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My Vintage Kitchen & Laundry Room
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Post# 710240   10/19/2013 at 16:12 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        

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Hey everyone this is Joe.

Here are some pictures of my vintage kitchen to go along with my vintage laundry room.

Post# 710241 , Reply# 1   10/19/2013 at 16:14 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710242 , Reply# 2   10/19/2013 at 16:15 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710243 , Reply# 3   10/19/2013 at 16:16 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710244 , Reply# 4   10/19/2013 at 16:17 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710245 , Reply# 5   10/19/2013 at 16:18 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710246 , Reply# 6   10/19/2013 at 16:18 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710247 , Reply# 7   10/19/2013 at 16:19 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710248 , Reply# 8   10/19/2013 at 16:20 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710249 , Reply# 9   10/19/2013 at 16:21 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710250 , Reply# 10   10/19/2013 at 16:22 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710251 , Reply# 11   10/19/2013 at 16:23 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710252 , Reply# 12   10/19/2013 at 16:25 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710253 , Reply# 13   10/19/2013 at 16:25 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710254 , Reply# 14   10/19/2013 at 16:26 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710255 , Reply# 15   10/19/2013 at 16:27 (3,897 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710256 , Reply# 16   10/19/2013 at 16:35 (3,896 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Post# 710265 , Reply# 17   10/19/2013 at 17:19 (3,896 days old) by Lightedcontrols ()        

Really beautiful!

Post# 710266 , Reply# 18   10/19/2013 at 17:19 (3,896 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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very the accents added to the dishwasher to make it blend in...

also like the little touches of red and other accessories around the kitchen/laundry......

especially cool having the laundry next to, and blended into the kitchen.....even the water heater is a nice touch for a vintage home.....

Post# 710273 , Reply# 19   10/19/2013 at 17:53 (3,896 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        

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Post# 710276 , Reply# 20   10/19/2013 at 18:05 (3,896 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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entirely delightful kitchen! I'll be over for dinner tomorrow at 6.

Post# 710285 , Reply# 21   10/19/2013 at 19:07 (3,896 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
I Really Like It!

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This is not too far off the direction I'm heading; I'm in a 1950 tract house. My collecting interests are a little different; I have a lot of '60s and '70s stuff like Corning Ware, Corelle and Betty Crocker silverware. But this is very appealing to me.

I have exactly the same modified Tudor archway that you have to the right of your fridge; mine is between my living room and kitchen.

I hugely envy you those marbleized red countertops, with their metal edging. It looks like you went to a fair amount of trouble to save them, putting in a sink that did not make it necessary to alter them unnecessarily. One of the things I dislike most about my own kitchen is that the original countertops have been replaced with post-formed ones.

My hat is off to you - you've really done a great job both collecting things and putting them to appropriate uses.

Post# 710289 , Reply# 22   10/19/2013 at 19:15 (3,896 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        

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My house is a built in 1948. Wonderful hardwood floors and cove ceilings in the dining house and living room. It has taken some time to get it here.

Thank you very much and good luck with your house.

Post# 710302 , Reply# 23   10/19/2013 at 20:01 (3,896 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Well, I am stunned. Just stunned.

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Stunned is the only way to describe how...stunned I am!


Post# 710310 , Reply# 24   10/19/2013 at 20:31 (3,896 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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I'm impressed - Launderess don't stun easy! :)

I'm also impressed that you understand simplicity; most people today don't. Today's thinking is, "Why would you settle for less when you could have more?" You obviously understand the idea that people got along perfectly well back then with much less than most people think of today as the minimum.

Again, great work!

Post# 710316 , Reply# 25   10/19/2013 at 20:46 (3,896 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        
WOW! A walk into the past! AMAZING!!!!

Your kitchen looks great. How did you manage to come up with the idea to accessorize your DW to help it blend in? First time I've ever seen a stove with red controls. The red micro...than there's Kirby with his red accents!! Your color scheme is phenomenal.... everything co-ordinates. Can only imagine the amount of time you've spent on getting this pulled together.
Absolutely love the mason jar lamp next to the kitchen sink.

