July 9, 2012Mid-Century Rooms With Paneling from West Coast Lumber
You know, normally when I pick up a vintage cookbook, I’m pretty much only looking at the recipes. The illustrations and the pictures are fun, but they usually are secondary.
But this is not a normal cookbook. This is Interesting Recipes From The West Coast.
When I picked this cookbook up, I really didn’t look at anything BUT the pictures. This book was published by the West Coast Lumberman’s Association in Oregon, and was given out as a freebie at lumber yards. So it is just full of amazing rooms, all prettied up with lots and lots of wood trims!
Look at this! Look at this sweet kitchen. Adorable.
Douglas Fir and Western red cedar create a pleasant atmosphere for food preparation.
Rough sawn Western red cedar provides a pleasant, contrasting background to a formal dinner.
A spacious room made warm and friendly for relaxed entertaining by liberal use of West Coast hemlock.
For den or recreation room, the natural beauty of West Coast lumber paneling is a perfect foil for bright outdoor clothing. It’s durable, too.
Sturdy beams and roof decking of Douglas fir prove a handsome shelter for home cook-outs.
Wood complements any décor. Here, fine paneling of West Coast hemlock adds texture and ton impossible to attain with any other material.
Used as porch decking outside and paneling and framing material inside, Western red cedar graphically demonstrates its great versatility.
Always a favorite with home owners, bevel siding with its strong shadow lines enhances the appearance of any home. Available in Western red cedar, West Coast hemlock and Douglas fir.
What do you think, huh? Pretty amazing. By the way, if you want to see the recipe for the pretty Filbert Tort that is pictured in the second to last photo, head over to the Mid-Century Menu.
Oh, and speaking of food, have you voted for the Worst recipe in the Glistening and Jiggly contest yet??? Even if you have, you can vote again! The poll is open until Tuesday at midnight!