Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Old School Gas Station

Do you remember the days when you went to a gas station to have your gas pumped and windows cleaned by the gas attendant? I wish those days were still around, don't you? Well, on one of my trips to Charleston, I saw this old Texaco gas station and loved it so much, I pulled my car over to the side of the road to snap some photos!

 




This property is for sale.  I like how the owner actually decorated the station with bows and vintage lights!  Love it!  It definitely needs some TLC though!



Love the red, tin roof too!

Wish I had this thermometer on my porch!



How about a iced cold Dandy Cola????

I have seen several of these vintage gas stations converted into diners also.  Here is one that is located in Charleston called Fuel.  See here.

Another I visited was Southern Soul in in St. Simons Island, GA.  Here is a previous post that I did on Southern Soul, see here.



Oh and there is another one that is close by to me in Bluffton, SC called Eggs N Tricities which is now a clothing boutique.  See here.  I love this shop, they have a little bit of everything.  Love their clothing, jewelry and antiques!


Oh I wish the good old days could return.  Do you?  How about the milk man that would deliver your milk in glass bottles and place them on your porch?

Thanks for visiting!





9 comments:

  1. So cute! I love how they decorated it! You know, in New Jersey we still don't pump our own gas...in fact I get all flustered when I drive out of state and have to figure it out on my own! Happy New Year to you!
    -Shelley

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  2. Just found you through Savvy Southern Style. You moved from Penn. to SC??? OOOHHHHH, Honey! I know you are having some fun now! Welcome to the South, and I love your blog!

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  3. Wouldn't that gas station make a great antique shop? I hope that someone will buy it and keep its charm.

    I hate pumping gas and wish that attendants who wash your windshield were still around.

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  4. I remember those days! Love all your photos.

    Here in Oregon we do not pump our own gas - the attendant does. It's wonderful.

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  5. Guess what? I have that mail pouch on my cedar porch! Probably not as vintage as that one, I think it's about 25 years old.

    Bliss

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  6. I'm sure you won't be surprised, but I bought my gas from a full-service station until they finally closed down. Yes, those were the days.

    Fabulous old building!!

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  7. Love the tour of the old gas station! My husband collects vintage gas station memorabilia. And yes, I wish we could go back to those days! I think I was born a little late for my preferred time/era! ha! :)

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  8. How charming....it has so much potential! The little gas station here in our town still has full service. The current owner just recently repainted the building the way it was back in the 50's which turned out so fun!!!! Love this post :o)
    Have a great weekend!
    ~Des

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  9. Wow, how fun. Definitely staged to sell. thanks for sharing, liz

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