Vintage Thingie Thursday


Today is Vintage Thingie Thursday over at Coloradolady. Stop by and say Hi to Suzanne and check out all the vintage thingies being posted.


Troy and I have been wanting some warming trays forever! And we found these 2 warming trays at Salvation Army last week. When we got them home and tried them to make sure they work, and they do, we looked up the manufacturers and model numbers of both of them. They were both made between 1970 - 1973. We got them each for $4.99! A great bargain especially after seeing them listed online for $25.00-$50.00 (the exact same models)!

When we host a card game at our house, we always make lots of appetizers. Now we can actually keep the one that are suppose to be warm, warm!







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31 comments :

  1. You got a nice find there! And the fact that they still work shows you that they made things good back then.

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  2. So neat...I never knew these existed!

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  3. You don't see warming trays too much anymore...you scored finding two! Like you mentioned, these are great to keep appetizers and such warm so I don't know why they aren't used more. I remember having one similar to the one you pictured when I was growing up.
    Jane

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  4. I think those are one of those things most people don't really use. It is nice that they ended up in your home where they will be used.

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  5. My mom has the one with the scroll work on it. How great that you found something you will be able to use, and for such a great price!

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  6. wow those are terrific and they look like they are in wonderful condition! wow!

    I was just thinking about a warming tray the other day...

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  7. What a great find! :D I haven't seen any of those in a while. :D

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  8. Great finds! You can get such bargains at the thrift stores, if you have determination and time!

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  9. What a great idea! I have never thought of that. What a steal of a find you found. I hope you have a great day!

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  10. Janet,
    Isn't that the truth. It seems if you can find items from 1975ish and back, they were actually made to last. I really dislike the fact that we have become so disposable.

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  11. Lisa,
    They are really nice to ave around. With the holidays coming up, they will come in handy.

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  12. Jane,
    I wonder if they faded away because of the microwave? I don't know, but I sure am happy to have found them. :)

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  13. Postcardy,
    Yup, I will give these 2 treasures a good home and a good workout! LOL

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  14. Elizabeth,

    I know, I was so shocked tosee how much these vintage ones re going for on Ebay!

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  15. Crazy Mom (LOL),
    They were obviously taken care of over the years. I was so thrilled that they worked You alway kind of take a chance on these kinds of things when you buy them at thrift stores.

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  16. Sherry,
    Me either! The 2 of them must have been donated at the same time. I'm just happy to have been at the store when they hit the sales floor!

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  17. ClassyChassy,

    Yup, thrift stores are a "hit and miss" kind of game.

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  18. Charli,
    I think so too! Even just keeping simple everyday things warm like pancakes and bacon in the morning.

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  19. This is a great find, and I have a few things I make that it is very hard to keep warm, this would be perfect, but I never see any at thrift stores around here, great find and price to say the least! Have a great VTT! and a great weekend.

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  20. I have a white one with blue Corning-ware-like decorations on it. I got it off ebay as I have never seen them in the thrift stores around here You got a good buy!

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  21. Great deal on the trays. You also got some great deals on the jewelry. I have not been to JCP's in a while - may need to make a trip.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. I love these old warming trays! They remind me of my sweet MIL, who always had a few of these going during our big holiday meals. That one with the fancy scrollwork looks just like one she had. I meant to grab one of them, after she passed away, but I forgot. Darn!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  23. Cute warming trays.

    Happy VTT!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hmmm...now you got me thinking I need a few of those. We host a lot of parties with appetizers and when people are late, as they usually are, everything is cold. This is a great solution!
    :-)

    happy night!

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  25. I remember these we had some we used for entertaining in the 70's!

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  26. Great deals! And lucky that they work still.

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  27. Great find! I remember my Mum having on of these.

    Enjoy!
    Leann

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  28. I have one of those warming plates... they come in handy... actually it's my mother's but I use it!

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  29. Nice finds. I haven't thought about them for years. Hmmm I wonder if my mom still has hers...
    Kathy

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  30. Great finds! old and usable too, what could be better, oh yeah, cheap to boot. You got lucky.

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