Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Grandpa's Goodies



Ed was a lover of all things vintage. If you'll remember from last Vintage Thingies Thursday's post, he loved to collect copper and brass vintage pieces for my mom. Today I thought I'd show you some of the other cool vintage thingies he has collected over the years. (We'll omit the 32 "vintage" cars that had to be towed to the property.) Here, take a look...

Here we have a "box" grand piano. He got it in exchange for a hardwood floor he installed and had always planned on putting it in the center of a "great room" he was in the process of constructing. He was told it was at least one hundred years old and no one we know has ever seen anything quite like it. After I get it cleaned up and out of the garage, I will take a photo of the piano in it's entirety, but isn't it this small part I've photographed just lovely?


Next, we have a vintage school desk. I had never seen anything like this until Ed took me into the barn to show me his find. You can see that the wrought iron legs and the wood on the chair and the desk were painted pink a long time ago. The table attached to the back is meant to be the desk of the person behind. Isn't this wonderful?


This is an cast iron apfelskiver pan.


Have you ever seen one of these? My first husband introduced me to one when we came across a it at a yard sale. Of course we bought it and spend a wonderful Saturday morning making these...


For a recipe for apfelskivers, click HERE.

Next, we have a cast iron rabbit cake mold. Need I say more?



...and finally, a vintage brass pencil sharpener. It took us a long time to figure out how to use it until Ed finally realized it had a piece missing and replaced it. It now works like a charm and even has an adjustible hole for all different sizes of pencils. Who WOULDN'T want to do school work with a pencil sharpener like this around?



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20 comments:

Carrie said...

My, you have a nice collection of vintage goodies. The piano is outstanding and the other pieces are all special designs.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Ooooh I love all your vintage thingies especially that gorgeous old desk...verrry special :)

Melinda said...

What a collection. My favorite is the piano-very rare. Beautiful.

Angie said...

I love that pink desk... it's so fun.

Coloradolady said...

What a great collection. I love the pink desk. What a treasure.

Grandma Faith said...

You are fortunate indeed to have so many vintage treasures. Thanks for letting us all enjoy them with you. Take care.

Cambria, Greg, Alan and Molly said...

That desk is neat. My Mom has one just like it, she got hers in similar condition and stripped all the paint off of it and restored it. Beautiful! We use to always have the skevir thingys at my Grandma's- so yummy! I never could say the name, still can't obviously.=)

P.S. He loves you... said...

very neat..finds he had an eye for sure :)

ellen b said...

What fabulous vintage goodies you have! My husband has had an abelskiver pan for years and made some for me before we were married 34 years ago! I just noticed that Williams Sonoma is featuring them with mix you can buy too. Enjoy all your goodies!!

Eileen said...

Wow.. what a wonderful cast iron collection! I love the bunny cake mold.

mub said...

I bet you could make Dutch "poffertjes" in your cast iron apfelskiver pan too!

Globe Trotters said...

Jen- we have the apfel thinga mabob- from Holland- they call it a poofertje pan to make poofertjes- or little pancakes :)

Amanda B. said...

Wow! those things are amazing! I have never even heard of an "apfelthingy" But it looks wonderful! What a neat collection!

Jewelgirl said...

What wonderful vintage treasures, I've never seen a piano like that!
The rabbit is my favorite, love it!

Julie said...

Wow! What wonderful things! The piano is gorgeous, and that desk... Wow! What great treasures!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Amazing collection. I hope you are doing something great with these things...they look so AWESOME!

Jennifer said...

You have some really neat things. I am in love with the pink desk!! That is too cute! I would have jumped up and down if I had found that.

Lorie said...

an apfelskiver pan is on my Christmas list@@

mary said...

That piano is gorgeous! But the desk is my favorite from your treasure trove. :)

Diane said...

So. Many. Vintage. Treasures. What a beautiful piano!