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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Old-school medicine

Vintage medical paraphernalia have a certain charm about them.  They also give me faint memories of the old hospital in my hometown, with all of its white-painted metal beds and cabinets.  There is something about mid-century (or earlier) medical items that seems so comforting and quaint.  Why not use some of these items as decor? 

I found these antique medicine bottles this summer at a yard sale on PEI.  Snake oil anyone?  If I remember to bring them back with me after the holiday, they'll join my insulator collection as window sill decoration.


Now how about a Snellen chart for some mood lighting?

Now, this set I just can't resist.  I need them on a counter somewhere, full of nice sterile toiletry items.  Say ahh!


Here is a medical cabinet that has been repurposed into a gorgeous display cabinet.  I love the clean lines. 

This is another attractive style of medical cabinet.  I'll take it without the bedpans!

I think this post just scrapes the surface of what's available out there in the way of vintage medical items.  Let me know if you find any other interesting vintage medical finds in your web travels!


Tidyowl said...Best Blogger Tips

I love this post and hope to see an old cabinet in your home someday! You should do a post about your recent big photo contest win...!

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