Then there's the laundry room...Maytag heater and wringer...poor lil bugeye Kenmore doesn't have any red but I'm sure it's loved just as much.

{Pattin' my chest, trying to stop the palpitations, ya givin' me the vapor's}
;-) lmao

Post# 710320 , Reply# 26   10/19/2013 at 20:59 (3,896 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
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Yes we love our little bug eye dryer!!! She has a great home!!

Post# 710322 , Reply# 27   10/19/2013 at 21:09 (3,896 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        

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The dishwasher was black to begin with. I took it apart and painted it white. Got a vintage Frigidaire emblem and a Frigidaire stove handle along with chrome accents and crest at the bottom.

Things like this just come to my mind when I think and then I put it together.

Thanks so much!!

I am so glad everyone likes my work so far.

Post# 710330 , Reply# 28   10/19/2013 at 22:39 (3,896 days old) by retropia ()        

How do you keep that red countertop so shiny? It shines like glass; very pretty.

Post# 710398 , Reply# 29   10/20/2013 at 06:21 (3,896 days old) by quincyman (Oldsmar, FL)        
Truly Amazing

Takes one back to a simpler and more innocent time. Truly Amazing the detail.

Post# 710406 , Reply# 30   10/20/2013 at 06:50 (3,896 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        
Just Beautiful

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Love the Range, well, Love everything.

Extra Credit. Nicely Done !!!

Post# 710569 , Reply# 31   10/21/2013 at 09:41 (3,895 days old) by dishwasherfan (Phoenix, AZ)        
Way cool.

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Thanks for inviting us into your home, it's awesome.

Post# 710575 , Reply# 32   10/21/2013 at 10:49 (3,895 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
I love, love, love your place.

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I especially love the kitchen. But I have to know. Where did you hide the LG Super Steam Mega washer thingie? I know it has to be somewhere or do you really do all your laundry in the Wringer Washer? LOL.

Sorry I know many of you were thinking it. I just had to know. If that were my kitchen I have to admit I would have my self cleaning convection oven hidden away somewhere becuase I'm not going to ruin a good manicure on a dirty oven (Ralph ducks and runs)!

I, too, really love what you did with the dishwasher. As I was looking at the pictures and before I saw it I was thinking to myself I wonder if it's worth it having a kitchen like this and then giving up a dishwasher. Then I scrolled down and saw what you did. Brilliant!!

Post# 710588 , Reply# 33   10/21/2013 at 12:35 (3,895 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        

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Yes, what you see is what you get. I do all my clothes with the wringer and dry them in my bug eye dryer. Use the stove and oven and make coffe with the percolator no coffee maker. Yes still have the newer dishwasher until I can find a vintage one to install, also have the microwave that looks vintage.

My whole house is full of vintage items that we use on a daily basis. 1941 Crosley Consol Radio, 1948 Emerson TV, 4 1930 and 1940 bakeilte rotary phones, ect.

My car is the one in the picture that goes with my name. It is my daily driver. A green 1949 Packard 23rd series 4 door sendan.

Trying to live a more simple life.

Thanks for all the positive feedback! I am glad your are enjoying the pictures.


Post# 710593 , Reply# 34   10/21/2013 at 12:55 (3,895 days old) by NYCWriter ()        

Love it!!!

Post# 710594 , Reply# 35   10/21/2013 at 13:09 (3,895 days old) by joe_in_philly (Philadelphia, PA, USA)        

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Very Nice!

Post# 710632 , Reply# 36   10/21/2013 at 16:35 (3,894 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Very fun room!  What sort of chrome trim is it you found to add to the Maytag tub rim and agitator?  We might need a "money shot" (inside) of the washer to see it :-)


Post# 710636 , Reply# 37   10/21/2013 at 17:07 (3,894 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        

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It is car door edge chrome. Work great on the tub edge but does not say on the agitator when clothes are being washed, so I just took it off. Chrome edge on tub looks good.

