My sweet little buddy Chris, came out of the Studio limping this morning when I let him out. Poor guy! He was fine when I put him in there with my other Atomic cat Honey last night. He got in a brief scuffle with another cat that hangs around here, Gentry, but I broke that up within 30 seconds. Didn't notice any injuries yesterday.
I hope it's either a sprain or an infected scratch? He seemed to be in discomfort when I tried to pet him on his head, and you all may not agree with me on this, but I hesitate to take him to the vet and put him through further trauma and anxiety if it's just a sprain, and all they would tell me to do is keep him comfy until it heals anyways.
It's very stressful for a cat to be put in a carrier and taken to a strange place with dogs barking and strange smells and people when you are in pain and don't understand what's going on.
It makes my heart ache when one of my little pet friends doesn't feel well, so I will keep a very, very careful eye on him and take him right in if he seems to be getting worse.
He's often laying in front of the computer as I work, and follows me everywhere.
I know, I know! Such a small thing to complain about! But while this arrived in fast time and in great condition, I bought it because it looks like it has a matt or dull finish on it. Turns out it's got a hard shine finish to it.
Do you see shine? Nope, looks dull. I should have asked. MY fault!
I will simply have to sign up at my local J.C. and take a pottery class and make my own, or go out to the thrifts and buy them. Heck, they can be fired yesterday and I don't care, as long as they have that dull, sandy, gritty lava or whatever finish that mid-century pottery has.
I am trying my best to get all of your vintage retro super cool blogs in my blogroll, so do NOT hesitate to mention it IF I don't have yours on there already!
And still anxious about getting my boomerang table. Fingers crossed it arrives undamaged.
Whoo hoo! Talked to the guy who is selling these. Great guy! Super nice and friendly, and he says the appliances are already sitting in his garage, ready to load.
Told him about my blog, and how he was a hero here! He posted under the Vintage Christine Giveaway post.
Ha ha guess I shouldn't have admitted here how nervous I was about this. I bet I sounded like a dork when he read about it lol... Let this be a lesson to you, don't be a nerd on your blog like I was. Ha ha.
Now, to hire my friend, fingers crossed, and he can hire a couple of his workers (he's a General Superintendent in a major construction company) but he'll need the help because like I said, he and I are both old and crippled... Har! The joys of growing old!
If not, I will have a moving freight company get it.
Either way, Now my kitchen will look like she did in her glory days back in the late 50's! A dream come true!
Don't forget to enter Christine's Giveaway, one post below this one~
Whoo hoo! My good friend over at I'm Not Old I'm Vintage is having another awesome giveaway to celebrate 100 followers!
Scoot over there, join her blog if you haven't already, and enter to win one of these adorable Shawnee planters and some other fine vintage goodies.
We love you, Christine!
NO word from the seller of the 1950's pink appliances yet, but I think I found out where he works, based on his name hee hee. I may have to call this person to see if they are one and the same. I am soooo anxious about this! I can't believe I will have the appliances I dreamed of for my house!!
Can you tell I am nervous as heck about this? lol...
Good things have not come my way in a long time so keep your fingers crossed for me about this (No, you don't want to hear about all the bad things lol).
He contacted me and the deal is going through!!!
Oh my gosh! So far so good. I will talk to him soon.
And THANK YOU!! I have 300 followers! If and when I get this appliance deal worked out, I will have a giveaway too!! .
Oh my. For sale: A 1950's pink oven, stove, stove hood and sink. In excellent condition. For sale sort of near me. (4 hours drive).
But I've never used freight, never bought anything this big. Will they be removed from the kitchen by the owner first? How expensive is it to ship these things a few hundreds miles?
I contacted the seller because these would look soooo awesome in my kitchen, BUT I am so far away from getting the kitchen re-done it's not funny. My kitchen appliances are pink, but in such bad shape, they need to be trashed. Literally.
I'd have to store these... Where? In my garage/Studio?
But it's so tempting! Do these deals come along often? I wasn't looking for this. And they live close enough.
Seller has (0) feedback, but I sent a message because I'd have to talk to them.
What do you think?
Let it pass and assume I can find others in the future, get them despite the major issues or just get new reproduction appliances and forget the ideal of having original 1950's appliances?
I hate finding things like this sometimes. They really put me in a quandary. . .
P.S. The seller of the little blue hand-thrown vase told me I got a heck of a deal. Well duh, that's why I won it. Geez lol... It was a little hand made vase, not a Picasso lol... . .
...which will go with this starburst clock I got a while back:
The broken lamp seller was kind enough to refund all my money! very cool! So now I have a lamp shade I can use for another lamp. I was happy she was cool about it, and quite honest, felt bad she had to go to all that trouble for nothing.
Pulled up some thin carpet in my entrance way and of course scuffed my newly painted walls. Touch-up time again! Arg.
The original tiles underneath don't look too bad, but will get new one's regardless.
I'd show photos, but do you really want to see an ugly floor? Nahhhh... lol...
On to painting the hall way next!
Oh, I see I have "followed" some of your blogs, but was able to "follow" a second time? Huh? Blogger has some strange glitches... very odd.
Happy Monday! I love reading all of your blogs!! .
I'd already paid $18.52 in shipping, but the box was over-sized, hence the additional $12.48 postage. I emailed the seller.
She wanted proof, of course I did NOT open the box yet so I could photograph all the shipping info on the top of the box.
