Home is where the Kitchen is

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by BoPeep, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    I remember seeing a couple years ago where a fellow made a Breakfaster into a Streamline Moderne PC.

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  2. Atomic

    Atomic One of the Regulars

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    Yes indeed, that is actually where I found out about the Breakfaster originally. Slipperyskip I believe his handle was. I thought about buying another one and using it as a platform for making something else like a radio or computer, but I also wanted one that was functioning and original.
     
  3. Feraud

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  4. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    That is gorgeous! What a cheerful kitchen. It makes me want to go buy some glossy blue paint and start sanding my cabinets.

    -Dave
     
  5. "I have the matching Teapot, creamer and sugar bowl, to that coffee pot, on the stove, its actually not meant to be placed on the hotplate, its a pot only not a coffee maker"
     
  6. AtomicEraTom

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    I live in an apartment, so my options on what I can do are limited. The building is a 100 year old downtown store, which my dad owns and operates his gun store downstairs. I went for a 1960's theme in my kitchen, as I love green.

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  7. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Pardon the ignorance of youth, but what is that thing, how does it work and what does it do? I don't think I've ever seen one...It's not a toaster, is it?
     
  8. Atomic

    Atomic One of the Regulars

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    Ignorance of youth? I thought I was one of the younger ones on this board!

    It's called a Breakfaster and it is a toaster oven with a hotplate on top. The square on the top is the hot plate. It gets REALLY hot, much hotter than I expected. The only thing I've used it for so far is keeping my tea warm when I'm going through an entire pot by myself.

    You can see the internals HERE from when I took it apart to clean it all up.
     
  9. Jish1969

    Jish1969 Familiar Face

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    Hello all, new to the forums here, but a fan nonetheless. The wife and I have been slowly putting together our kitchen and a finally acquired a big piece on our chairs a couple weeks ago. They cleaned up well but I will probably be reupholstering them in a white/seafoam green manner to match the table top. The Telechron "Buffet" wall clock was a thrift store find recently as well. Still a work in progress but I thought I would share. Enjoy!
     
  10. Jish1969

    Jish1969 Familiar Face

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    OK in the last several minutes I have become a bit more savvy with technology and I can post the pics to the site now hehe, so here you all go!

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  11. xequar

    xequar New in Town

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    I also hate the current trend of "open floor plans", and I love you for hating them! :) :eusa_clap My boyfriend wants to knock out the wall between our formal dining room and kitchen in our 1940 house, and I am very opposed to this idea. He keeps saying that we need more cabinet space and that people always gather in the kitchen. My reply is that we haven't filled the cabinets we have now and that I don't WANT people in the kitchen because we have a formal dining room and a huge living room for them.

    Also, I'm totally digging this thread as I get ideas on how to undo the early '70s reno the previous owners did to our kitchen.
     
  12. Miss sofia

    Miss sofia One Too Many

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    I second that, i love my dining room and kitchen being seperate and loathe open plan, i have also resisted the urge to knock it through as so many of the other residents have in my street. My house is a victorian fishermans cottage and is one of the only ones that has retained it's original layout.

    I also love the fact i can appear looking all soignee with food and drinks and guests can't see the utter carnage in the kitchen! Anyhow my kitchen is the size of a shoe box so kitchen dining is impossible anyway.

    I also think it is important my son and i eat together or do 'at the table' stuff like play cards, homework, crafts etc in the dining room, without distraction or me feeling the urge to clatter about, or leap up to put washing on etc, being a busy single parent i spend most of my time mulititasking so it's nice to have the dining room for that purpose too. (No tv either).
     
  13. Keep the chairs as they are. I have looked around for a while and have yet to find a source for replacement upholstery in cracked ice green. They have it in yellow, red and gray but green just isn't in demand they say. :rolleyes:
    I have a yellow table and a green table. The yellow table has the charis with it so that made my choice easy. I have no idea what my grandmother did with the chairs to the green cracked ice table. It is now in my patio with my other grandmother's wooden dining room chairs around it. :p
     
  14. Jish1969

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    I would like to keep the chairs original, but the problem is that three of the chairs are in great condition and the fourth is wrecked. They were apparently hung up in a barn in Boston, NY for 30 years, with one of them being right under a big leak, so it was shot. I took it anyway and am going to have it re-chromed, but in order for them to match again I will have to reupholster all of them. I got my feet wet in this field already with a buddy's chairs and did a swell job so once I find a fabric that stands out I'll probably get around to it, but for now I am in no rush...
     
  15. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    On the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary had a small apartment with the kitchen just off the living room, and a counter separating them. There was a piece of decorative glass over the counter that she could pull down to hide the kitchen.
     
  16. fortworthgal

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    Great pictures! I adore the idea of the vintage kitchen. This from a gal who just refinished redoing their kitchen with all brand new appliances... lol

    I thought I'd share by posting a kitchen I saw online and am currently obsessed with. No doubt some of you have followed the saga of Huguette Clark (the mysterious copper heiress) on MSNBC and in the NY papers. This 1937 home was purchased by Clark in 1952 - and she never spent a single night here. The home was meticulously maintained by staff living in caretaker cottages on the property, but the main home was never furnished or visited. That's right - this home has been vacant for 58 years, with no updates. The kitchen is to die for! I seem to remember one article saying it was all original 1938, museum quality, state of the art for the time.

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    http://www.104danshighway.com/

    Only $24 million. Maybe the FLers can pool our money and turn it into a vintage lifestyle commune? lol
     
  17. I think they make the frames but it depends on if what they have will match. rechroming yours sounds like the best idea. You could likely get by with the original gray cracked ice material and still have it sort of match. :D
    Whatever the case, you have a nice set there. :eusa_clap
     
  18. FountainPenGirl

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    I had a fun experience tonight. My Ma has my Grandma's two burner Kerosene stove. She's had it stored away for years. Tonight I am staying overnight with my folks and just for fun decided to dig out the stove. I got it out and Ma and I cleaned it up. I went and got some kerosene. Filled the bottle and let the wicks soak up. After applying a match it lit right up and burned nice. I burned it for a while and boiled some water just to see how well it worked. It even has the oven that you set accross the top.
    It sure was fun to get that working again. It has probably been 40 to 50 years since it was used last.
     
  19. Wire9Vintage

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    Golly gosh. If I won the lottery, that right there is what I'd buy. And no one would see me ever again!
     
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    "Last week I revisited an apartment I lived in 1979-81, it has been repainted and new carpet laid, but I was happy to see the Kitchen has been preserved"


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