Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wanted: A cool breeze

It' still hot, humid and highly sticky in these parts and we've been keepin' ourselves indoors while everyone here at the old farmhouse has their eye on this little vintage fan. It was love at first sight when I caught a glimpse of her at a neighbours yard sale but the price was a little hard to swallow. They were asking 25 cents for it. Seriously,  25 cents and it works. 

As we hung out inside tonight, I finally convinced the male twin to help me change his flannel sheets to a cotton set. Changing the sheets on his bed is an ordeal. No lie. His room, we believe, was once the kitchen to the old farmhouse and it's a might small. The Artist built a bunk bed with a desk underneath and while it makes great use of such a small space, it's a two person job when it comes to changing the bedding. It can also get quite warm, way up there, even with the air conditioning running and on occasion the male twin has decided to sleep in a cooler room. Lately, each night he sighs and reminds me how this little fan would fit perfectly on the shelf that runs the length of his upper bunk. But they don't make these lovely vintage fans like they used to. Good thing too. The spacing between the metal guard is much larger than you would find today and could easily fit a hand or a paw inside and that would have tragic consequences. Please if you decide to bring one of these home, be cautious of when its used. In the meantime, she's a pretty little decoration, even if the return on my investment is a little long.


I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination.
~Jimmy Dean~



~Bee well friends~

14 comments:

Buttons said...

Wow Andrea I can't believe you paid all that good money out for that old thing. Just kidding great score it is cool.(excuse the pun) B

Jenni said...

Beautiful fan and photo. But I agree, keep it up high and everyone safe. Great buy.
Jenni

Gardener in the Distance said...

Andrea, I had one just like it, but a different brand, and it worked perfectly well, way past its 'use by' date. My previous dog, Ulysses, managed, somehow, to wee on the switch, and that may have had something to do with its subsequent malfunction and my giving it away...ah, the days of summer...

Barb said...

I would keep that fan even if it didn't work! I love it!

Deb said...

I love those old fans, what a bargain! I'm glad you got those flannel sheets off too.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Ya that's got to be the baragain of the day. I've seen them for that price times a 100 and more! $25.00 plus!
Patti

Oh KEEP COOL

MarieElizabeth said...

I would have snatched up that fan too, what a great find.

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Oh, that's a great deal!!! Such a treasure!

I'll trade you some gentle breeze for 20 degrees of heat! We're still using the flannel sheets and the heater keeps kicking in (I quit running the wood stove because it's not cold enough for it all day, but not warm either). How can Southern CA be so cool and Alaska and Canada so warm?

texwisgirl said...

we had one similar to it when i was a kid, and yes, it freaked me out because you could have easily put your finger into the 'cage'. of course that didn't stop us from 'speaking' into it and having that wonderful reverb sound bouncing back at you...

teekaroo said...

We've got plenty of wind, but it's not a gentle breeze. I love your header!

Tricia said...

My goodness, $.25? Amazing! =)

from my front porch... said...

I have been hunting for vintage fan like this forever! You scored bigtime:)
And thanks for the mention of little paws! Kitties are so often intrigued by little fans!
LYLAS!
xo, misha

Genny said...

We had a fan just like that when I was a kid. Hey! Wait! Does that make me vintage? Grown old, like good wine. LOL

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh, how I love this :) The Fiddler (son) has an adorable vintage fan too. When he's not looking, I may have to steal, I mean borrow it ;) Loving the textures, and finally going to try out TT this Tuesday. Hold me to it!! Have to jump in and learn somewhere, right? (in fact, I am obsessed with it now - stop me!)
Enjoy your weekend, Bee Girl!
-Tammy