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Monday, March 14, 2011

~Hello, Who's Calling~

I ran to Value Village for a few minutes on Saturday, after the worst blizzard that I have ever seen, I think.  And what to my wandering eyes did appear?  But a vintage telephone for only $5.99.  Someone had tried to make a lamp out of it so it has a hole down through the handset through to the body of it.


I have no idea how old it is, do you have any idea?  I have been looking for one for quite some time now, so I am thrilled with it!


My simplified mantle with a touch of Spring.  I found two limbs that were similar and then glued fauxe apple blossoms on them.  The chalk lines are still showing in the brick, I suppose I should clean them out.  


I don't think I'm liking this arrangement.


There, this is much better.

 The Norman Rockwell print is from March 1942, I believe.  I am removing all of my Winter decor little by little, are you?  Or have you done it already? 

Have a beautiful Monday, my friends.

Hugs, 





24 comments:

Shabby soul said...

Darling Cindy, your vintage telephone is so cute!
Thank you so much for your sweet lovely comment to my last post: you make my day :)
Have a wonderful new week
Silvia

alison said...

you lucky girl...what a great find...love how it looks with all your pretty bits and pieces.

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Pamela said...

Oh i love this phone and used to have one! I believe it is from the 40's.
I like how you have everything displayed on your hutch!

Victoria said...

Your phone is wonderful! They do seem hard to come by. I've been on a re-arranging kick for weeks, I think it's finally winding down and I'm pretty happy with it...for now!

Vintage Gal said...

The phone is just wonderful ~ what a treasure even if it does have a hole in it ~ somebody had to love it and that somebody is YOU ;-)

Karen said...

I remember having a phone like that when I was about 5 years old and it was probably about 10 plus years old by then. I'm guessing its about 50-60 years old. I love the vignette that you've displayed it in. I'm doing a whole house makeover right now, room by room. I'm trying to sneak a little spring in amidst the mess.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh My! I do believe that's our old telephone from when I was growing up!! LOL Yes, our phone was exactly like that and I was born in 1950 so it is definitely an antique vintage old phone. :-) We even had a 'phone booth' in our hallway for it. It was a recessed area about 2 1/2 ft. wide and maybe 18" deep and 6' high. It had a shelf for the phone, an opening under that for the phone book and room for a stool or chair under that! Our house (duplex) was built in the late 30's so this was a pretty cool feature. Thanks for the memories :-) I'm glad the weather is warming up a bit for you! Pamela

Pamela Gordon said...

P.S. I do like your new spring display! I've been changing things out for weeks :-) Pamela

Gail said...

Oh Cindy, I love your phone! What a treasure in finding that at that price and I love your vignette.

Have a wonderful evening my friend,
Gail

Pauline said...

I like it, Cindy :o) Nice find too.
Hugs

Nancy said...

I have few decorations period here in the apartment, so there's not much to swap out!

I love that phone. I'm guessing 30's or 40's. It's very neat and you got yourself a good deal on it.

I hope the weather turns more springy for you! Take care and have a blessed week!

Hugs and love,
Nancy

Joanne said...

That phone is an amazing find...great deal!
I was pricing them at the antique warehouse here for $35-50...was looking for a black one as well! Good for you!
That phone brings back memories of our home phone with the party line many years ago:)
Great finds...lovely Spring vignette!
Cheers!
Joanne

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I am so hapy for you finding something you have been searching for for a long time...I know the feeling and it's so exciting. Yay for you!

Robin said...

Such a great find! It looks amazing tucked into your display.

I have been so busy with projects I haven't even had time to think of adding a little spring to the house. I'm hoping soon I'll find the time.

Odile said...

Un téléphone very pretty! I love your new phone, et j'adore vore déco de printemps. Bonne journée et coucou de l'espagne.

bikim said...

it's gorgeous!
happy day!
Rosa

Rhonda said...

the phone is just charming. I thought it was older than me, and from reading the comments, that sounds about right.
It looks right at home in your pretty cottage.

my parents have an old wood box wall phone (the kind with the ear piece on a cord and you talk into the box) mounted in their garage. It does not work but so many people have offered to buy it.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I LOVE that phone. I am so jealous !!

Sue said...

How fun - a vintage phone. So 'you'. Maybe you could finish making it into a lamp someday! With the right shade it could be cute. I don't blame you for starting to remove your winter decor. The blossoms are sweet! You have to do whatever will cheer you up after a long winter. :)
xoxo Sue

Leah said...

Oh my goodness - I LOVE THIS PHONE!

A Cottage Muse said...

Fabulous find!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Lovely little phone! I like what you came up with on your last vignette! Sweet and simple touches of spring are just perfect. I haven't decorated for spring yet. I'll probably be backing so no need in pulling anything out. Enjoyed your post today!

Ana said...

What an awesome find Cindy...Love it! And your vignettes are very sweet...Lovin' that vintage camera too. Hope it's warming up a bit for you my dear friend. Have a wonderful day.

Much love,
♥Ana

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

oh wow! love the old telephone.
Gosh is it me, or were those handsets the heaviest thing in the world to hold?

I remember when I was a kid,,my Granny's phone like the one above was in the hall way in a little phone niche; my parents would call to see if I was ready to come home now, all I wanted to do was get off that phone and go play!(My mom's little sister was just 5 years older than me) There was always some fun to be had at Granny's...standing in the hall, talking on the HEAVY phone to my parents-who had the power to take it all away...wasn't fun!
...not much of a phone talker, Pat