299 Comments Posted by Claudia

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I have seen you comment that house explores aren't your favorite, so I thank you Mr Motts for this one. Such an amazing house for someone to have just walked away from. I enjoyed every minute.
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Can't get past how much this character looks like Edward Scissorhand.
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Check out the wood grain on the bed
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One more comment on the possibility that this is a sewing pattern. The lines with the different numbers could represent a multi sized pattern which is how many patterns are printed. You decide on your size and then you trace the items using the numbers to make sure you stay on the correct line. Then you need fabric, scissors and pins to "lay out the pattern" as my Mother used to say. A lost art indeed
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I wonder if the weights for the scale are in the closed box on top of the dresser? The strawberry marble top on that dresser is gorgeous. I think this piece is 1880's and maybe walnut. I'd love to have both the scale and the dresser. So pretty
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Ipana was first manufactured in 1901. Doesn't help to date the items.
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I grew up in North Canton Ohio which is the home of the Hoover company and that vacuum is in the Hoover museum. I think it is late 1960's vintage.
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OMG That fridge looks like the one in my first apartment. And that was 1972. Mine was an 8 cubic foot Philco. Just bought a new fridge/freezer that is 21.9 cubic feet my how things change.
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The bottles that are lying down look like ones that would have come from an old time pharmacy. They would have had cork or possible glass stoppers. The rack and the bottle with the long tube attached appear to be from a lab or pharmacy.
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The key being left in the lock is the first thing I noticed. I have an antique wardrobe probably 1880's that still has it's original key and I store it in the keyhole just like this one
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Did you notice the stone work on the peak of the roof on the left? So amazing. Such a shame this place was vandalized. To many people in this country enjoy destroying things.
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It is also weird that the door pulls have been put in after the original hardware was removed. Who did that? Maybe the Masons when they were using the building. And that is probably where the more modern toilet came from also.
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The bubbling and peeling paint looks almost like a wallpaper pattern on first glance. Great picture.
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The one in the center is especially well done. Really enjoyed this set. Thanks Motts!
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Mica that is a really awesome fabric printed in red white and blue. I have seen it in several quilt stores. It looks a lot better when it is clean. Looks like the teacher tried to swag it across the wall. Wonder what it looked like when new.