Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas from 1950's Atomic Ranch House

OK, so my last single photo of my outrageous holiday decorating wasn't enough.

Here, in case you missed it:

Yes, here at 1950's Atomic Ranch House, I go all out lol...


So I finally have most all my lamps set up in the living room and took a few photos of them, since I have spent the last week trying to get the last of the "stuff" cleared out of that room for impending guest.

First up is my $100 dollar eBay lamp disaster! Eh, after living with it for a year, and seeing it finally sitting on this vintage formica two-tier side table, it's not so bad... *cough*
Oh yes, please note the holiday garlands carefully clumped on the lower shelf.

Another lamp that has little stars shining through the black metal cone. Here I have carefully displayed it on one of those vintage metal rolling tables normally used for a typewriter, you know, the pre-computer deal with the keys. My Glade thing looks so festive.

In this next photo I have shamelessly digitally darkened the fireplace so you can't see the 50+ years of dust on it. You know, it took me hours to get the dust clumps exactly where I wanted them to be.

I love this original to the house painting of the western California coastline, but a sea theme is not what I want, so it will be stashed somewhere. As soon as I can figure out where that somewhere is. Oh, slat table I snagged at a thrift whoo-hoo!

Plastic wreath, it must be Christmas!
If anyone knows how to wash off bricks without making a major mess, please share your secrets.

Yikes! This looks so small it looks like some dollhouse stuff!
Please pretend I have also painted this vintage table black and not the ugly green it is now.

Ahh, that's better. One of the best investments I ever made were the two boomerang ashtrays on little tripods.

And my sizable Atomic sculpture thingie. Advertised as "1950's" but the brand new "Made in China" sticker on the bottom sort of gave it away. I'd have been mad at the eBay seller who mislead me, except it only cost me $10. Ha! I love it, love it regardless.

And what 1950's Atomic Ranch House could be complete without a starburst atomic clock? Only $15 at Wal Mart. Yeah, sometimes you have to go with repros because they are too affordable to pass up.

Now, you see how far I have come in the last year? Hardly any! Walls still need painting, floors sanded, plumbing, electrical and more than I care to list. So when you complain about your home project, please look to mine as the slowest home fix on the net! Ha!

Merry, Merry everyone!