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- Have enjoyed the day, despite the rain, at the Antiques Market at historic Locust Grove in Loui (Type: photo | Published: 2013-09-29T20:35:03+0000 | Likes: 5670 | Shares: 162)
Dusty Old Thing: Have enjoyed the day, despite the rain, at the Antiques Market at historic Locust Grove in Louisville. Great people. Hope you've had a good Sunday, too!Comments:
Bobbi Forest - Can you believe there are people who do not appreciate antiques. I had a group of women over for lunch and they were "odd" about my house. It is all antiques but my washer dryer and frig (I do have an ice box, keep extra china set in it). Most people that come in my house are amazed at all the beautiful pieces I have.
Miseri Cordia - ooh, pretty lamps.
Wendy Smith - love to have that cupboard behind bed headboard
Glenda Bookout Kelly - Sure wish you sold things on line!!! I see 2 things I would buy right now.
Carole Love Hendrix - Your antiques will still be going when all that new stuff is in the landfill.
Jill Valero - I used to live in Louisville...miss it every day! What a great place to live
Rhonda Thibault - Looks like nice stuff, it must be costly.
Kayce Thompson - wish we had more of these around where i live.
Erika Berry - Maybe they are jealous because they wish they had all your antiques and they don't. Keep them and enjoy them
Jean F Bates - i love the little lamp in the picture. how much???
Sally Hurtt - WISH I'D BEEN THERE!!
Bill Smits - Different strokes for different folks. I have found some great bargains, because of people who don't particularly care for antiques.
Kathy Schmitt - I was there today and bought some beautiful pieces. Wish I knew you were there.
Mary Lou Austin - bobbi it,s about what you like/// i have my grandma,s icebox it is historyfed 6 on a block of ice unreal///
Mary Lou Austin - i love antiques rain or shine ///
Lois Pavlosky - We have a 4 bedroom colonial style home....as w Bobbi, our entire house is filled w antiques. We have old school desks as end tables, antique sewing machines as side tables, dry sinks, ice boxes...oh my gosh, we are loaded. Some days I just look at my "stuff" & feel so proud of what we have saved from extinction.
Ruth Williams - I enjoy looking at all those yesterday from time ago I to love to collect certain things
Ava Pollis Robinson - Loving those lamps!
Mary Brown - I could spend a lot of time here. I live in Maine. I just visited my nephew and family in KY. I downsized a couple of years ago and wish I still had all the antiques.
Judith Graham - love that house setting the scene !
Kay Medlin DesRosiers - if I had the money Everything in my house would be Antique , and the house would be an old Barn
- It may sometimes rain on an Antiques Fair, but it can't dampen the spirit. Read more at -> htt (Type: photo | Published: 2013-09-30T17:45:02+0000 | Likes: 3633 | Shares: 147)
Dusty Old Thing: It may sometimes rain on an Antiques Fair, but it can't dampen the spirit. Read more at -> http://www.dustyoldthing.com/2013/09/rain-doesnt-dampen-an-antiques-fair-under-the-trees.htmlComments:
Maryanne Scoleri Haftl - I would love to tour this house...
Joy Medley Lyons - I wish we could have made it this year! The antique fair at Locust Grove is a class act.
Alice Carroll - theres me a house. now all i have to think about is whom is going to clean it lol
April Lloyd - Love the house would live in it
Dusty Old Thing - Hi everyone! Just want to encourage you all to follow the link and read about the antiques that were at the fair and a bit of the fun spirit despite the rain....
Kim Apel Morrow - Love that house!
Susan Walker Garrett - We had a house in upstate NY that looked a lot like this one.
Jacquelyn P. Hoppe - I served on the board for Locus Grove 25 years ago. It was a wonderful learning experience. I moved away from Louisville less than a year after I joined the group. I have a picture of this wonderful home that hangs in my family room, helping represent one of our favorite places to live! Thanks for sharing this pciture!
Eileen Carter - this looks like my sister's house!!!!
Christine-Steven Burley - I wish I lived close to this...I would have went...looks like a great time... I'm not an antique buyer per say...but I love to look at them & know the history...
Kenna Powell - Love these old homes. Good front porch sitting.
Dolores Cunha - FABULOUS!!! <3 <3
Sherry Wisler - I love this house:)
Jan Taylor - love this home !
Betty J Marcha - Looks like the house I grew up in..in OHIO!
Joann Cormier Owen - Oh Boy, I want this house too!
Carolyn Charlene Lewis - Love Historic Locust Grove on Blankenbaker Lane, one of my favorites !!
Sandra Manning Mcelwee - I love antiques OH YEA i AM ONE
Doris Antwine - Love the house and the porch
Della Johnson - i WOULD ENJOY LIVING THERE.
Barbara Murphy - Charming old house.
- This fantastic antique desk, circa 1790, has secret compartments! It's shown here by Karen Ful (Type: photo | Published: 2013-09-30T18:58:31+0000 | Likes: 7345 | Shares: 386)
Dusty Old Thing: This fantastic antique desk, circa 1790, has secret compartments! It's shown here by Karen Fulks of Signature Antiques in Ohio. See more antiques from yesterday's Antique Market in Louisiville at -> http://dustyoldthing.com/Comments:
Lisa Firstiun-Fabe - I love that desk, I just bought a secretary desk just recently for $ 75. It just needed to be cleaned up and it has glass cabinet on top.
