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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Antique Butter Churn

Well it seems like the guest bedroom is becoming the keeper of the antiques whether they belong in a bedroom or not.  I am still going through everything in the garage and either finding a home for it or giving it away.  One of the things that I needed a home for is my Antique Butter Churn.

 Such a great piece.  I have had a place for all these antiques in all my other homes, but this one being so small, they just don't have a rightful place in the kitchen area, so they are all winding up in the guest bedroom.




 The old fan was in my parents house.  I remember that being on top of the TV for years. We didn't have A/C and this helped keep us cool.


 You turned the crank and it turned the big wood paddles inside to make butter.  This would make a lot.


 My elephant piggy bank from when I was little.  I use to take my money and insert a coin in the trunk, mash the tail and it threw the money inside.  I loved playing with it.


 I hung an old picture that I've had for years above the churn.  It shows an old man shucking corn and the little girl has her hat full of either onions or potatoes.  Such a tranquil scene of long ago times.


 Since I added the butter churn, I now have a complete kitchen in here, everything except a stove.
This is an old antique kitchen work table that I am using as a night stand.  The leaves fold up providing a huge work surface.  There's a pull out cutting board, a drawer for utensils and the curved tin bins are divided for wheat and white/corn flour.


 The drawer pulls are so interesting, they look like buckles.


 The Hoosier on the other side of the bed is a complete kitchen by itself.  Tons of storage.


Behind the larger doors, you see the flour sifter, bean bin and even more storage.


 I added some of my husband's ribbons to go with my equestrian theme and also added a couple of needlework pieces that I did years ago.


 George and Martha fit this corner really well.


The last piece that will fit in here is an Antique Lawyer's Bookcase.  It fits nicely on the wall across from the foot of the bed.  Still have to put it in place, clean the glass and replace the pegs in the bottom door. This piece is about 5 ft. tall, so it has a ton of storage.  Then I can unpack more boxes and fill it up.  I am on a mission to find a home for everything or get rid of it.


I am linking to the following parties:

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday

Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday 
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday



45 comments:

  1. Love those kind of missions. For me it has been if I bring something in, something has to go out. That butter churn is to die for. It is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

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  2. You have such beautiful pieces!! I'm in love with the gorgeous butter churn.

    Kathy

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  3. Oh my, the butter churn is looking so wonderful in that corner...I love decorating with age old antiques, it adds so much interest and charm to a room decor. Love the vignette on top of it with the old fan and your little elephant piggy and those red books, nicely done, Marty!I also love all the gorgeous artwork in your house, the picture with the old man and the little girl is so lovely! You did an awesome job on the bed ruffle and comforter. I love toile and you are a beautiful seamstress. I'm loving your newly decorated guest room:)Have a lovely day!Hugs,Poppy

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  4. Marty,

    What beautiful antiques you've had hidden. Gosh, I would want to have them where I could enjoy them too. I love the butter churn, the fan, EVERYTHING! Beautiful job as always!

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  5. I've seen lots of antiques Marty but never that butter churn, very cool. Hoosiers are something I love and looked for one for our farmhouse, never could find the right one at the right price...I've never seen one used in a bedroom before, very good idea, it's perfect!

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  6. I love the butter churn such a unique piece. What a great piece of character.

    Cynthia

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  7. Marty, I'm in love(!!)with this room! I've always loved antiques, and yours are exquisite! The antique butter churn, I've never seen before. It's really a great piece. Don't worry about putting things like that in a bedroom, it only adds to the whimsy and charm of it all. That room reminds me of a cozy bedroom in a historic bed and breakfast!
    Thanks for your very kind comment on my blog yesterday! :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  8. Let me stay....I wanna stay!
    I am crazy for all your antiques...and if you find any that just don't fit...I will gladly take that item of stress away from you!!!!

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  9. Those pieces add so much character and charm to your home...they should be in view and enjoyed!!! I am on that same mission this summer.....hugs....cleo

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  10. I absolutely love the hoosier cabinet! Where did you find such a great piece of furniture?

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    1. I found this in Oregon approx. 35 or so yrs. ago. Love it. Such a neat piece and in such perfect condition.

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  11. thats such a great piece it could go in any room and be an asset.. love how you have it decorated.

