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A happy ending for Ashley, Doug and some beautiful vintage Kelvinator appliances


Last week I posted an urgent message about Ashley in Nashville with some beautiful Kelvinator appliances that she had to get out of her home – fast. Several intrepid retro renovators jumped to the call and Doug from Atlanta whisked up to get them. But hey, there’s more – so read on:

Ashley writes:

Pam,

Thank you SO MUCH for posting my Kelvinators! I had many responses from some very kind people.

You’ll be happy to know they are in very good hands now. Doug F., from Atlanta, drove to Nashville to pick them up. (He is building a ’50s kitchen for his nephew, and said they’d be “perfect!”)

I also want to tell you how incredibly blessed I am that these went to this particular person: Doug was going to pay me a very fair price for them, but after I gave it some thought, I made him a proposal: if he’d help me install my new appliances, he could have them for free. So, that’s what he did! (He even went to Home Depot with me – along with my infant daughter, my dog and his dog — to buy my new sink, as my sink went with him, too, along with matching coffee tins and other fun stuff.) Having never done this before, I was thinking installation (sink, hood, cutting space for fridge) would take an hour or two, tops. Well, Doug arrived at noon, and left at 9:15 p.m.! And he never even stopped to eat!! (He ended up cutting four layers of my floor out, so my new fridge would fit properly — and we happily discovered a gorgeous pine floor under there, which remained unscathed! Yeehaah!)

Anyway, I definitely feel that finding your site was a very fateful thing (with help from Google! Ha!), because I never dreamed all this would take place when you posted my e-mail to you! I very much appreciate your posting it, and will continue to tell people about your great site!

Thanks again, Pam!

Have a super week!

Ashley

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  1. Sumac Sue says:

    As someone who called to inquire about Ashley’s appliances, I am glad she found such a worthy owner for them. What a good story!

  2. leftofcentergirl says:

    That fridge looks just like the Deluxe Reading Barbie set I had as a kid! Your site is always such eye candy, thank you!

    You know I may just start looking for a vintage fridge in my neck of the city. Will have to include delivery, though, since my DH just dropped an air conditioner on his big toe yesterday! LOL, only because it is not broken and he will be ok. 🙂

  3. Dave says:

    And my grandparents had a Kelvinator fridge like that–at least with those handles; it was probably a year newer than that one–only in Avocado! (& An Avocado one like theirs but manual defrost was discarded by their neighbors!)

    And years later, a white one like my grand-folks was spotted at my high school in the teacher’s lounge!

    — Dave

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