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by Sputnikmoss
Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Portland,OR 1961 Warren Weber home for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Portland,OR 1961 Warren Weber home for sale

One of my favorite houses (before I saw the kitchen remuddle on the flyer) is on the market. There is an open house today from 12-4 that I am going to hit to determine if they destroyed the entire interior. Sadly the realtor didn't update his website to include this home so all I have is the rmls # ...
by Sputnikmoss
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Source for Eames Eiffel Armchair
Replies: 11
Views: 2651

If you have a while you can do what I did. Find the chair at vintage shop (former U of O property..did ya here that Joe? :wink: ) $20. Little while later find the base from another vintage store $20. Find the shocks on Ebay..$60 ugh. One mechanic husband with the right epoxy...and dun da da da!!! ht...
by Sputnikmoss
Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: honeycomb shade mountings
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

I agree that they should be inset. I have honeycombs on my living room windows and they are inset as well. When down they rest perfectly and flush with the window and sill. I would think that if you mounted them above the window they might billow out a bit at the top. But as you can see from this ol...
by Sputnikmoss
Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Unofficial Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 10269

One of each. I am a dork accountant PC-er and husband likes the Mac
by Sputnikmoss
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Milwaukee( Fox Point ), WI Mid Century Modern Ranch restore
Replies: 15
Views: 1502

What is with the French Provencial bathroom! Did Barry Manilow buy this place??? First the Kaufman house now this!!!
by Sputnikmoss
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: SHOW US YOUR 1950S/1960S RIDES!
Replies: 128
Views: 75964

Oh, God -- are they ALL ID's ? All but one...we have a 1964 DS but it's too far gone. That just became the parts car for the new '65. Everything it needs we have on the '64. We have a 1969 ID getting painted and a 1968 ID that my husband is rebuilding from the ground up. Oh yeah....the car club mem...
by Sputnikmoss
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: SHOW US YOUR 1950S/1960S RIDES!
Replies: 128
Views: 75964

Josquin that is nice! Our '69 Citroen ID19 just went to the paint shop on Saturday. Good thing because while goofing around on Craigslist my husband found a '65 for $300. This brings our total up to 4...yes 4!!! Aren't I a good wife :wink: She comes home tomorrow and I will post more once she gets a...
by Sputnikmoss
Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are red-tile stucco boxes the next Mid-Mods?
Replies: 14
Views: 1604

by Sputnikmoss
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century built-in planter pictures?
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

If you don't want to water...I borrowed these from Humuhumu over at Tiki Central. Here are some shots of the Driftwood Room inside the Hotel Deluxe Portland OR(former Mallory). http://photo.humuhumu.com/d/1496-2/IMG_5493.jpg http://photo.humuhumu.com/d/1499-2/IMG_5494.jpg http://photo.humuhumu.com/d...
by Sputnikmoss
Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: HELP identify 50's Lounge Chair!
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

I would love to know too. I have a brown leather ottoman of the same design. Mine has a sticker from a long gone furniture store in Portland that used a ball chair as the logo and I think is dated 1972. I also have a Selig chair and ottoman that is a direct copy of an Eames with buttons and chrome l...
by Sputnikmoss
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Decorative screen? Shelf?
Replies: 17
Views: 1723

When we first moved in the lady had a piece of wood on top of the planter. We took that off and found white rocks on top of a bunch of sand. We were reminded of this really awesome hotel bar here in Portland called the Driftwood Room. They have planters around the inside of the bar filled with rocks...
by Sputnikmoss
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Decorative screen? Shelf?
Replies: 17
Views: 1723

Here is another one close up the day we moved in.

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by Sputnikmoss
Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Decorative screen? Shelf?
Replies: 17
Views: 1723

This is in my home between the living room/dining room. The day we moved in....forgive the mess! http://i15.tinypic.com/6h6j1n4.jpg a more recent shot...there is a light underneath the platform that shines onto the brick planter which contains a rock garden with drift wood etc. http://i7.tinypic.com...
by Sputnikmoss
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Russian Mc mansion region specific
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Unfortunately I may as well be :cry: Thanks to my Russian neighbors I have this next door to me. I get to see the back of this monstrosity from my backyard. I will be planting a bamboo hedge between those 2 huge doug firs ....grow baby grow!!!! http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e335/lewis_haley/Rumm...
by Sputnikmoss
Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Aisha Tyler's Eichler-style house and the chrome lamp
Replies: 1
Views: 851