Jennifer Powell Willis - I have an old rolltop that has a secret compartment.... it's on the side though, not in the rolltop!
Rhonda Petersen Trout - I love anything has history and secrets to it. <3
Karen Goodwin Mandina - Reminds me of the movie "The Love Letter" with Campbell Scott and Jennifer Jason Leigh, that is of an old desk with a secret compartment and they pass letters through time.
Becky Borden Howard - I have this same desk...love it! Bought it at a yard sale long ago for 10.00!
Tammie Lien - Thi would be lovely to have as my card making desk:)
Joanne Casstevens - Wow~who cleaned it??? :/
Leah Ann Johnson - I wonder who got the dresser that my Aunt had.. it had two small drawers on the side of the mirror, and ornate carving on the front of the drawers.. It may be in the museum in Minden NE.. they had guys that went around to the older peoples homes and talked them out of their precious antiquies in the 60's and I know they have several items that should of been passed down in our family..but since they were short of cash at the time literally almost gave them away ... sad but it happened...
Jo-Ann Conner - Mine has claw feet.
Susan Every Williams - I have one with secret compartments also altho I think it's from the late 1800's.
Janice Sharp - I love all the compartments and little storage spaces!
Pat Marks-Boren - I wish I had mine back
Tracey McAtee - Sears put out that color dressers & desks, same hardware, early 1960's. They called it Early American.
Daisy Yelton - I have seen one just like this the harrisons owned it and it got destroyed in a fire in 1954.
ML Orwig - Beautiful piece of furniture
Casey Shain - If anyone owns a desk/secretary from this period, look it over with a fine-tooth comb as they say. Almost every one of them has a secret space somewhere. My late 18th century secretary has a hidden space at the very top.
Michael McPherson - I have one just like it.
Linda Werries - wow to the person "Lisa" that bought a sec desk for $75 was a good deal!! Do you have to work on it?? Lucky :)
Linda Werries - how beautiful. lucky person that buys it. don't have room and to far away or I would try to find a place, something would have to go!!!! :)
Sandra McKenny Bagby - I have an old roll to with a secret compartment on top. I even has a phone jack under pigeon holes
Mim Hubert - Great looking desk.
- Every once in a while we like to feature some of the vintage photos shared by our readers. Thi (Type: photo | Published: 2013-10-01T00:28:33+0000 | Likes: 7963 | Shares: 600)
Dusty Old Thing: Every once in a while we like to feature some of the vintage photos shared by our readers. This one is from Donna and is of her grandmother in 1908. See the others we selected at -> http://www.dustyoldthing.com/Comments:
Gail Ruby - Wow, that doll on the left looks like Baby Jane, no?
Sondra Benitez - That is seriously sweet
Shirley Gaye Metcalf - This is a beautiful picture. The little girl is pretty anyway but the way she is dressed and her toys are just perfect.
Carolann Ellmore - My house was built in 1900, and it is interesting to see how the children dressed back in 1908. It is hard to believe that people lived in this house that dressed like that.
Sara Gal - just love these old photos~~
Sharon Larner - Beautiful little girl!
Nancy Reaume Worlen - This picture isn't nearly that old - its from 1949 and it's my grandfather and I watching TV.
Connie Goodman Trea - Precious memories. Her two prized possessions.
Susan Moody Wade - Very cute, this family had money, most little girls didn't have cute chairs like this
Linda Eadie - This child is mesmerizing. So precious. I bet she was a beautiful adult.
Judy Long - I love this picture!
Laura Charles - loving this photo
Catie McIntyre Walker - Too bad you don't have the teddy bear. It's safe to say it's a beautiful old mohair Steiff.
Rukhsana Iqbal - OH! That age of dolls and doll houses, we spent hours dressing and grooming our dolls, talked to them, and shared secrets with them! Now children are in another world!
Kim Apel Morrow - Love old pics! A moment captured in time. The outfits and background as well as the poses have always facinated me. I am lucky to have some of my great grandma's pictures and I see family traits.
Nancy Bench - What a beautiful little girl.
Victoria E. Poague - and a steiff bear taboot!
Doris Fillinger Cumbee - I love the teddy bear!
Lin Haydell - Beautiful little girl,the bear is looking adoringly at her .what a treasure!
Angela Little - I love the big bows on their heads
Maria S. Rodriguez - Pretty little girl she was
- For your enjoyment and thoughts... (Type: link | Published: 2013-09-29T13:44:53+0000 | Likes: 4119 | Shares: 540)
Dusty Old Thing: For your enjoyment and thoughts...Comments:
Deborah Lasnier - My Great Grandmother Frances Claud-Mantle near the baby carriage..Circa late 1800's in Brooklyn NYC
Virginia Martell Gladney - This is beautiful
Judy Kennedy Carrino - What a treasure that bed is!!
Terry Wisener - Tonya Phillips Rhoads a bed fit for your little princess
Lisa Bryant - I have seen beds this stunning in some of the victorian homes I visit
They just dont make beds as beautiful and high quality as they used too well that you can afford most were hand made
Penny Bryant Kelly - Love the chair but I absolutely adore the cradle!
