Saturday, May 31, 2014

Here comes Summer

Well anyone who lives where I live (in the cold wastelands of Minnesota) learns to really appreciate summer.  Also being a teacher well for obvious reasons it becomes my favorite time of year.  Today I thought I would share with you some pictures from my yard as I got it all mowed up. Planting has been going on for the last 3 weeks so I thought it was the perfect as it gets here, warm but not too humid and the mosquitoes well they are out but mostly you get attacked when the sun goes down.

I just finish planing this herb garden and well I don't think any garden is complete with out flamingos and gnomes.

 Lily of the valley looked like it was hitting its stride today.
These smell so good.

 I like to make my own flower pot designs
Again not complete with out flamingos and gnomes.
Hope you all have lovely weather you are getting to enjoy too.
Land O Lakes Gal

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vintage Appliances

Hello loyal followers, yes I know long time no post.  I  decided I needed to give myself a challenge to help motivate me to post so I am starting with an A-Z vintage posting challenge.  Today is the letter A
Which I am going to focus on Appliances.  I love vintage appliances!!!!

How awesome is this pink appliance kitchen not only does this have a matching fridge, stove and dishwasher but it also has a matching washer and dryer.

Craigslist is a great place to find vintage appliances.  My husband and I have wanted to switch out or modern stove for a vintage one for the last few years.  Last summer we purchased 2.  One is a small apartment sized stove (only 17 inches with 3 burners).  It is electric we bought it to put in our vintage GMC bus sorry I don't have any pictures of it but I am sure as we make progress this summer on our bus remodel project I will be posting them.  The other is a vintage Tappan gas stove as seen above in the adds and pictures.  We found it on Craigslist and got it for a steal.  The women that sold it to us asked for $20.00 (her sister was really mad she wanted 200 they were closing down their moms house).  We did have to disconnect it and haul it out of the basement (not easy).  It has been sitting safe in our garage ever since.  We don't have a gas line into our kitchen and we will have to shift some cabinets.  This winter we started debating putting it in as we would like to move to Hawaii and I have been watching how crazy some of the house shoppers get about how modern the appliances look in the kitchen.  I honestly can't stand the granite counters and stainless appliances.  Unfortunately we bought our house from a flipper and he redid our kitchen with stainless appliances and new cabinets he only skimped on the granite.  So do we put it in and not worry about the future sales when we are finally ready to move to a more temperate climate?

Do any of you have vintage appliances in your homes?