Turn your kitchen or bathroom sink — into a bubbler! That is: A water fountain. I think this >> bubbler attachment — available from deabath.com << — is so cute — and I guess because it reminds me of my childhood school days — so retro.
Our story earlier this year about the midcentury modern-style TV cabinet that Jeff built for his modern flat-screen led to two more commissions for this handy woodworker. Jeff wrote:Heck yeah there is more →
We always love to discover companies that have been in business for decades, and here is another one: Houck Industries, maker of Go-E-Z undermount drawer slides. Thanks to reader Gerry for the discovery. He wrote me:Heck yeah there is more →
I don’t get super personal too much here on the blog. But yesterday my husband and I marked 25 years married. I think that means we’re now… vintage. Golly, it is so true what they say: Time goes by in a flash.
Over on Instagram, I saw that my friend modbetty_retroroadmap posted the photos above, saying “Broasted Chicken and fabulous 1973 decor- win-win! Speck’s in Collegeville is my go-to spot when RetroRoadhubs is away and I don’t feel like cooking (I rarely feel like cooking 😜).” Hey, we love a dinner out, too — but: Those tabletops! Are they original? Or are they the recent reproduction of Wilsonart Daisy in Apricot Glow? I called up Speck’s to find out, and owner Randy Landis confirmed: They are original! Well… sort of. Heck yeah there is more →
John Jowers is the owner of Antique Appliances — one of the longest-standing companies known for restoring vintage ranges and refrigerators. Golly, I’ve known about his company for more than 20 years. It first came into my view when I wrote my first story ever about vintage homes, a story about vintage stoves for the Sunday “At Home” section of the now-defunct Ann Arbor News. So, I was kinda geeked when he wrote me last week to ask where he could find a sheet of glitter Textolite to restore the “countertop” of a 1964 GE Americana range that he is working on. John, I don’t think you’re gonna get the answer you wanted to hear…Heck yeah there is more →