Saturday, March 14, 2009

~I Heart This Piece~

**Before you start to look at the pics I want to apologize for some of them being crooked. I took most of these pics at 11:30 pm last night. AFTER my friends came for dinner and wine.**

As I mentioned in my earlier post, my family owned a candy store.
In the candy store we had some really neat antique pieces.
My mom used them for displays.
When they closed the business my parents kept just a few pieces.
They sold the rest. Boy would I love to get my hands on some of those pieces.
I was in my early 20's and just didn't appreciate them at that time.
About 10 years ago my Dad realized that I didn't have anything from the candy store.
He asked me if I wanted the old ice box. I WANTED it...actually I NEEDED it.
So, it went in the basement. It never got used. I didn't have a place for it.

Then our friends came over and borrowed it for their store. They were going to use it for displays.

Guess what......I GOT IT BACK!!!!


This is what it looks like closed. Somewhere along the way it had a run in with a paint can. Poor ice box.......

This is it with all the doors open.
As you can see one of the doors is broken :(

You can see the original shelves. Too "cool." Sometimes I just crack my self up.
I'm just a chip off the ol' "block."
OK....OK...I'm done.

This is the side that held the ice blocks. You can see the drain hole in the back of the bottom shelf.

This is what it looks like in my kitchen.
Doesn't take me long to fill up space!

I just love all these old jars.

Thanks for letting me share my excitement.
I am just giddy!!!!


The Kramer Angle said...

I love your icebox and I'm happy you got it back. The very first antique my husband and I bought after we got married was an icebox. I still have it and use it as a bar. I love mine too!

So, when's the candy store opening? I need some licorce, candy necklaces, maybe some fireballs....

Lissa said...

That is just amazing! What a great story. What a great memory! love it!

Sarah said...

It is fabulous! I like what you have done with it!!! Very vintage cool!!

the wild raspberry said...

it is fantastic. i've always wanted one of those pieces!
you're a lucky gal.
have a great weekend.

Jeanneoli said...

How wonderful that you have a piece that holds so many memories!!!

Christina said...

I absolutely love this. Doesn't it make it so much better with all the great memories that go with it. Love how it looks in your kitchen.

Janna said...

I LOVE that! It is what I am wondering is when you are going to come over and decorate my place? Next weekend works for me :)

Wanda said...

Hey Maisy, love the Icebox,you filled it up nicely. I just wanted to let you know I am having a giveaway, drop on by and let your friends know. Cheers.

Tara said...

Loving the ice box...also the sweet pink cake stand!! Looks great, what a good memory to have back in your house!

Thena said...

How great it is that you got it back. I bet it brings back a lot of memories.

LillySue said...

OK- From now on I am calling you "Maisy"...NOT Amy!
Your icebox is adorable!! It was so nice of you to loan it out and now it has come back to you! It looks perfect there!
Blessings- LillySue

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Beautiful!!! Love it. Looks great with all your treasures in it!!

LuLu & Co. said...

I am so happy that you got it back! What "sweet' memories it holds and it looks perfect in your kitchen.. too cute.. love how you took the doors off!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

The ice box looks great. I love how you utilized all the space. Great story behind it.

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Im so glad you got it back! It super cool. And I love what you did with it. I probably would have just decorated the top not even thinking about the inside. That my friend is why I love to see others ideas, cause now my wheels are turnin on what piece should I decorate the inside too!

imjacobsmom said...

So Cool! ~ I'm glad you finally got it back. I always wanted one myself......I'm a sucker for an old jar - I can't pass'em up! ~ Robyn

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

what fun this piece is! Such a conversation starter, and i'm sure LOADED with memories. LOVE how you incorporated it in your house. :)

Kasey said...

it'a a beautiful piece Amy!

Momovthree said...

It looks great with all the decorations you put on it! Love it! Isn't it funny how we grow to have an appreciation for things later on? I was young when my grandmothers passed away and when I think back to the things they had.....oh man. I would have loved to have a lot of stuff that went to goodwill, but at the time I didn't realize the value. So glad you have this piece!

Katie said...

You're probably gonna hate me for this, but I had no clue what an ice chest was. I mean, I knew it was the way my grandparents kept their food cold, but I had never seen one and I didn't really know how it worked.

But this is beautiful! Tood bad modern fridges and freezers are this snazzy!