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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This summer I visited a really cool place here in Sweden. It is called "Nostalgibyn" whick means the nostalgy Village as you probably already figured out. It is a small but facinating place in the countryside in the middle of nowhere so to speak. After what seams to be a lite time of collecting 50's, 60's and 70's stuff and small kiosks, gasstations and pumps a couple has put i all up on their farm next to their house. It is a café and they also had a restaurant with at least a working bär and a small cinema. All stuffed with things to look at. People find their way there for a god cup of coffe, cakes, icecream and prawnsandwiches in this fantastic place of memories and nostalgy. There was a small clothes shop as well and some of the vintage clothes was for sale. I will have to ask them to sell vintage jewelry there....

    I went there with my teenagers who really found it interesting. He is interested in tecnical stuff and was impressed by some old times clever solutions to things.
    Unfortunately someone had played too much on the Rock-Ola jukebox so it was out of order but they were going to have it repaired so next time we will enjoy it. Because we will go there again. Even if it is a small place there were so much of interesting bits and pieces to look at so we need to go back.

    I was impressed by their effort to save and show these things to the public and I can also see how genius it is for a collector to build up a small world of your favourite things and invite the rest of the world to come to yours... :)

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    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      Great Post!!! Love seeing other people showing their Stuff as the wife and I do in our Ice Cream shop!!! for over 30 years. Keeps us young!!! And CW is another outlet!!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Very charming old time place Elisabeth, love that old Esso sign on the tower, very nice that the kids enjoy the nostalgia :)
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks yougottahavestuff! It sounds very nice to have an ice cream shop a la vintage like you and your wife does. Great to do something like that together. I can't really see us do that, my husbands interest is hunting and I would not find such a shop that charming, and for him to sell jewelry with me, na.... We do things in our sparetime instead, like fishing wich I love :) We are great at buying icecream though :) :)
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks newfld! Yes it is nice when the young also enjoy the old stuff and are interested. Yes that sign brings back memories.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Oh, how wonderful this is!!!! I had no idea that you had Gulf and Esso gasoline in Sweden too. That's really pretty cool! I remember those so well as a kid.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Jscott, thanks! We did :). I also remember shell and BP. Today they look so small to me these gasstationhouses. They are original, and they could tell me exactly where they had stod before.
    7. Trey Trey, 2 years ago
      Very Cool :) it reminds me of my home.
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks Trey, does it :)?
    9. Trey Trey, 2 years ago
      Take a peak into my collection :)
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      I just peaked at your Gulf sign Trey :)
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Elisabeth - we enjoyed the Jamtli Historyland museum in Ostersund that had some outdoor settings like 1950's gas station, 1970's home, in their "newest" part of the park. Also, inn 1700's, Victorian square, 1940's bunkers. These outdoor exhibits were not as wonderful as the museum with Sami artwork, Viking finds., prehistoric artifacts!! A pretty cool museum in Osterlund, Sweden.

    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      I am glad you enjoyed what you saw while visiting my country. What I find nice with the place of my post it what two people have done with what they have collected over a long time, without having the backup of a museum budget. That in itself has a value. It can't compete with sami artwork, viking finds and prehistoric artifacts and it doesn't have to. As much as it shows a lot of cool stuff it also shows how and what some people remember from the 50's and 60's and associate it with. It shows that they give a romantic view of that time and leave out some things that were less nice. It would be interesting for an antropologist to look at :)

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