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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vintage Thingies Thursday


Welcome to another day with Coloradolady at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com. I never tire of seeing what so many different, vintage things others share.






This is an vintage ice box that my sister has in her home. She uses it for storage. We never had one like this when growing up. They bought this some years ago.

This was just a plain old food can. My mother cleaned it up, poked a hole in the top,and cut out some of the best biscuits you ever tasted. She had none of the fancy, modern things. But, she made great use of what she had to work with.

33 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful dear LV!
Kisses and greetings.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love that Icebox! ...even though my hubby had a regular refrigerator growing up, his mom always called it the "icebox".

And how neat that you still have that "biscuit cutter" your mom so cleverly created!

Blessings & Aloha!
...taking a real quick stop to say hi, dear friend!

Donnie said...

I remember ice boxes since we weren't well off when I was growing up. Though maybe we were since we did have an ice box...lol...I loved tuna cans to make the bigger biscuits and sugar cookies too. Also could put it on the griddle and make an egg look like McDonald's. Great tool.

bj said...

We had one just like this when I was growing up. We lived in Dallas and I can remember the card my mother put in the window, telling the ice man how many lbs of ice she wanted that day. Our icebox sit on the back, screened in porch and I'd give anything if I had it today. :))
My mom and mother in law also used a can to cut out their biscuits.
hugs, bj

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your sister's ice box is wonderful, and how great that you still have your mom's homemade biscuit cutter. She was obviously a creative lady. laurie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

LV,
I just love that vintage Ice Box!! I have a reproduction one that I use for storage and my TV in my Den is on top of it!

Hugs,
Debbie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful ice box LV and I'm lovin' your mom's biscuit cutter-bet they were great:@)

George said...

I really like the ice box. It reminds me of one my grandmother had.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that icebox... It is really in good shape. I'm sure you are glad your sister has it...

Hugs,
Betsy

Honey at 2805 said...

That's a great looking icebox and in wonderful condition!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Seems to me that people of years gone by,were more innovative.They just made do with what they had.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow LV, what a beautiful ice box!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Teresa said...

Wow. I would have never thought of using a can for a biscuit cutter. very ingenious yet simple.

Postcardy said...

I love old wooden iceboxes like that.

Ann said...

great old ice box...for storage yes! food no, too much work!

Ginny said...

I love that old refrigerator, or Ice Box. What a charming way to store things, and I bet there's plenty of room in there, too.

Ebie said...

Ms LV, that ice box's hinges reminded me of the multiple locks in apartment buildings in New York, that I see in the movies.

Thank you for your kind words about my blog. Your comment and everyone else' are an inspiration, to do more adventures and take photographs.

Come back anytime.

Tete said...

Love the vintage ice box. It's in really great shape. Most of them have been stored in sheds, lean tos and barns and have their feet rotted pretty good.
Love the tin can biscuit cutter. Grandma and mom never made homemade biscuits after pop & fresh came along. My other grandma only did corn bread. Every single day, corn bread.
We always used a glass for our cookies. I don't think we ever owned cookie cutters at home. And all the things we used were old, but did the job, so why buy new?
Things just don't last like they used to, that's for sure.
Love your posts.
Hugs- Tete

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

The vintage ice box is so neat. But I absolutely love that you have the cutter that your mother used for biscuits. What a treasure.
And thanks for your kind words. I am fine - just feeling a little uninspired.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Love the icebox, AND to this day my Dad calls the fridge "The Icebox"! I grew up with that term and Hmmm, it fits, hehe! I also remember using the can to cut out biscuits... Yes, they did taste better, didn't they. My Mom also used jelly glasses for cutters, AND I still do to this day!
I'm you newest FOLLOWER and I'm hoping you will FOLLOWER ME TOO!!!
Warm Winter Hugs to you,
Donna

Tammy said...

Hi Meme,
I love the custom made biscuit cutter from an old tin. Also the icebox is beautiful. Back then furniture was ornamental as well as functional. Happy Vintage Thursday.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi LV!
I love this post! The ice box is so great! And good gosh, I adore the home made biscuit cutter. I love the resourcefulness, ingenuity and not letting things go to waste!

Happy VTT,
Sally

Danica said...

Happy Thursday! I love the ice box. And the biscut cutter...how creative!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I was just looking at all your blog awards on your side bar very popular lady

I had an ice box like that and sold it about 4 years ago when I cleaned out my studio should have kept it oh well

Janice

Ann said...

This old icebox is a jewell. Such good shape. My Dad had one has a kid-would love to have that one. Your Mom sure used inginuity--thats what made America great!!!!
Happy VTT
Ann

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a nice looking ice box, it looks like it's in really good shape. It's amazing how little was needed to get by back then. The biscuit cutter makes perfect sense and so simple.

Rebecca said...

I have an antique icebox also that I use for storage-but it's not as detailed as that one! Great Piece!

Coloradolady said...

I love the vintage ice box! I don't remember that one!! My favorite is the can.....love that! Happy VTT!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

I remember mom using a tun can! Love your sisters old ice box. Have a great week. Debbie

Rein said...

Wonderful vintage ice box!

Heidi said...

Thanks for sharing your great vintage pieces ~ so inspired that you are blogging at 81. Age is just a state of mind isn't it? And loved the post about your great grandson and his big win! Glad to have found you Meme!
:)Heidi

Annie said...

I was struck by the can. I initially thought it was a homemade piggy bank. I like your mom's ingenuity. She illustrated the meaning of waste not, want not.

Kathy said...

I just love that you have kept your mama's biscuit can! Bet she was a great cook! Beautiful icebox as well.