Happy VTT everyone!
I am having an overly scatter-brained week here. But it's all good.
My son, Jordan, and his roommates have moved a wee bit closer to us - YAY!
Daughter Katharine is moving back home - YAY!! She'll live with us til she finds a place of her own again.
And I have been so busy with all the excitement I didn't even post yesterday's Weigh-In Wednesday. I found a half pound that had been previously lost. Darnit! I did succumb to sitting on my hiney in the air conditioned house rather than getting out and doing though.
Now for something Vintage...............
Yeppers, that there is the stove at my great grandparents house. It's a fancy, fancy wood burner. There's an electric oven over to the left and it's old too but nearly as cool as this old gal.
Don't tell Mom, but I actually fired it up 19 years ago and baked bread in it!! It was in a word - Fabulous!!!!!!
Plus it kept us warm.
Can you imagine keeping a fire stoked all day so you could cook?
It has a water heater on the right side.
I do have the owner's set-up pamphlet too. I actually did not mean to bring it home with me. It was in a bunch of recipe pamphlets I'd left up there ages ago.
It's Home Comfort Range, Model "DA" made by the Wrought Iron Range Company of 5661 Natural Bridge Avenue, St Louis, Missouri.
One more treasure from the family:
When my beloved Great Aunt Mildred died she left very specific instructions in her will as to what she wanted her favorite niece, my Mom, to have. But this particular portion had us stumped at first - "....Pearls, chicken...." Oooh, a strand of pearls. That's nice. But chicken? Our family is a bit on the wacky side but that's beyond even our weirdness!!!
Can't remember who actually figured it out. But we got a good giggle out of the typo. There it is - Pearl's Chicken!!!
The eldest child, Pearl, was quite a craftster and seamstress and quilter!
This is a heavy, ceramic chicken that she covered with calico scraps! She painted the beak, comb and eyes. And the whole thing is sealed with some (I'm sure toxic) shellac/varnish/mod podge like substance!
Isn't it a hoot? Or should that be "Isn't that something to crow about?"
Okay, okay, I hear ya groanin at that one! hee hee
Now pop on over to our darling hostess, Suzanne's place to see all the other vintage goodies!
I'm gonna do a little workout with the radio on the oldies channel. Talk about vintage!!