Monthly Archives: June 2008



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Vacationer’s vintage fix

When a vacationing vintage junkie has been rolling down scenic roads for days on end—driving through trees … … and cavorting with questionable characters at miniature-golf courses … … waking up in sterile surroundings that boast 50 different shades of … Continue reading

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Roper from Van Nuys, Calif.

Yoohoo, Californians—this is on eBay now. Check out that light stack with a coo-el clock below. From what little I can see, it reminds me of the clock on this Roper, which is a black version of the one on … Continue reading

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Hooray for the neighbors!

On the way to work the other day, I noticed a neighbor scraping paint off the old windows on the fabulous bungalow nearby. Scraping paint! As in fixing the old windows—not ripping them out. It fills me with glee, this … Continue reading

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Crowded at the table

As if we needed any more excuses to eat out or order in, this is the state of my kitchen these days. It’s been sacrificed to support the shellac work on the living room baseboards. Yum, old pine. We can … Continue reading

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