Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WWWAT - Vintage

So . . . I'm trying this out for the first time . . . I'm participating in a Wordless Wednesday Blog Fotofest (with a twist) from American Mum. Her blog is terrific, so go have a look if you have time. She's an American living in the United Kingdom with her adorable family, and blogging her way around Europe!

This week's WWWAT theme is VINTAGE . . . I really had no idea what kind of photos I could possibly share and I wasn't feeling terribly inspired, but I did my best.

Here's a glimpse into a 1960s VINTAGE basement - yes, this is where we live. We are hoping to renovate the basement later this year, but for now, we remain firmly implanted in past decades.
Here is wood paneling gone crazy - the stairs that lead down to our basement:

The bar that was built by the original home-owner. Can't you just smell that vinyl?

Mmm, I'll take a gin and tonic on the rocks please!

And the previous owners also left us this little gem, a GE vinyl beer fridge. It really does scream vintage, doesn't it? We used it for a short time when we bought our house (five years ago) but soon realized little Things could crawl into it. So we turned it off and tied a cord around it to truly keep it out of commission.

That's about it from my vintage basement . . . until next time!

20 comments:

American Mum said...

Wow, what a basement! The former owners must have been some fun people! Thanks so much for joining in. I love when we get new participants! It totally makes my day.

Ashlie said...

Fun pictures! Makes me think of the Brady Bunch :)

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

That beer fridge may be the most awesome thing I've seen all day!

You guys have one rockin' vintage basement! My husband would be in heaven if we had a basement like that!

I can see why you'd want to reduce the amount of wood paneling... It is rather aggressive :)

-Andrea

Amanda said...

I am truly loving the beer fridge. that thing is so amazing!

The Mom said...

Very cool 'twist' on WW and great interpretation!!

Laura said...

Truly makes you wonder about the history of the people who built it, huh? FUN pictures!!

Happy WWWAT!

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

Maybe you shouldn't renovate! You know all of that stuff is coming back now with the younger set don't you? lol Seriously, my sister in law would want to move into that basement full time.

The fridge is especially cool!

amanda said...

wow honey!!

that is the coolest beer fridge ever!

pretty sure you should keep it just the way it is :)

The Walsh's said...

Man that fridge rocks. Could it be fixed, perhaps?

Did you ever watch Punky Brewster? Her friend hid in an old fridge once during a game of Hide and Seek. I'll never forget that episode. Ever since I've been scared of unplugged, unchilled refrigerators...so much that I can't even stand that part of home improvement stores. Icck!

Still, I'm loving this...

Jenny Shutan said...

The padding on the side of the bar is too much! My brother in law would love the vintage beer fridge though.

New Girl on Post said...

Your basement is amazing! I have to admit I'm very jealous of it!

Don Mills Diva said...

That beer fridge is AWESOME - I wish we had one like that!

Erin said...

HOW COOL!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it!

Megan said...

that fridge is awesome! i love it! maybe you can store your craft stuff in there??

Megan

Susie said...

Ahahaha! I can just imagine a fondue pot and some disco music!

Me thinks that fridge would go on Ebay, even if it is out of commission. Someone's got a kitchen that SCREAMING for an orange vinyl fridge!

Kristen said...

LOVE the vintage.

I am thinking that fridge needs to go on Ebay to the highest bidder.

WOOHOOOO, you could be sitting on hundreds!!

Great WWWAT!

Tarrah said...

You just better keep that fridge :) If not, I'll take it over here. How amazing to have that and I just love the color!

Tricia said...

look at you and all your readers/comments! YOU GO! Lovin' the posts! Sorry about your kung fu panda experience. But I must say that I laughed. I like your basement too, esp. the fridge like everyone else! :) tricia

Rebecca a.k.a. Mum said...

Love the bar and the fridge, what a great place to have a party Shans!!

I will have a midori and pineapple juice please. :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, I love vintage!! : )

Steph

 
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