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RED Frigidaire Stove - $45 (Florence)
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Post# 773919   7/29/2014 at 23:39 (2,034 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I don't know what the formal color name , but it's not avocado, harvest gold, or copper tone. :-)

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Post# 773921 , Reply# 1   7/29/2014 at 23:41 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        

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I think. Circa '72/'73 ish.

Post# 773922 , Reply# 2   7/29/2014 at 23:42 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
PhilR is gonna want that...

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to go with the Poppy Fridge he wants.

Post# 773935 , Reply# 3   7/29/2014 at 23:53 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I'm surprised this color didn't catch on. I think it looks loads nicer than Harvest Gold.

Post# 773936 , Reply# 4   7/29/2014 at 23:55 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Jason I'm surprised, too...

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It's a really nice red on the right appliance provided you've got some good chrome/aluminum trim. I never did understand the fascination with Harvest Gold...or why it was saleable forever and ever.

Post# 773941 , Reply# 5   7/30/2014 at 00:01 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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The worst are HG bathroom fixtures. Blech.

I like most of the trends from the 70s, but you're right. Harvest Gold was for sale forever. And then there came almond. Which always looks dirty.

Post# 773945 , Reply# 6   7/30/2014 at 00:05 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
You haven't lived until...

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You had to sit for lunch at a friends' house which had HG faux brick linoleum floors, HG Kitchen sink and appliances and MATCHING WALLPAPER. His mom was truly on a gold kick back then. Unforgettably BAD taste...

Post# 773948 , Reply# 7   7/30/2014 at 00:08 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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My aunt had that kitchen, but with avocado appliances and burnt umber floors and the fake wood Formica.

An all HG kitchen? Yikes. The 70s interpretation of 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road.'laughing

Post# 773950 , Reply# 8   7/30/2014 at 00:12 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
It was a vomit-inducing era...

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right? Yeah...that burnt umber stuff was undoubtedly the worst of it all. What is the saying..."all things in moderation"....but no one knew how to "moderate".

Post# 773953 , Reply# 9   7/30/2014 at 00:20 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I'm not sure what changed, as stuff in the early 70s is cool, but starting around 75 it seems people gave up on design. The furniture gets really chunky. It's that really heavy pseudo-Mediterranean stuff. I've been reading a book on that era and I suspect the issues of the day influenced the design (or lack of).

Post# 773958 , Reply# 10   7/30/2014 at 00:32 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
You're lucky to not have been raised...

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in the heyday of that stuff. I remember all the game shows on TV hocking that stuff as "prizes". Along with a years' supply of Rice a Roni, you might luck out and go home with a full dining room suite of Broyhill mediterranean plus an entire room of wall-to-wall shag carpeting to show it all off :)

Post# 773961 , Reply# 11   7/30/2014 at 00:36 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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We lived in New Mexico in the early 80s and I just remember beige.  Lots of beige, undercut with some pastels.  Then my mom got into the folksy geese and country decor when we moved to Maryland.  I'm not sure that's really much better. laughing

Post# 773965 , Reply# 12   7/30/2014 at 00:48 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        

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You have my sympathy. I remember New Mexico still being like that in the late 90s. Albuquerque struck me as beige--period. EVERYTHING looked the same. Variations on beige. House paint, dirt, mountains, fields. Kinda depressing.
But the ducks and geese thing is somehow worse. My mom did the same thing. Took her a good 10 years to get over it.

Post# 773969 , Reply# 13   7/30/2014 at 01:15 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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The best was our living room that was done up in full country style, complete with painted Amish end tables (with honey oak stained tops) and lamps that looked like upcycled kitchen objects from the early 1900s. There was a sausage press lamp and the faux stoneware jug lamp (which they still have).

Post# 773970 , Reply# 14   7/30/2014 at 01:18 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
You're going to make me lose...

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my dinner! I can't deal with bad lamps. I design and manufacture I'm PICKY and snobby about 'em. HAHAH!

