Monthly Archives: November 2008

Folly from above

Whew, traveling and visiting and being visited has been a jubilant diversion. Nothing’s better than hanging out with friends and making meals that include sauce from our own garden tomatoes, and homegrown garlic and peppers, and even a lemon from … Continue reading

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Roper from Medina, Ohio

Up on eBay now is a good-looker from the early 40s that’s got lots in common with my beloved behemoth. Seller’s description: “Up for auction is 1941 vintage Roper gas stove double oven with 4 burners in excellent condition. This … Continue reading

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Shower sheriff

More details from the Vrooman Mansion for your Friday evening viewing. I adore this type of handle because it reminds me of … And while you’re here, check out this radiator cover that directs the heat out into the room.

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High Victorian tech

My steampunk heart goes tick-tock at the sight of this clawfoot laptop. It’s based on a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 and can boot either Ubuntu Linux or Windows XP. To start it, you turn the clock-winding key in the lower left part … Continue reading

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Lost lantern

Well, it seems that the pumpkin on the right won the popularity contest, if being stolen off our front porch equals popularity. The man of the house, who carved that one, called it “upside-down Burl Ives.”

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