Dara Grimes Kovalik - Gorgeous but makes me think of "Rosemary's baby"
Karen Mattes Willoughby - OMG I LOVE the Baby bed!!!!!!
Phyllis Ferguson Malone - beautiful, yet a little creepy
Jacquie Ruark - bsolutely beautiful workmanship.
Sharon Sherrill - this is beautiful. I love it.
Deborah Broughton - Love that cradle!
Gloria Burriss - Thanks for sharing, especially love the baby bed.
Julia Burns - Oh I love that baby bed....
Sally Hurtt - ALL WERE SO PRETTY!!
Jeannie Clifton - I have seen a bed like that one, only it did not have the posts and rails. If I had not already had my son, I would have bought it for him. It is a beautiful bed.
Nilla Canzano - love love the baby bed... beautiful ... wow
Kim Dedrick Bell - They dont have talent to make this by hand anymore...machines make cribs,just to be recalled...go fiqure.......l will take old furniture anyday...
Pamela Poyet - Beautiful! That's one for Antiques Road Show.
Clare Bourdelais Perkowski - What a beautiful cradle. I would put dollies and teddies in it to display.
Anna Knox - beautiful. love antique furniture . so much charactor and well made, not like the flimsy mass produced furniture today in the stores.
- How is everyone doing today?! (Type: status | Published: 2013-09-28T20:40:10+0000 | Likes: 2373 | Shares: 0)
Dusty Old Thing: How is everyone doing today?!Comments:
Keith Owen - Good but still dusting my dirty old thing off. Lol
Donna Reed Brown Pratt - Beautiful Fall day in Northern Maine, trees are soooo colorful this year. Must be because of all the rain we had this Summer. I need to just enjoy the now, not think about the Winter on it's way!
Lori Block - Great! Went to a couple of garage sales and hit the mother load!
Karen Anderson - Rainy but much needed day in MO. Good thots an prayers to those ailing and in the hospital!
Junie Moonie - Fine and how are you doing of this beautiful day?
Diane Lair - Everyday just like Christmas.
Tere Clyne - staying inside...its a gray and rainy day
Kay Handshoe - good and pray you had a good one too
Billie Sommers - We had a yard sale so I'm very tired. Happy...Happy ! :-)
Donnie Linda Love - we got rained out
Toni Weingartner Vladimirova - Excellent! How is your day going ?
Diane Godlesky - Feeling old and dusty.
Susan Modrell-Coffey - Good. Having the pleasure of taking my little 84 year old Mother some places she wanted to go. Mainly Farmers Market and Walmart.
How is your day going?
Clare Van Dyke - beauty of a fall day in NY
Connie Bennett - Thank you for the post! Really have enjoyed
Bernice Shuster - Can you tell me how much this is worth? Love it and have had it for years! Anything with grapes and angels!
Wanda Hensley - enjoying this lovely fall weather. its awesome in Paris, Ky. Today!
Beth Letendre - Cleaning out STUFF! Finding lots of Dusty old things :)
Rosemary Green - Beautiful day here in Pa. Enjoying every minute of it. :)
Donna Lee Barham Adams - A little sunburned
Kim Apel Morrow - It was a cool rainy day in OKC, OK!!
- How many of us are planning on enjoying antique fairs, sales or shops this weekend? Dusty is p (Type: photo | Published: 2013-09-27T18:09:21+0000 | Likes: 9169 | Shares: 854)
Dusty Old Thing: How many of us are planning on enjoying antique fairs, sales or shops this weekend? Dusty is planning on heading to the 34th annual Locust Grove Antiques Market in Louisville this Sunday, 10am-4:30 pm. It's on the grounds of George Rogers Clark's historic home. Be sure to follow our updates at -> Dusty Old ThingComments:
Barbara C. Meister - Going to Chautauqua in Madison, IN. All juried booths-glass work, painting, woodworking, yard art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and so much more. Food booths as well and all on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River. There's also a winery, Lanier Winery, for all you wine lovers.
Aunt Georgine - Did you hear about the sale of many vintage cars that many of which have less than 50 odometer miles . . . an elderly couple (the husband used to own a car dealership) who s family have made the decision to sell the many many cars that have been accumulated over the years.
Dusty Old Thing - If you like architecture and American history there's a lot to learn, too, at Locust Grove. It is a National Historic Site. The webpage is -> http://www.locustgrove.org/
Nancy O'Shaughnessy - Love places like this!
Deanna Kay Jennings - Love those chairs
Sharon Harms - There's a great one at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn. this weekend.
Pat Brooks - I love antiques!! <3
Pat Brooks - I have a Baldwin Upright Grand piano built in 1907 still using it ... and a Merritt O'Keefe cooking range built May 1938 ... still works converted to propane.
Randy Stiglets Jordan - Love the old chairs.
Elaine Albright Ellard - Wish I lived closer!!
Lila Goddard - I love dusty old things. I was married to one once.
David Perry - Wish I could make it,love antiques,have many myself
Grace Thompson - Looks like fun! I'm excited about a Sat estate sale in my condo building - many treasures from two collecting sisters. Since I've downsized I don't need one thing, but may have to buy a few pretty, small items. :)
Jan Scott - I want to be there now.
