Can you contain your envy, Retro Renovators? I can’t. After the post showcasing the gorgeous vintage Ceratile samples this week, Amy wrote, all excited:
WOW!!! So glad to see this here. I live in Houston as well and our home was a custom build in 1962. The hall bath has the Stardust tile. I NEVER thought I’d be able to find any info on it. Such a great find!!!
And there’s more… Wait til you read the story of her house, and see more closeups of this tile.
The minute I saw Amy’s comment on the post pop up, I asked her to send more photos of the bathroom… and for more information on her “retro renovation story.” Oh my goodness, in addition to the scrumdillyicious photos, her house has a wonderful story. Amy explains:
Hi Pam –
Thanks for your interest. I’ll have to take some time to write my “restovation” story. HAHA In the meantime here are some pictures of our bathroom with the Ceratile Starburst tile. I have also included our hall entry light and the dome pendant in the breakfast room. The dome pendant has a tag in the inside that reads “Hans*Agne Jakobsson A/B Markaryo Made in Sweden”.
I can tell you a little bit about our home’s past owners’ history. It was a custom build in Houston in 1962. The original owners were Mr. and Mrs. John Meyers. Evidently she was a very eccentric woman. Mrs. Meyers flew planes and worked as a psychic. She met her husband when they both worked for the circus. She was a palm reader and I’m not sure what he did. They moved into the house in 1962 and never had any children. Mrs. Meyers worked out of the home doing readings and astrology charts. She was a very prominent psychic at the time and it was said she read for the Bush’s at some point. I’m not sure when her husband passed but I do know she passed in 1995. She left the home to her caregiver who never changed a thing and actually neglected it. When we moved in the home was completely original. I wanted to maintain its integrity but we did have to upgrade a few things. The hall bathroom (which no one ever used) was in MINT condition.
We were extremely lucky!!