Category Archives: kitchen

Vinyl adventures

I’m looking for someone to refurbish these 50s dinette chairs. I know where to get new old-style vinyl. But I haven’t had any luck finding someone who will reupholster them for me. I especially want to preserve that swoopy white … Continue reading

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That Monday feeling

I’m not much of a collector (unless you count salvaged windows and doors or Roper stove parts), but I will admit to a weakness for old, embroidered tea towels. And it struck me this morning that my favorite one visually … Continue reading

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Mystery Roper with a black clock

Here’s a beaut with a black clock and griddle and, if you look closely at the second pic, a flame guy on the oven floor; I think it says “Bake-Master.”           Also, here’s (slide down to “vintage” and then to … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Cruel Floor

Previous owners of this house adored the color green—green roof, green paint, green carpet. They also were colorblind, I am convinced. Witness the kitchen: opalescent pink tiles with copper accents tiles, an orangey-red vinyl floor, beige walls and brown stove. … Continue reading

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