Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Vintage Thingies

Yay! It's Vintage Thingies Thursday! I'm pretty stoked about being able to participate for the first time today. VTT is the inspired idea of Suzanne, aka Colorado Lady, and it's a stellar one at that!



Just in time for Valentine's Day, I spied this cute apron at the local thrift store. It was really wrinkled and just dangling haphazardly from a clip hanger among a dozen or so equally sad-looking pieces. It had to come home with me. A little pressing and it was restored to it's former beauty.

The glass mid-century coffee carafe on the left is by Inland Glass and was another thrift store find, as was the aluminum mini-coffee pot, which reminded me of the one we had on the stove in my childhood. My husband had the bright idea to put a little bike tire light inside the clear top, so when you tap it, it blinks red! Cheap entertainment--I love it!



The little red and white trivet under the glass coffee carafe was made by my dad's uncle's wife probably sometime in the 1940s, I'm guessing. It's crocheted over bottle caps!

The Betty Betz Teen-Age Cookbook was published in 1953. I adore the illustrations in this book, done by the author, Betty Betz. The inside cover reads, "Our girls have good looks and are good cooks!" Well, of course! Sweet, huh? Yes, there's some schmutz on the edge of this page, but that just lets me know the book was loved by its original owner. She even wrote her name and address on the following page. I wonder where Kathryn Anne is now?



Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. I'm really looking forward making the rounds to all of you on VTT!

28 comments:

Maureen said...

What great finds! Love the trivet and would be curious to have a closer look. The graphics you find in old books.... funny.

Hubby is clever! lol

Postcardy said...

I have seen a lot of hot pads with crochet over bottle caps, but they are usually made to look like a cluster of grapes. That's a cute little coffee pot. I've never seen a little light like that before.

Elizabeth said...

Welcome to VTT; I love your vignette. My dad would kill to get his hands on that percolator! His broke last year and he has my mom and the neighbors on patrol for one at yard sales!

Tara Beaulieu said...

That apron is simply adorable! And I love your little coffee percolator too- terrific finds!

LV said...

I can relate to your vintage things today. In fact, I still have my paretns little coffe pot like that. It still makes good coffee, but I do not use anymore.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, love your sweet apron. What lovely treasures you have shared today. Welcome to VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

CC said...

love that sweet gingham apron and your little cookbook...they're two of my favorite things to collect...and yours are just wonderful.
Welcome to VTT and have a great weekend.

Frugal Canner said...

What fabulous things. Made me realize just how many vintage things I actually own. I know have to get into the habit of photographing them all and sharing.

Linda said...

That cookbook is just too STINKIN CUTE! Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you again:)

Blessings,
Linda

Bea said...

Welcome to VTT! I loved your post today. Don't you love rescuing things like that apron from thrift stores? It is so cute. I have a coffee pot like yours but not with the light. Too much fun!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Those are such great vintage finds! Love them all!

Cherie said...

Hey I really like this a bunch! You put some real effort into this post and it shows. Great selection to boot. Much love to you this week, Cherie

Keetha Broyles said...

Hey - - - I have a little coffee pot JUST LIKE THAT in my camper.

Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know you are from that wonderful Badger state!!!! My memories of sitting at that little table in my grandparent's home happened right in Hillsboro, WI - - - Vernon County!!!!

Vonlipi said...

Welcome to VTT! You did good. Lovely ensemble of vintage goodies! Love your Pyrex carafe!

Mrs. P. said...

I LOVE this post!! That apron is just precious!!

Blessings!
Gail

Tammy said...

Beautiful vintage display! The apron and pyrex carafe are my favourites. I think we should get back into making and wearing aprons in the kitchen.

Gail said...

Sweet. Love the apron! What a cool fine. :)

Roslyn said...

My MIL had a coffee pot like that, cute idea the red light. The bottle cap crochet thingie rings a bell in my mind too, & of course the apron is a sweet treasure.

Jeanne said...

I love your post today. I am a thrift shopper too. The apron is so sweet with the hearts at the bottom. Love the light(your dh must be a fun guy).
The cook book is a treasure.

Nice to meet you.
Hugs, Jeanne

Coloradolady said...

Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday!! What adorable finds you have shown us. I love thrift stores and goodwill stores, with a little imagination there is no limits to what you can do with great finds....Have a great VTT!

eilandkind/islandchild said...

Oh, I am silly, I just asumed that the cookbook was 'Betty Crocker'! so imagine my surprise when I looked again and saw it is by someone else! hehe!
I also love old cookbooks and I love the apron, I suddenly started liking pink, a new one for me.

SuKnitWitty said...

I'm an apron collector, and I really love the the gingham check with the cross stitched hearts. I have several in my collection that are gingham and are embroidered....the offical name for the embroidery on gingham is 'Chicken Scratch'. Thank you for visiting SuKnitWitty and my VTT Vintage Quilt Top post. I do hope you'll visit again. I bet we have lots of things in SewingCommon....Sue

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

I just love that cookbook! What a great find!

Blessings, Grace

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Enjoyed see your vintage treasures! Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage today..my husband work pretty good it's just hard to get him started! Warm hugs, Esther

Ann Creek said...

I love how you tied everything together for this post. The apron is really nice. Ofcourse my Mom had this very kind of coffee pot. I collect cookbooks too. Very nice.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Ann
tin and sparkle

Serendipity Handmade said...

I would love to get a closer look at that trivet! How thrifty to use bottlecaps that way!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Welcome to your first VTT! You will love it!
Cute things you shared today!

Debbie

Troy said...

I thought everyone knew that the food tastes better if the cook has good looks. Have I mentioned my wife is a fabulous cook?

Fun post.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Troy

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