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by melissakd
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Sewing (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 21
Views: 3337

Re: Sewing (Pic Heavy)

I wanna know how to sew that fabulous doorknob! :lol:

I congratulate Mrs. W. on the seat cushions particularly. I love the valances; very period-accurate style, and you know that's always a big compliment from me

MelissaKD
by melissakd
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cottage or Wildlflower garden?
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Cottage or Wildlflower garden?

So here's what I've decided: KISS! I'm going with a few varieties of easy care semi aggressive plants. The kind that will establish and stay and grow well here. What I will do is remove the sod and till down a few inches to turn the soil. Then broadcast seed the following varieties that I'll get in...
by melissakd
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Our ca. 1880 house
Replies: 272
Views: 128016

Re: Our ca. 1880 house

Thanks for keeping us supplied with current photos! :) I wonder whether that light fixture was placed on the wall above the door rather than on the ceiling simply because they were building that wall, but the ceiling already existed and they didn't want to tear it up. ??? A plain porcelain socket wo...
by melissakd
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Another new to forum/house type ID
Replies: 24
Views: 8848

Re: Another new to forum/house type ID

Hello and welcome! Your house is not technically Victorian, as that era ended in 1901 when the good queen died. It's clearly descended from Victorian houses, and there's not a good designation for those, so I call them Edwardian, which is what that historic period is called. A full-on Victorian Quee...
by melissakd
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New to Forum/House Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: New to Forum/House Identification

I got here late and hope we'll be seeing more of this house in future! I don't run across an airplane bungalow every day, and it'd be a treat.

MelissaKD
by melissakd
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Da Deck
Replies: 25
Views: 7994

Re: Da Deck

Mess? What mess? All I see is grass, trees, and an assortment of tools and building materials of questionable usefulness. I don't know about anyone else, but that's what MY yard looks like.

Hooray for the deck!

MelissaKD
by melissakd
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Hi..newbie here
Replies: 16
Views: 5942

Re: Hi..newbie here

- Bathtub in bedroom (yes, I really mean in the room, not the bathroom) Hey, a friend for HouseNut! :lol: http://www.oldhouseweb.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=22166&p=218938 Cute house...cuter before the PO got to it, of course, but all is not lost. If you feel like fireplace-shopping, here are t...
by melissakd
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Sad (2)
Replies: 20
Views: 19992

Re: Sad (2)

They moved it, cut the lot(which had been a larger than average one for the area) into three 50 by 150 foot lots and built three houses Shoot, the house next door to mine was on a 50 by 150 foot corner lot BEFORE it got torn down, the land cut into five 25 x 50 foot lots, and a house built on each ...
by melissakd
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: A Dutch Colonial without a Gambrel roof
Replies: 66
Views: 62960

Re: A Dutch Colonial without a Gambrel roof

As promised, some period pictures: Scalloped and other shaped valances http://www.flickr.com/photos/28333802@N04/5741503959/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/daily-bungalow/2725491257/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanvintagehome/3104122346/ Bath fixtures http://www.flickr.com/photos/daily-bungalow/...
by melissakd
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: White trim versus natural wood look in a Colonial
Replies: 15
Views: 8680

Re: White trim versus natural wood look in a Colonial

Actually, the usual early-twentieth-century Colonial Revival combined white and natural, though just on the staircase: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellenmc/2523489752/ IknowIknowIknow, everyone hates the wallpaper, but it happens to be the sort of thing fashionable when the house was built, so I hav...