Show us your vintage home!

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by LolitaHaze, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. 1mach1

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    Except for the fact they would have no idea the make of either vehicle.
    Hablo Bentley? :p
     
  2. Hahahahhahahaha!
     
  3. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    My thought exactly. :thumb:
    That fella sort of sticks out, being so "modern", yet living in 1930's environment... [huh]
     
  4. LizzieMaine

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    I just hope he realizes that his piano is actually a pump organ.
     
  5. Stray Cat

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    I'm not sure WHAT to think about it.. as James has noted earlier: the house is great, however the fella seem so unfitting. Is it just me, or: when someone truly enjoys an are so much, that them surround themselves with every single house item from that era.. shouldn't they, themselves.. well: dress the part?!
    [huh]
     
  6. sheeplady

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    I'm wondering if they did that on purpose? Like here, we want to do this article on you, will you wear these clothes so there's a contrast?

    I hardly believe that he is THAT into the area but hasn't crossed into the dress area at all. He doesn't even have a modern kitchen (how many of us can boast an entirely vintage kitchen?), but yet he dresses everyday in t-shirts and jeans? Really?
     
  7. Stray Cat

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    You think it's like "let's make good television"?
    I don't know - it's all so, so.. unsuitable. [huh] There we see a house, set for being enjoyed in peace and harmony.. and right in the middle of the living room - there's a oversizes fella, looking like he's just finished some weight-lifting, wearing super-modern clothes of an every-day folk.. that couldn't be more un-fitting.

    REALLY, I can not imagine bigger contrast.
    As for the kitchen - you are also right. There are many, many items I can (and DO live without - and WILL live without once I move away), but a good stove, quality refrigerator/freezer and a washing machine were invented to HELP out - so I'm not living without those. :D
     
  8. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Hey, my washing machine helps out in a lot of ways. It gets my clothes clean, and it gives me a physical workout hoisting and dumping four pails of water into the sink after I'm done. Wringers are the way to go!

    As for the householder in the article, I'm not convinced the real guy wasn't out of town, so they just had some random character from the street come in and pretend to be him.
     
  9. And here's the used car lot. My mantle. :p

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  10. Agreed! He can't be spending $100 per roll of wallpaper and looking like a vintage garbage picker from back in the day. lol lol. All he needed was a can of beer in his hand and a wife beater to complete the look. lol lol
     
  11. Random character is right. They got some hipster off the street and asked him if he would like to be on TV. lol lol
     
  12. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    The sales men looks at you with a big smile and says, "I can get you into one of these baby's for under $50!"
     
  13. Stearmen

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    While I applaud those of you that dress in keeping with the time frame you house was built in, some how, I don't think I am going to convince any of the women I know to wear any of these outfits! [​IMG]
     
  14. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    In this day and age - any random character would be thrilled to goof around and pretend he/she lives a different lifestyle. One way of knowing for sure: they use this sentence "I'm vintage" - Errr, no you are not.. you may be old, but not THAT old. lol

    Depends on the occasion. :p
     
  15. You know the wrong women. :p
     
  16. Vintage is a state of mind for them---mental illness to the rest of us though.
     
  17. Stearmen

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    Fun of owning a 127 year old home. I noticed the other day, the radiator in the dinning room was sinking into the floor! Some idiot decided it would be a good idea to have only a 12"x3"x3/4" oak floor board supporting one end, a ticking time bomb. I managed to jack it up with my port-power and wedge a peace of steal under it for a temporary fix. Of course, Newton's 3rd law, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, so now the slip joint nut is leaking! Probably the packing rope, from all the jostling. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos.
     
  18. Stearmen

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    Finally fixed it! I could not get under it, the crawl space is to narrow there, not that it would have mattered. There were of course the water pipes and some electrical wire running in those joist. I finally came on the solution, not elegant, but it works. I got some 3/4" round steel rods, cut them to length, put four of them into the void left from the broken floor, then painted an 1/8" peace of steel plate brown and covered the round stock. Not very noticeable from a distance, and, it sure isn't going any where now!
     
  19. 1mach1

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    As long as you didn't board up a cat in the crawl space. :p
     
  20. Stray Cat

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    Well, one day - soon, I hope.. I'll be able to share the same words... and I will remember to take photos :p

    So true. :D
     

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