New Booth Opened
Meet our newest booth dealers, Lewis and Joyce Newkirk.
Retired from the ministry, they have turned their love of yard sales and flea markets into a retirement hobby. Their booth is stocked with a variety of curiosities and upcycled small furniture.
Mossy Oaks Vintage Rental Service
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new adventure - Mossy Oaks Vintage Rental Service. Now you can add vintage flavor to weddings, receptions, showers, tea parties, and events without breaking the bank - or wondering what to do with all that stuff when the day is past. Come in and check out our expanding inventory and see how much money you can save - and how much aggravation you can avoid!
Previous to the Industrial Revolution, the home kitchen was crude at best. Cooking centered around the fireplace and perhaps a work table. Pans were kept in and around the fireplace and dishes resided in a hutch/buffet. Most food was stored outside the house in root cellars, smoke houses and grain bins. All water was carried in. Cooking was a major chore and a nightmare of inefficiency.
Industrialization arrived in the kitchen by way of the cookstove and then it became possible to have water piped inside with a pitcher pump. Things were looking up but other than a few scattered cabinets, there was no built in cabinetry that marks the modern kitchen.
In the late 1800's a baker's cabinet was developed - a table with flour storage beneath, topped by a cabinet. Around 1900 the Hoosier Mfg. Co. took the baker's cabinet a step further and developed a cabinet that organized the cook's tools and utensils in one workstation. These early Hoosiers were tricked out with dish rack, flour bins with sifters, spice racks, hooks for hanging utensils, spaces for storage jars and shelves for glassware.
Although other companies, like Sellers, produced their own versions of these cabinets, they eventually became known collectively by the original manufacturer's name - Hoosiers. The early ones were finished in a golden oak color. In the 20's cheaper painted ones became common. By the 30's these modern marvels had lost some of their shine and fell out of flavor. The last ones produced reflected the manufacturers' attempt to adapt with Art Deco styling.
Hoosiers were work horses and, though many survived, few are in pristine original condition. However, it is possible to restore them, and there are several outlets for replacement parts.
Antiques and Collectibles
Visit us at
Mossy Oaks Antique Mall
6260 SE 118th Place
Belleview, Fl 34420
Edward Scott Appraisals now offers Certified Appraisals for Antique, Classic, Vintage and Collectible Automobiles, Trucks, Golf Carts, Water-Craft, Aircraft, RV's and Mobile Homes.