She did refund the extra $12.48 I paid. Very cool, I was sorry there was more shipping cost for her.
But when I opened the box, the lamp looked like this.
Broken out around the base, flopping.
The metal part moves up and down freely. And the felt cover on the bottom was torn like someone opened it up.
It didn't look this way in the photos.
I guess I should complain about it to the seller, but damn, already complained about the extra cost of shipping. I know it wasn't her fault, and to be honest, I feel bad contacting her again. I really do. =(
What do you think?
Keep the shade and write it off, leave a negative (which I hate to do!) or contact the seller and see what she says?
Because if I post any more about painting walls or eBay finds I am going to gouge my eyes out ha ha...
Here is a question for all of you.
Tell us something about yourself we don't know!
I'll go first:
I worked for a decade doing field research measuring the slip-rate of major earthquake fault lines here in California. It was heavy duty field work complete with huge trenches being dug, and surveying. Combine that with Cartography (map making) and Remote Sensing thrown in.
Ironically I am directionally dyslexic!
Now, tell us something about you we don't know! ...
This is going on one of my living room tables. What a conversation piece.
Now all I need is an official Fallout shelter sign, looking for one now lol...
Other than that I have nothing, NOTHING to blog about! I have been finishing that %$#@*& painting in the living room, still trying to patch some wood trim around a door so I can paint the trim color. Got the paint for the hall way. That's it!
I work some insane hours (tell me you work more than me and I will challenge you lol) so that eats up a lot of time, but jeez, Hope to blog about my floor re-sanding experience soon.
Couldn't help snagging this gem of a lamp. My folks used to have a pair of lamps with this sort of "pagoda" style lampshade, so since I got it for a good price, I had to add it.
And this darling measuring spoon holder wall pocket. Not the colors I was looking for, but will come in handy. Unless I decide to give it away. I have quite a few things I want to do giveaways with, and when I can find the time...
I do believe the living room is all painted. Well, except for one wall that needs a second coat. And the trim. But first I had to fill in some major dings and scratches in the wood trim around a couple doors. But I don't have the right sand paper, so I will have to get some.
It's always something, isn't it?
Happy Tuesday evening! Tell me your day was much more fun!
I think the colors are better than shown in the photos, and I love the sort of Ranch House style.
Since I paid boo-koo bucks for my latest barkcloth, I will not be bidding on these but thought they were worthy of showing. If you get one or both, let us know!
That first pattern (top) sure is tasty!
The top cloth is 15 yards IN 7 PIECES. I didn't want to confuse anyone. And just about enough to cover ALL my big windows (with no pleats, of course), but not the colors I'd like. What a shame! Awesome design!
Whoo hoo! After searching and searching and searching for curtains, enough Eames style curtains in the right size, right amount, right colors and right patterns at a cost I could afford, I FINALLY scored just about enough for my 6 huge, floor to ceiling living room windows!
OK, so my color scheme is mostly black, red, gray and gold, so I'll just have to deal with the little turquoise color also thrown in, but it will work nicely!
It still won't quite be enough (4 panels each at 40" x 86"), it's the right amount for not quite four out of the 6 windows, so I will have white curtains on two windows in-between.
I was never going to live long enough to find enough curtain material for all 6 windows!
Now to find barkcloth curtains for a couple other rooms. With smaller windows *whew*
I'm guessing barkcloth is a dry-clean only deal? Anyone know?
I also wanted to thank each and every one of you who responded to my "Mid-Century Debate" (last post). I read every response carefully and learned a lot about each one of your ideas regarding this issue. Some of your had perspectives I'd never thought of! Very interesting to say the least. Thank you very much for all your replies. I wanted to respond to each one, and will do so later after I wake up, with a new post.
People! We need a rousing debate! A friendly discussion of the definition of what exactly constitutes "Mid-Century" because why? Because I want to hear your opinions. And I thought it would be a good topic.
Now please note, this is a TONGUE IN CHEEK type of discussion, and I demand you don't take my opinions personally lol...
But here is what I think:
If it's late 1960's - 1970's it's NOT mid-century!
Mid-Century = the decade just before and after the 1950's. Taking WWll into account, Mid-Century therefor is 1945-1965.
People! Just look at the image above. Can you honestly say that's Mid-century? NO! It's a style that is markedly DIFFERENT from the 1945-1965 era I THINK is really Mid-Century!
I mean, who are we kidding here? Orange flowers and avacado green is not Mid-Century, it's RETRO people, RETRO!!
Disagree? I want to hear your opinion. Stand your ground! Tell me the late 60's - 70's are somehow Mid-Century!
Okie dokie, here are some more examples of NOT Mid-Century (below).
Can't agree, not Mid-Century.
Retro, people, it's RETRO!
Uh uh, nadda.
And a nyet lol...
OK, Now HERE is Mid-Century! Take note, good people of Blogger land lol...
This is what I am talking about.
Oh baby, that's the ticket.
Pure Mid-Century style.
Here we go.
Are you seeing what I see?
Blissful post-war baby boomer style.
And I am right and those of you who disagree are wrong.
Now, state your case! Tell me I am wrong! Tell me where the sun don't shine! Debate! =)
*NOTE* No bloggers were actually hurt during the creation of this post. Thank you.
P.S. There really is no "right" or "wrong" answer, but I'd like to know how you quantify it. =)