My name is Carrie, I was not born (actually 1976) during the times you mainly discuss on your blog; however I have been very fond to all things vintage instead of new. I have been an addicted reader of your blog for more than three months now. It is nice to know there are so many others out there who are just it in awe of the 40s 50s and 60s especially mid century modern. I am very much inspired by all the things you have written about, and everyone else who contributes as well. Especially real estate time capsules. I have just purchased a house where I live and it is a time capsule. The house was build in 1964 and has only had one owner….
Carrie’s 1964 Storybook Ranch — aka “Cinderella Ranch” or rambler — is a real time capsule purchased from the original owner who never changed a thing – and Carrie pledges not to, either! Speckled laminate…knotty pine kitchen…original pinch pleats… Sears lights… just look at those awnings! This house is terrific! 14 photos.
Carrie writes some more:
…I have also come to find out that my kitchen counter is formica and it is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am not changing a thing in the house everything will stay as it is. The only thing that I had to take out was the accordion shower door because it wouldn’t close and the plastic pieces just broke into pieces when I was trying to remove it carefully. I will find a nice shower curtain to compliment the room and all its details. The wood paneling, wallpaper murals, knotty pine cabinets are all staying and pretty much everything else. I do however would like to get a new stove and refrigerator. I have already found them – they will come in the fu+ture cause they are pretty expensive.
I live in a small town in the Central Valley of California “Los Banos”……it is about 2 hours south of Sacramento but only an hour north west of Fresno. It is centrally located to everything, only an hour and half to Monterey or to Santa Cruz. Also you can get to Yosemite National Park in 2 hours, its GREAT.
Here is a link to more photos — http://www.flickr.com/photos/31338833@N03/
Keep up the good work, Carrie.
Thank you, Carrie — you are an inspiration! Your house is happy it found you!