My fiancée, Jenny, and I closed on our first house on April 14, 2010, but long before we even started looking, I told her I wanted a room where I could listen to my collection of old time radio shows and that it had to have an old radio that you would find in a typical living room during the 1940’s. Not only that, but it should contain only things that existed in the forties. She thought it was a good idea at the time…
While we were looking for our house, she got pretty annoyed at my rigid requirements including that there needed to be a room, preferrably with a fireplace, that could be closed off from the rest of the house. Afterall, I didn’t want to be able to see any computers or other signs of modern life from the forties room. It took awhile, but we finally found the house that we both liked.
We moved in and Jenny insisted that we put her parents’ old china cabinet into the forties room. I didn’t like the sound of that as I had planned on hand-picking every item that goes into the room, but after taking a look at it, it works out pretty well. I’m not sure what decade the china cabinet comes from, but it’s definitely pre-forties.
Here are the initial pictures: