Monday, July 20, 2015

Another vintage kitchen!

Hi there ladies and gents.  I was browsing thru the local real estate listings and found a gem of a house.  It was built in 1937 by one of the popular builders of the era.  It seems the current owners had the sense to leave the original charm and chose to update very little.   Unfortunately the real estate listing touts this as a negative stating "Truly a gem to be brought back to it's original luster or build..."  Yes this beautiful home needs updating but I can't imagine it being a tear down.  Anyhoo, here's some pics!

If you look to the left you'll see a fold down counter.  A great way to maximize the space while still allowing access to the cabinet underneath.  I love the vents in front of the sink so the dish towels can air dry out of sight.  Why did this feature disappear???  It just makes sense.  

It looks like there are vents in the cabinet next to the fridge too.  Perhaps for potatoes?

I'd call this style "sophisticated early American".   That deep robins egg blue is beautiful with the honey wood accents.  

I also wanted to include the bathroom.  While the tile is outdated the colors are timeless.  The listing indicates that the home has 5 bathrooms but this is the only one pictured.

So where have I been?  We're enjoying summer with our newest little family member!  He's a 3 month old rescue pup named Charlie.  

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.



  1. Hi Sarah and Charlie! ;)

    I love the sink vents! Never heard of that but it sounds so useful. They sure loved their wallpaper back in the day, didn't they? And you know what? The bathroom tile kind of has an institution feel to it but I like it. Simple, washable and you can certainly personalize the bathroom a bit.

    We just bought a house and have been busy with that. Still lots of unpacking to do!


  2. I was thinking the same thing about the wallpaper. I love the colors with the white and blue. Enjoy your new home!!


    1. Also- regarding the bathroom- my childhood bathroom was similar but with light blue tile accents instead of cobalt blue- which is probably why I like it. Feels familiar. I love this color- like a French blue. I could totally decorate that bathroom!