Monday, August 3, 2009

Vintage Monday- The cool stuff!

Last week I picked up a new-old treasure while checking out an antique shop that I havn't been to in a while. A 1950's cooler.

I saw it up on the shelf and asked the kind owner of the shop if he would get it down for me....
I thought it was the perfect red...........


I really liked the details of the hardware..........


I loved the handle on the top instead of the sides..........



I saw the cute bottle opener...........


I opened the lid and saw a tray that fits in the top and then I bought it!....I love it and I think it will be perfect to use as a picnic basket/cooler for our family. I can think of so many places to take it where it will really come in handy....

I used it on Wednesday to hold the ice for the lemonade I was serving at a little backyard get together.....see, it already came in handy and is so vintagey cute! Next time I might just fill it with ice and put bottled soda inside to keep cold and then we can use the bottle opener.....



Speaking of keeping things cold.....I remember these bowls from my chidhood. We had a big set of them along with tumblers and a pitcher. My brothers and sisters and I always liked these for ice cream and the tumblers for Kool-Aid because the metal kept them frosty cold. They came in a variety of colors and I always picked the red.


Last night we used them for homemade ice cream... Mr. Honey is ready to start the freezing.


and here it is in all of it's sweet and cold yummy-ness..........

We sat on the patio and enjoyed the backyard and each other and the ice cream.....a nice way to end a summer Sunday evening.....



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22 comments:

whitey said...

What a great find, I have a big old green picnic thermos I got from a great Aunt that I love, and collection of picnic baskets that are fun to have out during the summer time.

Nedra said...

Loved the antique cooler, and the red is so you!

Linda said...

Is jealousy a bad thing??? :) I love the red cooler - couldn't be cooler! Ha ha! I guess I will just have to live vicariously... "my friend has the coolest stuff!" That's ok too... :)

Loralynn said...

I remember the metal tumblers! I also remember they always made things taste slightly metallic! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

The Nielson Family said...

I even missed your cute red cooler with ice? Not fair! well, in return for forgetting/missing your party, I would like a museum tour of your house and garden :)

Stephanie said...

My mother has her original one and it's in pristine condition and it was very well used. I want it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Awwww....the memories!! And homemade ice cream too!

CJ said...

I have the metal tumblers that I grew up with! I have four of them. I should find which box they are in (from our recent move) and use them this week when my sister visits. :D

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the cooler. My friends parents had one like it. Love the bottle opener attached too. I can just envision the cooler filled with bubble up and colas from my childhood.

Nanci said...

You have made my day again! Such memories your blog evocked...

Kim said...

That is a pretty cool cooler. I love that it's RED! I remember the metal bowls and cups, too. Did you find yours at a thrift store?

jannimary said...

When I was little our toy box was a HUUUGGGE cardboard box. Well...I thought it was huge. It was the box from my parent's esky from the early 60s and is about the same size as yours. Theirs is green and straight sided and they still use it.

Sherry said...

Hi Lori. That cooler is a great vintage find. Great memories of the metal tumblers & pitchers and of course homemade ice cream. Yummy!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi there Ms. Lori! I just discovered your blog...don't know where I have been? I didn't know u had one! I had fun catching up with it...your daughter is adorable! LOVE your new cooler! I have a big one that I plan to plant flowers in some day. I will be adding u to my blog list! cherry

Chookyblue...... said...

I have some cups like your bowls and have fond memories using them as a kid........

Jan said...

Ohhhhh Lori! That cooler is awesome. What a great find; and OMG on that homemade ice cream in those wonderful bowls!!! I could close my eyes and taste it. IMHO, there's nothing like "homemade ice cream :)"

Tks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. I'm the gal w/the "chenille daisy :)"

Ohhhh and pls tell your DD that her outfit below is way too cool!!! She looks adorable :)

claire said...

What a great find!

Micki said...

I love the cooler...It is so unique.
Micki

belinda said...

First off...it's red....a good thing.......second....it's old....a good thing....third....if only it were mine....that would be the best thing!!!

Janice said...

Great find. Your little bowls are lovely and the ice cream looks very yummy!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lori. I remember those tumblers too! They always made my hands cold :-)

Becca said...

Cute! I love the bottle opener! Where's my homemade ice cream?

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