Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Treasure in Unlikely Places

I've mentioned before that my kids are part of a competitive shooting team.  They love it, and Husband and I love that they love it, but a hobby that involves firearms is not cheap.  The club does fundraisers throughout the year to help offset some of the cost.  Today we helped out in a concession booth at a tractor pull.

gratuitous cute kid pic

I know I have some readers for other parts of the country, and from other countries, and I don't know how widespread knowledge of tractor pulls is, but basically they are competitions in which tractors pull heavy sleds.  This was my first time at a tractor pull, although Husband and Joshua have been to several.

Ok, back to my story.  We traveled about 30 minutes from our home, to one of the most beautiful areas in our beautiful state.  It might not be the middle of nowhere, but you can see it from there.  A local tractor club has a wonderful place there, full of old and new tractors, farm equipment, and even some old IH Scouts, like these.

1960's IH Scout and truck

You can't see me, but I'm swooning!  I love old Scouts.

Ok, I'm off the subject again.  So we went to the place where the tractor pull was being held.  There are many sights like this.

That's downright bucolic.  There is an old barn like building that houses the museum and the concession booth.  As I approached the porch I saw this lovely lady.

Isn't she in lovely condition, considering she's at least 40 years old?  And who knows how many of those years she's been sitting on the porch of the barn!

Passing through the museum area, I saw things like this.

vintage tandem bicycle

International Harvester refrigerator
I entered the building through the tractor museum, which has a dirt floor, went around through the door to the concession booth, and BAM!

Are you kidding me???  These gorgeous pieces of mid-century history were just sitting there, acting like they didn't know they were the best looking ladies in the county.  I had to move a couple of boxes off of them for the pictures.  The condition of the turquoise vinyl (i assume it's vinyl) was amazing.  Here a close up.

And a view of her beautifully curved arms.

Do you think the white plastic lawn chairs are jealous?  Maybe in 40+ years I'll feature them on my blog, too.

I'm joining a new-to-me blog party with this post.  Check out Vintage Thingie Thursday at Coloradolady.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are on VTT today as I have not been to your house for a visit. I enjoyed it and learning about tractor pulls. I think is so great when families do things together. I joined your other friends as a follower.