Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Swing-A-way








































My friend, Sally, gave me a vintage ice crusher called the Swing-A-way for my birthday.  If it's possible to nearly faint over a vintage kitchen gadget, then I did, and I'm not embarrassed to say so.  It still works like a charm.  The fact that it's in that lovely shade of vintage pink just about did me in.  The Swing-A-Way can opener came on the market in the 1930's invented by a man named Idus Rhodes. Somewhere along the way the ice crusher was made.  Highly popular, it has been produced in many colors and can be found easily and is quite affordable.  A very fun gift to receive!


Blessings,

17 comments:

  1. I agree.. how fun Renee.Pink to add to it as well.Enjoy your new gadget.Blessings!

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  2. Wow, that is neat Renee! I like the color of it!! :) Have a wonderful day.

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  3. LOVE! I had an old yellow swing-a-way can opener for YEARS and then I found they still made them. My kids all have one now. I don't think they would even know how to use an electric one. But this ice crusher I'm gonna have to find!

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  4. Oh my gosh, what a lovely gadget. I wouldn't even care if it worked, I would just love it sitting out on my counter. I didn't even know such things existed! I can see why you felt faint!!!!
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  5. Wow what a great gift ! I've never seen/heard one of these thanks for sharing :) How special to have a friend who gives such a thoughtful gifts.

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  6. Oh to have seen your face while opening your birthday gift!! Too cute. :0)

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  7. And....it is a pink one !! yes !!!...xxx...

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  8. oohh that just looks gorgeous to look at without having to use it ;-) Enjoy it. dee x

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  9. You have a very nice friend to give you such a wonderful gift. I love it.

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  10. Sounds like the perfect gadget for the hot weather we have been getting down here. I am sure you will have fun with it when Summer comes around for you :) Happy crafting, Jenny

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  11. That is such a great gift. I love the pink. I need that in red:)

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  12. Oh my goodness...she is adorable!!! What a sweet friend you have. I soooooooo love the colour! Hugs to you for a great Thursday.

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  13. I agree~ so sweet. I love the pink!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  14. What a great gift! Glad you're having fun using it! Blessings!

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  15. how adorable! I have heard of and remember the Swing Away can opener but I don't recall the the ice crusher. A truly neat gadget that everyone needs in their kitchen and I don't have one!! You have every right to be giddy ;)

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