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May 24, 2010

Our New Sputnik Light and Kitchen Table Possibilities

By RetroRuth

Well, I am excited!  We have started our summer renovating on the house.  Maybe renovating is too strong of a word.  We have started our “refreshing” of the house and Tom and I did a ton of stuff this weekend and had a lot of fun.  Mostly we dug in the dirt in our garden, hacking out years of overgrown plants and enormous bushes to make way for the new fruit vines and bushes Tom got me for my birthday.  But we still had some time to head out to Bay City to shop around for the house. 

This mint green toilet has a pink cap!!!  This cutie was already sold, but we also saw a small gray sink that I forgot to take a picture of.  I love these old colored fixtures.  I was trying to talk Tom into working a few of them into our garden, but he seems to think that would look trashy.  What do you guys think?

Anyway, so we were on the hunt yesterday for house furnishings, and came across a few possibilities for a kitchen table.

Gray cracked-ice formica.  We would have to get new chairs, but the table was in great condition.

A Hey-Wake table, but it was refinished poorly.

Or a giant tulip table!  The padding would have to be peeled off the chairs.

I really love the Formica one, but Tom wasn’t as excited.  He wants a reproduction table with boomerang Formica, so we will have to discuss.

Oh, and then there was this room!

Whoa.  Lots of choices here!  But now that we are picking things, I just can’t seem to find anything that is just perfect.

Oh, except for this:

Our new Sputnik fixture!!!  Holy god!!! 

I am so excited about this one.  We found it at Americana in Bay City and just love it.  It is the perfect size for our entryway. It has 24 arms, which I think is great!  Oh, and it does have all the bulbs, we just removed some to store it safely.

More, better pictures are coming soon!  What about you guys?  Find anything amazing this weekend! Let us know!

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4 Responses to Our New Sputnik Light and Kitchen Table Possibilities

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    May 24, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Great Sputnik fixture Ruth – esp. with all the bulbs. If you don’t mind me asking, did they want a fortune for it???

  2. sablemable Reply

    May 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm


    You know I’m a H-W fan (thanks to you, Saraaaaaaaaaaa), so I’d go with that dining set.

    The sputnik light is fab!

    No, I wouldn’t ruin your yard with bathroom fixtures; you live in Midland, not Dog Patch, LOL!

  3. Andrea Reply

    May 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Wow, awesome fixture! I would be torn between the formica table and the H-W table and chairs, personally, it would be a tough call.

    What a find with the Sputnik fixture, wow! I found a pair of lamps this weekend (which I am calling my boomerang lamps) for $5, they have the awesome fibreglass shades and everything. I think you win the awesome find award, though!

  4. Heather Reply

    May 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Well – since you asked! – I would vote against putting the bathroom fixtures in the garden; love ’em inside, though!

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