Wednesday, August 8, 2012

vintage red apples

Oh, how I am so ready for summer to be over, and the crisp fall to be here! How about you? I stopped off at a little thrift store and found this beautiful vintage red apple bread box. 
 It was hiding underneath a shelf, just waiting for me to bring it home! The patina is just gorgeous! I just love rusty goodness!
 This is my first bread box, and I know it won't be my last. I am not sure of the era, but I would assume from 30's-50's. What do you think? 
 Awhile back I bought this pretty vintage apple flour sifter. The apples on this are so bright, and it is in such great condition. 
I have always wanted to use one of these to make a pie or some sweet treat. Maybe one day I will find one with less rust inside! They sure don't make sifters like this anymore! Do you have any neat vintage sifters?
                                                Wishing you all a lovely and cheery day! 
I am linking up with sweet Sue at It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday!! Head on over to check out some more lovely reds!!


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  1. Your red finds are very nice. Trust the Dr. Pepper crate is yours as well.

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    1. Thank you so much!! The Dr.Pepper crate is mine!! It's a a favorite. ;) xo Heather

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  2. LOL! I love the sifter...when I was just getting engaged I bought one of those new at the supermarket...back then you would never ever think of making a cake or cookies without sifting the flour. But now I just dump the flour in...and all's good! I once had my kitchen done in vintage apples and found a set of cannisters and a garbage can in unused condition on Ebay...I couldn't believe it! =D Have fun with that bread box...will it go in your craft space?

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    1. That's funny! I was thinking if anyone really sifted anymore. ;) Oh, how beautiful, I have been keeping my eye our for some canister, and a dust pan with the apples. I am heading to the flea market on Sunday, so we shall see! I have the bread box sitting on top of my small hutch in my dining room. Have a great day! xo Heather

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  3. Ahhhhhg! I would probably cause a scene if I found something like that. Luckyyyy!

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  4. love the bread box * and it's a double decker, too! Very Nice!

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    1. Thanks, it was a lucky find! xo Heather

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  5. Such cute finds! Reminds me of a bread box I have that my mother-in-law gave me that has the same colors but instead of the apples it has little stawberries. Love it!
    Hope your having a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you!! Oh, how beautiful your strawberry one must be!! I have seen some, and they are gorgeous! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

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  6. Love it - so sweet with rosy apples to brighten any kitchen
    Sx

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  7. THis is so incredibly cute! Love the apples, reminds me my childhood so much!
    Also, Thank you so much for joining the link up party today! So happy to have you join!
    Hope you have a lovely day girl!

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    1. Thank you so much Britt! Have a wonderful day, too! xo Heather

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  8. That breadbox was quite a find! I would guess that it is from the 40's (and that is just a guess). I have a few vintage sifters but nothing with color like your pristine apple one. Too bad it has the rust, frankly, I have never seen an old one without rust. xo

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I don't think I will find one without rust, but you never know! How fun would it be! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  9. Your finds always make me super excited to find something. I love this and the double bins are extra special. Congrats on the find...smiles...Renee

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    1. Hope you find some treasures today!! ;) xo Heather

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  10. Heather your bread box is adorable as is the sifter. I think it is probably late 40's early 50's in age. Great find.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  11. I always look at the sifters when I see them, I just have a plain one, I love the one you have - great score on the bread box too!

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    1. Thank you Jill!! I love finding sifters, too, and I guess now I will be looking for more bread boxes! xo Heather

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  12. You did a great job! Looks awesome.
    New follower over here :))) Yahoo!

    Katie
    Lady Million

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    1. Hi Katie!! Thank you! So happy to have you here!! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  13. I love the Dr. Pepper crate! Everyone else likes Coke, I want Dr. Pepper! Fun stuff there my friend!

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    1. Thanks! Dr. Pepper is my favorite, and at our wedding that is what we had for the toast! There is an old soda pop shoppe in town, and we got the old cane sugar ones, and it was so fun! We also had other nostalgic soda, too! ;) xo Heather

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  14. obsessed!

    Hope you had a good day! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hi :)

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    1. Thanks!! Heading over now! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  15. LOL Only among this group of women is it normal to say something like "This is my first bread box"!! Haha! I've really been wanting one too. Your "double decker" is really cute! And I love that it matches the four sifter.
    Great find Heather!
    Erica :)

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    1. I know, right! ;) Thank you!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  16. What a CUTESY APPLE BREAD BOX! Never seen one like that and of course you have a apple design sifter (which is in fAB shape!!) LOVE THEM BOTH! It was meant to be! I have a PASSION for things METAL!! Those would look applelicious in a VINTAGE TRAVEL TRAILER...I can see it now...From one sweetie to another~~~~Roxie

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    1. Thank you so much Roxie!!Oh, yes they would!! I look forward to having a vintage caravan one day! ;) xo Heather

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  17. I love vintage metal and these are APPLELICIOUS! I could see these in a Vintage Travel Trailer!~~~~From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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  18. So cute and totally 40's-50's. I have a box like this, but with yellow flowers, and I use it as a stationary caddy. For the rust, try taking some Krylon matte clear finish and spray it where the rust is. May take a couple of coats, but then the rust won't come off on things you put inside. Great finds!!!!!!!! I use an old sifter once in awhile that was my grandmothers.

    xxoo
    Becky

    ps: stop on over to see what Keren is working on...L.O.V.E.!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Becky!! Oh, your bread box sounds beautiful!! Thanks for the rust tip!! I'll have to try it!! Your blog is looking so beautiful!! Can't wait to see it all done! ;) xo Heather

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  19. Hello, sweet Heather!
    Oh...I love...love...love your new breadbox! It has two shelves...What a treasured find! I love all fruits that are RED! They add such a spot of cheerfulness in any room! And, your sifter...Oh, it's so pretty!
    My niece's last name is Applegate...How I love her "Little House on the Prairie" sounding name.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Carolynn xoxo
    ps...How I wish that seaside cottage belonged to me...It belongs to a friend of mine and she was so gracious to allow me to snoop and snap photos! :)

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    1. Thank you Carolynn!! Have a lovely day sweet friend! xo Heather

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  20. They look so neat! What a great find.

