In my recent guide to buying a retro refrigerator, buying vintage was tip #6. That prompted me to look through lots of stories in our archives and put together this roundup of 12 vintage refrigerators. Spanning 1934 to the mid-1970s, these vintage refrigerators are marvelous, wacky, classic, or rare — chosen to taste some of the coolest kitchen appliances that American had to offer. Above: the incredible GE Refrigeration Center.
Following up on last week’s story about the beautiful dimensional tile in Cody’s bathroom, my hypothesis on the tile’s maker was proven wrong by reader Jeff, who has identified the tile. He has photos showing proof marks: They are Franciscan Hermosa Tile and even more specifically, the company’s Contours line. That’s Jeff’s bathroom vanity above — he has the same tile in his bathroom as Cody. In this story, I also tease apart company brands: Gladding McBean… Franciscan… Hermosa… and Interpace — all conglomerated by the early 1960s, it seems.Heck yeah there is more →
I recently did a bunch of work to create a one-stop shopping guide to finding a retro style refrigerator (or true vintage). << Check it out here.
Hot off the presses: Just a few days ago Schumacher launched a new collection of wallpapers and fabrics designed by Vera Neumann — three wallpapers and 11 fabrics in all. Something I did not know: Schumacher says that Vera Neumann — who we also lovingly know as “Vintage Vera” — was their longest running collaborator, spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s! And with good reason: Her patterns are beautifully designed — colorful, whimsical, artful, all!
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Let’s take a look at the collection >>Heck yeah there is more →