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« on: June 20, 2009 10:00:09 AM »



My home was built in 1914 and my husband and I are slowly working on restoring it to its full splendor! We love finding all sorts of nooks and crannies that new construction homes don't have and scouring the antique stores for items and ephemra from the time it was built. This would be a swap for craftsman and victorian homes to help add that extra something to your house. Maybe some art work, stained glass do-dads, hardware, or anything else that your partner would enjoy.

Any takers?
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009 03:47:37 PM »

I would really love a swap like this, but I don't think my house would fall in your parameters. My house was built in '61  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009 09:15:09 PM »

I would be down for this.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009 05:20:16 PM »

Awesome kittykill! If we can get a few more people interested maybe we can have a small swap Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009 05:53:52 AM »

This would be great, but I probably couldn't join until the fall. I am currently redoing a salt box house that is over a 100 years old and the stone foundation is kicking my butt at the moment  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009 07:25:11 AM »

My house was built in 1917, but it is kind of a "frankenhouse".  It started as a tiny bungalow, and then there was an addition put on about every decade after that.  It is very big on the "surprise nooks and crannies"! 

Would this mostly be a shopping swap?  I don't know how to make hardware or stained glass...

I do love anything inspired by William Morris/Frank Lloyd Wright.  Would stuff like that be ok?  (I'm thinking embroidery/cross stitch in that style, or maybe a wall quilt sewn to look like a Lloyd Wright window?)

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009 10:30:10 AM »


Would this mostly be a shopping swap?  I don't know how to make hardware or stained glass...

I do love anything inspired by William Morris/Frank Lloyd Wright.  Would stuff like that be ok?  (I'm thinking embroidery/cross stitch in that style, or maybe a wall quilt sewn to look like a Lloyd Wright window?)



I could totally be down for that! My house is what the call a California ranch, which is a completely made-up term. It just means that there is a lot of creek stone in my house, and it is a ranch. But I very much love the idea of shopping for hardware that is found locally, or making Frank L.W. inspired crafts. That would be awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009 11:34:32 AM »

I love stone indoors!  My formal living room has a HUGE stone fireplace, and the whole wall is panelled in 1 inch thick solid oak panelling. 

Unfortunately, all of the wood trim has been painted over with white paint!!!  Every time I see it, I cringe a little...  We really tried to preserve the "arts and crafts" era feeling in there, we have leather couch and chair, and everything else is woods.  When we can save up enough money, we'll take out the beige carpet and refinish the hardwood underneath. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009 12:08:31 PM »

That is awesome! I am jealous of your wood floors, superhooker. We have plans to install some in the future, but for now have to make due with the baby blue carpet (*gag*) that the former owner installed.

We have two huge stone fireplaces (really, it is just one giant column around which the entire house revolves) and wood floors in a few rooms, but the remainder of the house is carpeted in heinous colors.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009 05:04:57 PM »

Ooh! Yay for responses! Some things we could swap may include:
-stained glass sun catchers
-embroidered pillow case covers
-little art pieces (ATC, small paintings)
-miscelanous hardware (find a cool old door knocker at your local junk store?)
-wall/lap quilts
-old magazines, recipies, pictures from when the house was built
-a "DIY Restoration Workbook" with tips youve encountered in restoring your home (have a sure win wall paper removal method? How about how to take dark stains out of hardwood floors?)


Those are just off the top of my head Smiley
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