We were raised on a rural farm, in a subculture, in Oklahoma. We were poor when it came to money. We were rich in many other ways. We ate well, we butchered a cow every spring and a pig every fall, throughout the years we had goats, cows, and raised big gardens with holly hocks growing in the fence lines. Steak, potatoes, and milk were regulars at our table. There are five healthy adults running around because of the sacrifices made by parents, grandparents, and generations of family. Most importantly we were taught about Jesus, which makes us very wealthy.
It was the summer of 1970 when my mother brought the first black and white television into our home. She sold Avon and one of her customers gave the television to her when they upgraded. Television came into being July 2, 1928 and forty two (42) years later, it made it into our home.
When we were young, we did not realize that lots of the modern conveniences that made it to our home were vintage or antique before we saw or used them. Our first washing machine was an electric wringer washer and three square tubs. It was 1932 when the first electric washing machines arrived on the market in the USA. It arrived in our home thirty nine (39) years later. Oh, what a blessing, with seven people for which to do laundry, going from doing some everyday, to just being an all day Saturday chore. What a great device!
When we began, Grandma’s Attic, in 2010 we began to realize we were raised on antiques. Many of the items introduced into our home were vintage or antique when they arrived. We knew what it was and how to use it because it had been a part of our home. We have learned more about vintage items and antiques from family, friends, mentors, vendors, customers and the internet. We have asked questions and hit the internet to check if it would hold true. If the item was available we would test it. In these blogs, you will find things that we have tested and found true as we know it. We would love to add your knowledge, to what we know, if you’re sharing. Mostly, we hope you enjoy what we (the GA gang) are sharing. :)