I am starting to realize why I am as fascinated with the history of this house as I am with fixing it....I need context. The big picture. The story.
I mean, who slept in the room I'm sleeping in for all of those years? What did they think as THEY stared at the ceiling not able to get to sleep at 4 am?
I've been corresponding with a very nice person who I found by doing a search on the last name of the oldest deed we have on the house...Kjeldsen. I found her daughter's email address and, like a big geek, wrote her daughter about my research project. That day, the daughter's mom answered me...she is a first rate researcher and great geneaologist! I'll share more of what we found in the next installment.
Tonight, though, I need some bungalow context...
Like, this thing?
This needs a context.
Many times when I pass the shelves downstairs, I sigh, wondering about these things...like "What are they?" or "Why are they here?"
I decided that what I was lacking was context.
So here's a little exercise dedicated to Jane Powell and Linda Svendsen (Bungalow Kitchens--excellent book)
Here is a picture from page 111 of Bungalow Kitchens (remember to click on it to make it larger...and check out the book if you want to see some cool bungalow kitchens!):
And here is a photo taken at our house, hastily, at 3:30 am, from things on the shelves and in the basement.
Not an exact match. But a much more fun way to sort things off the shelves!