Judy Easley Shutts - Nebraska's Junk Jaunt -- a 300-mile yard sale in central Nebraska
Trey Stubbs - I will be doing the same here in Alabama!
Suzanne Davis - Love this stuff had my own store...cashier for estate sales. ...love it.
Margaret Tarpey Collins - William Collins, there's our hutch in the background...even some plates
Andi Baltes - Oh I wish; there are no decent antiques left in northern wisconsin anymore....
Gwen Bonds - I could go crazy here.
ML Orwig - Wish I lived closer (Pacific NW) I would love to go to it.
- Sometimes you can find interesting things in a locked trunk bought at an auction. Check out to (Type: link | Published: 2013-09-26T23:49:15+0000 | Likes: 2690 | Shares: 122)
Dusty Old Thing: Sometimes you can find interesting things in a locked trunk bought at an auction. Check out tonight's Featured Antiques...Comments:
Ann F Marcus - Can anyone identify this....? It's driving me crazy...someone said something about a chocolate thing? Halp...
Marcia Greene - The locked trunk find is fascinating
Noushin Kar - I know exactly what this is, it has nothing to do with death and dying, it is simply a vanity mirror. It is Persian, specifically made in Isfahan, hand painted, I have one similar to this, but a newer version. this one is an antique Persian miniature art work. From looking at the back picture, it looks like khatam work, which is totally different type of art work, that tells me it was custom made with a very high quality work, perhaps belonged to a wealthy, even royal family, I would say it is over 100 years old. You have found the treasure in the trunk. I have not seen these being made recently. mine is about 40 years old. I think there are no more living artists with this specialty.
Liz Heisey - We have two of them that my parents purchased when they were stationed in Iran. I believe it is a "Persian" wedding mirror. It has a Persian fable painted on it.
Betty Lou Baker Weber - I love dusty old thing's.
Cynthia Treat - This looks like Mogul art from India.
Rebecca Romani - The picture above looks a lot of Qajur work from Iran. The mirror is part of it and the back looks like a rug/ceiling painting. It's probably from @ the 1920's, 1930's.
Linda Peters Hodge - I would love to find some special piece from my family
Mickey Kravig Baratta - How about possible Russian trunk with mirror belonging to royalty or just very rich, who traveled a lot and carried their own mirror around as there were not many in existence back then. Only the very rich... ??!! It is beautiful.
Dena Farsad - I'm pretty sure it's Persian (the mirror)
Niki Marks Akbik - I think it looks Persian too. Arabic art does not show people usually. And it looks like some other Persian pieces I've seen.
Maureen Dawn - the mirror looks persian?
Alvie Cardenas - What a treasure, whatever it is!!
Marie Daly Neil - WOW that is some painted cabinet! Awesome!!
Judy Kennedy Carrino - The art work looks Persian, perhaps copied from a Persian rug. My mother's old steamer trunk was locked by accident. Inside is a very old wool lap robe that was used to cover legs when riding in an open touring car. I am too cheap to call a locksmith to open it, and the key has never been found. :-(
Roberta Carmickle - look like from India there was a legend about the rose of India Look at the turbans and thr horses
Denise T. Dardarian - A gravy strainer with a removable gravy boat?
Nickoli Far - this work of art belong my country
Salliebet Wildman - The painted mirror is from Iran. I have one similar I bought there.
Carole Love Hendrix - The artwork above appears to be from India.
Cat Murck - beautiful today....as always, really.
- We'd like to thank Beth from the Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club for allowing us to share the pho (Type: photo | Published: 2013-09-27T14:06:08+0000 | Likes: 3443 | Shares: 304)
Dusty Old Thing: We'd like to thank Beth from the Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club for allowing us to share the photo of this wonderful Dugan plate in the hard-to-find "Border Plants" pattern that was made only in Purple or Peach Opal. Iridescence is nice in the morning.Comments:
Dusty Old Thing - We'd like to credit the Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club properly. They, and the other wonderful collector clubs, do so much to help foster an appreciation of antiques. You can check out their FB page at -> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tampa-Bay-Carnival-Glass-Club/272995892717159
Karen-Eva Starling Smith - Isn't that " Carnival Glass " ???
Ruth Siedlicki - My Mom had a white carnival glass plate that was iridescent - it was gorgeous...unfortunately my nephew decided to pawn it...grrrrr
Pam Gunnels - I would love to be a part of the carnival glass club. :)
Terri Equality Bailey - I have always loved carnival glass! <3
Vickie-jo Sanders - THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!
Candice Powell - Wow wow that's beautiful
Wendy Benham Hines McGie - I just love carnival glass!
Sandy Schreiber Bratzel - What a beautiful plate!
Marsha Scott - Wow!!!!!!That's seriously beautiful!!!!
Nancy Jo Larsen - Wow first thought beautiful next thought
Shari Heinz - let us hope that by posting these beauties on here, that the Younger generations develop a love for them, seek them out and treasure what is no longer made.
Kaye F Buchanan - I will take this dusty old thing...
Bonnie Lee Wenberg Thomas - Carnival glass..always wanted some.
