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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Carnation Milk Truck

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Do you love those vintage collectible items you come across every now and then and wonder why we no longer make such items?  Oh good... me too!  

I am a lover of most all things vintage.  I said most things, I cannot go and love them all... well, on second thought, maybe I can.  If you ask Mr. VS, he would tell you I love it all and it is ALL currently in our cozy cottage.

Do you recall us cleaning out my husband's childhood home late last year?  Well, I am almost embarrassed to say we are finally finished.  Illness, life, work, and just plain being worn out caused delays since we started the project.  

I have to say there are so many things I am looking forward to sharing with you once we get a grasp on what is what and where everything is located.  Our basement is literally bursting at the seams.  There is a path... and that is about all there is.

I need a month solid of going through things and organizing and deciding where items will go and if there are things we will need to part with.  Of course, there will be parting with some items.  We just cannot keep it all... unfortunately.  

When we were able to work on clearing everything out, we finally realized we loaded up over 50 years of collecting.  Do you know how many items one can collect in 50 years in one location?  Let me just tell you, it is a lot.  

We basically loaded up an entire home and moved it all over to our own cozy cottage.  We were trying to get items cleared as quickly as we could and packing everything in totes seemed to be the smartest way to pack it all away.  It also made for easier transport. 

I never imagined our basement would be this packed though.  It is crazy and a little depressing when I realized we have no room for anything now.  No man cave in the works in our basement, no craft room, no nothing.

What does all of this mean?  We will be parting ways with many items, but I am not sharing an item we will be parting with today...  

Today, I have a Carnation Milk truck to share with you.  I did a little research on this little Carnation Milk Truck, and found it is from the 1940's.  It is a bank for your coins.  I would imagine as a kid in the 1940's I would have been less into saving my pennies in it than I would have been in driving it around on the floor, or in a sandbox, or really anywhere I could.

Oh yes, I loved to play cars when I was a little girl growing up.  Do you know I had a racetrack and thoroughly enjoyed racing my cars on the track.  I guess I was a bit of a tomboy when I think about it, and not so much a girlie girl.

I remember a Tonka van I used to take outside and play in the sandbox with.  Of course, I also recall making mud pies with my baking dishes too.  I doubt my mother had that in mind when 'Santa' brought those baking dishes to our house all those Christmases ago, but I sure had fun.

I recall scooping up mud and filling my pans with it and letting it 'bake' in the sun and then flipping the mud pie out of my pan.  I had quite the imagination being an only child until I was five.  Living in an older neighborhood there were not many kids for me to play with so I used my imagination as my friend.

Let me tell you there were elaborate guests over for tea, E.T. and Holly Hobby were regulars at my small table.  I played hard as a child... oh to be a kid again.  I never thought those words would come from my mouth, or fingers as I type... but wasn't life so much more simple then?

Oh to go back, but we must keep moving forward.  I can tell you this little ole' milk truck will probably find a home in our china cabinet.  It is the place where we put those items that hold fond memories for us.  This may not have been an item from my childhood, but I can certainly imagine I would have had a lot of fun with it.

We have a lot of dairy memorabilia floating around the cottage.  My husband's family owned a dairy and if you look closely at our home, you will find many items I have incorporated into our decor.  I love vintage advertising so I was only too happy to find places for all of these cherished items.  

If you enjoy reminiscing the past, you may find some items we will be sharing that may bring back some fond memories.  We are looking forward to sharing our loot with y'all.  How exciting for the gal who never gets her fill of searching out vintage items and hoarding cherishing it all in her home!

T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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