Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday - The Daily Grind

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Two weeks ago I packed up as many of my vintage thingies as I could to protect them from Hurricane Ike - and thankfully, not one thing was damaged. I am blessed.

One of the coolest things my Great Aunt B ever sent me was this antique coffee grinder, which Hubby thought was a telephone. What a dork.

I'm not a coffee drinker myself - I prefer tea - but I think this is the neatest thing to have on display in my kitchen! I can just imagine the sweet aroma of coffee beans being ground in this every morning in someone's old house. I bet it helped to warm up many cold mornings for someone!

Several years ago our family visited a working plantation in Louisiana, and Daughter and Little Son got to really use a coffee grinder, almost just like this one - they thought it was fun to learn how they did things in the "olden days" (and fun to tell the other people there "We have one of these in our house!").

Coffee anyone?

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

How lucky you (and your stuff) survived the storm! That coffee grinder is pristine.

jennyonthespot said...

That's really cool! Your looks like it is in great condition!

Amy said...

oooh I love it, how long does it take to make coffee?

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

What a lovely thing...I've got one too only smaller!! Great to hear that you didn't lose any of your treasures :) xx

forgetfulone said...

That is such a cool piece of history! And yes, Frankie was there. Is he ever not?

Coloradolady said...

Love the coffee grinder. So glad everything made it from the storm. I love coffee, and fresh ground is always best.

Debbie said...

The wood on that coffee grinder is so beautiful. I'm also a tea drinker but I would proudly display that.

Grandma Faith said...

Your coffee grinder is awesome. I am glad you are all okay. Take care.

D... said...

Huh. I never knew what that was. I blame it on the fact that I'm not a coffee drinker. ;)

grace said...

I love those! My folks aren't coffee drinkers either, but they have one just like that in their kitchen. Since I am a coffee drinker, I feel that they should pass it on to me, but so far no go.

Miri said...

Beautiful coffee grinder-the wood is so lovely.

ellen b said...

That is a beauty. It's in such good shape. Enjoy...

forgetfulone said...

You could definitely take your 14 year old to see The Women.

Tales From the Eurovan said...

I'm pretty sure my grandma had one at her house. There's something about the smell of coffee. Love it.
Take care,
Julie