Carolyn Conner - love carnival glass
Monica Mailman - used to have tons of this. Ex hated it and tossed it with all the blue mountain pottery.
Sarah Elisabeth George - Oh wow! We have a set of these in the purple, I didn't know their worth. :D
Kitty Jury - Beautiful! My mother-in-law got me started on Carnival Glass the first Christmas we were married! Love it...an now look for the odd pieces I don;t have or want a second piece of...thanks for the share..
Karen-Eva Starling Smith - I should change my glasses and read better...lol Sorry.
Joan Case - I love carnival glass
Jennifer Beard Fitzpatrick - This is stunning. :) Love it. :)
- Tomorrow, as you commute to work or get out in traffic to run errands, think about how our ance (Type: link | Published: 2013-09-16T00:48:55+0000 | Likes: 10912 | Shares: 2065)
Dusty Old Thing: Tomorrow, as you commute to work or get out in traffic to run errands, think about how our ancestors got around in days long gone.Comments:
Donna Siebert - Much more slowly,I'm sure and far more in tune with the world around them
Jedrzejewski Suzanne - Found this online .thought it was cute!
Elaine Pagano Sloan - Wow, if I knew you were featuring antique modes of transportation, I'd have sent this picture of my grandfather and most likely one of my uncles on his fruit cart. This was probably taken around 1915. Later, he fell off his cart and suffered a serious injury. He died a few years later because doctors did not know enough back then how to treat him properly.
Randy Owens - I know life was hard back then, but the strong family values were sure better than it is now in this fast paced rat-race we call life.
Jeanne Andrade - yes, bring me back to the days of my ancestors youth... when everything made sense
Patrecia Maimer - I just love it when you do that ,put these kind of think's on here thank you.
Susan Gladhill - I was just in Shipshewana IN and it is a booming Amish metropolis still living this way. Hard living for sure.
Fran Schaaf - I bet you didn't see people on cell phones or texting
Corkey Mueller Davis - I remember an old buck board wagon drawn by Papaw's horse named Pete. He would drive us into town once a week for a candy bar. If it rained he would put my sister and me under the seat and you could hear him say, "Yaw Pete, let's get these girls home fast!" Ah...the good old days. :)
Laura Thompson - They didn't have to look out for texters or cell phone users trying to put in the number.
Gray Etha - I remember those rides in the back of the wagon pulled by one or two mules. . No seatbelts. lol
Debbie Springer - My mom used to talk about having a goat that pulled a cart when they were ( kids)...growing up in Sunland Ca. Shadow Hills <3
Shari Semmelrath Tebbe - Took alot longer, but less people died on roads. Biggest problem wagon breakdowns and tired animals...
Laura Flores - It certainly wasn't easy"
Donna Blanton - Goat Cart...my Dad has a picture like this.
Mary Bushue - I wonder if they had "road rage"? lol!
Nancy Hagerty - They didn't have as many "errands" to run as we do.
Nancy Skeddle - I've bid against others at auctions for a goat cart ... they go for $500+ ....
Linda Terpening Troxell - we have pics in our family like this
Rhonda Dartenay Woody - sometimes wished it was back to that , the way some people drive
Kim Stewart-Emerson - At least they didn't have high gas prices to pay!
- Just follow the link to see the antiques we've selected to feature this morning. All are from (Type: link | Published: 2013-09-16T11:26:42+0000 | Likes: 7301 | Shares: 641)
Dusty Old Thing: Just follow the link to see the antiques we've selected to feature this morning. All are from our readers. Some may bring back memories...Comments:
Jean Hansen - When I was a teen ager growing up in Arkansas, our neighbor lady had an ole pump organ, I loved to go over to her house and play it......her and I would sing the old hymns of the church, it was a good time with an older lady, we called her "GRANDA"......a sweet little lady.......now a days the young people don't care about going to the older people's houses.
Mary Nupp - Iremember everyone having pianos.
Marty Cummings - I thought that I would share a photo of our pump organ that sits in our parlor. We are the 3rd owners of this organ & it still plays nicely! The original owner was a nun who had survived Pearl Harbor many years ago! So glad we have history of this piece!
Louise Enoch - My grandfather gave my mother a parlor organ when she was in her teens. Mother taught me to play it when I was just a child. I am now 89 years of age. Wish I had the organ.
Kathy Fisher - I have Daddy's grandmother's reed organ; it is solid walnut, has different types of carving and cut-outs. I have wonderful memories of all us cousins playing the organ in one room, and the piano in the next; we could rock out Heart and Soul like nobody's business! I now have the organ, and treasure it so much.
Mara Jane Fisk - My piano teacher had a pump organ similar to this when I first started taking piano lessons. As I went along, she let me play around on it. I finally was able to play a song on it, but pumping it and playing too was hard to learn to do.
Pam Duvall Crump-Redden - We have one of these, in the family...
Virginia Huebner - My aunt was a housekeeper and the doctor that she worked for had one.
Kathy Middleton - WOW!! This is Great!! :O)
Kelly Hand - My mother has a smaller version of a student pump organ that she got at an auction yrs ago. Grandma would play it and one of the kids would pump the peddles. This one it beautiful!(ours wasn't as ornate.
