Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A/ Alphabe-Thursday

 ANTIQUE washing machine circa 1902

Here we are back to the beginning of the alphabet, the letter A.  ANTIQUES. Can you imagine doing your laundry in this washing machine?

FYI: I coloured my original photos in retro Polaroid colours following the instructions at Best Photoshop Tutorials HERE.

ANTIQUE gas mower, 1946

How about cutting the grass with this handy-dandy mower?

ANTIQUE cast iron skillet

OK, I can imagine myself using this cast iron skillet since I love using one when I make omelets.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

48 comments:

George said...

I like what you've done with these photos. They look like antiques themselves.

Judy said...

I could not imagine washing clothes in that.

Zosia said...

That washing machine was a big improvement on the washing board in its time. Great photos!

Merike said...

Unigue photos. Lucky you! :)

Malyss said...

When I see the washing machine, I'm happy to live in my time! :o)

Sandra said...

I saw someone bake biscuits, one of my most favorite of foods, in one of these cast iron pots, in a fireplace. did not get to taste them but wanted to. like all Your A for Antiques.

kaye said...

I've never seen an antique washing machine like that. I love cooking in cast iron skillets--that is all I use :) I like your processing today.

Buttons said...

They sure are pretty. I love your photos but am very happy here in the present. I have become lazy as they say. B

Halcyon said...

These are fun to look at, but I'm still glad we live in modern times!

Lesley said...

Had to come by to see your antique washing machine.
I like my appliances to be a little less labour intensive.

Stephanie said...

Nice treatments on your photos.

RedPat said...

No stainless steel appliances in those days!

NatureFootstep said...

I love that kind of old machinery. Thanks for sharing tehm. :)

Lowell said...

Pretty fancy Photoshopping, E.G. Perhaps you can give me some lessons?

I'm sure my dad was probably familiar with that old washing machine...he was born in 1903!

I should remember the gas mower, but I've not seen anything like it. We mowed by hand when I was a kid.

cieldequimper said...

I like my washing machine a lot. :-)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love these shots! I think old equipment has such a functional beauty to it...

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love these shots! I think old equipment has such a functional beauty to it...

Esther Joy said...

Great A post! I still love my cast iron skillets. They work very well on my new induction stove, although the manufacture didn't recommend it!

Stacia said...

Love that mower. It might be fun to try ... just once, at least. =>

Riet said...

I remember my old aunt had such a washing machine. Fun to see it basck. Love the A word.

Martha Z said...

That looks like it might have been the first power mower.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

AMAZING photos!
Thanks for sharing!
HAPPY A DAY!
Coralie

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I didn't even know they had gas lawn mowers in the 1940's. I can remember my Dad mowing with a rotary lawn mower in the 1950's and then I think we had an electric one.

I like the Polaroid coloring!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so glad I have modern conveniences!

edenhills said...

Love the antiques! I must say, if I had to use that early gas mower, I'd probably just let the cows or goats eat in the yard. :-)

Teresa

Vicki/Jake said...

I adore antiques! You posted some Amazing ones:)

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Love your antique photos!

Randy said...

I love antiques.

myorii said...

I love the poloroid treatment you added. It gives the items a very antique-y feeling. I found these antique items quite fascinating! It really makes me glad that technology has advanced so much because if I had to use a washing machine like that, I won't have time to do anything else!

taylorsoutback said...

Oh my aching shoulders...pushing that lawn mower around would be exhausting!

Very cool colorization in the photos.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

I say "hurrah" for automatic washers, dryers, and dishwashers, and my DH is a big fan of the lawn service guy. But it is nice to know that somethings, like the cast iron pan, really can't be improved upon. Loved this little walk down antique lane.

Francisca said...

My honey uses an iron wok and it's brilliant. And no, I can't imagine doing laundry in that contraption, and I cant imagine cutting grass at all! LOL! Antique makes a good A post, EG. And I like the post-processing to give your photos an antique look too.

see you there! said...

I like the effect you got when working with these photo's. That cast iron skillet still looks usable.

Darla

Dutchbaby said...

Thanks for sharing that link for the Photoshop tutorials. It's a great one. So are your antiques!

Diane said...

Washing machines have come a long way, haven't they?

I love antiques. We went to a huge antique mall last weekend where I found some old weathered shutters and an old weathered door. I haven't decided what I've going to do with them yet but I love them!

anitamombanita said...

fun. I love old crusty things. They're great to photograph. Nicely done.

Sue said...

I just love antiques. They capture my imagination!

=)

Kim, USA said...

This is stunning!

SWF

Small City Scenes said...

Oh wow! I love this antique stuff. Nice finds. MB

Tammy Gail said...

I love antiques... If I had the money I would have nothing but antiques in my house!

bettyl said...

Your editing is fabulous for the shots!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Absolutely fantastic edit, and great antique things.

Ann said...

we were more antique, our pair of hands were our washing machine. I am so glad to be living in this era.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Love how you colored your photos! And thank you for the link. I love antiques too! That is a pretty cool washing machine. I have a variety of washboards, from glass to the copper boards. Thank you for sharing your photos.

I have been absent lately due to work outside the home and very busy this time of year with art orders (for which I am thankful, blessed and love to do), but it is also fun to be back in class again!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you for stopping by!!! and for your congratulations :o)

Rose said...

I have just been talking to my friend about the 'olden days'...wandering how we would like living back then.

Judie said...

I am so grateful that I am too young to have used those items!!!

H said...

Imagine having to use that washing machine! It looks like such hard work!

The mower looks ok though. At least it has an engine. The one we had at home in the 70s had to be hand pushed!

Jenny said...

I love antique tools! Looking at them, that is.

I can't imagine keeping house with them. The work level the pioneers sustained is really awe (and exhaustion) inspiring.

Thanks for a neat link this week.

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