Thanks for your comments.


Post# 710637 , Reply# 38   10/21/2013 at 17:27 (3,894 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        
Now that's something you don't see...

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A vintage Maytag water heater. Well done!

Post# 710646 , Reply# 39   10/21/2013 at 18:25 (3,894 days old) by bendix5 (Central Point, Oregon)        

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What a great Kitchen and laundry. Looks a lot like my grandparents place. They never had a dryer or dishwasher though. Did have the red counters and a old Maytag wringer. My wife and I have always wanted to do a red and white vintage kitchen. We might in the new place here. You did a great job, Dan

Post# 710647 , Reply# 40   10/21/2013 at 18:39 (3,894 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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I have to ask:

Your cabinets look like newer units, though they're in an older style. The reason I say they look newer is because of the crispness of their detail.

Yet your countertops look like well-preserved vintage red marbelized Formica, which so far as I have been able to discover, is not currently available. Black marbelized laminate is available, as is green, but not red. And laminate in the glossy finish is HTF in any color.

Would you be willing to let us in on the secret? How did you do this?

Post# 710648 , Reply# 41   10/21/2013 at 18:48 (3,894 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

That Packard is your daily driver!!! O.M.G. How long have you had that car and how many miles do you have on it? It looks like it's in pristine condition.

{Oh no, the vapors again! I need air.} LMAO

Post# 710659 , Reply# 42   10/21/2013 at 19:09 (3,894 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        

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Of course I will tell you my secret. The cabinets are original 1948 that came with the house but a new coat of paint has made them look new.

The countertops are new not vintage, but look like red marbleized Formica. I used Giani Red Roma Granite Countertop Paint it. It is very easy to use and they look great. I did the countertops over a year ago and they still look great.

Here is a link. Check it out!

Have fun!



Post# 710661 , Reply# 43   10/21/2013 at 19:23 (3,894 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        

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This car has 73,000 miles on it. It is original un-restored. I take very good care of her, her name is Eloise. Everything has been rebuilt 8000 mile ago, so she is ready for another 100,000 miles. She is still in pristine condition and everything works on her, all gauges, clock, radio, heater, etc... I want to us all my vintage items just like they were used when then were produced.

It is a joy to still get fine service everyday from all my vintage items. I am living in the late 40's or early 50's and I enjoy each day that I can use all my many vintage products.

Thanks for asking


Post# 710670 , Reply# 44   10/21/2013 at 20:12 (3,894 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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You could have fooled me, and I've been an editor of a magazine dealing in midcentury stuff. I have seen a LOT of photos in my time, and yours really do look like those countertops are vintage Formica. Hats off to you!

P.S.: If there are any other red laminate lovers among us, red "cracked ice" is still available, as is solid red. It's the marbleized stuff that's unobtanium.

Post# 710708 , Reply# 45   10/21/2013 at 23:42 (3,894 days old) by FEster (Lafayette La USA)        
Kitchen plans

Man, that is an awesome kitchen and laundry set up ! I really dig the dishwasher treatment. Pure genius! and the car...the car is outta sight! Too sweet!

I plan to do something similar with my kitchen when I remodel. (gotta re deck and re roof first) I have found some modern materials that I think would pass as vintage to most folks and fit right in with my vintage stove, fridge, and small appliances. I am leaning towards going with plain white laminated cabinets with chrome pulls to mimic the old prefabbed steel cabinets without all the rust and racket issues. I also found a one piece synthetic counter top material that comes in either marbled or speckled finish in both red and that old vintage green shade. You can get it with the counter top and sink in one piece or add a drop in or under mount sink. The colors are right, just throw on some ribbed aluminum or chrome edging and you've got the look nailed. I'll also be making a place for the glass back center dial Maytags I have as well. I can't justify going real vintage on the cabinets because I don't have any bones to work with. Just crappy generic cheap cabinets and black Formica. Yuck! My pad was built in 74, but has some features found in earlier MCM homes like the low pitch roof, celestory windows at the top front wall, plywood walls in living room that are blasted or abraded to raise the grain, etc. Any suggestions are surely welcome. When I start going through the Maytags I'm sure I'll be bugging the bejesus out of y'all with questions. This group is the real deal. I joined for the vintage appliances and then discovered that there are so many fans of MCM as well. I'll definitely re up in eight more days. I've repaired several older "real" maytags that the "smart people" put to the curb for pick up just by reading the archives. Two had trash where the motor slides ruining the belts and one needed a lid switch. They all have homes with friends that had new washers die after a couple short years. Great group, great knowledge base,


