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Monday, February 21, 2011

Vintage Fan

Thanks bunches for all of your well wishes on my last blog where I was still in the midst  of the bug from the depths of some place terrible.

Now I am back to my somewhat regular posting.

That is if the seventy-seven degree weather like we had today does not distract me.

Joe and I are easily led astray by  the sun and we worked in our yard for about seven hours.

I went to three estate sales with my sister-in-law this weekend and look what I found!


A small vintage fan from McGraw Electric.

It works too.

It has no on/off switch and is in such good conditon I almost thought it was a reproduction but the cord is very old and worn and the screws underneath are rusted.

I am smitten.

For now it is on the stone hearth. One day it will go in the office {if we ever set it up}.

I hope the hearth qualifies for a suitable surface for Marty's party because I am linking with A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.

I am also linking with Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.

Do visit both these lovely ladies.

grace surrounds us


  1. That is a beauty, Olive. One of these days I will go to an estate sale. Started to Saturday, but need to work in the yard with that gorgeous weather.

  2. Oh I have wanted one of these for years. It is rather hard to find....beautiful...ok, I am a bit jealous!!

  3. Love it Olive!!! and I'm so happy you are feeling better... Ahhh, how nice to have warmer weather! That has a very healing effect! Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs to you,

  4. Lovin' your new fan Olive, great color-enjoy:@)

  5. I am so happy you are feeling better Olive. What a cool fan. I would love to find something fun and vintage.

  6. Hi Olive, I am glad you are feeling better!... Love, love love your new old fan!... and I love your warm weather... can you blow some of it my way with your new fan?... xoxo Julie Marie

  7. Great vintage fan, Olive. Happy you are feeling better.

  8. Sorry to read you were not feeling well. That stuff can knock you out! Glad you're feeling better.
    Love the fan! I have three and would buy more if I had the room.

  9. wow--LOVE the fan--and your pictures are perfect!! I keep scrolling to admire should do a tutorial on blog are very good!!


  10. AwEsoMe Find!*!*!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  11. What a find! I've always loved that style and when we needed a new bedroom fan, that is the kind I got, reproduction, of course.

  12. So happy you are feeling better! The fan is very cool(no pun intended)and I think the colors are great.
    It is wonderful that you are having warm weather...and feeling better. Perfect combination!

  13. Very cool fan Olive!!;) hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  14. I am glad to read you are feeling better, another brilliant find!

  15. I love the fan Olive! I am sure we had one like that because the color looks vaguely familiar. I remember it always sat up high because of curious little fingers!:-)

  16. What a fabulous find. I love it. The color is wonderful too. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  17. Hi Olive! What a great find! My hubby has a couple of these olden fans and they still work. You may inspired me for a blog post! Glad you're feeling better and thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  18. I'm smitten, too!
    Gorgeous find ~ I've
    always loved loved
    loved these : )
    Glad you are back
    from the depths. I've
    been there ~ Christmas
    through a good part
    of January ~ UGH!!
    xx Suzanne

  19. Oh, it's awesome! You have the best luck at estate sales!

  20. Hi Olive - what a cool (ha!) find. An estate sale was wooing me this weekend, but I had to pass it by. Lucky you!

  21. Glad you're feeling better, Olive!
    I just caught a cold myself & am feeling YUCK!
    But, reading blogs helps take my mind off of it!
    I love your fan...what a wonderful treasure!

  22. Olive,
    Glad you are feeling better.
    The fan is wonderful! I'm smitten, too.
    77 degrees??? We got like 7 inches of snow last night! But the birds are singing and I know spring is around the corner.

  23. Hi Olive, I love vintage fans and yours is wonderful! My husband has one in his office with brass blades and it still works. We had a few nice days in the high sixies and low seventies then it turned cold again. Glad you are feeling better.

  24. I love estate sales and your scored big at the one you went too. I love the fan. I purchased one at an auction sometime back. I love mine too.

    Enjoy your evening,

  25. These are very exciting shots of your wonderful new "ZERO"! Don't we all love these old fans?

  26. I love old fans and this one is wonderful. It's amazing that it still works. They don't make them like they used to.

  27. What a great find Olive, and what wonderful photos of your find! laurie

  28. Cool fan! I do love all fans (we need them here in Texas), but old ones are just so special!

  29. Oh what a score!!! Love those. I almost had my hands on one at the Goodwill a few months back - but someone literally swooped in front of me and snatched it. Karma:) Have a great weekend sweetie.

  30. Hey Girlie, Great piece, love that retro look!!
    Sounds like you had a great weekend. Anytime you can get to three estate sales is a good weekend!now stay well,
    love ya,

  31. No estate sales in the snow but when there is, I would love to find a fan like yours! Theresa xoxo

  32. What a terrific fan! Thanks for your nice visit to my blog,

  33. Olive I found one in a junk yard!!!! Can you believe it! FREE!!
    I love mine!
    I'm to afraid to plug it in - I don't want it to blow out my electrical!! HA

    I just became a follower!
    Nice to meet you! I love your name!!

  34. Glad you are on the mend! Love old fans. This one is great!

  35. Hi Olive! Aren't those mini-fans the greatest finds?? I nabbed one like yours last summer at a flea market for $10! I just adore it in my office.

    xoxo laurie

  36. I've seen a couple vintage fans at my favorite antique store and am so tempted....yours is lovely!
    Thanks so much for coming by my blog and for your kind comment!

  37. Great fan. Don't be plugging it in until you check the cord though. The last time I got all giddy and plugged in a vintage find, there were sparks and smoke invloved.

  38. Great find, Olive. I've always loved vintage fans. :)

  39. Love the fan! I'll trade ya a couple of shutters for a fan:-)
    Really jealous of your estate sales...not much going on here yet.
    Enjoy our weather! Vicki

  40. Love your fan. I have one that is similar but mine is a pale green. I love that it still works even though it scares me just a little to plug it in.


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