Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pink Saturday August 09,2008





Thank you for inviting me to PINK SATURDAY. I have chosen one of my favorite pink vintage toys to share with you. This vintage metal stove and refrigerator were given to me by my BFF Carol Isley. Carol is a flea/antique-aholic for sure. She is a former travel nurse and knows every shop from California to Alabama. These two vintage tin pieces sit in my kitchen sharing to glow from all of the other pink items. One is Frigidaire brand and the other is Coldspot. The Frigidaire reminds me so much of my dad. EVERY refrigerator was a Frigidaire to him. "Get me some buttermilk out of the Frigidaire," Daddy would yell. We had a GE! I have collected a few vintage dishes to accompany my play set. Come over some time and we'll make up a batch of mud pies with acorns on top.

24 comments:

Beverly said...

I just saw your comment on my blog about posting for Pink Saturday. I have added your link to my post. Please e-mail me sometime this week so I can set you up in my group list.

I remember that little pink set. How fun for you.

ceekay said...

I had a stove and refrigerator very similar to that when I was a child. Thanks for showing them. So cute!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Yay, you made it!
What an adorable set. Your friend was so sweet to give it to you.

Dawn said...

How cute is that little set. I would have loved that as a child! The pink is just perfect!!!

I see you are a retired teacher. I am a kindergarten teacher getting ready to head back to school next month.

take care,
Dawn

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Tricia,
I am a retired teacher too! It's wonderful is it not?

Welcome to Pink Sat. and to blogging. I have only been at it since May and am enjoying it a bunch.

The stove and refrigerator bring back memories for sure!
Diane

silvia kruchowski said...

Hola Tricia!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Besitos from Argentina!

Silvia

Katie said...

Hello Tricia! Wow that pink set is adorable! Oh what a treasure you have there!

donnasintheattic said...

How cute! I would love to have a real life size PINK refrigerator and stove!

Happy PINK Saturday!

Donna

Shirl said...

Hello Tricia, welcome to Pink Saturday and to the blogging world. I love your vintage toy kitchen, when I first looked I thought it was real size. THat is just the sweetest. I love your banner on your blog also! I scrolled through you blog, hubby and I like to say at B&B's also. Sugar sure was a sweetie!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Joy said...

Fantastic pieces! You certainly must get a lot of enjoyment out of them. :o)

Amy said...

I LOVE all of your pink goodies! The frigidare comment is great, it reminds me of my Aunt Rosa Lee. She called her "icebox" a frigidare. That is too funny. I am so glad that you have a blog! BTW, mom and I nabbed some great estate sale/thrift store finds today. I can't wait to post my before and after pix. (it will take a few days...I painted my chest already, now it needs a gloss finish) You will be so proud. Again...I am BEGGING for a post on the red-necks stealing the life sized santa. That is HILARIOUS.
LOVE YOU!
AMY:)

Susan Hickam said...

I enjoyed your blog today. I too would love to have a real pink fridge and stove but what fun to have the play kind! Great story about the justice for teachers!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

that just sounds too cool about your dad, it makes me smile! What treasures, I didn't even know real pink appliances existed until Pink Saturday. and i noticed a pink and white carpet. lucky lady.
thanks for posting on my blog.
My mom used to make mud pies in the old woodshed we used to have also so i will come over for some of yours hahha we'll have a good time!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Amazing pink appliances!
In England, where I grew up there were fewer pink toys!
I scrolled down and saw your story about the little girls and slings!
As a former teacher, I got a kick out of it.

linda t said...

Oh my gosh, do you know that I had that very set?!!
Oh how I loved my pink metal frig and stove! I also had the matching sink too.
I wish, oh WISH I still had it. But my parents threw it away. Can you believe it!
Thanks for taking me back... waaay back in time!

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Tricia,
It was nice to see your comment on my blog, from one PINK GIRL to another, I adore your blog too!

These little vintage pieces are so sweet, I used to love to play with our neighbors growing up! She was the envy of all the little girls in our area!
XO,
DL

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What great toys! I have to say I had a set very similar to this! Ah the creations I would conjure up. Thanks for jogging some fun memories!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I remember play kitchens like this! I had some that were made of wood and played with them a lot as a child. I would have loved these though!

Kady

Anne Fannie said...

Hi, I love that cute vintage kitchen set! How cute is that!
Thanks for sharing!
love, Ann

bj said...

My dad still called it an "ice box" up to the day he died....haha Bless his heart...
I love your pink vintage toys...thanks for sharing.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Tricia.. thank you for coming to my page.. and yes.. regarding the porcelain flowers, I do get it from eBay.. my fave place to shop online.. they have abundance of those flowers online.. go check it out.. you will be amazed.

and I do love your fridge and stove here!.. My kids saw it and wanted the same :D hehehehe.. thank you for sharing.. and happy pink day.. don't have to be on saturday only!.. hehehehe

Janet said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog with your condolences. The family seems to have it it through OK so far. My MIL is one strong Portuguese woman, that's for sure.

Many of my friends had these stoves and fridges and we spent many a happy hour playing in the "kitchen".

Nanna said...

happy belated pink sat. what a sweet little set! back in the 70's we had a pink stove,we didn't have the money & buy a new one so we found a used pink stove & cooked on it for years, sometimes I wished I still had it it LOL
Helen

Margie said...

Your little *pink* stove and *Frigidaire* are so adorable! And I love the story about your dad, reminds me of my dad!