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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Treasures from 1950


I recently was involved in a situation that made me realize I needed to clean out and rearrange my cabinets.  In doing so, the following vintage items were found hiding in the back of the cabinets.  Each of them belonged to my mother. Check out many interesting vintage thingies at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.


A vintage "All In One" flat metal cheese grater or shredder.  The name ALL IN ONE" is stamped on the back with Pat. Pend making it one of the older models.



A metal primitive rustic star strainer colander from the 50's.








A well used vintage "Foley" aluminum hand held juicer.  It is also from the 50's. On the back it is stamped Minn MPLS, Pat Pending.. 

A vintage butcher knife from the 50's as well.  It is an old Case XX with a ten inch blade of carbon steel and wooden handle. Even today, when I have a need for a good knife, this is the one I use.





18 comments:

racheld said...

Grater---yep, got it, from MY mother.

Colander---same, only from my first MIL.

Lemon squeezer---yes, from somewhere long ago. Wish I had a dollar for every time I've squeezed three lemons for Lemon Icebox Pie.

And THAT'S what I think of when somebody says "butcher knife."

Isn't it nice in this world of bright plastics and new neat appliances and utensils, we still cling to the wonderful old "usefuls" of other days.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

LV I loved seeing your vintage items! I have some in my drawers to. Love the star collander.

Melissa said...

I love looking through my Grandmas drawers and pulling out cool stuff. She is suprised that I want to know about "that old thing". You have some great items!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They sure don't make them like they used to, everything is made out of plastic these days. Thanks for sharing your precious treasures. I sure wish I still had my old metal colander.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I think i remember some quite similar to these in my grand mother's kitchen!

trillium said...

I still use a small hand-held grater like that top one. I'm posting for Deva of Fresh Pastry Stand.

Mecky said...

I grew up with each one of those in my mom's kitchen!! Good memories!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have a few of these 'oldies' too! I still use my flat metal cheese grater. It's better than anything new!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

HI LV,

thanks for stopping by to visit me. I have my moms aluminum strainer too. I love it. They sure don't make things like they used to. It's a little early for Christmas, but I couldn't pass up these great finds!

Debbie

Mary said...

My mother had a calendar and juicer just like those! I don't know where they went, probably little brother has them!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have all those things except the juicer (and I got rid of most of my 'stuff' when we sold out to be RVers...but these are things I took with us.) Even the knife is exactly like the one I kept.!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm loving this retro 50's items, they remind me of mother so much! Thanks for sharing this lovely lady. Thank you for your wonderful comment too. Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LV,
I just love these!!

Thanks so much for always atopping by and leaving such nice comments!!
My day is ALWAYS brightened when you stop by!!

Love Ya,
Deb

George said...

My Mom had each of these in her kitchen during the 50s. Thanks for the memories.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

They don't make them like they used to and have some of the same items - thanks to the thrift store!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

They don't make them like they used to and have some of the same items - thanks to the thrift store!

Annesphamily said...

I still have two hand held graters! I LOVE them! Nothing like scraped knuckles to make you pay better attention! I have a wooden hamburger press! We use it but we lay a sheet of wax paper underneath and over the top! Ha Ha!

Sarah Sandberg said...

Oh my gracious. I LOVE looking at all the wonderful photos you post. I about had heart failure over your colander. One of these days I will do a proper Vintage Thingie Thursday post and show all of mine. I love them to pieces, no clue why I just think they are wonderful and I use each and every one of them too. :)