Joining the (Vintage) Fan Club

Jul 20, 2009 by

Vintage Fan - Uppercase Feature

The Poetic Home “Fan Club” enjoyed its first print appearance in the marvelous 2nd issue of the inspirational UPPERCASE magazine (it’s not too late to sign up for a subscription!).  I had the tremendous pleasure of penning a vintage column on “keeping cool with a classic” and sharing a few of the fan characters that have come across my path.  In the spirit of summer, shall we take a jaunt down Poetic Home’s Fan Club lane?

1940 SuperLectric Vintage Fan

airplane vintage fan

zero vintage fan

antique siemens fan

mid century modern fan

vintage fan

Which type of vintage fan tickles your fancy?  Are any “fan clubs” growing in your home?

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  1. oh, how i long to be a part of this club! we have a repro-vintage fan, which i have to say, does a fabulous job of keeping us cool without being an eyesore of plastic box! some sweet day i will get a real vintage fan to add to the ranks.

  2. Grace, your photos/styling are the best!

    old fans are such sculptural items. the blend of their heavy bases with airy and curvy blades and wire are like industrial art! and the colors…

    I have sold some beauties but at the moment, (I’m embarrassed to say) a white plastic hardware store fan is keeping me cool in my studio!

  3. congratulations! i’m a fan of your fans and can’t wait for the magazine to arrive here, already! we have many collections. my goal when we were married was to have just about everything we can use safely be vintage. it pretty much is, including us by now ;)!

  4. the brown one on the books is really neat but that square green one {last pic} is nifty, too…

  5. wow congrats on the magazine inclusion! no fun fans in my home sadly

  6. I love old fans.!!!!! So cool

  7. Amy

    Hi Grace! I just received my issue 2 and am so thrilled to see your feature… delightful article and gorgeous photography as always! Congrats, you!

  8. Congrats on the feature! I love vintage fans. I do’nt have any particular favorite, they are all wonderful.

  9. Congratulations, Grace! What a perfect article for you! You know I’m a fan fan… and a big fan of your fans… fantastic! ooh, sorry… I’ll stop now:)

  10. Sara

    These remind me of my childhood and staying with my Grandmother whose house had no air and plenty of metal fans….

    and the fear that my mother instilled in me that I am going to get my hand cut off, hair pulled out, and any other maiming she could think of.

    It kind of took the fun out of making your voice sound like Darth Vadar.

  11. I’ve been collecting fans for years. Although I’ve never seen a Siemens…nice. I’ll send you a photo of me display wall. Check out my website!


  12. I was just talking with my coworker about this yesterday at dinner . Don’t remember how we got on the subject really, they brought it up. I do remember eating a amazing fruit salad with cranberries on it. I digress…

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  15. I have them on hand when I want to bring flowers to someone and then they can keep the ‘vase’.

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