In love again! With two little boys and an old ice box.

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Old picture of two boys historic photos

While listing a house this past week we walked through and I gave my usual speech about how the house needs to be depersonalized.  I tell the owner that folks look at the personal items instead of the house.  And right then....right there....I did it!  I fell in love with the very personal picture of two young boys.  The picture was taken so many years ago that I can't possibly find them but I love them anyway.  Look at the matching (almost) outfits, the socks that match the outfits, and the tender way the picture had to be touched up with paint.    And look at how their hair was parted and slicked down like little men.  The frame is the original one, said the owner, that the picture has always been in. 

Old oak ice box.  Before electricity.

So we continued walking through the house and I fell in love again!  With an old ice box with the original hinges and door hardware.  These were used before electricity was everywhere.  The ice was placed in the top right cabinet.  An "ice man" would come and throw a chunck of ice in the box.  Do any of you remember this? ( I did a blog once about the ice house that was located on Woodruff Street beside the park.  Click to see.)  The oak on this box is lovely and so authentic and aged.  Note I grabbed the boys and put them on top of the box for my memory photo.........

The amazing thing is that this home owner is scaling down and is going to sell this beauty.  If you'd like to have it let us know.  You would definitely have one of a kind!  I'd buy it but my house is already full, full, full!

 

 

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Love the old refrigerator and have tried to buy one in the past.  

Apr 24, 2016 07:12 AM #1
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Forgive me for saying "Cool" Barbara S. Duncan 

Apr 24, 2016 07:33 AM #2
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Anita Fuller

If you ever decide to sell your house, it will take you at least one year to "depersonalize" "Physician, Heal Thyself"!!!!

Apr 24, 2016 07:35 AM #3
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That ole ice box makes the perfect perch for that picture, Barbara!  I love it!

Apr 25, 2016 01:30 PM #4
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