Thursday, July 05, 2007
my sweet stove

I few people have asked about this stove, having seen it in my Birthday pictures.....This is a closer, head-on look at it. It sure is pretty, isn't it?
Here below are a few more pictures of this lovely stove...some close-ups of the very beautiful doors, as well as a few other pictures..... In this one above, you can see exactly where it the crook of the back of this Fireplace Stone Wall that divides the living room from the Hallway and Dining Room.....And then below, a closer look at the top of the stove, though it has a lot of stuff on it.... As you can see....there are these metal rings where one would put a pot on to boil or simmer....Right in the middle of the top is a wooden Cigar Box that belonged to my father....Over on the far left in the back is a lovely flowered porcelain drip coffee pot that I use to use, all the time, 'back in the day', I don't even drink de-caf anymore, except on rare occasions..... I just love the beautiful painted detailing on these two little drawers....I have never quite figured out what they were used for....And here below, more detailing..... I don't know what the word "Dinsing" means, but it sure is pretty....possibly one of my readers will be able to tell me....But when you open this little door, it looks like possibly the wood or coal would go in here.... And I know for sure that the coal or wood went into these double doors....I found this really special stove while antiquing in upstate New York, around 1968-69....It was one of those things that I just had to have....And I have never regretted getting it. Early on, I thought maybe I would someday convert it to an electric stove or something like that, but I never did....and that is just fine. It looks so pretty there in my dining room....So, there you have it, dear Antique Stove Lovers....

More To Come.....

Note: I am still looking at the DVD's for the Television Academy, but will be finished later today....It has been daunting, but very very interesting.....

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had this to say:

I had noticed the stove in the previous photos and thought is was ever so lovely. Was it meant to be a cook stove or more like just for heat? It's hard to tell the scale in this picture but it looks small for a cook stove. In doing a bit of quick research just now Dinsing is the manufacturers name. I believe German.
Now I want to see a better pic of that painting I mentioned!
I hope you're having a great day and staying cool, it's HOT up here in northern calif.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 10:48:00 AM PDT 

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I searched Dinsing also.. lots of German sites that I can't read lol.. it could be the name of the company that made the stove, or the painter who drew the designs..

the stove is fabulous Naomi!! It does look small though..but georgeous all the same!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 12:23:00 PM PDT 

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Naomi, the stove is really wonderful. I googled the name and it is definitely German, probably the mfg's name.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 12:51:00 PM PDT 

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Maybe when your DVD viewing is finished you can tell us what it was all about. Since it is hush-hush, I'm thinking that you are working for the CIA. :-)

Your stove is so cute. The details are very pretty, and it is a good fit in that nook.

Thanks for writing me back regarding yesterday's post. The link you sent said the article was expired, but I think that all administrations are plagued with scandal and abuses of power. It's the sad truth. Even Bill Clinton himself admitted to giving misleading testimony under oath, and for that, his law license was suspended for five years and he had to pay a $25,000 fine.
This link is from CNN.
I was surprised that you wrote "it is ALWAYS the Republicans. Always." That is what really caught me off guard. That is what I disagree with.
I am not an apologist for Bush. Like Clinton, he has done some things that I like, and he has done some things that I strongly don't like. I'm ready for his term to end.
I just thought it wasn't right to say it is always the Republicans when Bill Clinton did the same thing as Scooter Libby did. There is wrongdoing, corruption, and abuses of power in both political parties. We could provide many examples from both parties and all previous administrations.
I know you said this commuted sentence was the last straw, and you have every right to feel that way. It still doesn't mean that it's just Republicans who do these types of things.
Think of it this way, Libby's punishment is harsher than Clinton's. Libby must pay $250,000 and be on probation for two years. Bush may choose to pardon him at the end of his term. Who knows?
I may not agree with it and you may not, but all presidents have used their powers of commutation and pardon. Not just Republicans.

I hope you don't think my comments are at all angry because they are not. You are such a dear, and I respect your opinions and your wisdom very much. I don't do political blogging at all, so it is kind of fun to bat around our opinions.

This is the longest comment I've very left you!!
I had a colonoscpy this morning, and I am just lounging this afternoon and decided to take time to write you again. My next post will be about my colonoscopy. SUCH FUN!!!! :-)

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 1:56:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

I've been reading your blog for several months now and enjoying it so much. I love that all of your possessions have a story. This is how we should fill our homes--with treasures that mean something to us, not just fill space. It's wonderful that you have such appreciation for a life well lived--a belated happy birthday to you, and a wish for many many more!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 2:12:00 PM PDT 

Blogger TLP
had this to say:

Like everyone else, I googled Dinsing. I didn't learn much, but it seems to be a German name, so I guess it's the manufacturers name.


Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 3:33:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi! I was admiring the stove in your 2nd last post. What a lovely stove! I thought I'd like one even when it's for show!

