Vintage sugar bowl

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I love this vintage sugar bowl that I found on one of my recent thrift shop expeditions.

We needed a new sugar bowl or I should say we needed a sugar bowl as the only one we have now is my great grandmothers.

I don’t like to use that one as I am afraid the cats are going to knock it down and break it.

  I really love the colors and I like that the lid flips open but does not come off.

Hill Rom 1960’s cabinet

This little cabinet was being thrown out. I loved the look of it so we took it home.
It was so weird, wood and metal on casters. I originally thought it was a tool cabinet or something for the garage.

After a little research I discovered it is a 1960’s cabinet from a company that makes hospital/medical furniture.

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It cleaned up great (this is the picture before I cleaned it). I love taking something that was going to end up in a landfill and giving it a new life. The cabinet has a new home in my craft room/office.

FF: The black rotary telephone

My Grandmother only ever owned this black rotary telephone. I still have it, but it’s tucked away in my closet.

I remember her talking on it when I was really young. When I was a teenager we lived with her for a few years when she was sick.  I had some friends who lived an hour away and that meant most of them lived in another state. When I called them I would have to dial 1 then the area code then  the actual phone number 1-555-555-5555.

Anyone who has used one of these phones remembers that you had to wait for the dial to go all the way back before you did the next number, you also remember that noise it made while you were dialing. I don’t remember at what point I learned that my grandmother had been renting this phone from the phone company for years(I probably found out after she died). I think she paid $3.00 a month for at least 15 YEARS.

Apparently back then many older people did that and just kept it going since that is what they were used to, they never bothered to just go out and buy a phone even thought it would have cost them far less.