The Stove

I was just browsing some wonderful blog sites with vintage/antique kitchens and cannot remember if I shared my old stove with you on either of my blogs..so forgive me if this is a 'repeat."  Just blame it on getting old. You do remember that I am 71this year [2012]. That is now my excuse anytime I foul up.
The Stove is an Okeefe & Merritt gas range we moved with us from the farmhouse in Texas. It sat here in Alabama in our shop from 2006 for 4 years.  It's about 95% restoration and done by my husband [he works cheap] and totally a labor of love since it was special to me and not him.


  1. What a cool old stove! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. I love this stove. My grandmother had a similar stove. And my great aunt had a wood stove! Fun memories.
    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog & the follow. :)

  3. HI, Jonell

    Love your stove, my mother-in-law has one, but she doesn't use it. Thank you for stopping by Home Sweet Butterfly today. You are the best. God Bless.


  4. That is a wonderful old stove- I can see why it is so special to you.

  5. Good Job Dear! i enjoyed seeing it,


    If you have a minute, please check out my blog and follow me if you liked it. I'll appreciate it so much! Thanks!

    Blow a Rainbow

  6. Thanks...w/o an audience this blog thing is only HALF THE FUN, right?
    I will visit/Follow. Sorry for the neglect of his blog but I specific goals for each one [2] and there's the TIME THING. I am sure you understand.
    I have some timely changes for "like Gramma's House" blog -watch for things that may appeal to you.


  7. Jonell...thank you for visiting me today sweets...

    Just had to say first what a super cool stove. LOVE IT!

    Now...want you to know that I lost 40lbs last year on Weight Watchers. I live by it and it helped me get off that SODA I blogged about today!

    If I can do it...YOU CAN!

    Love to you~


  8. That is a fantastic stove and kitchen!! I was just watching a HBO mini series this week that was set in the 30's or early 40's and they had a kitchen in the scenes very much like this! So cool to look in that kitchen. Thank you for your kind words!


  9. Jonell...I absolutely adore this vintage stove...I want one!
    thanks for sharing....even though it might possibly be a repeat..it's new to me!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  10. Carmelina: Thank You ! We originally "inherited' this stove from the original owner with a farm property we purchased..when we relocated to Al. '06 it was a given 'THE STOVE GOES WITH US" she said. YOU CAN BUY THEM 100% RESTORED.BUT SO $$$ ours was approx 95% restoration-mainly DIY and it cost about 2 [thousand] YES! having it all done by pros was out of thequestion -if you are interested google should produce some options..there's one in North Georgia /can't find them email me for more detail/info

    Hope you are following me on this and on Like Gramma's House / http://mygrammashouse.blogspot.com


  11. Jonell,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and joining my blog!

    Take Care,

  12. Hi Jonell,
    I tried to leave you a comment on your other blog or send you an email or something but nothing worked for me. So, here I am visiting this blog.
    That is quite a stove you have. It is a work of love no doubt! Sure is a beauty! Thank you for joining me for tea today and leaving your nice comment. As for the collection of china, my hubby might consider my collections as hoarding but we know better, don't we? Have a beautiful day.


    1. I am so so very sorry..I cannot remember if I ever connected with you after this note..:^( please forgive me for the confusion .the past year has been a difficult one[see July/August posts on Like Gramma's house]

  13. This stove is wonderful! I have a vintage (non working) stove in my garden. What a treat to have one that works. Great restoration job! Now following you.


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