Vintage, Antique and other Useless Junk

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^^^
Those are really cool, the binoculars and the flask.
Any printing or brand names on them?
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Nope, no markings at all.

And the binoculars aren't adjustable at all, makes me wonder how old they really are?
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Another item that is in regular use in our kitchen.
A glass Blue Ribbon coffee container, now used for storing rolled oats.

Does anyone recall Blue Ribbon coffee?
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I do! Also remember Eddy’s matches. A mainstay in every home way back when.
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some guys here could probably post their underwear :/
I tossed a bunch of old stuff - I don't think I have a vintage piece of anything
Unless the 90s count as vintage, then I have a pair of earrings
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When I was younger I didn't understand the appeal of "old stuff".

But as I've grown I'm finding it to be comforting, it anchors me to a different place and time. I have nostalgia at times, for a time I never knew. It would be hard to give up the now and all the comforts thereof, but sometimes I long for simpler times.
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We have several antiques in our Dining Room.

The table and chairs are over 100 years old. We have 2 Buffets that are pushing that as well as a White sewing maching cabinet.
Similar to a singer treadle cabinet.
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Next up, an old family Bible.

First few pages, with nothing on them, are tattered but the rest is in great shape.
Unfortunately no one in the family signed it so that leaves them as being a bit meaningless as far as my family is concerned. So I doubt if I will keep it.

It's 13" high, 5" thick and weighs 13 pounds. :200:
It appears it was published in the late 1880s.
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Bsuds wrote: Aug 9th, 2022, 2:12 pm We have several antiques in our Dining Room.

The table and chairs are over 100 years old. We have 2 Buffets that are pushing that as well as a White sewing maching cabinet.
Similar to a singer treadle cabinet.
Bsuds, we also have a White sewing machine. Singers seem to be a dime a dozen, but Whites, not so common.

Here's ours.
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And a close-up.
I have my mother to thank for most of these items. My father kept very little, including his war medals which he burned.
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Our cabinet is in a bit better shape than yours but we have no machine. Keep looking for one.
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most old stuff gives me the creeps.
I mean that which has been uncared for..... furniture that is full of worm holes and faded to a whiter shade of ick
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I absolutely adore those machines! And that bible <3
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Lady tehMa wrote: Aug 21st, 2022, 6:21 pm I absolutely adore those machines! And that bible <3
I agree.

I often wonder what became of the gigantic Icelandic Bible from maternal side. I can only hope that whoever grabbed it didn’t chuck it out.
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