Post# 773975 , Reply# 15   7/30/2014 at 01:32 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Haha! Sorry. They were (and are) awful. Mercifully, that trend ended.


I've been trying to get them to go vintage; my mom loves our stove. It's sort of worked on my dad; he's gotten into vintage vending machines (although it's probably more American Restoration's influence than mine).

Post# 774044 , Reply# 16   7/30/2014 at 07:37 (2,033 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Tell us more about your lamps, Allen.  I love good lighting, lamps and fixtures are the "jewelry" for a room :-)

Post# 774045 , Reply# 17   7/30/2014 at 07:40 (2,033 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Gan..I can't believe you said~

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"jewelry"! That is exactly how I described my line to a Bev. Hills showroom that represented them for me. It's true...that's what they are. Tell ya what....I'm off to bed right now, but I'll gather some pics and magazine ads and post. Some are from Elle Decor and Architectural Digest circa 2006/7.

Post# 774046 , Reply# 18   7/30/2014 at 07:42 (2,033 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Apologies to Phil...

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for the hijacking of a thread supposed to be about a Poppy Frigidaire Range!

Post# 774070 , Reply# 19   7/30/2014 at 08:42 (2,033 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Yeah, whatever happened to the stove? LOL.

Allen - me too, would enjoy seeing what you Gansky1, I love lighting. It all started with Artemide or some other photo of hand-blown lamps in the 1960's. My first lamp-inspirations were 3 Laurel Lamps, $25 and $30 in brand new 1967 dollars. Two survived and are still used. It seems that good lighting gets the low or no end of the budget. Lighting- another long thread, so back to the stove.

Post# 774113 , Reply# 20   7/30/2014 at 11:38 (2,033 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
"jewelry for a room"

My brother (a'lav ha'shalom) was quoted saying almost the same thing in a November, 1985 issue of Southern Accessories. He said that if you have to make the choice of keeping the furniture or the accessories, like in case of a transfer or a divorce, keep the accessories to make the rooms yours again after you get new furniture. Furniture pieces are much easier to find than just the right accessories.

Post# 774118 , Reply# 21   7/30/2014 at 12:00 (2,033 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Poppy Range..

Is a 75 or after...Push to turn switches and no appliance outlet, this is one of GM Frigidaires last models.

Post# 774120 , Reply# 22   7/30/2014 at 12:04 (2,033 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Out of curiosity, how long was poppy marketed for?

Post# 774162 , Reply# 23   7/30/2014 at 16:56 (2,033 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Not sure how long Poppy was around, but in '77 it became Terra Cotta, an unshaded version.

Post# 774176 , Reply# 24   7/30/2014 at 17:42 (2,033 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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A beautiful RSE36SP I had this with the Ceramatop cooktop and a complete set washer,dryer,dishwasher,Tiych N Cook range,trash compactor and three door frig. W/ the entertanementcenter . I got them off the huge boat owned by the Finklesteins, owners of IHOP. The wife hated the color and they replaced all with the stainless steel KitchenAid appliances I sold them when I was at Incredible Universe in Ft Lauderdale. The only thing I didn't like was the black glass range front. That would have looked much better in white because the cooktop was white and they would have complemented each other. All were in perfect condition. Rarely used. In fact, thewasher,dryer and range still had the shipping stuff in them along with free Tide sample,coupons and Downy and Cascade coupons. Great find. Miss them a lot. These photos are my LGs and my Miele Touchtronic. I'll record cycles so you can see more clearly how great these gems operate now that I figured out how to send photos and videos. You all will finally see pictures of where I live and where I hang out here. Aloha.

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Post# 774191 , Reply# 25   7/30/2014 at 18:50 (2,033 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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My aunt had the same stove and matching refrigerator. She bought them during some Frigidaire promotion if you buy 2, you get a poppy canister set. I have that canister set on top of my kitchen cabinets.

Post# 774193 , Reply# 26   7/30/2014 at 19:01 (2,033 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
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Huh? :-)

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