Tuesday, November 3, 2009

my new lunchbox

It's a 1962 Thermos metal barn lunch box. It has a matching thermos and it's what I use to carry lunch into the office. I scored if off ebay for less than what I'd spend on half tank of gas. Sure, its got some scratches and rusty hinges, but I'm comfortable with imperfection. I like seeing it at my desk while I'm typing. It reminds me that a few miles away, up a winding mountain road, is my farm. I carried this lunchbox from it and I'll carry it back insideā€”a comfort in stressful times and a nice thought even on the best of days. It's got moxie, and I like it with unapologetic gladness.

40 Comments:

Blogger me said...

I love it! I remember my first lunchbox was a little plastic barn and silo for my milk...I believe it was fisher price. I'll have to find the picture

November 3, 2009 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger ammamcp said...

Very cool!

November 3, 2009 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Love it!

November 3, 2009 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Pilgrim Soul said...

That is one of the most amazing lunchboxes I've ever seen! I love unique ones like that instead of the bland ones adults are "supposed to" use.

November 3, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger finsandfeathers said...

That thermos looks pretty small for a real coffee drinker :>)

I LOVE my Stanley all metal thermos. Probably should name her?

November 3, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Red-Handed Jill said...

Fantastic!

November 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh! I remember that my very first lunchbox was a black patent leather Barbie lunchbox. She was dressed in some kind of pink fluffy skirted dress...lol....man, how I coveted that box! Thanks for the reminder!
Tami E.

November 3, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger deborahwolfe said...

Yer lunchbox rules dude.

November 3, 2009 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

luv it!!!

November 3, 2009 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Robj98168 said...

That lunch box is too cool for school!

I carry around a faux stainless steel metal lunch box.. a copy of one I had as a kid!

November 3, 2009 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Where is the "like" button?

November 3, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Cool lunch box

November 4, 2009 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Sparkless said...

Nice. I never had a lunch box cause I could walk home for lunch and then when I had to take a bus I was much too old for a lunch box. It was a paper bag lunch.
Now I see all the enjoyment I missed.

November 4, 2009 at 12:45 AM  
Blogger Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

That is about the cutest lunch box I've seen -what a great deal you got.
vickie

November 4, 2009 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger granny said...

ohh ,I want one ,lol

November 4, 2009 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger BlueGate said...

Oh that is just the best! Congrats on your "find"!

November 4, 2009 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger ashley english said...

i think liking things with unapologetic gladness is the only way to live. and you needed a lunchbox with enough moxie to parallel your own!

November 4, 2009 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

That is such a cool lunch box, excellent find. Should keep you flowing towards your dream as you toil away at the office to raise the funds necessary to to make it a reality.

November 4, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Absolutely fabulous... I love it!

November 4, 2009 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Vivian said...

I love it! You scored big on that one - enjoy it!

November 4, 2009 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Mountain Man said...

I hate to say it but....I'M SO JEALOUS!!! GREAT SCORE!

November 4, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Love it!!! Absolutely adorable. I want one!!!

November 4, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger P said...

so cute, and very you!

November 4, 2009 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I love it! I've was looking for a new lunchbox for my husband after the old one wore out, but couldn't find one with enough personality to make it worth buying. I ended up making one instead. I like yours better.

November 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Karen Sue said...

Ok, I think they must have made these for a few years, 'cuz I SWEAR I sat next to one at lunchtime in K or 1st. I don't remember having a hard side one, but one that was paisley or something like it... FLASHBACK!

November 4, 2009 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Lunch box envy x's 1000 !

November 4, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Way cool!

November 4, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Love it! Is there a "MOO" when you open the lid?!

November 4, 2009 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger motheralice said...

groovy stuff. :)

November 4, 2009 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Conny said...

Yes, very cool indeed!! The next best thing would be bringing a milk pail with your lunch wrapped in a kitchen towel, Laura Ingalls style. Perhaps that's what the rest of us could do; we'd be there in spirit.

@finsandfeathers: You are cracking me up this morning - Java junkies unite! We also have a tall, green Stanley thermos, I may just have to keep the name: "Stanley."

November 4, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
OpenID ditchthegrid said...

OMG - I LOVE IT! How totally fun! I want one too! LOL

November 4, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Cre8tive Cowgirl said...

ok. that rocks! totally beats my Laura Ingalls Wilder-Little House on the Prairie metal lunch box and my brother's Star Wars one that my mom saved! Does that date me?!!!!

November 4, 2009 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Awesome! What fun it would be to use for my lunch. My mom sewed my lunch bag for me -- has sunflowers on it -- but that would be pretty nifty. All the other teachers would be jealous!

November 4, 2009 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Linda's Kitchen said...

I love it! What a cool lunchbox.

November 5, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Curtis said...

Nice lunchbox!

November 5, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
OpenID journeyseeds said...

I totally had that lunchbox when I was young!! Wow...cool find Jenna.

November 5, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Leiflet said...

You're such a kook. That lunchbox fits you so well, and i love it.

November 5, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Rois said...

OMG! I want it! Love the whole thing,it's vintage,farm and just tres fabu!

November 5, 2009 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

I had one just like it when I was a kid!

November 6, 2009 at 2:51 AM  
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