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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Back In Time




We are really going back in time with Coloradolady, and her Vintage Thingies Thursday. If vintage things are your "cup of tea", you have come to the right place at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.




Over the weekend, I had plenty of time to browse the antique malls.

I spotted this stove and could not pass it by. We used one similar, but not as nice.
This boxcar is just a few miles from where I live. In time, they want to convert into some type museum.
This is an old food stamp machine. All these red stamps were in good condition. We used many S&H Greens.

28 comments:

Barbara F. said...

LV, I forgot about S&H green stamps. When I was a little girl my mother and aunts collected stamps from A&P, they were plaid stamps. Then you could go to Plaidland and redeem them for gifts! xo,

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh I remember those stoves. Our neighbor had one like that. The other items sure bring back memories. Great post.
QMM

Ginny said...

That was a nice stove for it's time! The stamp machine! We used lots of S&H Green Stamps, too! Then there were the other rival stamps, I think they were yellow? I can't remember their name, maybe Top Value or something? I remember sitting over the kitchen table pasting the stamps in the books. We got a very nice pair of binoculars with them, I have them to this day!

~Cheryl said...

Nice set of oldies! Good ole stamps -- mom would get behind and we'd spend a long time getting loads of stamps into their proper books.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My... Those S&H Green stamps really brought back some memories, LV.... Neat!!!!

AND my Great Aunt had a stove in her home which was similar to that one...

Thanks for the memories.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I remember the grocery store gave out green stamps..it too forever to have enough to get something and we had to drive an hour to redeem them! but hey, it was free!

Steve Ballmer said...

Nice blogging my friend!

orchid said...

Oh, how lovely to see your country's vintage things. I loved the stove and enlarged the picture.

In the center of it (square part), do you put firewoods? I used to love to put them for our bath, when young.

Love xoxo, Orchid.

Queenie said...

I remember A & P stamps when I was growing up...love that old stove...it's always fun to go antiquing...glad you got the chance to...sounds like fun to me!Q~

Tete said...

Geez LV, you sure outdid yourself this time! That old wood cook stove is in really great shape!
There is a train museum north of us that has many different cars that they have restored and are in the process of restoring. It's a great place to go. They don't use a caboose anymore here on our train line. Haven't seen one in use in years, but we have rode in one at the museum. The kids got up in the cubby on top!
Love that old trading stamp machine! We used to save them! It was my job to lick them!
We had S&H and then the local stores all had their own version, too!
We got some cool stuff from them, and I loved looking at the catalog!
Have a great night!
Hugs-Tete

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

love this post..glad you had fun out and about! Have a great week!

Zondra Art said...

It is wonderful how many beautiful things, it is a real treasure.

Have a nice day and best regards dear.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

I like most this old stove! LG Tina
BTW: That could be posted to my *mempries*. would be perfect!

Liz said...

That stamp machine is amazing! thanks for your kind comments on my blog.
Liz

Crystal said...

The boxcar would make a wonderful museum!!! I love the stove!! It looks to be in perfect condition!!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I would love to have one of those old stoves. They are so great just for display and to play with. I think I want to cook on my more modern one though.

Melody said...

Wow LV love those oldies. You can gey nre reproduction stove like that....my wish. We have a caboose like that in our town square...Santa uses at Christmas.
S & H Top Value stamps...lol...we still have books of those and the catalogs to go with em!

Esther is not-quite-perfect said...

That stove is beautiful!!! If only....

I remember trading green stamps with my grandmother. They tasted awful, by the way. :P

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love your trips back in time! thanks for sharing these with us!

racheld said...

I won 10,000 Green Stamps once, in a drawing in a local grocery store. We pored over the catalog for weeks, and THEN when we went to choose our prizes, a friend who worked there also took us into the back room, where there were one-of-a-kind things left from other times, for about a quarter as many stamps as originally.

We furnished the whole back yard that Summer, with lawn chairs and tables and plant stands and hoses, as well as four Tiki torches thrown in for good measure.

I love the things you post, except the stove makes me sad---I have one like that, a bit smaller, in about ten pieces in the potting shed---bought probably five years ago at a big "container" sale in Ohio. The bolts may be lost by now, and I still don't know where to put it.

Bead and Needle said...

That old stove is a beauty - and what a memory the S&H stamps brought back. Happy Thursday - thanks for the smiles!

Tracy said...

hah, I remember using S & H green stamps...licking them to glue into the book!
Also, my grandmother had a stove that resembled the one you posted!
and gosh, in all that, we survived, didn't we?

bj said...

Oh, I love this post, LV. My aunt had a wood burning cook stove, much like this one...not quite as nice.
I have always loved old box cars and cabooses. This one is amazing.
As a young married, most of our dishes and even a rocker or two came from the S&H Green Stamp Store. I was just sick when they did away with those stamps.
Thanks for all the great memories.
Us oldies can sure go back a long way, can't we.:))
xoxo bj

George said...

My grandmother had a stove very similar to the one you spotted. I remember S&H Green Stamps, but I don't recall ever seeing any red food stamps. I vaguely remember the stamps being dispensed, but I don't remember much about the machine used.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

That stove is gorgeous!
*hugs*deb

Jori said...

That stamp machine is fantastic!

Marydon said...

G'ma Maggie had this stove ... Mother had the S&H stamps ... Dad lived in the caboose as he worked on the RRoad.

Great memories, LV. TY for reviving them for me.
Have a beautiful PS week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Ann said...

In New Zealand, we watch a vintage road show, and people bring all sorts of antiques to be valued.