School’s out and it’s time to hit the lake! If you’re near Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, and you dash into the Main Lake Market for the sunscreen you left behind, you might think you’ve run through a time warp instead.
This market is not a generic convenience store found on every street corner, but one with a rich history and loaded with everything else you may have forgotten for a day on the lake. The rich color of the wood ceiling, the well-worn floors, and the old-fashioned schoolhouse lights invite you to slow down, browse a bit, and maybe even take time out for an ice cream cone.
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I’m not sure what the weather is doing outside your window today but in typical spring fashion, March is being fickle. Mother Nature can’t quite let go of the frost just yet, but she teases with sunny days that make me long for flip flops and tank tops.
Spring will be here before we know it and right on its heels will be summer with its heat and humidity. Spring is a great time to consider installing ceiling fans in your home or place of business. Already have ceiling fans? Take a closer look and ask yourself — is the style outdated? Is the fan as energy efficient as it could be? Would it be more functional with a light kit? Is it just plain ugly?
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Nothing feels better on a warm day than a gentle breeze stirred up by a ceiling fan. From the front porch to the master bedroom, a ceiling fan can mean the difference between feeling uncomfortably warm to feeling pleasantly comfortable. Even the gentle hum of a fan motor helps many restless sleepers drift away to a good night’s snooze.
In our never-ending effort to find the most stylish and functional Vintage Ceiling Fans, we search the world over to find fixtures that you won’t find at your local big box store. While many of the styles found in our Vintage Ceiling Fan collection were once used in the early to mid 20th century, these fixtures have been... Read More
Some home decor pieces just make you stop and say, “Wow!” when you enter a room. That’s the reaction most people have when they see a vintage, belt-driven fan up close for the first time. These ceiling fans first appeared in the United States in the mid to late 1800s and were powered not by an electric motor but rather running water used in conjunction with a turbine to drive a system of belts to turn the two-blade units. This system could move several fan units so they were quite popular in stores and restaurants especially in the hot and humid southern regions of the country. Today, with the vintage rage is full swing, reproductions of these fans are... Read More