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More photos from Alice – a Retro Renovation re-run

Remember Alice and her yellow Geneva kitchen in Richmond, Virginia? We’ve stayed in touch, and she sent some additional photos of her time capsule house.

Here’s her update:

You see I got busy with the camera. Attached are a couple of photos of the wallpaper in the dining room of our new, old house..I love the paper and am keeping it! In case the colors aren’t clear, it’s pink and blue pheasants on pink, blue, green and cream flower stems – all on a metallic silver background! The colored areas of the paper have a feel and look as though it’s hand painted…just lovely!

And because you asked, and knowing your crowd will enjoy, this I have included a few photos of our den with what appears to be a hand-made tray ceiling; a cute little bar/liquor closet that was definitely a handy-mans delight (fyi – I would love some photos/info regarding tiki bars – or whatever bars were typical of the ’50’s); a couple of ceiling fixtures that we have inherited; and did I mention they are the most fabulous closets? I’ve included a particular closet – a top-to-bottom cedar lined closet that is approximately 12′ x 12′.

And, Alice sent photos of her aqua (mint green?) bathroom with great yellow sink and original wallpaper. Thanks again, Alice, I’m mint green with envy!

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This post was originally published early May, 2008.

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  1. lsaspacey says:

    Oh, I love that bathroom tile! I also live in Richmond, VA so it makes my heart soar to know that they are still houses here that haven’t been changed. It gives me hope.

  2. sablemable says:

    Glad to see someone else has a green and yellow bathroom! Looks so lovely! And the ceiling lights! WOW!!!!!!!

  3. chris says:

    I finally found someone else with the same 50’S plastic pale green tile bathroom. I’ve been having a hard time trying to figure out what to do about the wall colors above the tile. I saw the wall paper you have and guess i need to go in that direction. I initially painted it white but it doesn’t do much for me. If anyone knows a good place to start looking for vintage wall paper i’d love to know.
    chris092052@yahoo.com
    Thanks
    Chris

  4. smit4675 says:

    I have the same Aqua Green tile bathroom. Due to plumbing repairs some of the tiles where removed. Does anyone know which company manufactured the tile, and where I can find it?

    I checked with Daltile and they don’t have the color.

  5. 50sPam says:

    Hi R.N., the wallpaper is original vintage. There are a number of sources to search for similar styles – and maybe you also will find extra rolls of this one – but for sure, a long shot. Look at my category “Wallpaper” to see posts on places and companies from which to buy vintage and vintage-style wallpaper.

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