I recalled a dear friend's parents who had a similar one in their home in England which was a very long time ago!

Did you ever cook in that? Or was the oven more ornamental?

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 4:42:00 PM PDT 

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Hello, Michele sent me.

I'm not one for the antiques but that is definitely a beauty. I know a couple of people who would love to add that to their decor. What I'd like to see is the inside of that stove.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 4:52:00 PM PDT 

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What a beautiful stove !!! Oh wow. I don't know how anyone stopped looking at it long enough to use it ! That makes La Corneau (sp?) look ordinary !

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 5:09:00 PM PDT 

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What a beautiful stove. It is so very delicate looking. Love the design on it...makes it very feminine. I'm glad you followed your heart and bought's you!!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 5:31:00 PM PDT 

Blogger rpm
had this to say:

The stove is beautiful. I love those kinds of purchases where you just have to have it and it turns out to stay with you forever. It does look European. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 6:01:00 PM PDT 

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Like the others, I GOOGLED "Dinsing," being the copy editor that I am who loves to fact check.
I found a link that I'll send your way.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 6:04:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

What a darling stove!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 6:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I love this stove more than words can possibly describe. I read your 100 things about you and YOU ARE AMAZING!!

I came here to tell you thank you for coming to my blog and for the sweet words you left for me.

Now that I've come to see you, I see that the pleasure is all mine.

I'm a theatre and movie and book and music lover. I cannot draw or paint to save my soul, though. I'm very much in awe of those who can. I also am homebound a lot so, writing has been my saving grace. So has movies and some tv. and of course, books.

I was an actress from the time I can remember but, can't do that from bed!

Please visit me again whenever you get a chance and tell me all about your television thing that you're doing.


Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 6:44:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm trying to figure out a way to slip that out of your house and into mine. That's an awesome purchase you made. Great stove! Thanks for sharing.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 7:06:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

When I opened your blog and saw that stove it honestly took my breath away. It is simply gorgeous!! What a wonderful piece of 'furniture' to own. No wonder you bought it.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 7:11:00 PM PDT 

Blogger srp
had this to say:

Someone call the Antique Road Show! Wouldn't you just love to see what they think of this very beautiful and very different stove? I can't imagine anyone really cooking on something this pretty!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 8:07:00 PM PDT 

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It looks like a piece that was designed to last a lifetime. It makes me wonder if it came with a "lifetime guarantee" certificate from the manufacturer as they sure don't build things to last a lifetime these days. Thanks for sharing.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 8:30:00 PM PDT 

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That is just a delight. I can tell just how much you love having it in your house. It is very much from another time.

I decided not to respond to the discussion in the comments section about Republicans.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 9:33:00 PM PDT 

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That is gorgeous. Oh, my!! What I would give to have something sweet like that. We have been talking about getting a small wood/pellet stove....I love it, love it! I think that small door may be a 'warming' drawer? Or maybe used to bake pies, etc, when the stove was in use? I have a friend with a small stove very similar to that, and that's what hers is for. I just finally got to see the pictures from your wardrobe post. Love it. Sweatshirts are my thing!! Especially hoodies. =)

You should be getting mail from me sometime next week...sorry it's taken so long. Between all the birthdays I had the last week of June, and the 4th of July camping trip, I'm behind. What else is new? ha. Talk to you soon!!! Hugs.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 9:50:00 PM PDT 

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That is a beautiful stove. The flowers on it are very pretty. It's hard to believe that was actually used for cooking.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 11:50:00 PM PDT 

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Not only is it a lovely piece, but the fact that you bought it so many years ago and still love it is wonderful. My tastes change a lot and something I used to love will become something I no longer care for. And vice versa.
On a totally different subject, I was looking at websites of museums I have visited to find a nice art poster for my guest room and I think I "ran into" your mother (or step-mom?) on the Corcoran Gallery of Art site.

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 1:37:00 AM PDT 

Blogger mar
had this to say:

It is such a pretty stove, so full of details!! I found out that the Dinsing Bros had a manufacturing co. called "Densing Werke" in Viersen, Germany
(original in German here, which was in operations from 1898 until they went bankrupt in 1971... Two buildings of the factory are today kept as historical monuments as they are part of the old settlements of the city and show the development of the iron industry and work conditions...

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 2:14:00 AM PDT 

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I simply loved your stove. You must love it very much. I liked your pictures on your previous post. You look so good in all your pictures.]

I thought why not visit you sagain...:D

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 3:35:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

If I ever do manage to visit you, I'm afraid you would find me wandering about your house staring at things... would that be horribly rude or are you used to that? :) I promise not to look in your medicine cabinet, though. :P

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 6:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

What a wonderful stove, Naomi!
I had noticed the stove in the previous posts and I always thought it is very charming!

