The sweet gum tree next to the house dropped a record number of spikey balls this year. Thank goodness we have a FLAT ROOF to catch them all. : ) A walk around the neighborhood revealed that ALL the sweet gum trees in the area produced their own record yield. What's up?
It's spring! So, it must be time to visit Cottage Antiques and Country Fair Mall in Coal Valley, Illinois in search of MCM bling. Above is a tableau in Cottage Antiques, and below a scene from the small mall affiliated with Country Fair. All THREE stores are on the same lot. I have posted MANY more pics on our Facebook Fan Page:
Our vintage Kenmore Frostless side-by-side refrigerator has given every indication that is it ready to be recycled. It will not be missed. Something smelled warm and I discovered the circulation fan under the machine was not turning. A little shove and it took off. Then for the next few days it worked better than ever. An apology from the fridge? Too late. You've been so bad for so long that all we can say is, "So long." : )
This "Kitchen Room" at Cottage Antiques in Coal Valley, Illinois is a mid-century modern work of art. And this is just one view! Everything is arranged by color, so what you don't see here is the blue view, the yellow view, the...
Yesterday, a dear friend gave us this unusual gift. She said she saw it at an estate sale and it was meant for us! We tried this "end table" in three different spots, but it looked most at home in our living room as an MCM mini-bar.
The glass/wood top is a tray that lifts off! I was unable to find anything quite like this online. Does anyone have any idea how old/new this is?