Sunday, December 23, 2012

General Electric Turquoise Kitchen and Appliance

Today was a busy day. Rented a U-haul to bring home my new 1950's General Electric Kitchen! If you follow Uncle Atom, you will have seen his lovely GE fridge that he recently purchase. Well, I got the rest of the kitchen that the fridge came from. Below are photos of the stove, which is in lovely condition. I also got the entire set of matching cabinets and counter top. The stove, according to the heirs was working up into the 1990's until they banned the parents from using it due to age issues. It cleaned up very nicely, and have no reason to believe it will not work. It is for sale for $200. It is currently located in the Virginia Washington, DC burbs.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Eye Candy

Along with the MCM furnishings and decor I enjoy, I also like what I characterize as "Eye Candy" it what you will, but I love to look at old photos. Particularly period pieces that show old cars, boats, trains, planes, buildings, or bridges that evoke a different era. There is something about looking at these older images that brings a certain enjoyment. I have found this site called Shorpy that publishes a ton old pictures that they find in the National Archives and other sources. I find that these photos are exceedingly fascinating. WARNING! WARNING! Wil Robinson, you can waste a lot of time on this site! Here's some examples of the many images they have:

Speaking of time wasters, I also love motorsport and have found a site that publishes fabulous shots taken of the WRC (World Rally Championship) Series Cars. These drivers have the largest you know whats in the world..... How these drivers get their cars and trucks to do some of these acrobatics shown, and live to tell about it, in the following photos is beyond explanation!

    Are those really tires tracks?