June 2010 Blog Posts (6)

The Aesthetic Interior- 1870-1895

I have many visitors to our site asking about this beautiful period . They will find design elements throughout their Victorian homes especially carved on the fireplace mantels that are expressly…


Added by Louise H. Corderman on June 29, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Great Blog for Historic Textiles

While going through my notes I recently ran across a resource that I find is superior in content and scholarship.

The Textile Blog:Interior Textiles of the mid-nineteenth century. thetextileblog,blogspot.com

You will find not only period appropriate textiles for your historic home but also information about period window treatment styles. I think this will be a good resource for…


Added by Louise H. Corderman on June 25, 2010 at 9:32am — No Comments

Repainting MyOldHouseOnline

Like many old-house owners, we here at Old-House Online love restoring things to their former glory. In the next hour, the MyOldHouseOnline will be undergoing a few cosmetic changes, returning to a dark green and maroon color scheme. It's still the same site, but with a new (old) face. Let us know what you think!

Added by Emily Roache on June 17, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Listen to your Mother

Yesterday we received this question via twitter from a member at VandM.com. They referenced a NY Times article of 6/7

Are vintage light bulbs on the way out? I'm a fan but I seem to see them everywhere. http//www.nytimes.com/2010/06/08/nyregion/08bulb.html

Yesterday at 12:52pm via…

Added by VintageLights.com on June 9, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

VintageLights.com Authentic vintage and antique lighting fixtures

Welcome to my passion (besides Linda), my focus, my full time career - Vintage Lighting.

I am often asked at shows we do around the country or on the phone with customers or other like minded folks "How did you find your niche with Vintage Lighting?"

About 18 years ago I was restoring a 1908 Craftsman home in West Seattle. I could not find any vintage light fixtures I liked or I could afford around Seattle. My job at the time took me…

Added by VintageLights.com on June 8, 2010 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Our Just Bought 2-3 Year Labor of Love.

So my partner and I just bought this 100 year old four-square house in Birmingham Alabama. It might be older because we saw some records that stated it was built in 1905. Anyhow, we've been living here for about 3 years now (originally from NY) and this is one of the first old houses we saw in this transitioning neighborhood.

Well now its ours...and now the fun begins. It was built by the prominent owner of the Alabama Coffin and Casket Company (this reno should be very interesting).… Continue

Added by Ivan Reyes on June 1, 2010 at 2:30am — 8 Comments

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