To kick off the unofficial start of summer, readers uploaded 240 photos of their newly acquired vintage finds and home projects in our recent Memorial Day weekend uploader. There were so many fantastic finds that it was difficult to narrow it down to my 12 favorites. Readers shared photos of everything from dishes to front doors — and we think it’s the first time we’ve ever seen a Hotpoint Customline kitchen on the blog!
My husband & I found our “ultimate collectors find” a MCM home built in 1958 in near original condition featuring close to 3,000 sq. ft. of terrazzo. The kitchen has the original Hotpoint stove, Hotpoint “Customline” sink & stove with the original plug in griddle.
Pam reminded me that Hotpoint was owned by GE — so yes, this Hotpoint Wonderline could well have come off the same assembly line as its (possibly) more famous step-sister, the GE Wonder kitchen.
Above: Yes, we also had a GE Wonder Kitchen uploaded. The photo above shows it in its original kitchen — which also included pink tile and knotty pine. The happy new reader-owner said:
I’ve always wanted a Wonder Kitchen and I just returned from picking this baby up in Kansas! She’s still in the U-Haul but I’ll be sure to post about my upcoming kitchen remodel!
Above and below: This reader shared photos of the vintage pink kitchen in their 100 year old rental home. Original pink tile backsplash, pink vintage accessories, pink burner covers and a super cute vintage pink Frigidaire wall oven. What’s not to love?
Above: It might feel like vintage goodies are getting harder and harder to find and therefore more expensive, but this mystery reader found this whole steel kitchen set — including the sink and faucet — for free. Yes, there are still treasures goodies to be had out there!
Some fun Franciscan finds
Above: Reader Ima Pam scored some flowery Franciscan dishes — which she took the time to lovingly arrange on the table and in her vintage Kent Coffey china cabinet for the photo. Ima Pam — your dining room is so warm and inviting — what time should we be over for dinner?
Above: Remember our story about where to find vintage replacement tiles? It suggested checking with the neighbors to see if they are doing any remodeling projects that necessitate the removal of their own vintage tile. This mystery reader did just that and scored some vintage Franciscan starburst tiles for their own kitchen when they noticed their neighbors were remodeling. Score!
For the windows and the wall
Above: This reader found a set of four awesome vintage wall plaques for their sunroom when their parent’s neighbor was cleaning house. I just love the orange, aqua and gold coloring and the quirky atomic illustration style, don’t you?
“Yes, Pam I did have it rewired.”
Pam replies: Gold star for Safety!
Above: I am TOTALLY in love with this reader’s find: A vintage 1964 Moe Cascade chandelier. It looks like a group of mini flying saucers circling the sky. Oh, if only one of these would show up in my neck of the woods! Update: Pam says she has a set of these in the *vintage lighting store* in her attic.
Above: This reader found a Yngve Ekström’s “Mingo” with the elusive matching ottoman for only $20. It looks right at home in their wood paneled, warm and cozy den amidst all of their fabulous vintage light fixtures, vintage TV and stereo equipment and of course, an orange cone fireplace.
The 1966 Jeep Wagoneer I just got last month. Hauling home some 75 year old furniture to my 100 year old house with a 50 year old vehicle is pretty great.
I agree! Mega thanks to all who participated in our uploader — and if you missed it, fear not — we’ll do it again soon!