Well, Mel and I have finally gotten back to normal after such a big event. The home tour was a lot of work, but well worth it. We had a fantastic turnout and we got to meet so many of our neighbors, followers of our blog, and made some new friends.
An event this large doesn’t happen by accident. It is through a lot of hard work and sacrifice of dedicated people. We’d like to thank the following folks for everything they put into making this such a successful event. First off, we would like to thank the SacMod team who put this all together and made the event run seamlessly. Thanks to the Sacramento Art Deco Society volunteers who helped manage the crowds during the tour. A special shout out to our friend Jon of SacMod, my Mom Shirl & Step-Father Dave for sticking with us the ENTIRE day! Finally, a huge thanks to the guests!
We were up early on tour day trying to make sure everything was perfect. We even tried to stage the front yard with vintage cement pink flamingos, atomic lawn furniture, and of course, Betty-Lou our 55′ Chevy Bel Air!
Mel & I even dressed up for the event. Shane: Vintage Paradise Found Pink Flamingo shirt. This is the same style shirt worn by Tom Selleck in Magnum PI. Mel: Pinup Girl Clothing Jersey Cap Sleeve Top and Best Frocks Forever – Circle Skirt in Midcentury Bubble
People started showing up right at 9am and they came in waves. Below is a video of the line that started to form outside our house.
As you can see in the video below of our kitchen & dining rooms, our house was literally packed with tour guests.
Here’s a video of our living room. Volunteers from the Sacramento Art Deco Society even dressed in Art Deco period clothing, which complimented the tour nicely. This is Linda at our front door.
All the folks who toured our home were very respectful and so complimentary of our home and collection. We loved being around so many folks who appreciated the same things we do. We even received gifts from folks who wanted us to have items to add to our collection. We received a lamp, bathroom fish & bubbles, and tiki mugs. It was also great to find out that some of our blog followers made special trips just for the home tour. Some readers came out as far as Texas, Arizona, and Los Angeles. We want to extend a special thanks to those guests who traveled a great distance to see our home.
As promised, for folks who were unable to make the tour, we’re posting photos & videos of each room in our home. There is too much to include in just one post, so you’ll see separate posts for each room over the next few weeks. Let’s start with a video of the tiki room. Unfortunately, there isn’t any music (so we don’t infringe upon any copyright issues). Just imagine Martin Denny’s tropical music playing in the background.
Below are some shots of the room for a more detailed view.