Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Just Looking

Every now and again I have to stop by our local antique mall.  I can't say that I actually need anything in the store, but the history of the place is hard to resist. 

A new booth has boxes of old photos and postcards waiting for a good perusal.  

A small rocking chair that is just waiting for a home.....in my home. 

Buttons anyone? 

An old screen door that has slammed many more times than all of us put together can count. 

A cast iron tea kettle that needs a little research to uncover the meaning of those markings. 

And, I have saved the best for last.  Does anyone want to guess what this little metal piece is?  It is small enough to hold in one hand. 

A marshmallow toaster.....come on.....you know you need one. 

43 comments:

  1. We love going to the antique stores also. Don't really need anything but you never know when you'll find something you just have to have :).

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  2. I haven't been to an antique mall in ages. I actually used to work at one a few years ago. Great finds! Did you actually buy the rocker? Love it. :)

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  3. I go every once in a while..sometimes the prices make me appreciate what I have already..

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  4. Never heard of a marshmallow toaster! The screen door looks like it came from an old country store. You found some interesting finds!

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  5. I don't think I've ever seen a marshmallow toaster before!

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  6. I love our antique and junk stores..I'm always on the search for vintage green (the mint, not avocado!) kitchen tools.

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  7. LOL..yes, i need a marshmallow toaster! I love antique stores.. I grew up in a little Indiana town that must have had a dozen!

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  8. Hubby and I enjoy looking through antique stores. We rarely buy anything, but we do come across interesting things such as your marshmallow toaster.

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  9. I love going into these shops. We have a few in town that I haven't been in yet.

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  10. I think I need that pillow and the buttons and the marshmallow toaster. I love antique malls!

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  11. A marshmallow toaster!? I didn't know that they even had marshmallows back then...very interesting. - I love going to those shops, some of the ones around here could take a day to go through. xo

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  12. I like each one of these pictures: the objects are so unusual and interesting!

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  13. I want that screen door!!! Really bad.......

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  14. Now I am from "way back then" and I never heard of a marshmallow toaster. Sounds like a great idea though.

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  15. My sister likes going to places like this and look through old photographs. I never understood her interest in old photographs of strangers.

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  16. I love to go to thrift and antique stores...you never know what you'll find!!

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  17. Yes, I'm sure my spouse needs it... & and the rocker and the....
    And then I'll need to add another room to the house. :)

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  18. Great finds.. did you bring them all home? Funny, as my best friend from 7th grade is here and we're going to lunch at to my local antique mall today!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. Oh.. and I believe that is a vintage toaster for making toast from bread, 4 slices at a time.. leaned up against the sides, the pegs are for holding the bread up.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  20. I didn't know there was such a thing as a marshmallow toaster!
    Personally I would take the screen door. We don't have them in the UK, so it would be something really exotic to own.

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  21. Living history. Would have taken probably the whole box of letters and postcards, would make a great novel to connect them with oneanother.
    Please have a good Wednesday.

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  22. Nancy - I didn't buy the rocker, but am still thinking about going back and getting it!

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  23. Teresa - You very well may be right! The tag had it listed as a marshmallow toaster, but a bread toaster sounds more realistic.

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  24. I like poking around like this, too; thanks for taking us along with you.

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  25. I'm always fascinated by old photos like these. I wonder about the people and their lives...and how the photos ended up for sale at an antique store.

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  26. The wife likes the rocker too... and Spencer Davis Group playing on the blog... awesome, just listened to them and some classic Santana in the truck on the way home today...

    Dann in Ohio

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  27. Do you watch American Pickers on TV? It looks so easy to get sucked in . . . but of course it's also a pleasant way of studying history.

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  28. A marshmallow toaster??? Are you kidding? That's hilarious!

    We have good taste in dogs I see! Perhaps Charlie and Remi were separated at birth... ;)

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  29. now that marshmallow toaster is cool! (but it must take an eternity to churn out s'mores ;-)

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  30. That screen door and box of photos would have been going home with me.

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  31. Let these antique malls be there, it's a gem ... ours are almost all closed and ended up with new shopping malls !!! you are lucky !

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  32. Marshmallow toaster did not even enter my realm of guesses! What a fun place.

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  33. Why of course I need a marshmallow toaster! (NOT!)

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  34. Farmchick -- Nice tour of the antique shop in your area. The Rainbo screen door is fantastic. Now I could find a place for that! -- barbara

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  35. I had a super good time here today...Sam and I love stopping and shopping at the antique shops.
    I don't think I have ever seen a Marshmello toaster..very interesting!
    Blessings sweetie,
    shug

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  36. wow..those antiques are absolutely beauuutiful...love it..
    first time here..very interesting space you have...happy to follow u..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  37. Ha.... i cheated!
    i had absolutely no idea! but i peeked at all your comments and most people thought it was a marshmellow toaster.... is it???

    Hope you have a good week!
    Leontien

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  38. I love antique malls! And flea markets. Have you been to the peddler's mall? We live down the street from it and I've already been like 4 times. It's so awesome!

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  39. The rocker and screen door would tempt me, but I would grab up those buttons in a second.
    Makes me want to visit one of our many antique stores.

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  40. Really a marshmallow toaster? Very cool. No doubt we have a few modern appliances that we could use to compare.
    Velva

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