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    A Real Stunner!

    I've found more. With a bit of research, well not much... (the name was in the properties of the photo) I found as I suspected, it is the work of an "arty" photographer, named Peter Kemp. Here's some more photos from the same session. Sadly though, no luck with the name of the make...
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    A Real Stunner!

    I found this on another board. Be still my beating heart. What a beauty! Can any one identify the make of this machine for me?
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    Work Shop Thread

    I'm impressed when I see the sophisticated workshops many people have. I'm fairly practical when I need to be, but get by with a bench with a vice in our garage and a few basic hand tools. I've this I built in our box bedroom. and this in the hall. Thirty-five years years ago I built...
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    Show me your lamps!

    Thanks for that. I made these for our garden over thirty years ago out of fine mix concrete with an outer skin of dyed mortar. (recent photos). They are about four feet or so tall. The six foot pagoda in the bottom corner of the garden I made that too. I also built this, it's where...
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    Show me your lamps!

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    The 'Autumn Leaves' Thread

    Mrs Elvis Costello's interpretation.
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    The Den of the Mid Century Moderneers.

    You can't beat having a comfortable chair. We bought a couple of Norwegian Ekornes "stressless" recliners, a few years ago, so no way "Mid Century Modern." Oh! Hang on! They started making that range in 1971, so maybe they do qualify?
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    The Den of the Mid Century Moderneers.

    Here's another example of "Mid Century Modern" in our house. Oh! hang on! It's the new sideboard we bought for our lounge two years ago. Maybe it's because we're, "New Century Modernists" (or just old) it appealed to us?
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    The Den of the Mid Century Moderneers.

    I'm a very organised person and don't like clutter. I'm that organised, even my two vinyl jukeboxes have the records arranged in alphabetical order of the artist's Christian name or name of the group and if more than one for each, then in alphabetical order of the title. My wife is not so. Our...
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    The Den of the Mid Century Moderneers.

    Thanks for that. There's a lot of available storage. The double door cupboard above what was designed as a cupboard for a TV set houses some CDs. I fettled some click together CD racks, for them, there's "one and and half" units in each rack. My library of sheet music and fake books are...
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    The Den of the Mid Century Moderneers.

    I've just found this thread, "Hifi Haven meets Norman Rockwell" I thought we just had an example of "old furniture" which for decades I've refused to get rid of. I've learned today it's an example of "Mid Century Modern" furniture. In perfect condition. It's about nine feet by seven. It's a...
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    The 'Autumn Leaves' Thread

    You won't be disappointed, she's not done too bad for a girl from Sitka Alaska. It always amused me that Sitka is also where much of the Sanda Bullock movie "The Proposal" was filmed.
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    The 'Autumn Leaves' Thread

    The "world and his wife" have recorded Autumn Leaves for decades. Here's a more contemporary jazz version. I was impressed with her singing when I first came across this, nine years ago. Here singing live in a record shop in "East Cupcake" or wherever, (actually Junction City Oregon) for...
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    building a stream

    Thanks for the kind words. We've had a few ponds over time. We had this "damp window box" on the patio, I built in the mid seventies. Then in 1985 I replaced it with this 9ft X12ft 18 inch deep goldfish pond. I used several pallets of Your stone, for the surround and the paths. I ripped up...
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    The 'Autumn Leaves' Thread

    Sorry about that, it might not be available where you are. It is still available for me on the thread. The tune is "Where are you?" recorded in 1957.
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