Fun Finds for House Lovers

by hookedonhouses on April 14, 2010

free as a bird-My Sparrow“Free as a Bird” painting on canvas: My Sparrow.

Zinc tag-Heather BullardScroll Zinc Tags: Heather Bullard.

Walker Studio-Compton Heights houseStephen Walker’s house portraits (great Mother’s Day gift!): Walker Studio.

BHG VIntage Cookbook-Solstice Home

I love looking through vintage cookbooks like this one from BH&G: Solstice Home.

Plan Collection-lighthouseAlso love looking at beach-house floor plans. This one comes with your own lighthouse! The Plan Collection.

Step furniture-Greentea DesignCan you guess what this furniture holds? Look inside: Greentea Design.

My Sparrow, Solstice Home, Walker Studio, Greentea Design, The Plan Collection, and Heather Bullard sponsor my blog. Thanks for visiting them!

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Kat in Texas April 14, 2010 at 7:12 am

I love the TV Step at Greentea Design and read the history of the Japanese step chest. Very interesting. Imagine owning one of the rare antiques!

Stephanie April 14, 2010 at 7:17 am

Cool finds!!
Like vintage cookbooks too!
.-= Stephanie´s last blog ..You Capture FRESH, Wordless Wednesday, kids message to Mike =-.

Amanda @ Serenity Now April 14, 2010 at 7:35 am

I love vintage cookbooks! :) I have several from my grandmothers and I think they are so cool. :)

Thanks for shopping for us so we don’t have to do the searching. ;)

Janell Beals April 14, 2010 at 8:01 am

It is a dream to have a beach house and love looking at floor plans! Such fun…Janell
.-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..Blooming Flowers & Spring…Let’s Celebrate With A Stella & Dot Giveaway! =-.

DesignTies April 14, 2010 at 8:05 am

The Free As A Bird painting is so sweet, and the house portraits are a great idea :-)

Thanks for the links :-)

Kelly

Sarah @ Dream In Domestic April 14, 2010 at 8:35 am

Awesome finds! I love them all, especially the beach house floor plans and the house portraits. My parents will most likely be selling their dream home that they custom designed from head to toe this summer because of the recession, so a house portrait of it would probably be a great memento for a moving-away present.
.-= Sarah @ Dream In Domestic´s last blog ..A Tour of Summit Avenue: Stone Edition =-.

Elaine H. April 14, 2010 at 8:42 am

I, too, love the Greentea Design Japanese step chest. What a great story behind this piece of furniture.

Gosh, if I had known 10 years ago how popular old cookbooks would become, I would have saved my mother’s massive stash of cookbooks. I hope whoever bought them at Half Price Bookstore loves them.

The house portraits were lovely. It made me wish I had had this done for my parents’ house before we sold it…10 years ago. It also led me to check out what a friend is doing with here house portraits: http://nancysart.com/ – it is a different style than Stephen Walker’s – I like them both. I even people who are able to draw and paint.

Enjoyed the post. Thanks.

hip hip gin gin April 14, 2010 at 9:03 am

Love the little bird and the step cupboard! What a great idea. I should really get my parents a house portrait. After a lifetime of apartment/townhouse living they are in their first stand alone house and it is the cutest little thing. I wish I had a picture of every house my husband and I have lived in together, they would make a cute little painting set. All yellow houses, all by accident. Of course now it has become a thing so we will probably paint all future houses yellow too!

Karena April 14, 2010 at 9:21 am

Love the painting!! Also your post on Tony Shalhoubs home is fabulous!

Karena
Art by Karena
.-= Karena´s last blog ..Interview with Artist Robert Anders =-.

Nichole April 14, 2010 at 10:18 am

I’ve always wanted a house portrait. Thanks for the heads up!

http://40daysof.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/transforming-into-a-runner/
.-= Nichole´s last blog ..14 Years =-.

Kelly R. April 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

Julia, I love your blog but could you please get some new sponsers. What, no stick views this time?

hookedonhouses April 14, 2010 at 11:06 am

Kelly–
My sponsors do tend to stick around for a long time! I’ve got a couple of new ones coming in May, though. Just hold on a little longer… Ha. -Julia :-)

Blakely April 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I couldn’t find how to send this to you, but I wanted to share a link to Jeff Cook’s, of the group Alabama, house is for sale. I thought you would enjoy. It is for sale $3.9 million in Fort Payne, Alabama. http://www.mountainlakesrealestate.net/listings.htm
.-= Blakely´s last blog ..Yard Stuff =-.

Struggler April 14, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Ooh, a house with a lighthouse? Yes please, definitely!
.-= Struggler´s last blog ..Giveaway Winner & Fun Brit Bits =-.

Robin April 14, 2010 at 9:41 pm

You are killing me with that bird and cage painting! Must. Not. Spend. Tax. Refund….
.-= Robin´s last blog ..April, Enchanting =-.

angela | the painted house April 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm

I have a BHG Lunches & Brunches cookbook–a fine source of painting inspiration for me. And the copy in those old cookbooks can’t be beat for fine entertainment. Ha!
.-= angela | the painted house´s last blog ..The Best of the Cottage: IKEA =-.

Dayna April 15, 2010 at 11:39 pm

I love this house. I absolutely love molding, woodwork, trim work that is painted white. I love the fresh, clean, crisp feeling of it.

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