I've mentioned in a previous post, there are a lot of old homes being torn down in my neighborhoodlately and as some of you are aware, I've made attempts to try to salvage things out of these homes, if possible. To me, they are like gold mines, full of vintage treasures. I thought I would share one house in particular. I don't know exactly who owned it last, but because of the condition and decor ... and a tip from the neighbor, an elder lady lived there alone until it was her time to go. The interior was still like it had been from the 30s-50s. After asking permission, the new owner let us in. Please understand that the pictures I took were taken after most things were ripped out in preparation of tearing it down. We walked in careful not to step on any nails or boards and then to our amazement we entered the most bright and cheerful space. I don't think I would ever be in a bad mood while cooking in that kitchen. I loved how the cabinets were still original and how cool is that stove?
We went up the stairs ...
And found a bedroom with the same bright yellow painted walls with this iconic floral print linoleum floor covering. The floral design on the linoleum was a popular print back in the 1930's, derived from a wallpaper print designed by William Morris called "Acanthus Leaf" Morris was known for his beautiful textiles and was a big part of the Arts and Crafts movement.
I plan on posting some of the things I have salvaged so if you are interested, I would love to see it go to a good home... And to be honest, I'm getting in trouble with the husband for taking up space in the garage.
I would love to hear your thoughts on old houses and the treasures they boast.