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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ye Old Cook Stove

This little cook stove is the center piece of our booth space
This beauty used to be my moms.
There is quite a story that goes with this little stove.
My mom bought it from my father-in-law many years ago.
It was in pieces.  She and dad fixed it and set it up.
They had it for several years until it was sold in an auction.
A few years later, my mother-in-law was at a friend's home
and saw the stove and recognized it.
The owner was wanting to sell it.
My hubby and I bought it and set it up as a
decorator piece in our dining room in our old farm house.
We sold the farm house to our oldest son and left the stove to him.
A few years later he sold the farm house.
We took the stove to store it for him.
I stored it as a decorator piece in my potting shed.
 It was pretty rusted.  I decided to move it to my booth space
in the Iron Horse Primitives.
To clean it up, I used white vinegar and a scouring pad
and scrubbed as much rust off of it as possible.
I then treated it with crisco just like I would one
of my iron skillets and let it sit in the sun.
It worked beautifully!
I love treasures that have meaning.
This little stove definitely is one of my favorite treasures!

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