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Monday, March 4, 2013

Ring, ring.....Hello!


Ring, ring....Hello!   We've come a long way, baby!  Now, you can pick what kind of ring that you want...anything from your favorite song to a barking dog!

You can't take pictures with this phone, but there is a picture on it...

Remember when black was the only color a phone came in?


This is one of the wall phones in our collection...since we had more than one, H painted this one white
Here she is before...

Someone modified this phone and it really works!  We don't have a land line anymore, but we actually used this phone when we did.
I have a vintage phone directory from my hometown of Clovis...and,  I may as well put it out there...It is the year I was born, yes 1949..Now how old does that make me? 

It was easy to remember your phone number..only 4 numbers.
This is some kind of phone repair thingy that I bought at a yard sale...sorry about the grass ...I jerked out a bird nest real quick where I could show you the inside!
H just finished painting this so I could use it for the phones...here is the before...

and here she is after.      Mr Bunny is waiting for a phone call... Ring, ring-----

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36 comments:

  1. Oh I love the shelf...and all the phones..I have an orange one from the 70s. I would love a phone book from my childhood...how great is that!

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  2. I love your vase and the wall phone brings back memories of visiting my Grandmothers' farm many years ago. Deb

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  3. I love your phone collection. I can still remember living in the mountains when we had a crank phone. The phone lines were slow coming to our part of the country. Your little stand that you display them on turned out great and EVERYONE needs a pink phone!;>) xo Diana

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  4. Great phone collection. I have been picking up old "working" phones when I see them, slowly changing to them in our home. Sounds like a Fire Station every time the phone rings. I adore the pink phone that you have, would love to find one like that. Your display looks great with your collection.

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  5. Your white shelf is so sweet, Penny. It turned out great, and I love all the phones you have displayed. The wall phone in white fits in perfectly. I grew up in the same time period as you, so I do remember four digit phone numbers, as well as party lines. We had a neighbor who used to listen in on everyone's conversations and then gossip about what she heard. Oh, those were the days! LOL

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  6. I love the pink phone. I sometimes yearn for the time when you inserted your finger and wound the numbers round. So comforting. I remember my first ever job was on a switchboard with a phone that did this and the wires connecting the extensions to outside lines. Wow! Them were the days!! Chel x

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  7. Penny I love your collection of phones. So vintage and cute. I think I kinda love the pink one too. I remember having a pink princess phone with a dial on it. I use to love the way it would light up on the dial at night in my room. Memories!!!!!
    Kris

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  8. This is really giving away my age but I remember the party line and operator at the switchboard. ;-) Don't ask.
    the wall phone is my favorite.
    Have a good week

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  9. I love your old phones, especially the pink one. How fun! I'm not giving up my land line....ever!

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  10. "Good morning starshine," Rrruff rrrrruf, bzzzt bzzzt and ring ring! (Those were my phone rings. ha!)

    Love the shelves painted white. What a nice difference!

    Cute, one and all. Susan

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  11. I love seeing your darling vintage phones and that shelf - I love it. You have some sweet little vignettes going on too. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. The shelf is great and the vintage phones wonderful.

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  13. Beautiful shelf! Your old phones are so pretty! I am your new follower!

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  14. Love your phone collection and the wonderful shelf corner you created is such a pretty spring inspriration. Always so fun to visit you.
    Happy Tuesday, Celestina Marie XO

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  15. Your antique phones are fabulous. What a fun collection. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  16. What do I love? the pink telephone, the wall calendar, the old crank phone, the shelf . . .

    I do have an early telephone book of our town with the four numbers - I love to look at the ads in the back.

    The phones I use now - the princess kind - I guess are now vintage!

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  17. This is so precious. I'm going to show this to my 11 yr old daughter. I've tried telling her about how I used to talk on these old phones & she just can't grasp it. Lol

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  18. Penny,
    It is all so cute. You've done a great job decorating.
    Debi

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  19. Penny,
    Love that pink phone!! So cute. My parent's Kitchen was turquoise and they had a turquoise princess phone to match! I wish I had that phone now....
    Love the little shelf and all your Easter Bunnies on it!!

    I finished the LR so far with decorating for Easter and will start working on the DR....

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  20. Those phones sure bring back memories! The black ones were darned heavy to hold up to your ear.

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  21. I love the phones and spring display! I keep thinking I need to get my spring stuff out but well.....everything is looking pretty sad and I really would like to update but not sure what direction to go. This gives me some great ideas.

    Visiting you from The Gathering Spot Linky Party.
    Kerry from www.countrylivingonahill.com

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  22. I LOVE the pink phone! The shelf is so lovely and the way you have everything displayed just works so well...really pretty.

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  23. We had an old wall phone like that, but sold it. We still have a desk style black rotary phone and a candlestick phone though. I DO LOVE how the shelf turned out!! Look so much better in white.

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  24. What a great collection. Your shelf is so pretty in white, the phone collection looks so nice on it.

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  25. That is such a cute collection of phones and I love the shelf, too! I have a pink phone from the sixties. Phones certainly have changed in our lifetime! :-)
    ~Dorothy

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  26. That is too cool! I just found that exact shelf in someone's trash today. I rescued it and started to clean it but the feet spindles are missing, so I took it apart. I'm thinking of making signs with the shelves. The finials and the spindles I guess I could save for some other project. Sure wish I had the feet. It's a sweet shelf. Love all your phones. They sure bring back the memories.
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  27. Great collection! I love the pink rotary telephone.

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  28. This pink phone is such a cutie. But your whole collection is amazing!

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  29. What fun finds and great redos! Your little phone are looks adorable! thank you for sharing at TTF.

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  30. Wow, what a super neat collection of phones! Did you buy that pink one off of Etsy recently? I had one just like it on my favorites list and wanted it so badly...but, when I went back, it was gone! :) Thanks for sharing your neat display with us. This week's Homemaking Linkup is up and I would love to have you join, if you haven’t already.

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  31. Your collection is beautiful. I love old things :)Thanks so much for sharing at The Gathering Spot.

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  32. Wow, you have quite a collection of phones - love the shelf! Looks gorgeous white. In our little town most of the home numbers you only need to remember the last 4 digits - all of the numbers begin 444 - _ _ _ _!
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  33. Love your vintage phones! I just mentioned them on your other post! lol
    Have a wonderful week.
    xoxo
    Peggy

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  34. A wonderful piece of history, love your collection :)

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  35. How cool! I love the vintage directory. We just moved from a vintage home to a "new" home in the country. I had an old fashioned red phone that hung on the wall. It was hard to leave that behind. Thank you again for linking up to our hop!

    ~Jenny

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  36. What a fun collection of phones Penny. I had an old red phone at my previous home in my bedroom. For the life of me I can't remember what I did with it. would love to have it. Yours all look so cute on your newly painted stand. When I was younger I worked at the State Prison as a switchboard operator for a while. It Really was a fun job. Only did it for a short time, then I moved up as a secretary. Missed putting that plug in the old fashioned switch board. That was in 1974. Hard to believe things have changed so much. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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