I found one!
A turquoise fan. I have wanted a retro fan forever. I've always loved turquoise. Way before it was cool.
Well, it was cool back then too...
This is the 1963 house I grew up in -- it is in the same city we live in now. Our kitchen was turquoise too.
The trim on our holiday trailer was turquoise...
See... I come by it honestly.
The funny thing is that I just Pinned this image 6 weeks ago because I liked it.
I didn't even realize until later that it was identical to mine. It still works, oscillation and all. We'll just keep it unplugged and perched up high in case little people come by. We don't want anyone losing a digit.
It goes perfectly with my retro fiesta wear platter, found on a little holiday to Montana, and vintage vase, a gift from my dear vintage neighbour Louise.
This little cutie on the front step is Louise
with her mother in 1944.
The photo is of my mom and two of her sisters on the first day of school... circa 1950. The window was a gift from my next-door-neighbour Geri. She knows the kind of good stuff I like. I love the little sliding window in the center. It still slides.
Zinnias, Shasta Daisy "Ice Star", Lady's Mantle blossoms and Yarrow from my garden. Both of my grandmothers crocheted and I love neutral crochet thread a la thrift store!
This cupboard, one of my favourites, was built by my great grandfather Sid as a linen cupboard in the early 1900's. I painted it about 20 years ago when I was lucky enough to receive it. It was originally black, then gold, then light blue. I love the extra storage it provides.
The train step was my grandfather's. Now it is Max's step so he can peek out the window to see what's shakin' in the neighbourhood.
(That's why the blind is raised too.)
Great Grandpa Sid the cupboard maker, Great Grandma Eliza Anne, and Grandma Gladys circa 1922. This would have been the second house the cupboard was in.
Everything here has a little story, except for the fan. I'll let that slide since it is turquoise. I'm a fan of that.
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