Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Filling the Pots

I so need to find a job where I just hunt down stuff for old house people all day long.  Some people hate doing this, I think it's fun.

Anyway, here's the lastest for the kitchen.  It's a pot-filler faucet that will be installed above the vintage Tappan Deluxe stove.   It will allow me to fill my canning pots while they are on the stove instead of trying to fit them into my shallow, vintage sink.

The plan is to replace the existing handles with porcelain.  It's in the works.  Will post more as I'm able to hunt it down.

9 comments:

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

I hear you. I see all these great deals on eBay and my local Craigslists that would be perfect for someone's house, just not mine. I'd blog about them, but I want to keep my blog mostly about my house.

Mike said...

I know exactly what you mean about a job finding stuff for people.

Do you remember the movie "The Great Escape?" The POW camp prisoners had an escape leadership team. Everyone had a specialized job, and James Garner was the "Scrounger." Everyone else came to him, told him what they needed and he found it or made it for them. Every time I see the movie I think to myself, "How do I get that job?"

-Mike

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

I can't believe that it took another response after mine for it to click in my head: this is my job!

I'm a librarian in a public library. I pore though the flood of information for the little bits that my patrons need.

If this sort of search is what you really desire, consider becoming a librarian at either a subject department at a major public library or at a local historical society. These jobs entail more of the search for that obscure fact and less the other duties like policing computers or storytimes.

StuccoHouse said...

Christopher - I'm not so much into the research as I am into the design. I like to figure out what an old house needs and go out and find it. If I had a career do-over, I'd probably be an architect, a carpenter (which has always seemed fun, but I'm sure I would have lost a finger), salvage, or home ec.

Mike - Funny - I gave that movie to my dad for Christmas. Nothing wrong with a movie with James Garner & Steve McQueen in it :-) I love the part where one of the guys says his job as a prisoner is to try to escape and make the enemy waste their resources on catching him...and the motorcycle chase. Aren't you still active in your local salvage place? That's got to be a ton of fun, no?

Derek said...

We're looking to put something like that in our kitchen when we redo it. I'm nervous about a tap without a drain, if it ever springs a leak. Usually there's a sink or tub, if the tap starts leaking. Hopefully it'll never leak though...

Jennifer said...

I love that stuff, too! I'm always pouring over places, just looking. And I'll see things that would be perfect for that Tudor, or that Bungalow, or that whatever... but don't work with MY house, and I want to buy them and store them for when i HAVE the perfect house! It's a sickness.

Mike said...

I am still somewhat active with our salvage barn, I haven't been able to be out at the barn during business hours as much, but do assess potential salvage projects. Since our barn is located at the landfill we don't necessarily get a lot of people willing to wander all the way out there just to ask "How could I...?"

Chris- In my job life do over I'd be a reference librarian, I work closely with our school library department now, and have an office next to the district cataloger.

"The Great Escape" was one of two movies my parents would let me stay up late for as a kid on the Friday Night CBS Movie program. Being an Iowan, of course the other one was "The Music Man."

-Mike

StuccoHouse said...

Derek - Very good point. My basement is open, so I'd guess ti would run down the wall an drip onto the basement floor. Something to think about though.

Jennifer - I have gotten pretty good at talking my friends into stuff for their house. Less expensive for me :-)

Mike - Just goes to show that old house folks are another breed - a trip out to the dump, my idea of fun! Remember when the entire Sunday night tv was kids programing? My 3 sons, the Disney movie, Don't Eat the Daisies......

Emily said...

I actually really like how these look on the wall. they take up some of that never used wall space. and it sure does beat lugging that heavy pot.

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