If you Google Sputnik lamp you will find what you are looking for. You can find originals as well as reissues on Ebay.
by Sputnikmoss
Wed May 30, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Temporama Dishware
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Hi Joe- They were produced in the 60s by Canonsburg. They were were a supermarket premium. I have a couple teacups with a Fred Meyer sticker still on them. We had a complete set of it with all of the accoutrements but rotated them out and sold most of it. I have since found several more plates and s...
by Sputnikmoss
Sun May 27, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Memorial Day Weekend Project Roll Call
Replies: 17
Views: 1555

Yesterday we cut back some unruly bushes, raked out yard debris, and planted some agave and grasses in bullet planters. Today I will start refinishing our Frankl rattan set while my husband re-screens some windows, polishes aluminum, and if we have time start stripping the white paint off of some vi...
by Sputnikmoss
Fri May 18, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Gresham, OR Rummer
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

That house is right behind Rummer&Coke's place. It is really nice and actually the neighborhood is gorgeous..NOT your typical Gresham. It's on a forested butte with the houses situated in cul-de sacs...much better than the Beaverton Rummers in my opinion, but I am partial to the East side :wink:
by Sputnikmoss
Fri May 04, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Vintage single wide trailers
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Yes! There is a seedy trailer park here in Portland that has the coolest one in it. It is yellow, pink, and chrome with a huge Googie wing on it that has round cutouts. My husband and I want to buy it and crane it in our backyard and use it as a guest house. I will have to get a photo of it before t...
by Sputnikmoss
Tue May 01, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Mid Century Lamp. Anyone know what it is?
Replies: 4
Views: 707

It all makes sense now! I was told that they were sold to a couple from LaGrande! I am glad you are happy with the set...I had a hard time parting with that one :wink: I almost saved them for my own kitchen.

:cheers:
by Sputnikmoss
Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Mid Century Lamp. Anyone know what it is?
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Oh yes! It is true. In Portland the best places are on Hawthorne Blvd and in Hollywood. Sputnik Housewares and Deco to Disco -1960 SE Hawthorne Lounge Lizard- SE 12th and Hawthorne House of Vintage- 34thish and Hawthorne Hawthorne Vintage- 50th and Hawthorne Shag- 4071 NE Sandy 42nd Street Station- ...
by Sputnikmoss
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tustin, CA - Cliff May Pool Home
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Hi Stephen, I forgot you had posted this. My husband and I just got back from CA and while we visiting his friend in Tustin we happened to drive by your tract. We were driving on Red Hill when my husband spotted them..."turn here turn here, Cliff Mays!!". Our friends are so NOT MCM and the...
by Sputnikmoss
Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: 1950s dinnerware information/price guide/rarity
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Hi Jeffjsb73- I wrote that article in Atomic Ranch (Winter 2005) and the best resources for Melmac collecting I have found so far is the book Melmac Dinnerware by Gregory Zimmer. It gives a great overview of the manufacturers as well as some really cool patterns. The Branchell Company website is als...
by Sputnikmoss
Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 227712

Turn a sweet Rummer into a Romulan Bird of Prey...(thanks for the image Rummer&Coke!!!)


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by Sputnikmoss
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: How do I love thee, backlist plastic sign?
Replies: 34
Views: 8911

These two are bad photos taken from a speeding car but the signs are awesome! NE 122nd and Division Portland OR http://i17.tinypic.com/2ppg9cw.jpg Janzen Beach Denny's off I-5 Portland OR at night the "Denny's"letters are orange twinkley lights http://i15.tinypic.com/2qis5tx.jpg
by Sputnikmoss
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: How do I love thee, backlist plastic sign?
Replies: 34
Views: 8911

Original Burgerville in Vancouver WA

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The top dealie spins too!
by Sputnikmoss
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Moving in and need advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

I agree with staying out of Home Depot or Pottery Barn. There is just so much great period furniture and fixtures out there that are begging to be put back in their rightful homes. Look past the ratty upholstery on a vintage piece and have it re-covered. It will look much better and you can use your...
by Sputnikmoss
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with Kitchen
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

I agree with everyone else. Before you tear out those yellow appliances you might find they actually might end up being really cool after you live with them a while. When I moved in, my kitchen had a brown/coppertone cooktop and sink...I thought it was gross at first and not original. Turns out it i...
by Sputnikmoss
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: GE Wall Oven / Cooktop?
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Hi Spaceman- I would check some old issues of House Beautiful and Better Homes and Gardens. They have some cool stuff in there. If your not set on the General Electric, here is a thread where the virtues of the Frigidair Flair were discussed. http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7659&hi...
by Sputnikmoss
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

I would keep the hardware. I have copper pulls on my kitchen cabinets/drawers and it really looks great with the stainless fridge and dishwasher we put in. We already had a built in chrome Flair oven so I knew that chrome/stainless and copper would be fine together. What you have on your cabinets ar...

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