Wednesday, February 8, 2012

House find of the day

Home ......kinks?
I really need to get a new scanner so I can share some better images.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Newest ebay purchase

Let the inappropriate jokes begin...

Now I'm searching ebay for a shade to go with it.   Sorry I've not been around much, things on the house are progressing, we've cleaned out all but one of the bedrooms now, and once all of the rooms are accessible the real work can begin.  I've already begun getting bids, and the first company I called is the same one that did the remodel on the house in 1972.   I looked up the building permit online and then googled the name of the builder.  Hell, if they're still in business 40 years later then they must be doing something right.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

House find of the day

Look! It's a terrible photograph! the GEMCO Christmas 1975 catalog!

1975!  You're just in time to order your bicentennial transistor radio!

What were we thinking?

Thursday, January 12, 2012


CURSE YOU, LOCAL PICK UP ONLY.  Why don't I have any friends back east? *pouts*

the previous rant was brought to you by Etsy.
yeah, I'm lazy today.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

my love/hate of ebay part deux

Perfection.  So tempted by these but I'm trying to curtail buying the little stuff until I do some of the larger jobs the house needs.  Like a complete electrical and plumbing upgrade.  Someone else needs to give these a loving home.

Monday, January 9, 2012

my love/hate relationship with ebay

How awesome is this lamp?  I love the red shades. What I do not love is the $600 price tag.  I look at some of the prices I see on ebay and wonder if the owner actually wants to sell the item, or if they're drunk hahaha.

If you have that kind of money the listing is here.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

more treasure...

An early Happy New Year! to my non-existent readers lol.
look, it's the original vent-a-hood brochure for the house!

I've found the original paperwork from the sale of the house in May of 1954.  I remember my grandmother telling me about how she and dad would pile the kids (my mother and uncle) into the car and drive all the way down from Oceanside to eat a picnic lunch down here in Long Beach at the construction site and watch the workmen building this house.  And slogging through the mud because there wasn't a paved road yet and they had to park a couple of blocks away and walk through bean fields.  Now that she's gone I'm wishing more and more that I had written down some of the memories she shared with me.  There are so many questions I would like to ask.
I should probably scan this entire thing and post it.