Thursday, October 28, 2010

Do You Know What This Is?

It's a 1958 Western Holly Oven. It is where I bake and prepare meals for the fam. Original to the house, the only problem I have had with it is the door spring broke. I found, by searching the internet, a business that repairs and restores this brand and other vintage ovens and stoves not 30 miles from my home. I love it and hope it lasts. Bakes like a charm and is a conversation piece when others come to my house for the first time.



The house we live in we bought from my husband's mother after her mother passed away so it was his grandmother's house. She was the original owner and took wonderful care of her home. I'm sure we have abused it far more in the last nine years, than she did in the almost 50 years she owned it. Some other vintage items we inherited were a drawer full of old recipe booklets.

 Oops. Did this one twice.


Is this a riot? What pie doesn't a man like?




Twenty cents? Boy that dates this booklet. I couldn't find the date in it anywhere but I love the bright red color.

 Don't you love this title?

Avocados are essential in our house. We eat one of those little bags of them every week. Joining the The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday.

13 comments:

LV said...

How blessed you are to have been the one to keep these great things. You have some real treasures and memories. Nice postt and I enjoyed you entire blog.

Coloradolady said...

What great things to have passed on to you! I love that oven...it is amazing and so neat! Happy vTT!

Bea said...

OMG!! I so want an oven like that in my vintage kitchen! It is awesome!

Postcardy said...

I never saw an oven like that. Before you said what it is, I thought it looked like something for laundry. I love looking at old recipe booklets.

Rein said...

Love your vintage oven!

GardenofDaisies said...

How fun! I have never seen an oven like that. When I first saw the picture, I thought it was a washing machine. LOL! I love the old recipe books. My sister collects those... so much fun to look through. And I love avacados too!

Anna said...

Wow, that is some oven. I also thought it was a stacked washer dryer when I first saw the pic.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a great oven! We had a very old double oven when we bought our house over 30 years ago. It was aqua ;-) We gave it to a friend when we remodeled our kitchen. I wonder if they still have it!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVED this story. I grew up in an old Victorian 3 family house that my Dad's family owned from the day it was built. LOVED THAT!!! and I LOVE old cook books. ESPECIALLY Pies... LOVE the ones you have here and would definitely buy them if I saw them. I'm going online "LOOKING for that pies men love", that's a treasure!!! I'd LOVE to have you FOLLOW ME? I'm your newest follower!!!
Hugs to you, Donna

Postcardy said...

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Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Great post! Love the oven and that pie cookbook cracks me up. I've always wanted a 1950's kitchen. Unfortunatly I have a kitchen last updated sometime in the awful 80's...

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a classic oven! Fun to see. Our house was built in 1951 but we do not have any original appliances.

Patty said...

I love your oven! And how cool that it works! Those cookbooks are great too. And I'm not a man but I never met a pie I didn't like.

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