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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Join me and many other participates for a visit to Coloradolady. You will find her home at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.

I do not believe you can buy anything for a nickle anymore.
From the looks of this old trunk, it might have come over on Noah's Ark. It is not mine.

24 comments:

Marydon said...

Memories ... 5 cent sodas. Oh, for the olden golden days.

Love that trunk.

Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sorry to say, I think you are right LV. And the truck has certainly seen it's day of traveling.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Rosie said...

I died laughing. Came over on Noah's ark?

Ivy and Elephants said...

Remember those cookie jars that you could buy loose cookies from for a few pennies?
Now those were the days!
Hugs,
Patti

Ginny said...

When I was a kid, you could get a two scoop ice-cream cone at High's for a nickel. Three scoops for a dime. So I always got two five cent cones, thus getting one scoop for free!

Debbie said...

I like the trunk... How are you doing? I have my new website up. Come take a look.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Hi LV, I think a 5-stick pack of gun was a nickel when I was a kid. Love the old trunk... and your humor!!!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I think you are right....even a nickel isn't worth a nickel anymore! Thanks for sharing.

c. Joy said...

We were watching the movie "The Thin Man" (1934) few weeks ago and a man says to a woman, "Here's a nickel, go call him." I had forgotten about pay phones! The last one I used (I don't remember when) was a quarter. Thanks for the memory.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Really enjoyed your post. Can hardly buy things for $1 anymore!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love the trunk...that's vintage...nearly decrepit! Great thingies!
Ruth

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

really cool finds! I think you're right though - not too much to find for a nickle these days!

Kellie said...

Noah's Ark...LOL! It is a cool old trunk though! Thanks for sharing these fun photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

I absolutely love the old cigar box!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Wasn't there some old president many years ago who said 'what this country needs is a good 5 cent cigar.' ? (Those certainly were simpler times -- we need something more now!!!

Nani said...

I'm not a fan of cigars, but I love old advertising signs!

Some of the comments are making me feel like a little kid! A donut at Dunkin Donuts was 15 cents too. I remember candy bars for 15 cents, but we did buy penny candy, real penny candy, a full size tootsie roll midgie or a Mary Jane for just a penny. My favorite penny candy was Squirrels nut chews.

Ann said...

That was a long time when cigars were 5 cents. That must have been a pretty pricy trunk. Very funny LaVoice.
Ann

Jann Olson said...

So true Lv, can't even buy penny candy either. The sign is so fun and that trunk, Wow!!
Hugs,
Jann

jeanne said...

Hello LV, You are right, but you may find something good at a yard sale for 1.00. HA! The old trunk is charming but it looks pretty worn. a fun photo to share. I love anything vintage.

Have a happy day.
Love, Jenne

DogsMom said...

That trunk has seen younger days but maybe not all better. There is still some life left in it - as in all of us.
Sometimes it is on to new purposes and new adventures.

bj said...

Wow, that IS an olden trunk that very well may have made the trip on Noah's Ark...hahhhaaa...
Happy Friday, dear one.
xo bj

bj said...

Dating myself here but I well remember cokes for a nickle...thick Hershey Bars for a nickle....Sat. afternoon movie for 9 cents and popcorn was a nickle...Oh, woe is me....I am sooooo olden. :))

Sally Annie Magundy said...

You're so cute LV! That is an old trunk! We found an old wood one up at my parents house, with vintage tools in it and can't figure out what to do with it???

Happy VTT!

Annesphamily said...

I love the old advertising signs! Very cool!