Friday, July 27, 2007

Show And Tell Friday

Kelli hosts a show and tell Friday. Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!



This is my wood burning cookstove. It is a Pioneer Maid. It was my only stove to cook on for awhile. It is still the only source of heat that our house has. It is funny how things seem to taste better when cooked on this stove.

23 comments:

ellen b said...

Wow that is one great stove. I bet it really puts the heat out, too.
blessings...

Lady_MSnow said...

I have always loved that stove....maybe one day I can have one. Probably when Elijah can buy me one. ;)

Ron and Ginny said...

That is one nice stove. :-D

Kim said...

That is just one of the neatest things I have ever seen. I'll bet it gets pretty cold though with that as your only source of heat. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh how neat!!! In the early 1960's we moved to Denver and rented an old house. The stove in it was a combination wood and gas stove. Being a young bride in my 20's I was completely blown away with it. I would give anything to have it today!!! Thanks for sharing.
Susan

Paula said...

Marci,
Beautiful! We have an antique gas stove from my great-great aunt. Right now it's in the garage, but one day will have it restored. I would love to use it in my kitchen.
Paula

Connie said...

Looks lovely in your home and is probably doing a great job of heating.

Take care,
Connie

JEANNIE said...

SO TRUE!! When I was a kid we had a wood burning stove similiar to that one, and that sucker could heat the whole house.... course back then I hated the fact that I had to wake up and get the fire started each morning at 6:30

LBP said...

I love your stove! My grandmother has a wood cookstove in her kitchen when she lived in the country. How I loved sitting by it while she cooked.

Sarah said...

That is so great! I love wood stoves. My husband grew up with one as their heat source on a mountain in a rather large house. I am always amazed at how cozy and warm their house is in the winter. And I LOVE to go sit by it when we come in from the cold. Theirs isn't as pretty as yours though! :)

Susie said...

Hi Marci,
I bet the food does taste better on that woodstove. My grandparents had a cabin that used a woodstove for heat and cooking. The food she made was fantastic.
I love the feel of your blog and have bookmarked it for a return when I have a bit more time.
:)

Lori said...

Wow! What an antique treasure that is. Love it!!

Kelli said...

What a beautiful stove, Marci! I wish I could cozy up in the chair beside it and I could smell all the yummy things cooking away!
Kelli

Susanna Rose said...

What a neat stove to have! It adds so much character to the room!

Barbara H. said...

What a neat stove! Looks like Little House on the Prairie!

Revee said...

I love your stove! It looks like a wonderful place to sit and warm your tootsies in the winter. :)

Sharon said...

That is so neat! I wouldn't know where to begin cooking on that. I bet you turn out some tasty dishes!

mockingbird hill said...

What a neat stove! There is a wood stove in our family room that came with the house, but we have never used it! Florida just doesn't have the right weather...thanks for sharing. Cassie

Gina said...

How beautiful!! I'd love a stove for warming the house in the winter!!

PEA said...

I love it!! I have a sister in law who lives on a farm and she still only uses her wood stove to cook and bake. As you said, the food just seems to taste so much better cooked on one!! xo

Anita said...

Oh Marci, how wonderful to have such a stove, I LOVE these kind of treasure with lots of history behind! Do you know its year of manufacture?

By the way, that's a very nice patchwork blanket over there on that rocking chair on the right side! I adore that pattern! Did you make it on your own? (You may know from my blog that I am very much interested in sewing, too)

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Rose Mary said...

Very nice! I'd love to have one of those. We have a wood burning stove-our only heat. It has a flat top so I can cook on top of it when the electricity is out~which happens a lot in the country!

Christina said...

I was scrolling down on your blog and spied this treasure. My grandmother had one in her kitchen!!!
Thanks for sparking a memory!