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  12. I think you are putting these antique pieces to good use in the guest room, Marty! I love that butter churner and it makes for a great table. Your one side table packs a big punch for such a small piece. Love the bookcase and I can't wait to see that all set up.

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  13. Love your old butter churn Marty and the entire bedroom looks awesome.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. How delightful, Marty, that you would treasure your antiques enough to use them as fine furniture in a guest bedroom! I love the kitchen pieces in there and they fit so well with the look of the room. The woods are all beautiful.

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  15. I love your butter churn and ALL the antiques in your guest room*! The room is beautiful*! -Ashley

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  16. Your antiques make your guest room so cozy & welcoming! The butter churn vignette is fabulous!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  17. Another time another world. Makes you think of the people who used them. Very nice. so Jenny

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  18. Love the butter churn, I also use my spare rooms and sewing rooms for antiques, you can never run out of ideas this way. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Mary

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  19. Love that you use your antiques--in any room. I have a drop leaf kitchen table in my bath! It has an old hutch on it and stores all sorts of needed things for the bath--and below are baskets of towels. See anything goes anywhere in decorating. Just love your home...

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  20. I have a clock just like yours! It belonged to my grandparents. :)

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  21. You sure have some nice, unique antiques there.
    those old fans are making a big come back...of course, they are replicas.
    You sure have that room looking good!

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  22. Can I come and stay? Your guest bedroom is fantastic. I love how you have re-purposed so much furniture.
    Patricia

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  23. Good for you Marty, cleaning out, and making use of all these great items! Love, Love that butter churn, and the kitchen workstation. They look like they belong in the room. I would love to own that butter churn. You can send it my way anytime!! LOL! My late dear father -in law, collected all kinds of milk memorabilia. He had butter churns, milk bottles, creamers, you name it. We inherited alot of his things, including the gorgeous cabinet that he collected the ceramic creamers in. My doll collection is in it now. Gotta love our antiques!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  24. Marty honey I love how your room is coming together. It is really cozy the way you have added your antiques. Especially the butter churn. Would love to have one just like this. lol
    Hope all is well and that you are having a great week.
    I am having a giveaway sponsored by Novica that ends tonight so I hope you can come by and put your name in the hat.
    Love
    Maggie

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  25. I have never seen a butter churn like that. Love the room.

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  26. I absolutely love all the pieces you have in your guestroom alone - you must have more throughout the house. If I were a guest I would not want to leave. Each piece tells a story and is meaningful to you which makes it all the more special. Good luck finding room for everything - it would not be easy parting with such fabulous pieces. Love the butter churn!

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  27. Mother calls her Guest Room lime yours the Antique Room. "Tyler and Caleb, you'll sleep on the daybed/trundle in the office. Chelsea and Whitney, you'll sleep in the Antique Room." Even the four-post is antique!

    LOVE all these posts, and your motto: A place for everything and e everthing in its place." Otherwise, BYE-BYE!

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  28. Marty, I love the way you have incorporated your gorgeous antiques into the room. They are so unique and provide super storage to keep the treasure on display. I love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  29. What great pieces, love the story and how you incorporated it. Looks great!

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  30. Marty, your antiques are fabulous! I love how you're decorating that room! How about a B&B? I would pay to spend a night in that lovely room! .... Hey! There's an idea... Bed and Breakfast and a day of thrift shopping with Marty!
    Think about it, ok?

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    1. This gave me a giggle. Anytime you are ready, just give me a holler. lol

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  31. Wow...that is one great antique butter churn.....it is spectacular....makes a great table!

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  32. Marty, what a great butter churn, I love how you have all your memories all around you. I love the guest room. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Marty
    Love your antiques, where Did you found such a precious ?
    What a great pieces!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Love from Brasil
    Dani

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  34. Wow Marty! Such gorgeous, precious treasures - and they all look amazing where you have place them too :o)
    Rose H
    x

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  35. I don't think I've seen one of these butter churns before, it's really a wonderful piece. and the Hoosier cabinet looks great there. Love how you are filling it up, such a great bedroom!!

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  36. Love, love that butter churn. It looks just fine in the guest bedroom.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  37. That churn is an awesome piece :)

    Blessing!
    Gail

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  38. Marty,
    I love the use of antiques in the guest room! Kitchen or not! Nice to get your things out of the garage and into the house where you can enjoy their beauty and the memories that surround them. The butter churn is a gorgeous piece!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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