Post# 710714 , Reply# 46   10/22/2013 at 00:20 (3,894 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Nice 'ol laundry area and kitchen-Have a HB mixer just like yours.The tube boxes and record on the shelf-and that Kenmore blender-My Mom used to have one of those-I have the "cookbook" for it-funny-how the "doco" survives-but the machine doesn't.

Post# 710738 , Reply# 47   10/22/2013 at 06:43 (3,894 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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What a wonderful kitchen!! I love what you did with the dishwasher - very creative and what a great look! Your kitchen is now the showplace of your home - congratulations!

Post# 710743 , Reply# 48   10/22/2013 at 07:06 (3,894 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        

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If I can be any help let me know. This is a great place for think minded kind of people that love vintage appliances and the vintage look. The thing I am looking for now is a white porcelain single basin kitchen sink, the stainless steel looks out of place. I am sure I will find one some where.

The house as been a fun project and have been working on it the last few years. It is amazing what people throw away. These things were built to last and it is not that hard to work on them and get them back up and running. It was a time when people took pride in what the built and made a great product.

Thanks to everyone for the kudos about the kitchen and laundry room. I will post other pictures of the house later. 99% of the is complete with all vintage items and we enjoy it very much.

Have fun with your projects and enjoy these fine beautiful vintage items as you find them and give them new life.

This site is wonderful and there is a wealth of knowledge from fine people who are members here.

Thanks to all of you!

Take care!!

Post# 710770 , Reply# 49   10/22/2013 at 09:35 (3,894 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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What an awesome space!  Thank you for sharing - please continue to add photos of the house and the car.


Looking at the kitchen I thought - right out of about 1948, except in full color.  It's not unusual to see photos of kitchens like yours, but the photos were taken in the late 40's and are in black-and-white.  Pictures like that rob us of the reality of color.  That red scattered around is dyn-O-mite!


I, too, had wondered about the countertops and had almost figured they must be a solid-surface material or an agglomerate such as Zodiac because of the shine.  Very interesting material that you've used (successfully).


Congratulations on your showpiece!



Post# 710842 , Reply# 50   10/22/2013 at 13:15 (3,894 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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I love the way you have the Maytag installed permanently, and how you've gotten around the difficult drain hose. Since it looks like the hose is already in the sink, I wanted to share with you an easy manuver. You can fill the machine by placing your inlet hose inside the drian hose, for hands-free filling, so you can load and agitate as the fill proceeds. It's a lot of fun and somewhat automatic. It's also a good way to keep the pump young--fresh, clear, clean hot water gushing in.


Wondering if you wash a load, drain and rinse. Or if you wash a few loads in the same water, then drain and rinse. Read elsewhere that you do both in the Tag. Good move. Some of us love to hear the varieties of wringer washing methods because there's always a new twist. What's yours?

Post# 710858 , Reply# 51   10/22/2013 at 14:41 (3,894 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
One load at a time.

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Thanks for the tips about filling the tub. I like to do one load at a time. Fill with water, soap, bleach and wash, after that drain water, wring clothes rinse out tub, fill with fresh water and fabric softern, wash, drain, wring and put clothes in the dryer. It works great for me and clothes come out clean and fresh. The Maytag wringer does a better job washing than my newer automatic washer did and much better agitation.

Take care and thanks!

