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by Atomic Dixie
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tasteful Halloween &/or Fall decorating?
Replies: 24
Views: 3093

by Atomic Dixie
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tasteful Halloween &/or Fall decorating?
Replies: 24
Views: 3093

Regarding the tasteful part of the question, that's harder. Take away the Halloween elements and what you see most in fall decorating is leaves, of course, and items of harvest. Decorations with these elements are nearly always countrified, but I don't think they have to be. For example, wreaths for...
by Atomic Dixie
Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tasteful Halloween &/or Fall decorating?
Replies: 24
Views: 3093

Robb, yes, indeed, congratulations to you and Spring on your marriage! About modernist Halloween decorations, here are some ideas that came to me -- but I have no idea how suitable they'd be, either as decorations, or as d-i-y projects... For the front stoop, how about a small tree or tree-limb with...
by Atomic Dixie
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ideas/inspiration for dividing screen needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Someone was selling an MCM light fixture on e-bay, but what caught my eye was the screen/divider in the background. May not be what your friend has in mind but it's another idea for the mix. I think it is soooo mid-century.... http://members.cox.net/atomicdixie/roomdivider.jpg [/i]
by Atomic Dixie
Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Rant and Plea
Replies: 31
Views: 10148

If you don't mind the comments of a MCM novice who's still learing about all this.... One approach might be to explain that many of these houses are just becoming eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (the criteria is an age of 50 years; thus, those built in 1956 become ...
by Atomic Dixie
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Conyers, GA--MCM ranch
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

by Atomic Dixie
Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anyone Ever Find a Timecapsule??
Replies: 20
Views: 5885

probably not a time capsule, rather a bomb shelter. I want a bomb shelter! Here ya go, Joe. Build it right under your patio.... http://cgi.ebay.com/OCD-ATOM-ATOMIC-BOMB-SHELTER-PLANS-NUCLEAR-FALLOUT_W0QQitemZ6066470251QQihZ009QQcategoryZ42130QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem or http:/...
by Atomic Dixie
Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Looking Fireplace-Help?
Replies: 23
Views: 8225

by Atomic Dixie
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Looking Fireplace-Help?
Replies: 23
Views: 8225

by Atomic Dixie
Sun May 28, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The MCM architecture of Chuck Reed, Jr.
Replies: 0
Views: 449

The MCM architecture of Chuck Reed, Jr.

Noted in the Miami Herald last Sunday -- "Lost & found: The mid-century modern houses of Chuck Reed Jr. still survive in Hollywood" http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/home/14620405.htm Click the "More photos" link beneath the picture caption for additional views of R...
by Atomic Dixie
Sun May 28, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Bomb shelters in LA?
Replies: 20
Views: 7784

by Atomic Dixie
Mon May 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: More East Coast modernism
Replies: 0
Views: 591

More East Coast modernism

Eye candy for modern fans -- located in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.... Lee House, exterior http://www.cmhpf.org/Surveys&rleehouse.htm William Little House http://cmhpf.org/Surveys&rLittle.htm ( Love this house! Wish there were more photos.) Purcell House http://www.cmhpf.org/survey...
by Atomic Dixie
Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need opinion on sconces...
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Thanks, everyone. Very useful info yo've supplied here. MPM, I knew about steel wool possibly embedding in aluminum and causing rust because the subject came up from time to time on a vintage travel trailer forum I used to lurk. (Vintage travel trailers are like MCM on wheels ... http://www.vintage-...
by Atomic Dixie
Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need opinion on sconces...
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Need opinion on sconces...

Is it a no-no to paint mid-century aluminum wall sconces? I recently bought three of them at a junk store for a near give-away price -- two silver-toned, one brass-toned. (The top picture was made before I cleaned them up.) http://members.cox.net/atomicdixie/sconces.jpg I'm thinking of spray paintin...
by Atomic Dixie
Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Matching 60s bath fixtures?
Replies: 12
Views: 3178

Wow, Kristin. That's a neat house. Is that the Cumberland River in the distance, seen from your patio? Beautiful view!
by Atomic Dixie
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pensacola, FL 1958 MCM house
Replies: 5
Views: 2089

Pensacola, FL 1958 MCM house

Still quite original. Beamed ceilings, recessed entry, drive-through carport, two fireplaces, a wild tile batroom, and what appears to be (behind bifold doors) a pullman kitchen (probably makes it hard to sell -- realtor sign out front says "Just Reduced" and "Make offer." Too ba...
by Atomic Dixie
Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Before and After Cliff May Guest Bathroom
Replies: 18
Views: 4729

by Atomic Dixie
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Landscape Dilemma
Replies: 37
Views: 11142

SDR - Good call on planting a new tree. I was going to suggest that. In the thread titled "Dallas, TX MCM's," Moderik has posted links to a house with a couple of small, wispy trees in front of a windowless expanse of brick wall. http://www.flickr.com/photos/18656070@N00/124526277/ That w...
by Atomic Dixie
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nashville, TN - Modern
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Most enjoyable, Robb!

What is the flooring you put in your kitchen and dining area? It looks really nice.
by Atomic Dixie
Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Weekend Projects
Replies: 99
Views: 51273

Steven, and Joe, the typeface is Century Gothic, a Futura look-alike. I guess there's some minute difference between the two, but I can't detect it. I think these numbers might last a few years -- they're under the porch roof -- no direct sunlight/no U.V. rays, no rain. SDR, several LL threads deali...
by Atomic Dixie
Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Weekend Projects
Replies: 99
Views: 51273

My weekend project was making some temporary modern house numbers. I cut them from a wood board, then sanded, primed and painted them. Right now, they're stuck on with tape so they can be removed easily. When I replace them with better ones, I want to use screw mounts with extenders, and numbers tha...
by Atomic Dixie
Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NEW CLIFF MAY HOMEOWNER!!
Replies: 100
Views: 45458

BOXOUTBM, Robb, and anyone with a landscaping job looming in the future, may I share a resource that I've found very helpful? You may already be way ahead of me here, but I suggest checking your state's or region's native plant society, and finding out whether they provide information about native p...
by Atomic Dixie
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: exterior color scheme help?
Replies: 18
Views: 4741

Gluepet, I really like your house. Are there other, similar '50s houses in your neighborhood? Incidently, I like the second rendering best, too. Photoshop's fun, and really helps you to visualize changes and make decisions. (I'm using the dumbed-down home version, Photo Delux, to plan improvements t...
by Atomic Dixie
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: reading material
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Ocala Block

Craig, there are photos of a restored modern house in Venice, Florida at the link below. It looks like the Ocala block has not been painted. And the house features the cypress wood you mentioned. It's a great-looking house. http://www.gulfcoastrentals.com/florida/venice/dienes/AALink.htm According t...
by Atomic Dixie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448166

Hello. I've lurked your forum for several weeks, learning a lot, enjoying it thoroughly. I love the mid-century era. I grew up in it, in the South. Despite being strong on tradition, Dixie sure enough has a streak of MCM running through it. Since being educated by Lotta Livin', I've become a lot mor...
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