Vintage Monday–Farmhouse Style
Our neighbors are in the process of moving and have been kind enough to share some of their no longer needed vintage things with me. I love vintage and am more than happy to give their things a home. What they gave to me is what I’d call farmhouse style.
I started Vintage Monday last year thinking that it would be a fun way to share some of my vintage things with you. You can see all of my Vintage Monday posts here.
Farmhouse style is hot right now and all of my newly acquired vintage things are what I think of when I think of a farmhouse. A real farmhouse, not today’s “Everything in my house is white or gray” farmhouse style.
I was tickled pink to get this old milk can from my neighbor’s family farm in Northeast Iowa.
In the 1970’s a lot of people painted these black and applied an eagle to the can. I can remember two milk cans with eagles on them that were on our front porch for years when I was growing up. Mama later stored our milk cans in her barn and they were stolen. (Grrr…) My neighbor’s milk can had a similar treatment, you can see the outline of the eagle.
Our milk cans looked something like this one. A common use for milk cans is as an umbrella holder.
Oil or Gas Can
The next vintage item could be either a gas or an oil can. The interior of this can is lined with glass and the top held a very old cork that fell apart when I pulled it out. You can see the corkscrew that was in the cork next to the can.
When I did some research, all of the gas and oil can that I found had spouts and this one doesn’t, so I’m not sure of its original use.
Try as I might, I can’t make out what the letters spell on this old corkscrew.
The opposite side of the corkscrew most definitely says Chicago.
When my neighbor brought over this old watering can, I nearly jumped up and down with delight. It’s going to be perfect to use as décor for spring and summer!
This can belonged to another neighbor who moved a few streets down a few years ago. I don’t know it’s age or its story. I do know who it belonged to and intend to find out what she remembers about it. I have a feeling it belonged to my old neighbor’s mother.
I was happy to receive these things and then my neighbor knocked on my door and offered more vintage goodies.
These rolling pins all appear to be handmade. I want to figure out a way to hang them on a wall in my kitchen.
I’m not sure if the Springerle rolling pin on top is vintage but the bottom two rolling pins definitely are. I already had a small collection of rolling pins and now I have a large one!
Graters and Shredders
Next up, we have a collection of graters. I’m picturing using the two on top along with another that I have that was my grandmother’s as a centerpiece. I’m going to put tea lights in the graters and I think that they will look pretty at night.
I can’t figure out how the wooden grater works. It somehow stands up at an angle, I just can’t get it set up correctly.
More graters..The one on the left is my favorite because of its patina.
On to the shredders! Think of the cheese and cabbage that these shredders probably sliced.
The Wonder Shredder
Streamline Utility Cutter
3 in 1 Lightning Shredder
And there’s more! The two on the left are super heavy duty.
The two on the left are slaw cutters. Aren’t we lucky that when we make slaw now we pull out our food processors or we buy cabbage already sliced?
I would love it if you would pin this for other vintage lovers to discover!
If you have ideas for using or displaying any of these things, I’d love to hear them.
Thanks for joining me for Vintage Monday. My basement is full of vintage and who knows what I’ll share next!
You got some treasures! That was so nice of them!
It was nice of them, Tracy. They brought over more last night! I’m a lucky girl!
I have mine displayed on a wine rack in my kitchen.
Ding-ding!! A wine rack is a great way to display rolling pins. Thank you!
Lucky you in receiving some wonderful vintage items. What wonderful neighbors you had. Love all them rolling pins. Me, I store all my rolling pins in a large crock causer I have to wall space in my kitchen to hang them so in the crock is where mine are displayed. Also like them garlic graters as well.
That can that you thought was an gas or oil can is actually an antique railroad kerosene canister.
I love the idea of displaying the rolling pins in crocks. I may do that if I can’t figure out how to hang them on the wall. Thank you for solving the mystery of the can with no spout. I’ll look up antique kerosene canisters to learn more.
Thank you! I’ve got this on my DIY “to do” list!
I am sure you and Mr SP can pull out those power tools to create a rolling pin rack. All these goodies are bound to pop up in future posts about your seasonal decor – I hope so, anyway.
Thanks, Wendy! I was thinking the same thing about Mr. SP and the tools. I just need to come up with a design and we should be able to whip up a display rack pretty easily.
Wow – really great scores! Love vintage stuff!
Thank you, Kelly! I also love vintage and am so lucky that my neighbors are letting me have such great stuff from their collection. They brought over more last night!
Thanks for sharing…..Love Vintage stuff…..
So do I, Carol! Now I just need to figure out what to do with all of it!
Wow, you have acquired some fantastic items! Sooo vintage! Inspires me with my ‘new’ 100 year old Virginia mountain farmhouse. I know what I like but sometimes have difficulty putting it all together into pretty vignettes. I enjoy your inspiration.
Thank you! I am intrigued by your 100 year old VA mountain farmhouse. If you’d like to share a picture and details, please email me. ([email protected])
Oh my goodness–what generous neighbors! I absolutely adore each treasure. Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm–pinned to our Features & Favorites board!
They were so nice to pass these along to me. The great thing is that I have enough to share with some of my cousins.
The flat wooden one is a cabbage slicer. My mother used to have one and she used it to make sour kraut. It lays flat over a bowl or crock. She sliced off the tip of her finger one time and then spent an hour or so looking for the finger piece. Finally found it. It took quite awhile to find because she was looking for something pink. Who knew that a finger tip slice would be white! lol
What a story! My neighbor recently told me that he makes his own sour kraut. I’ll have to tell him that I have a tool he can borrow for his next batch.
Very beautiful and nostalgic items reminded me of the Mediterranean. Thanks for sharing