Wednesday, February 25, 2009

HOT!

It's Vintage Thingies Thursday, my favorite day to show off treasures that have been in my parents' house for 45 years. Suzanne at Colorado Lady and the many other participants have all sorts of great things to show too, so be sure to visit them.
Wondering what sweet little baby(s) might have been fed from this dish? ME! And later on, my sister, of course! For those who don't know, this was a baby dish from GE that warmed up the food and kept it warm. A mini chafing dish!You can see from the stains that carrots and other red foods were popular in the childhood home of the Evil Overlord!I have no idea why my dad saved this, in its original box in the basement. By the time it would have been sold at a yard sale it probably was covered with other stuff and never found. Now no one would want it. I wouldn't! Don't you just feed the baby out of the container, whether you make or buy the food? And isn't room temperature just fine?
As you can see from this picture, I was kind of a scrawny baby. At six weeks the pediatrician had me put on rice cereal because formula alone just wasn't cutting it. I've definitely made up for those six weeks over the last forty years! I did get much cuter after the first six months, I have to say.
Did you use one of these dishes with your babies, or were you fed out of one as a child? Could you get those stains out?
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29 comments:

Angie said...

That's so fun :)

Bea said...

I remember something similar with my little sister. Now everyone warms up the baby's food in the microwave. It just cracks me up that your dad has saved it and the BOX!

Jewelgirl said...

I think we had pink melmac bowls - unbreakable. I never knew they had
baby dishes that warmed up food.

Rosie said...

Yep. Had one of those and I guess was fed from it when a baby. Then I used it to play "house" with. Very sweet. I think once babyfood carrot stains are embedded into plastic, there is no getting it out. Adds to the "vintage" look.

Amy said...

awww that's cool! how sweet of your dad to keep it :-)

CC said...

I'm so happy your dad saved thios dish and the box for you. I think you're a beautiful baby.. Happy VTT and have a wonderful day.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I don't know if I had one as I never saw one and mom is all ready passed so I can't ask her, but I'll bet I had something of the sort because as I grew up, all my food had to be separate, not one food item could tough another, and if it did, I refused to eat it. Of course within the past 10 years I've outgrown that quirk but unfortunately my girls have that same quirk. lol!

Helen said...

I still have the ceramic cereal dish with the ABC's and The Cow Jumped Over The Moon rhyme .... I had in 1941!!!!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Now this is a great idea for a weekly post. How completely fun. A peak at the things in your parent's home? I love it.

My reading enjoyment is completely doubled by seeing that adorable picture of you as a baby too. I'd love to have a sweater like that for my baby girl.

-Francesca

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Fancy your dad keeping it in it's original box too...you were a tiny sweet baby :)

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Elizabeth, What an adorable baby you were! I had one of those dishes for my firstborn! Sigh...I must be getting old when my daughters things are "vintage" Here is a tip...Mix yourself a "thick" paste of Automatic dish washing Detergents...let it "soak" or sit in the dish...maybe add a little "bleach" it should remove the food stains!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Those are the best vintage items, the ones you personally used. So cute, Yep I used on with my oldest boy. Then went to just feeding them out of jars or plates
You were a very pretty little girl.

ClassyChassy said...

Seems like a little bleach would get those stains out! Neat item from the past!

Susan said...

I remember these but was used for my nieces and nephews. Your is electric but they also had ones that were hollow and you put in hot water to warm the dish. A great piece of nostalgia.

Coloradolady said...

This is great that you have the original box. I remember the plastic ones that you put hot water inside to keep the food warm, I think my brother had one like that. Great item, I had really forgot about them.

Jan Ely said...

Aaaawww what a nice memory!

Shelia said...

Oh,Elizabeth, you were a precious little baby. No, I didn't use a dish like this for my babes and don't know if my mother used one of these for me. Probably not! Just open up than jar, poke a spoon in it and pop the goop into the little pie holes! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Miri said...

I did have a divided dish for my kids' foods, I remember mixing the ground chicken with applesauce or mashed carrots to make it edible!

I love that you have your baby dish...you had very modern parents with the latest in easy-living :)

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Elizabeth, wow to have that vintage baby dish and its original box is quite impressive!
~Ann

Smilingsal said...

I'm so old that those dishes were used when I was a baby! lol

Janet, said...

I remember seeing those. But you know what I used for my babies to eat out of. My husband's old dish! It was ceramic and your poured hot water in it and put a cork in the holes. His mom almost sold it at a yard sale.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I remember seeing friends use those dishes to feed their babies, but we were fed out of coffee cups if the food had to be warmed. With 7 of us almost straight in a row in age, our Mom said it was just easier. xxoo

Jenn said...

Try Baking Soda and a soft toothbrush. I use that to get my Juicer clean, which is stained with carrot and beet juice. I have to scrub a bit but it works.

Patty said...

Aw, you were a cutie but you did need some fattening up. I love the dosh was made by GE. I think I was fed out of divided round dish but I think it was just a regular plate, not one you could heat stuff up in. Maybe baking soda would remove the stains?

Patty said...

If only there was a typo check for comments. Hey! I just got an envelope from you. Thank you! I guess I should open it...

farmlady said...

Oh wow! I remember this dish and the box too. I fed my boys with it. What a memory! Seeing this took me right back to the late 60's and early 70's. I don't think I ever got the stains out of it and I have no idea what I did with it.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I think that my mother had one of these. Not sure if it was for my oldest brother and I or our younger brother. I'm sure it is long gone by now.

I just love that picture of the baby on the box. Looks like he is thinking, "Yay, dinner!" lol

And I think you were a precious baby!

Kady

Roslyn Atwood said...

Our youngest DS had those bowls you put hot water in! I had forgotten them but they are long gone from this house!
Blessings,
Roslyn

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Aw, you didn't look scrawny! You looked cute! And I think I do remember one of those dishes from childhood. Maybe mom used one for Jill?

Justine :o )