It’s very cool to know that there is now a small legion of retro renovators out there stalking Re-Stores and estates sales and Second Use’s — taking pictures of all the great little features of mid-century homes to share with others. Vanessa spotted three great items at the Second Use in Seattle. Like: Look at those toilet tank covers. Can yo believe how many different shades of beige and pink and blue and…beige? She sends in these photos, and writes:
I love your blog and although my current house is craftsman I love Midcentury design I was at Second Use in Seattle and among other wonderful things I saw this amazing Tappan range with the upper ovens and pull out cook top. And it’s only $95 so I just had to share the info. It’s a great place and they also had a large collection of colored toilet tank lids, it made me wonder where the rest of the toilets went but looked like a good resource for finding a replacement. Also some great lighting!!! And vintage shower doors too. A really fun place to check out!! Thanks for blogging! I really love to read your blog and imagine living in those beautiful and fun houses.
Readers, take care regarding old shower doors, doors and windows — as another reader recently pointed out in a comment, they may not feature safety glass. So this is another issue to be aware of and to think through. Vanessa: Many thanks. And you don’t even have a mid-century home?! Arts & Crafts style has been a love of mine in the past, too. I had a 1912 Colonial Revival in Michigan – with an interior that was very heavily A&C influence. I loved it very much.