There is so much truth in the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s (or woman’s) treasure.”; which has landed a beloved — very hard to find — DIXIE Stove right in my lap (not literally). It came about by shear luck, when I was browsing the ads on C-List. I had already posted a WTB ad on the site, searching for a vintage apartment size stove (Dixie…O’Keefe and Merritt…and the like), but I never…in all my life, thought I would be able to actually find a real Dixie Stove for a hundred-bucks?!
I bit my lip, tried not to act too excited, until the deal had been made and my stove had been delivered; all for the same $100.00! The day it was dropped off in my driveway, was a happy day; though I knew my work (and Hubby’s too) was definitely cut out for me. The stove was a real mess! I can’t even begin to say what all we pulled out of there. But my brave husband Nico did the dirty work for me; God Bless him! And in no time, he had it looking so much better.
Still, we’ve yet to get it installed, because it will need to be tested for leaks outdoors; seeing-as it’s a propane burning stove. It appears to be all there, and I can hardly wait til he gets the old clock ticking again. I know this old Dixie must be from the 40’s or thereabouts that decade. I am jumping for joy, and still can’t believe I found a vintage Dixie Stove. I can hardly wait to see it in my Caravan kitchen and move up from the P O S electric stove that has already popped off a knob after 6 months of use. When you cook as often as I do, you need an ‘old reliable’ like my lovely Dixie! They just don’t make ’em like that anymore!
This Caravan Kitchen Chef couldn’t be happier! Blessings & .V.. that you find your ‘vintage Dixie’ no matter what that might be. ; )