Friday, January 13, 2012

A Vintage Love Affair…

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I have a love affair with old trucks.  They just fascinate me. Every dent, every faded emblem, all the rust….well, it just does it for me.  I am drawn to them like a magnet.


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I spotted this baby, at our Greenbluff October Farm Fest.


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I found this partially burned out old truck relic, on a trip to Lake Kelso, Idaho in 2010.


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This Mack was in Elk River, Idaho, when I was at Girl Camp with my vintage trailer last July.


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And my most recent, just a few miles from home.  I can feel the itch to add to my stash….maybe soon.  I just love RUST….do you?

I’m linking up to these parties…..

Stuff and Nonsense
Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special


  1. Ooooh, I share that love with you!! I want an old farm truck so badly.

  2. I think you should write a fictional short story to go with each photo.

  3. fun pictures and from the looks of those trucks they were worked hard.
    years ago when we were cross country skiing deep into the woods we came across a old truck the trees were so grown up around it, it had to have been in there for years and years.

  4. If they could only talk, what a tale they could tell. I love the black and white...

  5. Loved that you posted these in soft black and white. Shows their age to perfection. Good job!

  6. OH My, I know I stop by your blog on a regular bases but now I know why, we are twins!!!!!!!!!! I'm sure of that now, old trucks - rust, our girls(chicks)yep, twins! We have so much in common we must have been separated at birth. I will own a old truck some day!! Maybe some day we will meet, Sisters on the Fly, Farm Chick sale, Mary Jane? Enjoy your day and stay warm, Hugs!!!

  7. I totally understand your love affair with those special finds that grab you and won't let go!
    I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

  8. Love these too...Especially the super old burnt out one from Lake Kelso Idaho...just awesome.

    Blessings Kelsie

  9. Karen, I'm that way about old farmhouses...well, really anything old! I want to take them home and fix them up and make them feel loved and needed again. Not much "new" appeals to me! Great photos and comments! Thanks!

  10. I could just run my hands over all those wonderful curves in the trucks you pictured.
    My son has an old one at his FIL's place he needs to restore.It could be stunning.It belonged to us about 30 years ago and its from the 30's or 40's if I remember right.

  11. i love old trucks too

    they hold such charm and style

    my dream vehicle is a cherry red
    1954 Chevy
    but then
    i'm not that picky!

    thanks for joining Fridays Unfolded!


  12. Hi Karen! My nephew's Wyllis (shell) was parked in my mom's yard (behind us) and I wanted it so much for my yard. He wants it to fix it up. I love the way they look and usually the countryside they are in. Great photos and post! Traveling along with Liz on Time Travel Thursday - Jenn

  13. love, love, love. I'm with you. I'd have em' for yard art or one running for funnin'.

  14. hahaha! you have a "thing" for rust & frames.... maybe you should frame some of your 'rusty' photos! hee heehee!
    Wait... is that why we are such good friends? cuz I am old & rusty? lololol!

  15. I too love those trucks and the way they smelled inside of gas and the clanging of the doors. The sounds when shifting gears and the rattling of the old-truck sounds.

    Love your new header!

  16. A picture is worth a thousand words....these sure speak to me. Love your photos and you know I love rust.

  17. These are awesome old cars.
    I love them too. =)

    barbara jean

  18. oh wow, LOVE old trucks and your photography is wonderful!! thanks so much for linking up to VIF! xo

  19. I adore you old vintage truck photography so much that you are featured today at Potpourri Friday!

  20. I am a huge fan of vintage trucks and cars. Your photos are just beautiful! Following you now!!!

  21. I suspect that even though a year has gone by that your fondness for old trucks is still fresh. I love them too.

    Thanks for linking up.


  22. What treasures and cool shots you got of each of them too. I considered buying a sweet oldie like one of these awhile ago, but I waffled on it and it got snapped up. I'm smitten with them. Thanks for sharing!


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