printing blocks from Wisconsin.

Antique American Dictionary

Antique American Dictionary

Antique American Dictionary. Look how small it is! We have greatly increased our vocabularies.

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