Wednesday, May 6, 2009

VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY


Thanks to Suzanne of Colorado Lady for hosting Vintage Thingies Thursday once again. Be sure to stop by her blog for a list of those participating in this fun event.

I now realize that there is a theme to this week's event; but since I have a hard time following rules I am doing something different. It is Mother's Day week, so I decided to show you instead a bank that belongs to my husband, Bob. When his mother found out she was pregnant with him 71 years ago, she and his Dad started saving money in this bank to pay the doctor bill for when he was born.

The little metal airplane is a replica of the one Charles Lindberg made his solo flight in across the Atlantic ocean in 1927, just 11 years before Bob was born. On the top, it says, "Spirit of Saving" after the name of the plane, "Spirit of St. Louis".


It is in good condition except for the rubber on the wheels, which has hardened and is disintegrating.

Thanks for stopping by; now, please go by Suzanne's to check out all of the great vintage items.

Sally

22 comments:

Sarah said...

You have quite a treasure here and a wonderful story to go with it! Thanks for sharing.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Your story is as much a treasure as that sweet little bank. Thanks for sharing.
Molly

Coloradolady said...

There are never any rules here to follow...anything goes.

What a cute post, and story. I like the little plane, that is really a family treasure.

Have a great VTT.

bj said...

Oh, dear...I didn't realize there was a theme, either.
I love this bank...so cute!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i love this bank too.. cute lil bank.. happy VTT

Keetha said...

Oh how lovely!!! I have always LOVED the little metal toys.

My grandparents used to have a little metal palm tree toy which had a monkey that would climb to the top. My cousin Al got it and restored it. I HOPE he still treasures it.

Marie Reed said...

What a beautiful story behind this bank! This makes my heart smile!

jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I am getting an early start this morning. I let the day get away from me and my visiting suffers.

I love your story about your hubby and the airplane. Hie mom was a wise woman. The airplane bank is a real treasure.

Hugs...Jeanne

LV said...

This is why I enjoy VTT so much. You never know what you will see.

Donna said...

Sweet plane and story!

Chari said...

Good Mornin' my friend...

What a treasure!!! I love this little plane bank and the story that goes with it! It really does have great details...what a keepsake! As you know, we've been going through Russell's Dad's place...we came across a couple of toys that he had when he was just a boy...a metal horse and wagon set and an old metal tractor that you wind up! They just don't make toys like that anymore!

Thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Mother's Day tablescape and for all of your sweet comments!!! I only get to see my mama and girls about once a year...I get pretty homesick for all of them! Texas is just soooo far away! They live in Corpus Christi, it's about 1200 mls. away! We are planning a trip down next month though..I'm so excited!!! Well my friend, sending my best wishes to you for a Happy Mother's Day! Are your children coming for the weekend?

Love ya,
Chari

Susan said...

Your bank is in great condition and such a wonderful story behind it.

mannequin said...

What a beautiful treasure and story you have.
Lucky little boy to have such wise parents.

Smilingsal said...

Imagine the value of that neat bank.

Stephanie said...

What a great little treasure with a wonderful story behind it! :) Thanks for sharing it with us! I missed the "theme" this week too :)

shopannies said...

that is a cool looking bank

Tikimama said...

Neat! Back then, people really knew how to plan and save for the future!

Carrie said...

What a delightful heirloom item...I love things with a historic connection.

Sue said...

You have the best stuff....

Virginia said...

That's so neat and what a great story to go with it!

Happy VTT

Miri said...

This bank is Wonderful! and ha,ha just yesterday I was watching Cash in the Attic and there was a Spirit of St. Louis bank! Yours is much much nicer.

workhard said...

Hey thats nice. A replica of charles Lindberg plane.. Thats nice.

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