When I did that story asking whether Marie should keep the real clay brick flooring in her kitchen, reader Paula chimed in and said she loved the original brick floors in the living room of her 1953 house. I ask yippee can we see — and she graciously sent a photo along. Nice indeed! And oh, that wood ceiling is pretty awesome, too! Paula also sent photos of her adorable, original kitchen. >>
Paula’s brick floors are salvage, with local provenance. She explained:
Loved your post on brick floors. We have a 1953 house, all original everything. The living room in the picture is real road brick from a nearby street in Orlando, and we love it!
We love our vintage 1953 house, this is our kitchen.
My favorite part of her original kitchen: The double drainboard, double basin, enameled porcelain sink complete with hudee ring. *My dream.* See a vintage Kohler photo at the right, or see it even larger (along with 15 other vintage Kohler sinks) in this story from a few years ago.
Note, I’m also digging the backsplash tiles in Paula’s kitchen — they appear to be 1″x 2″ mosaics run vertically. I cannot see from these photos, but I bet there’s some gold veining in there.
Proof yet again, how wonderful it is to Love the House You’re In!