Sunday, August 24, 2014

Old Things

 This summer has been the season for several old things to come into our possession.  With elderly family members in transition, we have received things not only from my grandmother, but from an aunt as well.  

Today I will share just three old things.  However, there are quite a few old things hanging out at this old farmhouse.  Secret Agent Farmer Man says it is going to be a great auction when I pass on.....

So, let's start with the cowboy horse clock.  Not a person in the family knows where it came from.  Found in a back closet, it remains a family mystery.  The clock is electric and the plug is a bit antiquated, but not too bad.  



From my husband's aunt, a McCoy Butter Churn.  Some seem to think she bought this in the 70's, at some point.  It is marked and in good condition.  




And, just because I don't have enough signs in my kitchen, ( I love vintage signs.), I just had to have bar sign I found at our local antique mall.  A bit gaudy, for sure, but I love it just the same.  




If you are a Facebook person, then you should check out the, Dusty Old Things, Facebook page.  Antique and vintage items shared and discussed daily.  

Are you a collector?  

If so.....spill the details.......





27 comments:

  1. I love old things! They have a charm that new stuff doesn't! I don't think I could call myself a collector though - I don't have much. :)

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  2. Love that clock. Yes I am, I collect Zuni Fetishes. Wikipedia has the best description for them that I have found outside of stories from the people who have created them.

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  3. I sure enjoy seeing photos of old treasures, and I am connected to Dusty Old Things on Facebook. It's such a fun site!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. oh, that first one brought back memories! when i was a kid, i had a metal horse statue that was painted a cheap yellow/gold finish. i never knew where it came from, now i know it must have been mounted on a clock thing! it was identical to yours except for the finish. :)

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  5. I love old things, you've got some real treasures here. I especially loved the cowboy horse clock. I collect teddy bears, some are very old now. I don't add as frequently to my collection but there have been times when I see something and it just jumps into my hand.

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  6. It's amazing what can be found in the attic.
    Sadly, we had to get rid of a lot of my mother's and father's things which I always found interesting but we had nowhere to keep them.

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  7. The horse clock is so cool......I remember seeing those as a young girl! You've been given great vintage items! Blessings~~~~Roxie

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  8. I love the beautiful butter churn. I'm by no means a collector but I did go through a phase of buying antique ice skates. They are still my favourite thing in the house.

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  9. Your treasures are delightful, they will become even more so with each passing year!

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  10. I love the western horse clock! I collect "stuff", but it's so varied... whatever catches me eye and heart -

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  11. I enjoy 'good' old stuff! I dont, however, collect anything but pitchers and have even stopped buying because I have too many and my kids wouldnt want them. I love the churn...I have one from my mother in law and it sits in our livingroom, with about 10 different walking sticks in it.

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  12. I love collecting, but these days I'm transitioning. Trying to de-collect. I'd gladly take the horse though.
    SAM's quote Hilarious!

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  13. I like the horse/clock . . .
    I have so many old pieces . . . mostly Chrystal and cut glass of my mothers . . . Roseville, McCoy and other pottery too. I like the old gavel my grandfather used! My children are not interested in the older pieces.
    I think your sign is fun, would le to see your kitchen!

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  14. Loving the butter churn, very nice. I am a collector of old treasures, way to many but love them. Blessings Francine.

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  15. Believe it or not, my good friends have that same clock! It was passed down to the husband from his grandparents when they passed away . . . funny enough, they aren't into 'old' things so they think it's awful, but they keep it out of respect (his grandparents for some reason specifically wanted it passed on to him) and it presides over their kitchen on top of the cabinets.
    I, on the other hand ADORE old things! I've also been receiving items lately from my grandparents who are both sick with cancer and know their time is short- I have a sweet pair of 'steif-like' lions that have always been in their livingroom and have now been passed to me. As soon as they get cleaned up, they'll be in my livingroom as well.

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  16. I do have several old things...some I know the history and others not. I have "liked" Dusty Old Things on facebook and enjoy seeing those items too. The Horse clock is really cool.. I am wondering if it could have come from the same company who made a clock I remember from my childhood. It isn't a horse but this company made many unique clocks of all different types Have you googled it? I wrote a post on my other blog about it...here is a link to it: http://debbysmemories.blogspot.com/2012/11/its-about-time.html. I would furnish my house in nothing but old things if I could! :)

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  17. Love the horse clock! My dad had a black panther light that my sister got. My collections are Shawnee Corn dishes, Jadeite dishes, inkwells... there must be more.. lol! I love Dusty Old Thing on FB.. I'm a follower. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. Lovely! I remember using a butter churn in school so the kids could all take turns to make butter, then we enjoyed it on Zesta Saltine crackers. fun memory! Now I have a bread maker that also churns butter.

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  19. Hi Michelle!:) I do like your horse clock, and the butter churn is charming. I am a collector of all kinds of things, birds in all sizes, some miniture, and I have a collection of miniture animals as well, 30 cow creamers, some semi precious stones, antique furniture, and china. However I haven't aquired a new piece in years, but I still like to go to antique fairs, and boot sales.

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  20. Some great finds. Poor horse seems to be missing a leg but it's a neat clock. Goodness items from the 70's are now being considered "antiques", I'm getting OLD! - Love your cool sign. I don't collect signs but that one is pretty fun.

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  21. Ida, I promise the horse has all four legs :) lol

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  22. I love that cowboy horse clock.
    My great Auntie that use to live in this farm house had one years ago !

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  23. Great old things, Michelle - I collect brown and cream crocks like your butter churn. I follow Dusty Old Things on Facebook, too - a great site. I like to throw back a Mickey's now and again on a hot summer day. :)

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