Sharon Cooper - My mother had a piano and she would play it on Saturday or Sunday and once in a while she would play it in the evenings during the week. Sometimes on Sundays my Mother and Dad would play duets on the piano! I loved listening to them, it was so much fun!! My parents would sometimes play "chop sticks" in their duet.
Betty Waddell Oxford - I had forgotten all about the ol' pump organs...we had one at my grade school....I remember I got to play it for some school event. forget what though cuz that was a zillion years ago.
Steve Williams - One of the most beautiful old pump organs I've ever seen. I played a church size pump organ once -- even though I was much younger then, about wore me out for just one service. My uncle also had one that has two "pins" in the front -- you could transpose pitches by moving them. It was a real hoot. The wood work in the one above, though, is fantastic. I would love to have one. Had two different electric organs through the years, but always wanted a Baby Grand piano and a pump organ more than anything else.
Cleo Sauls Sorrell - I have a 1903 organ my Daddy gave me. I love it.
Joyce Dreher - You have that right,Jean.I can remember pumping the organ.We had a paino,whitch I took lessons on,and was in a recital,at about age 7 or 8.I was scared to death.
Nancy Putnam Smith - My grandmother had an organ similar to this one. We were not allowed to touch it. My grandma was not a sweet little old woman. I don't know what happened organ.
Brenda Slater Smith - Beautiful, I have an 1893 Chicago Hamilton with the hutch and picket fences. My Dad got it for my Mom in the 60's.
Ann Macdonald - Beautiful .My aunty played a piano in a pub in the old kent road in London and was told she earned her self a few beers!! always a piano at my nans place.....
Barbara Young - I still have mine, got it when I was 8years old!
Sharon Olson - My friend has one of these and knows how to play it! But then she's amazing at most everything.
Erica Tackeberry Jennings - I played one of these for 7 years - my only piano practice instrument...that is a beautiful organ!!!
- One very nice thing about our Dusty Old Thing community is that we learn about antiques from ea (Type: link | Published: 2013-09-17T15:19:51+0000 | Likes: 5380 | Shares: 380)
Dusty Old Thing: One very nice thing about our Dusty Old Thing community is that we learn about antiques from each other, and we can enjoy finding out about the material culture of times long gone.Comments:
Sonia Russell - I love love love this idea
Reed Wilson - Susan Fensten, Wendy Baker
Tracy Pike - I don't think that a lot of you know that you can take copies of current or older portrait photos of yourself & other relatives & have them printed onto porcelain discs such as the old ones shown here. There are online companies that do this for placement on headstones. It isn't very expensive, either. It would be a great way to immortalize your family instead of the usual photos. And you can find new or antique frames to fit your porcelain portraits. Give them as gifts to relatives or your children & grandchildren. One of the best uses for them is to have the smallest size done, put it in a frame, attach a ribbon & give it to someone to hang on your Christmas tree as an ornament or to hang by the fireplace during holidays. It's a good way to remember children & grandchildren when they were young & also to remember older relatives who have passed on. Imagine a glowing Christmas tree or golden lighted Menorah with such favorite photos hanging all over them.
Ann Macdonald - Beautiful,i remember my grand mother having these on her wall,she would have been120 now!
Betty Bruns Munguia - I love them and Cameos
Toni Mikel - Their clothes, hairstyle
Betty Lou Baker Weber - These are beautiful,i have one and i can wear it as a pin or pendant.
Becky Bynum - im looking for old frames like this to do my wall
Denise Smith - yes very much so theses are lovely
Poppy Wajda Gallipani - are these the same thing as mourning pins ?
Tracey Neal Tidwell-Smith - Oh my, I wish I had all of them, so lovely :)
Helene Sunderland - Love the research and especially looking to find some treasures.
Connie Rounkles - Beautiful little pictures.
Jeanyce Johnson Means - I love your page!
Anne Duncan Johnson - I love this site and the history of the antiques!
Barbara J Fiester - More awesome antiques! Especially LOVE the coffee pot and coffee grinder.......what a story! That's what makes these treasures so special!! Love it <3
Carol Tomlin - I have a portrait pin with a photo of my Grandfather in it, I wear it once in a while. The coffee grinder is the same as mine. I wonder how old it may be.
Jeanne Snow - My family made clocks and surveying instruments. They lived in a place called Nottingham Hundred in Pennsylvania on the border with Maryland. This land eventually became part of Maryland. There is a book called "Six Quaker Clockmakers" by Edward Chandlee that tells their story. Unfortunately, I don't have one of the clocks.
Ann Mozingo - is there a site I can find out the value of old photos and old political photos (1800s)?
Mary Metildi - OK watch out for copies and fakes; the real thing can cost hundreds to thousands $$'s. Originals were hand-painted on waffers of ivory. Watch for printed fakes, etc
Debbie Denenburg - I have a couple of miniature portraits for sale in my Etsy shop. They are much more modern than the ones shown here. I loved seeing this picture because I think these items are beautiful. These are the ones I have listed for sale.
- Does anyone remember Elmer, Elsie, Beulah and Beauregard?
