26
Apr

Rustic Bed and Bath

   Posted by: John   in Pictures

One of the very cool things about cabins and log home is being able to have the entire house be rustic.  Who really knows what the rest of these houses look like, but if they are anything like this bedroom and bathroom, the houses would be amazing.

Beautiful Rustic Bedroom

Beautiful Rustic Bedroom

Modern Rustic Bathroom

Modern Rustic Bathroom

25
Apr

Old Car

   Posted by: John   in Pictures

I have a number of pictures of some old cars.  Some are abandoned and rusting away.  Some are classics and beautifully restored.  Some are even out and about and probably noticed as fantastic pieces of machinery.  I thought it would be fun to post one from time to time.

This picture is many years old and shows cars that are in normal daily use.

Parked Old Cars

Parked Old Cars

 

24
Apr

Kitchens

   Posted by: John   in Pictures

These are great examples of rustic kitchens, one old fashioned, the other with a modern flair.

Old Fashioned Kitchen

Old Fashioned Kitchen

Kitchen 06

Rustic Yet Modern

23
Apr

You Never Know What You Are Going To Get…

   Posted by: John   in Uncategorized

Just some random pictures…

Old Light

Old Light

Top Hat

Top Hat

Big Engine

Big Engine

Out In the Sticks

Out In the Sticks

21
Apr

Taking A Walk

   Posted by: John   in Pictures

Taking A Walk

Taking A Walk

21
Apr

Peaceful Porch

   Posted by: John   in Pictures

An interesting contrast this week in regards to relaxing on the porch.

Porch With A View

Porch With A View

Rustic Porch

Rustic Porch

20
Apr

Friday Food and Fire

   Posted by: John   in Pictures

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  This one is pretty massive though.

Massive Breakfast

Massive Breakfast

Fire

Fire

19
Apr

Rustic Bed and Bath

   Posted by: John   in Rustic

One of the things that Laura and I both like are the cabin type homes.  We don’t have one, but would like one.  To that end, I am slowing working on doing some things in the master suite to give it a more cabin-like appearance and feel.

Hence, the pallet wall and beams.

Pallet Wall

Pallet Wall

Beams

Beams

This project is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.  Here’s a bed and bath that someone else did that’s a lot more rustic than we ever want or need, but are still amazing.

Rustic Bedroom

Rustic Bedroom

Rustic Bathroom

Rustic Bathroom

18
Apr

Musical Instrument That No Longer Works…

   Posted by: John   in Pictures

Piano Doesn't Work

Piano Doesn’t Work

17
Apr

Kitchens

   Posted by: John   in Rustic

The only problem with having kitchens like these is the overwhelming desire to keep it absolutely clean, and cooking is not always a ‘clean’ function.  Peels, seeds, flour…stuff gets spilled or slopped.  Regardless, I would be right at home cooking in these kitchens.

Rustic Kitchen

Rustic Kitchen

Rustic Kitchen 05

Rustic Kitchen

16
Apr

You Never Know What You Are Going To Get…

   Posted by: John   in Pictures

Camera

Camera

Reminds me of Lily

Reminds me of Lily

Iron Horse Racing

Iron Horse Racing

Mandarins

Mandarins

15
Apr

I Remember…The TV Antenna Rotor

   Posted by: John   in I Remember...

I have mentioned before about not having a TV that worked for most of my younger childhood.  When we finally got a working TV, there were only a few channels we could get.  Eugene had two stations that I remember.  Channel 9, the ABC station and Channel 13, a combination NBC/CBS station.  Channel 7 in Corvallis was PBS.  And that was pretty much it.  Cable TV was not a thing yet.

Someone at the shop gave Dad a TV antenna rotor. It allows a person to remotely rotate the TV antenna to point it towards the TV transmitter antennas.  This is a great thing since TV antennas are very directional.  If the transmitter was more than 20 miles away and the antenna wasn’t pointing at it you probably weren’t going to be able to watch it.

Dad went through all of the process of getting the thing set up, the direction indicator correct, and wiring put in.  And it worked great!  Now we had 4 more channels from Portland we could watch!  They had separate CBS and NBC stations.  (A few years later, Eugene got channel 16 which became NBC and channel 13 went all CBS.)  Sure, the big networks were duplicates, but there was channel 12, an independent station and they played all kinds of movies and cartoons and stuff.

Amazing how something as simple as a rotor could double your TV world.