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Friday, March 26, 2010

Are You Looking for a VINTAGE Refrigerator?

I am soooo excited to show this to you....
While at the Oklahoma City Stockshow which lasts THE ENTIRE SPRING BREAK, I take some ME time and head to the wonderful area antique shops.
A blog friend, OKLACOOKIEMAKERQUILTS, turned me on to this WONDERFUL DIVE!
THE RINK in Bethany, OK.
As soon as I walked in the door, I fell in LOVE with this 1950's refrigerator!
This thing was in such great shape that I thought it was RETRO!
I think I might have SQUEALED when I opened it!

I didn't even know they had rotating shelves! Why oh why did they ever quit doing that to the refrigerators?

The ONLY thing I could find remotely wrong with this thing was the gasket had some rust and wear from age on it. Seriously, even the warranty book looked NEW....yes, it has the original warranty book with it.
I don't think anyone has ever actually used it!
Does anyone know if these can be re-wired so they don't pull so much electricity?
What was the price on this you ask?
Before I tell you, I must tell you that I would have this pretty baby in my house had I found it 3 years ago!!
It is priced right at $1600.00! Have you looked at the RETRO versions of these?
We are talking $5000.00 and up!

When you enter the store, if you make it beyond the vintage fridge, you will be greeted by these lovely little darlins'! After you run amok like a kid in a candy shop.....looking at the price tags....you discover there are NO price tags!
So, you will find the nice gentleman who knows something about these chairs and tables....then he will ever so sweetly smile, look at the direction of the tables and chairs....I took this tiny opportunity to wipe the drool off my mouth while he wasn't looking at me.....then he says...."Oh, those AREN'T FOR SALE."
WHAT??? Did I actually call him KIND?
Apparently, at some point they are going to have a coffee shop in here...arrrggghhhh!
I started feeling my bottom lip purse....my chin began to quiver....
Quickly, I started batting my eyelashes.....I tilted my head....I turned on the charm!
I was still told NO!! I slumped....I was devastated because LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!

An IDENTICAL match to MY vintage dining chairs!! I found TWO identical matches!!! WAAAHHHH, and they weren't for sale!
Every 5 minutes, I wandered back to just stare at the chairs....
then I would hit on the guy again....
He was still telling me NO!
Finally, he referred me to THE BIG GUY...no, not the "scurty"...
I felt 'pecial.
When I met him, I didn't even say hello, I just blurted out a price for the chairs....
He looked at me, looked at the chairs, looked at me....I think he spotted the tear in my eye....saw my pouty lip....saw I was packing a gun....and said SURE!!!
Click here to see my table and chairs story.

Here are some more pictures of various items in the shop.....

Oh LOOKY!! It is ME! I have a stalker....that is MOM...everyone say HI MOM!

This is daddy-o looking for The Phantom of the Opera book...first edition...'cause he does stuff like that.....even with old man knees!

No, this is not a stove to go with the vintage fridge...it is a TOY!

The prices were really great for quality stuff!!!

A very vintage bubble blowing MONKEY!!!

This is very unusual....I always thought they wore WHITE corduroy jackets....

Yah, an old TV turned into a CAT HOUSE...had this been a dog house, I just might have bought it!!

These are the pictures I am looking for....if you find any for $5.00, give me a holler! I have a sneaky suspicion that they are catching on....hard to find them under $15.00. I do have a budget and won't pay over $5.00 though.

Yep, I would be the proud owner of the cowboy one and the Williamsburg one!

I really LOVED this booth.....

I am looking for a WORKING pink or turquoise phone like this....

Love this coffeepot....unfortunately, I have a really cool one already...had to let this one go.

Lovin' the lamp....and that little radio on the bottom shelf....

Yah, so this picture is about 6-7 ft. tall!
If I hadn't worked so hard on the chairs....I might have worked on this poster....LOVE IT. It is NOT for sale....pftttt....as if!

Gotta love some old finger chopping fans......

Did I tell you I am looking for one of these phones in pink or turquoise?

So, here is where I started my all day search for some gaudy cowboy boots....NONE of them were in my SIZE!!!

...and if you read my previous post, you would know that I found some elsewhere.....and LOVE THEM TOO!!!
Make sure you stop by this place if you are anywhere close to Bethany!!!


carolina nana said...

Sure looks like you had fun,that looks like my kind of place. We have an antique mall in town with different owners in each booth and you can get some good deals.Have a blessed evening.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Glad you scored on those chairs! I love that fridge....I too, have NEVER seen rotating shelves! Wow

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