Like everyone else, I also search on Google the word "Dinsing" but I join on it the word "stove", and I found a photo of some stove like your with the phrase: "Cookers Dinsing kind. Belgium. Grade I". I think Dinsing is the genre, the model of the stove. Click on this site VINTAGEPOSTCARDS and you will see the image of the stove.

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 8:32:00 AM PDT 

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Oh, this IS gorgeous, Naomi. And since I'm an antique lover, it was love-at-first-sight for me as well. I can see why you HAD to have it. A great find!
The detail and colors are so pretty and what a perfect spot for it. Better yet, how nice you still enjoy it so many years later.

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 8:54:00 AM PDT 

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Dinsing is the manufacturer's name, but that's about all I could find on-line, other than postcards with pictures of the stoves. It is a gorgeous piece!

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 9:01:00 AM PDT 

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I really think that someone could spend weeks exploring your house and still find new things to fascinate them - to say nothing of exploring your amazing garden! [grin]

What a delightful place you have...

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 9:09:00 AM PDT 

Blogger mar
had this to say:

Hello again, Michele sent me your way just to take another look at your wonderful stove...
So lovely!

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 12:03:00 PM PDT 

Blogger mar
had this to say:

My connection was very slow and I am not sure the system got my comment... will check again later, Michele sent me this time for another look at that lovely stove of yours!

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 12:11:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

um stove is majot lovely. major. i could kiss that stove, is how lovely.

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 1:25:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hey ooloth nice Stove ;)

Hope your well have a good weekend ;)

Here via Michele's

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 1:42:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Thanks for the You Tube Keith O info. I watched the video. He gave a powerful message!

My bro emailed me from Munich. He was waiting to get on a plane to London, then head home.
I will talk with him tomorrow.
There's a bakery in Pasadena that I saw highlighted on the Food Network. I'm gonna make my bro take me there, and I am gonna indulge big time!!

I saw on either HBO or STARZ that there's a biographical movie called The Notorious Betty Page.
I told my hubby about your recent post when I saw that movie listed. I didn't watch it, but I may set it to tape on my DVR if I see it listed again.

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 2:13:00 PM PDT 

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What a beautiful stove. It is so pretty. Pink is my favourite colour, so naturally I love the flowers.

It reminds me of a pencil sharpener that I had as a kid. It was made of metal and certainly not as pretty, but looked just like it.

Here via Michele!

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 7:33:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

thats such a pretty stove. my mother loves things like that, but my husband gets a little irritated at me when the house gets to "flowery". he's a dear, but he says its too girly when his buddies come to visit.

my grandfather had a stove similar in design, without the pretty feminine touches. they are very neat!

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 7:33:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

That is such a lovely little stove. I would imagine the little drawers are warming and baking ovens. Ovens used to be very small in the early stoves. Because it's a German stove, I imagine it was used more for heat than for cooking. It looks like a boudoir stove for a ladies parlor. So very pretty. You're lucky to have such a great find in your home.

Michele sent me today, but I visit most days on my own!

Friday, July 6, 2007 at 11:03:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

It seems that Cuisinière is the brand name and they still make stoves. Here is another antique one up for auction:
It says that one is from the 1880's. Yours is prettier AND in better shape. If you google Cuisinière you will also find all sorts of modern stoves.

Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 12:25:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi. I'm back from Michele's. Thanks so much for your kind made me smile as I read it on the road.

Y'know, this entry proves that artistry exists everywhere. I love how you find the story behind the object.

Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 3:23:00 PM PDT 

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I looks sooo lovely and I would die to have one of those. It looks sooo shabby chic and goes with my design aesthetics!

Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 3:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Lovely stove Naomi. I'm glad you blogged about it!! My oldest brother and his wife have an old stove sort of like that one (but not as pretty!) and they even cook on it occasionally! They like the oldtime ways occasionally!

This one older lady I know told me that when she use to cook on a woodstove that she could get up and make a fire in it and have biscuits baked in 22 minutes!! Now SHE had it down to fine tuning didn't she?? It'd take me a LOT longer than that, and then who knows what they would taste like! LOL

Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 7:18:00 PM PDT 

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Yes, I was admiring it as well! It is delightful! I love antiques and this is a very nice piece. It looks fabulous in your house. keep enjoying it! The bear and other things on top suit it.

Sunday, July 8, 2007 at 7:29:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

That stove wins for charming!

We have an O'Keefe & Merritt from the 40's that we had restored. We love it!


Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 12:31:00 PM PDT 

Blogger Lee
had this to say:

Hi I was googling for information on our Dinsing stove, and your blog came up!

Your stove is very prettily decorated - ours is white enamel with flaking nickel plated chrome, but we like it that way : )

It's been fully restored for wood/solid fuel burning, and we will also be using it for cooking & baking when it is finally installed. We were always told that the small doors on the left were for (in order from top to bottom) inserting fuel, stoking the fire and the ash pan, and the large door on the left (we have a single large door hinged at the bottom) is for the oven. HTH!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 4:03:00 AM PST 

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