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by eclecticcottage
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Vintage stove for a vintage house? Show me yours!
Replies: 38
Views: 10572

Re: Vintage stove for a vintage house? Show me yours!

I don't know if they are as common in Canada, I didn't find any in Peterborough, but have you considered a wood/gas combo stove? Like this http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190631038875+&item=190631038875&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466 or http://buffalo.craigslist.org/app/2862171524.html I ...
by eclecticcottage
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Living Room Pics
Replies: 81
Views: 166490

Re: Living Room Pics

These are all I've got, we had to totally tear out the floor, joists and all. In the process we took out two closets that we decided not to replace, so we decided to whitewash the walls so we could weave in new wood without going crazy trying to match the 30ish year old stain and sun darkening. We a...
by eclecticcottage
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New Here - what kind of house do I have?
Replies: 14
Views: 5313

Re: New Here - what kind of house do I have?

Lol, I had to pop into this thread and say hello, mostly because I've been on a months long vintage stove hunt and ran across some posts from you on the Tappan Talk blog (had found a 51 Tappan Deluxe Doughboy and was close to driving out 5 hours to pick it up when we remeasured and realized even wit...
by eclecticcottage
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Returning member, "new" old house
Replies: 10
Views: 4065

Re: Returning member, "new" old house

Yup, it's not bad at all. We're only a one bedroom, but there's just us so it works. Because of the layout it feels bigger than our old house, and that was @ 800 sq ft. Here's the "real" selling point of the Cottage and why we bought it: http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php?ACT=24&fid=4&aid=6793...
by eclecticcottage
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Returning member, "new" old house
Replies: 10
Views: 4065

Re: Returning member, "new" old house

Thanks! It doesn't do a whole lot of humidifying, but I put some cinnamon sticks in it and it makes the place have a very light cinnamon smell. The wood stove runs whenever it's below 35 degrees, it's all we have for heat except a vent free fireplace that is set for backup heat (that's in the right ...
by eclecticcottage
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Returning member, "new" old house
Replies: 10
Views: 4065

Re: Returning member, "new" old house

Thanks! The table came from an architectural salvage place that was closing. The cabinet in the corner came from the curb side. I think the cabinets in the kitchen are original, and I was sold on the place just over the sink (well, not really, but I LOVE it). Here's another of the living room, the c...
by eclecticcottage
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Vintage stove for a vintage house? Show me yours!
Replies: 38
Views: 10572

Re: Vintage stove for a vintage house? Show me yours!

I JUST brought home a 30" Bengal (yup, a 30" 1950's stove!!!) today. Picked it up for $60 off of CL, drove 4 hours round trip for it. It's made by Floyd-Wells. No bells or whistles, pilot for the burners and match light for the oven. Have to convert it to propane, fix two burner grates and clean the...
by eclecticcottage
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Returning member, "new" old house
Replies: 10
Views: 4065

Returning member, "new" old house

I was a member WAYYY back before the PHBB days. I am trying to recall sn's, I am thinking Don M is the one with the lovely bank barn. Funny enough, I can't recall what SN I used! We had a 1920's Vernacular, picture a house almost every child draws, a rectangle with a triangle on top. It gave us fits...
by eclecticcottage
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Time to clean out the barn!
Replies: 43
Views: 29332

Re: Time to clean out the barn!

Oh you need to sell those stoves if you're not keeping them!! That one on the left is gorgeous!! I just spent months looking for a vintage stove for the Cottage and just today drove 4 hours to pick up a 1950's Bengal. SOMEONE will want them!! We have thousands of glass lid canning jars :) It's an ad...