Come share the memories on -> Dusty (Type: photo | Published: 2013-09-17T19:21:10+0000 | Likes: 62292 | Shares: 7277)
Dusty Old Thing: Does anyone remember Elmer, Elsie, Beulah and Beauregard? Come share the memories on -> Dusty Old ThingComments:
Helen McElroy Viola - My father worked for Borden's and I grew up with Elmer, Elsie, Beulah, and Beauregard. My family still owns an Elsie salt/pepper shakers, creamer and a set of 78 RPM records.
Teddi Gore - My dad and grandfather worked for Borden's. I have 3 different mugs and many other memorabilia. I even remember my mom drinking from these mugs on her way to teach school! Oh the precious memories!
Claudia Joy Robinson - Just saw a tractor trailer with Elsie's picture on it, on the highway this weekend. Glad this timeless icon is still rolling on.
Sue Tolly - I'm not sure if this is the same cow. It has Whirley Industries, Inc. Warren Penna., U.S.A. on the bottom. This was my Grandmothers.
Dene' Jones - If it's Borden, it's GOT to be good! lol
Dee Craft Godbout - Yes. when I was little Elsie had a stall at the Texas State Fair.. now that was 70years ago.
Linda Baumheckel - My dad's college roomie created Elsie for the ad agency. She is a beauty!
Debbie Albertson - Yep...my great aunt and uncle worked for Bordens. We got our milk in glass jugs fresh from the plant in Tampa :D
Melanie Floyd Deschamphelaere - Gee, I'm from Wisconsin, of course I remember Elsie the Cow..and her hubby, Elmer, too! And the kids? Well, of course I do!
Jody Graves - Borden was a great company! I remember our wonderful neighbors,Gladys and Albert Beers in Brookfield, Ct., he had retired from Borden with a .....RETIREMENT PENSION ...which meant they could be relaxed and wonderful elderly neighbors...he built a tree house for us kids, helped my dad with odds and ends around the house, she baked for us, they were....RETIRED with comfort!!!! ah....if only companies now would treat their workers so well....
Kathleen Reed Yaskoski - Elsie the cow was famous for producing the most milk than any other cow. she was born at Elm Hill Farm Brookfield Ma. the town where I lived.
Kathy Friston Collier - I sure do remember those wonderful mascots for Borden's Dairy. If It's Borden's then, It's got to be Good!
Stephanie West Tonkinson - my grandmothers name was elsie and for the longest time when i was little i thought that was who she was named after,lol!
Paulette Wyssbrod-Goltz - Yes...and I have one of those cups!
Jane Garnett - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIqQSG3J2I4
Lillianclaire Fontenot - we had our milk delivered twice a week for years, loved Borden's milk. So convenient to have milk delivered to your door in the morning
Jana Mereso - Elmer glue had his picture too
Beulah Bliss - I do - my Mother's name was Elsie
Sharon L Gillum - Milk from CONTENTED cows....
Daniel Kelly - If you saved a certain # of pics of Elsie from the milk carton,you got into the Polo Grounds to see the N.Y.Mets for free in 1962,63.
Deborah Eggleston - I still have an Elsie magnet on my fridge from way back when!
- Don't you think that sometimes antiques, when they catch the natural light, can seem so peacefu (Type: link | Published: 2013-09-18T22:22:57+0000 | Likes: 13924 | Shares: 913)
Dusty Old Thing: Don't you think that sometimes antiques, when they catch the natural light, can seem so peaceful?Comments:
Deborah Sterling - Have some of these in my window -- dug them up on an old dump road behind my home
Denise Espinosa - I love colored glass bottles...
Dianna Brockman - My Nanny (grandmother) had hundreds of glass bottles. She built a sun room just to display them.I can close my eyes and feel myself sitting in that room with all her glass. The house is gone now and so is my Nanny, but what I wouldn't give for one day with her in that sun-room. Maisie Rodenbaugh, Lorrena Kirkland, Earlene Rodenbaugh Stubbs, Beth Curry
Barbara Crowley Burdick - Some of my finds.
Ellen Urie - I love windows like this. The more windows the better I like it in a house.
Lisa Clute - We used to do this at the summer cabin and put wild flowers in them. They always smelled and looked so pretty!
Jacque Trumbull - THAT OLD BOTTLE
If that old bottle could talk
It would have a story to tell
About how things really were
During the years it lay in the hills.
That old bottle has seen plenty
As it lay there in the sand
As the seasons passed
And changes came across the land.
From Indians and cowboys
To pioneers and modern day,
Every day bringing new changes-
From clear to purple in its way.
Each of us is a vessel,
A bottle, if you will.
What we say and what we do
Are the contents that will tell.
Our earthly life is there contained
To be set free of earthly ties
When this part of life is over
And our spirit soars beyond the sky.
The contents of our life
Poured out on Judgment Day
For God alone to judge
And have the final say.
13 August 2010
Stefanie Jo Baker - I love old bottles ... just the history of who used them is enough for me.
Jacqueline Sotira Finnegan - I have a collection of these on my window sills also.
Susie Wells - I collect old bottles. I love em. They look so pretty displayed in a window !
Jeane Shutter - I agree with you. Very soothing looking for some reason.
Shirley Womack Calhoun - Love old bottles... got more than this also....
Laura Aguirre - Just being around them can give one a feeling of peace and thoughts of another time.
