Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pease Homes of Hamilton OH

This is the kind of thing that I find having a little mystery to solve.  Others may roll their eyes and say, "whatever" but not me. 
I've been looking at old house plans on the Internet lately (1950s-early 60s) and found that one of the best sites to look is Internet Archives. 
Here is a link to The Pease Homes Booklet from 1957  It's a fun little booklet to look through (just click on the arrows in the bottom right corner of the link to browse through the booklet.  The pictures below are what caught my attention.

Apparently there was a Pease Home Factory in Hamilton OH, and they had actual Pease Houses built on a little street outside the factory for people to walk through.  A showroom of sorts.  I was curious to see if the Factory and quaint little street still exist today.  So I hopped onto Google Maps and found the factory.  The houses were situated at 900-951 Forest Ave. Hamilton OH.
Here is all that is left of the quaint little row of houses.  They are surrounded by factories and progress.  Click on the takes a few seconds to get down to street level, but it should get you there.  LINK TO GROUND LEVEL
The cool thing about this is that the house with the brick front is pictured in the 1957 brochure!!  It's still standing!  Looks like crap, but it's still there along with 4 or 5 other houses!

Looked a lot better in 1957 didn't it (wink). 

  Well, that's all for today.  I've been real busy taking care of babies, getting ready for a garage sale and other big summer-time activities.
Until another time, have a happy Vintage kind of day!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

This is the beautiful flower garden room in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Zoo.  The conservatory was built between 1914 and 1915.  This room was special for me to see and walk through because while my Grandmother lived in St. Paul, my uncle would take her to the conservatory in winter to walk around and enjoy the flowers.  I could see right away why she loved going there.  The flowers are so beautiful!

These lily pads are so pretty.  I found I quite like lily pads.
Pretty Gerbra Daisies.
And no day at the zoo is complete without a snow cone!  Yum!
Until another day!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Family Vacation

We went to Minneapolis for a family vacation this year.  And because my husband is such a huge movie fan, we kept humming "Holiday Road" from National Lampoon's Vacation and making comments like, "Sorry folks, park's closed.  Moose out front should've told you." the whole way there.
It was a fun trip. 
Here are the goodies I picked up on our adventure....which included visits to the Mall of America, Stitchville USA, Como Zoo and Conservatory, and a flea market in Medina MN.

Picking a favorite item is difficult.  I love the little Whitman books and paint box I found at the flea market and the Apple/pear pie server that matches my little casserole dish that I found at an antique store.  Finding a book all about vintage gas stations filled with neat-o photos and advertisements of gas and oil companies was a Barnes and Noble!  And yup, that's Black Jack and Beeman's chewing gum.  Found that at a candy store.

I found this at the flea market for about the price of a soda pop.  This kind of needlework is so interesting to me.  Tiny little cross stitches in bright and beautiful colors.  I was so happy to find this one and give it a good home!

Items found at the Antique Mall in Moorhead MN...a stop we make every time we are in the Fargo/Moorhead area.  The folks who own/run the place are always so friendly!  But I do wonder if I maybe got two peppers in the pears or two salts. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th Red White and Blue Vintage Goodies

Just want to wish everyone a Happy 4th!!  Here are some Red, White and Blue goodies to celebrate the holiday!
It has been another crazy month!  We were finally able to get a bobcat in to rip up our old sidewalk and put in a new one.
While all of that was going on, we decided to do a little house hunting.  But after two weeks of that "roller coaster" we've decided to stay where we are at for awhile.  The housing market where we live is VERY high.

The good news is I have been able to visit a few garage sales!
I picked up this Shawnee USA '70 corn creamer and the corn potholder in the same day...each from a different sale.
The other little treasures have yet to be photographed!  I know, I'm so far behind!

Stitching time has been rare, but I will do an embroidery post soon.  I have been working on a couple of little projects AND I bought a magnifier which really helps when doing long and short stitching!
Until another day, have a great holiday!