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    1. Thank you so much Trishie!! xo Heather

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  21. Wow, what a great looking Box. Love it.

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  22. Love them! It's good to see how the picture would have looked when it was new and not well used. But then, that's part of the attraction!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thank you Liz!! It is fun to see it when it was new, but the rusty goodness makes it so sweet!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  23. They are just great Heather, it will be apple session soon, you got them just in time! Ada :)

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    1. Thank you Ada!! I am looking forward to fall! xo Heather

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  24. Hi! I saw you on the link up! Love your blog!
    Hope you had a good day! Stop by http://grapefruitprincess.blogspot.com and say hi :)

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    1. Hi Anni! Thank you for visiting!! Heading over to your sweet blog! Have a lovely day! ;) xo Heather

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  25. Love those apples, they get me in the mood for fall! The breadbox is fab, Jean

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  26. Hello my dear friend, how are you?
    Heather, I came to thank the comment left on my birthday, thank you very much!
    And how is the work, many orders? I hope God is blessing your business a lot, ok?
    Have a day full of blessings.
    hugs
    Luciana
    PS.: I love apples, and their are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Luciana!! My little shoppe is doing good!! Thank you for asking! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  27. Heather, I love the bread box and sifter. I can't for fall wither-enough of this high heat!

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    1. Thank you Leslie!! I am so ready for fall,too! xo Heather

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  28. Love your bread box, I have two and they just make me smile :) Mine are smaller and square though. Your sifter goes perfectly with your new find!! So beautiful! Hope you have a great day Heather! xo Holly

    ps. I was wondering, when is your birthday? :)

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    1. Thank you so much Holly! Oh, yours sound sweet! My birthday is actually coming up next month! I will be turning the big '30' on Sept. 10th!! When is yours? xo Heather

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    2. Oh how exciting! Mine is this month, August 29 :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. Heather, You have been working on so many wonderful projects! You afghan is vintage heaven! You come up with so many creative ideas for things. I will have a new eye for things I see the next time I am in an antique store. Have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! You're so sweet! Have a wonderful weekend, too!! xo Heather

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  30. What fantastic finds. The apple decals are just yummy. I have my grandmother's sifter. I need to get it out and make something. Josie would love to crank the handle.

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    1. Thank you Kim!! Oh, yes Josie would love to crank the handle!! I know I do! xo Heather

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  31. I adore the crisp apples but no, no NO I am not ready for summer to be over yet, at least not here in Portland. We waited so long for it and I am not ready to return to the soggy gray gloom just yet!

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    1. Thanks!! I'll send up the heat to you, and you can send some gray gloom my way! ;) xo Heather

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  32. Jealous much! Nope, love the heat; )

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  33. They are a perfect match!! I have never seen a double-decker bread box before. That one is really cool! I wish I could go treasure hunting with you. You always find the most marvelous things.

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    1. Thank you! I haven't either, so I was really excited! Oh, I would love for you to come with me!! ;) xo Heather

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  34. Ps- I just have to ask.. what did you do to make it so you could reply to comments on your own page like that? That would be a nice option.

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    1. When you go to you dashboard, and click on settings, then click on post and comments, scroll down to the comments are where it says "comment location" click on it so it says "embedded" and it should give you the option to reply to comments. Let me know if it worked for you. ;) xo HeatherS

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  35. Those are some wild apples...love the sifter.

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  36. So so adorable!! and Oh my gosh I so hear you on that! I am beyond ready for fall! My favorite time of year! I am an October baby...not sure if that is the reason. but, the fall clothes...the leaves...cider...craft shows...outdoor festivals...hayrides! YES!! :)

    Back when we had a store we did a whole collection of these old bread boxes and tins ...revamped...with vintage inspired fruit paintings. They always flew out the door. :) Good memories.

    Happy weekend!!
    xo Jenny

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny! It is my favorite, too along with spring. I am a Sept. baby, so I hear you on it all! Oh, I would love to see pictures of your beautiful bread boxes! I am sure they flew right out the door! Have a great weekend, too! xo Heather

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  37. I am your newest follower! Found you on the blog hop! I love your vintage style!!
    Connie/Sadieloohoo
    http://sadieloohoo.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you for following! So happy to have you here!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  38. They are fabulous - I love your vintage finds.

    Have a fabulous weekend,

    Nina xxx

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    1. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful weekend, too! xo Heather

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  39. That bread box and sifter look they were meant to be together. Lovely! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thank you!! Have a wonderful and crafty weekend! xo Heather

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  40. That is such a lovely patina, I love the pattern and the vintage look, so cute! - Becky x

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  41. That vintage sifter is adorable! I have never seen a sifter like that, but need to find one! So cute!

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    1. Thank you so much Allison! You definitely need to get one, they are so fun to have! ;) xo Heather

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  42. Love the red apple theme for the summer! So cheery...great finds!
    ~Michelle

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  43. Wow what great finds! Love your blog!
    xo Sandra
    redrose-vintage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra!! Have a blessed weekend! xo Heather

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  44. ooooh I don't think I've ever seen a doubled up bread box, I dig it!
    And yes, I am ready for Fall too, I gotta admit it myself. I love everything about it, the food, the desserts, the clothes!

    And nope, I don't have a vintage sifter...i like that one you found though!

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