Post# 710864 , Reply# 52   10/22/2013 at 14:59 (3,894 days old) by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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Hope you belong to the Packard Club, Joe. The newsletter and the quarterly Cormorant magazine are great! I've been a member since 1977. I don't have a Packard now, but had a 1940 and a 1952 in the past.

Nobody mentioned your Telechron alarm clock. I've got a couple...they really made them well back then; you can't hear them running.

Post# 710887 , Reply# 53   10/22/2013 at 16:50 (3,893 days old) by 48bencix (Sacramento CA)        
Made my day

Your kitchen and laundry room really made my day. The Maytag water heater is the one thing that really tops it off for me. I would agree that the Maytag washer would clean well, especially using a deep rinse as you do. I wonder if the wringer takes out more water than a high speed spin, such as a Frigidaire Unimatic has. Has anyone done that test? (My bet is on the wringer for more water removed). Extracting all of the wash water would help account for the washing efficiency. Everyone has mentioned so many details but also the Folgers red coffee can, are there two? and the red dishcloth as nice added details (also the lamp). I enjoy this so much more than the HGTV shows where they rip everything out and install quite common pre-made cabinets of low quality, stainless appliances and ugly stone counters.


Post# 710888 , Reply# 54   10/22/2013 at 16:55 (3,893 days old) by boboh1 (California)        

Very nice. Thanks for sharing the great pictures.

Post# 710903 , Reply# 55   10/22/2013 at 18:29 (3,893 days old) by retromania (Anderson, South Carolina)        
Love it!!

I love it! Love, love, love vintage kitchens!!!

Post# 711011 , Reply# 56   10/23/2013 at 08:39 (3,893 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
HGTV Rehab Shows

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I watch most of them, most of the time. I cringe every time I see them rip out some beautiful Vintage anything especially the kitchens. You would think they would at least appear to try to save and donate some of these things but they get in there with their Sledge hammers and just tear those things to smithereens!!

It's such a waste especially when they are in really nice condition.

Post# 711017 , Reply# 57   10/23/2013 at 09:20 (3,893 days old) by Chetlaham (United States)        

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I love it. Especially that fridge! Im envious of you.

Post# 726438 , Reply# 58   1/9/2014 at 13:47 (3,815 days old) by ken (NYS)        

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Just saw your comment about "cracked ice" laminate still being available in red. I have seen that. Would you know if theres a source for it in yellow? Id like to do my counter tops in yellow but havent been able to find. Im referring to the yellow from the era. Not the bright, screaming yellow you do find available today.

Post# 726490 , Reply# 59   1/9/2014 at 17:20 (3,814 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
You are living!

Like I want to!! Wonderful, I long for the day i can have a old car for everyday use, I drove a 62 Plymouth to the VCCC convention in 96, about 1500 miles round trip and used about 1/2 quart of oil!not bad for a old car!

Post# 726535 , Reply# 60   1/9/2014 at 19:52 (3,814 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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When I'm asked about cracked ice laminate, I usually refer to They have a yellow, but of course, I cannot say whether their yellow would be to your liking. I think a visit to the page and a call or email to see if a sample is available might be a good way to start.

I can tell you that my Aunt Priscilla had a vintage yellow cracked ice table and the matching chairs, and they were very bright lemon yellow. It was not a particularly subtle yellow at all.

Post# 726649 , Reply# 61   1/10/2014 at 08:11 (3,814 days old) by Lightedcontrols ()        

Joe! You kitchen and laundry room are beautiful!!! We DO need to find you a vintage dishwasher to make it really authentic though. Love it!!! Lightedcontrols

Post# 726668 , Reply# 62   1/10/2014 at 10:32 (3,814 days old) by mikepaquette ()        
Excellent job.

Very impressive. Love the way you blended in a dishwasher. Can not even tell what make it is. Looks great !!!

Post# 736016 , Reply# 63   2/18/2014 at 07:16 (3,775 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Time stood still?

