April 23, 2009
there’s an abandoned fruit and vegetable warehouse at the end of our street. {i adore its old painted sign, but that deserves another post all on its own}. last week i was on a little afternoon jaunt and stumbled across this old fridge in its back lot. isn’t it lovely? i know, it’s all rusty but that just makes me love it all the more. this weekend when i went back for a second peek it was gone.
there used to be a store in my hometown that sold big chill fridges. you know the ones, they’re big and beautiful and made to look like old-school fridgedaires. so what do you think? too fake-o? better to snap photos of pretty old fridges and invest in eco-friendlier versions for our own hypothetical kitchens? do you love or do you hate?
{photos courtesy of big chill fridge}

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  • Reply knack April 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I love…… and the photos you got of the old guy….. pure fantasticness! Glad you got them before it took off! 🙂

  • Reply paula April 23, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I do love the look of an old fridge, but I would go new:)

  • Reply Laura Trevey April 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    i just started laughing to myself!! the thought popped into my head that my kids would ask me, “What’s that?”

    technology just moves too fast! but, I do love blogging on my computer 🙂

  • Reply littlebyrd April 23, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I like your pictures of the old fridge – I wonder where it went? The antiques shop I work in shares space with a cupcake shop and they have a pink Big Chill. It gets soooo many comments. I think they are great!

  • Reply Amy@Old Sweet Song April 23, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I LOVE! So much. I would get one in a heart beat.

  • Reply Amanda Nicole April 23, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    That old fridge is fantastic, it almost looks like a movie prop or something! I love those Big Chill fridges, and if you’re looking to purchase a new one, it has my vote 🙂

  • Reply A "cheery" disposition April 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I think old fridges are FABLOUS! I would love to get one for my house.

  • Reply Stacey April 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    How fortunate to have gotten those fantastic photographs before it was gone. The Big Chill fridges are so adorable…maybe they will start making energy efficient ones, the best of both.

  • Reply Julia April 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    WOW! Beauty in the most surprising spots! I love it too!

  • Reply doebmom April 23, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    hmmm…I love these but ya gotta think Energy Star appliances all the way. I wonder how the Big Chills rate, Mother-Earthwise? We saw some similar Northstar ones in Austin at Callahan’s General Store. They are awesome, too (the stoves are even more fun), and they’re Energy-Star-compliant, but they do have a high-end price tag. Check ’em out at

  • Reply down and out chic April 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    fantastic photos of the fridge, i can see why you like it so much.

  • Reply Grace@PoeticHome April 24, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Why don’t they make fridges like works of line-inspired art anymore? Thankfully there’s the Big Chill! I too am concerned about the energy-efficiency of old fridges, but I am investing in a Big Chill as soon as the hubs and I buy our first house.

  • Reply Carissa April 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    those shots of the old fridge are amazing!!

  • Reply pepper April 25, 2009 at 1:02 am

    i like the old school fridges muchly, and to have a new but retro-inspired and energy effiecient has got to be the best!

  • Reply Sonja Bee January 19, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I really like the new retro fridges because they are beautiful and efficient. That said, I saw an authentic old fridge, like the one you took a photo of, in the garage of a man who used to own an antique store. He said he would never part with it. Not sure what he was using it for as I assumed it wasn’t working anymore.

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