Friday, February 1, 2008

SHOW & TELL '08 - #5 - Tennessee License Plate

It's Friday and that means it's Show & Tell time at Kelli's. Go here to find out all about it, then post your Show & Tell. Be sure and go back and put your name on Mr. Linky and then enjoy all the wonderful items that bloggers share with each other.





My husband is not a collector of things. Being rasied in Tennesse he had expressed an interest in wishing he could find one of the old license plates that was shaped like the state of Tennessee. Several years ago we were visiting his sister in Nashville. His sister and brother-in-law were great antiquers and took us to an antique store. Low and behold Mickey spotted this Tennessee license plate hanging VERY high up on one of the walls. He got the shop keeper and asked for them to get it down for him.




They got it down and took it to the register to hold it for us while we continued to shop. The minute it was placed on the counter a man and woman came up and wanted to purchase it. He was so happy he had seen it before they did!!!!



His ideal would have been to get one dated 1932, his birth year, but that he could not do. He was delighted to have found this one. We were married in 1958 so this was 2 years prior to that. This license plate is now 52 years old and is proudly displayed on the wall in our office over his desk.



Thanks for stopping by and letting me show you this little treasure of my husbands.




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34 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a neat show & tell. I wonder if you searched on e-bay if you could find the year he was wanting...

Lana G! said...

That is a great find! So glad he found it first!

Pear tree cottage! said...

Susan that is great - but tell your dear hubby I was just four years old when it was made so thank him for reminding me of that here today......gosh that was a long time ago 1956 or 1952 :) for that matter.

It is a lovely Antique and show & tell (smiles)

O! AND A BIG HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY DEAR FRIEND.

Lee-ann

Sarah said...

What a great find. Thanks for sharing! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

How awesome that y'all found one that he wanted!! I would be elated too that I found it and got it first!!!! :::giggles:::

Happy show n telling

Momma Roar said...

Oh - how neat!! I'm so glad you guys saw it first too - what a neat keepsake!

Judy said...

I like this one. I love anything old. My dad saved most of his license plates.

genny said...

You have an interesting blog. Nice show and tell entry. Happy weekend.

diana said...

that is a cool license plate. don't think i've ever seen one before. do you know what year they stopped making them in that shape?

Mrs M said...

Glad your husband found his treasure!

the teach said...

That's great...I don't know if there are license plates in the shape of my state, New York!

Muum said...

Nice license plate! I am from Ohio, I remember seeing old ones on the wall of my grandmother's garage, and wondering why she kept them! Now I'd love to have one, myself.

Gattina said...

You were really lucky to find one ! My father used to keep all licence plates he had over the years. They hang in his garage.

Jean said...

Great show and tell! Congratulations on your blogiversary!!

TJ said...

What a great treasure! Thanks for sharing.

cherished*vintage said...

What a fun show and tell! I'm glad you two found it first!
-Karoline

Constance said...

Wow! That was an unusual but very interesting S & T! Thanks for sharing!
Connie

nannykim said...

Cool story; so glad he found it!! It is neat to have something that old, eh???

ellen b. said...

Susan it's so much fun to finally find something you desire. Enjoy...

Maxine said...

That's so interesting! I've never seen a license plate like that!! So glad he found it.

Myrna said...

Great treasure! Of course I think almost anything from the Volunteer state is great!

glad Mickey beat the other couple to it1

Julieann said...

The license plate is really neat!!

Julieann

Nora Lee said...

Oh what a neat story. I have never seen a license plate that was in the shape of the state. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my show and tell today! Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandra

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I remember those license plates! We lived near the Tenn. state line and saw them a lot. So neat that your hubby got the desire of his heart!

Katherine

Rebecca said...

What a great find!! Glad he beat the other couple. Thanks for sharing.

mrsjojo said...

What a neat find!!

Betty said...

Thank you, Susan, for visiting me today and leaving a comment. About the lamps - did you notice that all three of these oil lamps have been converted to electric lamps. We use candles when the electric is out.

I enjoyed your show and tell, especially since it was centered around Tennessee. I am from Nashville. Actually I live in Goodlettsville, 12 miles north of Nashville. I'm happy for your husband that he found an old Tn. license plate. I haven't seen one like that in a long time, but I do remember those.

Anna said...

That is a nice find....thanks for sharing....

Thanks for your visit on my blog...Have a great weekend.

PamperingBeki said...

That's so cool!

Lisa said...

That is so neat! This is interesting. I have never seen anything like that.

By the way...I just noticed your logo at the top of your blog: "If you keep things simple they'll stay pure"...I love that!

Jewelgirl said...

Talk about being at the right
place at the right time!
I've never seen a state
shaped licence plate!

Sharon said...

That is awesome! I never knew they had plates in the shape of the state! So cool. I hope he can still find the 1932 one! Maybe you can find it on ebay????

Have a great weekend!
Sharon

Jillian said...

First I want to say congratulations on your Blogoversary!!!

Second, the license plate you found is very cool! I have never seen one before in the shape of ANYTHING! Congrats on your find.

And third, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. :)

Lori Stilger said...

:D GREAT license plate - I'm in TN now, and they just don't have the CHARACTER like that. :D
Thanks for coming to check out my Show & Tell this week! :) Isn't it fun to share? :D