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Joe, your car is drop-dead cool and beautiful. Great looking interior, such a classy looking car. Your house looks like it could do a movie set in the 40's w/o much add-ins. Thanks for sharing and again, wow.

Post# 736058 , Reply# 64   2/18/2014 at 10:08 (3,775 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Oh and Joe...

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btw there's a place in Syracuse that sells a perfect repro of the red "Cracked Ice" Formica, they specialize in 40s/50s Diner stuff, there's a link at:

Post# 736108 , Reply# 65   2/18/2014 at 16:07 (3,774 days old) by imperial70 (MA USA)        

Really like your countertop. What is that material? Do they make countertops like that anymore?

Post# 736159 , Reply# 66   2/18/2014 at 19:27 (3,774 days old) by imperial70 (MA USA)        

OMG: Sorry I missed the post that states what the material is. Appologies.
It is a very nice countertop.

Post# 736178 , Reply# 67   2/18/2014 at 20:28 (3,774 days old) by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        

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Joe, thanks for sharing the pics! Love your vintage appliances and accessories - right down to the vintage milk and cream bottles in the fridge!

I remember seeing your laundry room already - perhaps you e-mailed me a pic before? Forgive me - I think my memory is waning!

Post# 737599 , Reply# 68   2/25/2014 at 15:39 (3,767 days old) by mom11 (Dundee, MI)        
From a fellow Frigidaire "Thrifty Thirty" owner

Your pics made my week! I especially LOVE your "Thrifty Thirty" electric range. I have one ,too. It is a 1953 model. Her name is "Fanny". Yours looks earlier. Do you know what year? I love everything about your kitchen and laundry room.I've got an old Speed Queen wringer but my family will not let me use it. I also have lots of those vintage appliances. I'm going to try to post a pic of Fanny so we can compare our ranges. It was really hard to find a early 50's range in the 30" size. Funny that was so rare then is the standard now and visa versa. I have vintage Kirby's, Sunbeam and Dormeyer mixers, toasters, blenders, irons, percolatsrs, and use the every day, too. But my fridge is a GE 1957 and my dishwasher is a kitchen aid 1971, so newer but still almost 45 years old. Thanks for the beautiful world you shared.

Post# 737618 , Reply# 69   2/25/2014 at 18:20 (3,767 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        

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Not sure the year of the Range? Some say late 1940's. This is a 30 inch range too. I appreciate all the great comments. The kitchen now has a 1949 K-10 Kitchen dishwasher. The whole house is done in a mid to late 1940's theme. It is very comfortable and we enjoy it very much. It nice to come home from work and step back in time everyday. It is very relaxing and a real stress reliever.

Hopefully I will be able to showcase the entire home with all the vintage items. We have made sure to have all real vintage items in our house, there are no reproduction items throughout.

Here is a link with the KD-10 installed.

Thanks Again!!!



Post# 737625 , Reply# 70   2/25/2014 at 19:14 (3,767 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Speaking Of The KD-10, Joe....

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....I hope it's coming along nicely. You've been through a lot with it and I hope you're soon repaid for all your efforts with that lovely "hurricane in a box" noise.

Post# 737905 , Reply# 71   2/26/2014 at 18:23 (3,766 days old) by dosxxpapa (Oregon)        
New Motor!!!

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Hey Sandy,

It will be here tomorrow, the new motor for the KD-10!!!



Post# 793314 , Reply# 72   11/11/2014 at 20:49 (3,508 days old) by mikael3 (Atlanta)        

I just stumbled across this post, and I am fascinated by that range.  It has fat radiantubes and it's a 30″, so it can't be from the 1940s.  It looks like it has two large burners and not just one, but I thought that didn't happen until 1956--and this unit can't possibly be from that late.  Then again, I've never seen anything like that design.  Did someone put this together from parts lying around the garage?

Post# 793438 , Reply# 73   11/12/2014 at 11:55 (3,508 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Just curious?

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How is your KD-10 running?  Are you happy with it?

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