Judy Rhoads Selzer - Really enjoy this site!!!
Kenna Powell - I have a little bell and a ruffle iron found while digging in the yard.
Kathy Desilets - This looks like my window right now, love old Bottles
Debi Hoffard - I have some of these..we found them under dirst when we were doing some landscaping n our back yard n mchigan...I put little flowers in them..but I can't get them clean..any suggestions or should I just leave them sort of dirty looking
Linda Aaron Pahl - an Aunt of mine, yrs ago, had a beautiful collection of Blue Glass...
Cathy Van Vleck - Love old bottles--I have several in all sizes.
Rory Lemond - I used to have these bottles in my windows at one time and I really enjoyed the light shinning thru..no longer have them..love the pic of the copper jug..haven't seen one before now...
Bonnie Price - plants are getting so HARD to maintain in window--I will be switching to antiques and curios for the Fall and Winter
- Can any of our readers help date Debbie's Mason jar? We included it in our Featured Member An (Type: photo | Published: 2013-09-19T13:32:43+0000 | Likes: 6718 | Shares: 750)
Dusty Old Thing: Can any of our readers help date Debbie's Mason jar? We included it in our Featured Member Antiques last night. If you missed it, you can catch up at -> http://dustyoldthing.com/Comments:
Robin A. Corr - dating Ball Jars:
Joleen Stone Krogman - Ball's webpage had a list a while back
Robin A. Corr - This closure/finish was used on the ubiquitous Mason's Patent Nov. 30, 1858 jars as well as many other types of similar jars. John L. Mason's original patents did not cover the cap itself since screw caps (and threaded finishes) were not a new invention, dating back to at least 1810 (Toulouse 1969a). Instead, the patent covered the improved continuous screw threads on the jars which gradually vanished towards both the top (rim) and the bottom (shoulder) of the finish- allowing for a tightening seal - and the relatively flat shoulder sealing surface.
The Mason's design worked because of the sharp, almost perpendicular (to the screw-thread finish) shoulder ledge functioned as the sealing surface with the addition of a rubber gasket placed between the shoulder and the bottom of cap (Toulouse 1969a; Jones & Sullivan 1989).
Lisa Anthony - Wish we could buy this color. I like the new ball jars this year but it just doesn't compare to this blue.
Kandy Emarsten - http://livinghomegrown.com/2012/06/dating-old-canning-jars.html
Nell Moreland - If this old jar could jabber; It could tell of many things; like scrubbing up the zinc caps, and those old red rubber rings. It could tell of Mama's bean patch. and the hoe that was her staff; some tales would make you almost cry, some tales would make you laugh. Mama'd fire up that old cook stove, after jars were filled with beans; then that copper bottom boiler with those jars would boil and steam. HOT? I sweat to mention, it was summer coming down, but those beans would taste like heaven when the snow was on the ground! If this old jar could jabber, there'd be tales from A to Z, but it gleams upon my kitchen shelf and it only speaks to me. This jar is imprinted with these words: Patent Nov. 30th 1858 MASON'S. This pint jar is stamped with the #15 on the bottom.
Victoria Penndragon - The Mason Patent dates back to Nov. 30 1858... and some of the first jars they came out with were Blue (Ball) or Green. This looks to be a Half-Gallon jar from between 1909 to perhaps 1913.
Myron Linda Porter - Nov 30th .1858 That is what mine has on it .
Teri Bussey Badeau - I have a bunch of these. My great grand parents came from Iowa in a covered wagon and built a home from Sears in Washougal, Wash., When my great aunt died a few years ago we cleaned out the house to sell. I got so many hand made quilts and a New Home sewing machine and many other family treasures. Blessed am I!
Linda Papin - found this on google 1858 mason jar, also on ebay from $30 to $60...
Shari Rucker - I buy, sell and collect food jars and this one dates late 1800's to early 1900's. What really makes a jar valuable are three things: condition, color (amber streaks in the glass are very desirable!) and any errors in the spelling.
Pat Parker - Mom canned peaches while she was pregnant for me in 1940. They was in a jar like that. I got that jar when she died in 1984. Dumped the peaches still have the jar.
Cindy Howe - My brother collects jars- I showed him this pic- he said late 1800's
Yves Comfort St Michael - sometime after 1858 - http://www.glassbottlemarks.com/masons-patent-november-30th-1858-antique-jars/
Lori Sawicky Puskas - I have a pink colored one. Has anyone ever seen a pink one? I have many old blue ones. some are numbered.
Gabrielle Wolf-Stahl - http://lovelylittledetails.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/balllogos.jpeg
Debbie Abell - compare it to these it will pretty well date it !:http://livinghomegrown.com/2012/06/dating-old-canning-jars.html
Nicole Cote Lachance - I have a few blue ones with the ceramic inside the lids...
Dot Harman - Beautiful! pale blue, rubber gasket, zinc screw cap top used to preserve foods....very old,,,note the "bubbles" in the glass,,,early 1900's...a guess...dot dot
Debbie Hobson Franz - http://www.etsy.com/listing/130328639/antique-pair-of-green-ball-quart-canning?ref=related-1
Linda Bassler - Got lots of them.