8.25.2010

One Thing Wednesday - Vintage Fan

I am starting a new themed Wednesday. It is called "One Thing Wednesday" and it will allow me to call out if I could buy one thing today (within reason) what it would be.

So here we go. . . .

If I could buy one thing today it would be an old antique fan. One with tons of charm and vintage character. I little bit of rust and a bent frame would work just fine for me.
This one would work just wonderfully and I found it at Topsy Design on Etsy.

The blades on this Emerson brass blade fan are unique in a clustered way. I love the shape and details. The color of the blade very much compliments the cage and the base.

I love this pedestal base with a few chips and some hints of rust.

I had a hard time just picking one today because I also love this one from The Spiced Pear.
I like the blades on this one as well. They are not as clustered and have a lighter texture and color.
My favorite thing about this fan is the cord. Isn't it fantastic! And my next favorite thing is the style of the cage. It almost looks like a sunburst! You can bet I will be watching and keeping my eye out for a vintage fan. And when I find it - I hope it looks like one of these two!

13 comments:

ChRiS said...

i have 2 both were my parents....i was spending some time on ebay this am and saw 1 under antiques...primitives....actually was cheap but i didn't check the postage

michelle said...

Those are so great!! I always kick myself because when my grandpa passed away he had so many cool things, including a fan like this, and I didn't take much because we were just married and had no clue what I would have used all the great things for. What I think is great now, I don't think I felt the same then. (kick, kick, kick!)

I hope you are able to get it soon!! It would great in your home.

NanaDiana said...

The 2nd one is just like one we had when I was growing up. It sat on top of the kitchen refrigerator (of all places) and would stir the heat up a bit...lol I hope you find one you like soon-at a reasonable price! Diana

Robyn said...

We have one at our GW. I saw it up high last week when I was walking out. Do you want me to see how much it is or get a pic for you if it's still there? ;-)

Robyn said...

email me if you want me if need be robynlbedsaul@gmail.com

Leslie said...

I will be keeping my eye open. We should go in the old houses in malad and see what great treasures we can find. HOwever, I doubt they had fans back then.

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

We have an old one with brass blades and the soft cord. Let me tell you when you turn that thing on it sounds like a jet engine is taking off and blows all the dust in my house. My husband actually collects old things like that. It's probably one of my favs! I hope you find one soon!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Great fans, but I am afraid they are like potato chips - you can't just have one. I thought I could now I have two beams full:) I want to have them all hooked together electrically so when I throw on the switch they will all blow. lol no seriously. Have fun collecting them:)
~Debra XXX
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is some serious discipline... i think mine would have to be "a baillion wednesday" as there are always so many things i want! why do retailers and vintage etsy shops torment me so?

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

I absolutely love the first one!!!

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Leslie said...

Ok so I saw on of these on the corner of main street in bountiful. I bet it costs a fortune though.

Anonymous said...

I love that first fan-it gorgeous..but the shipping is outrageous. Darn!

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