On Monday we had one of those rare days in Vancouver when it snowed. I love the city when it snows because everything gets quiet and people generally stay of the roads. I grew up in Saskatchewan & the interior of BC so driving in snow is not an issue but as my husband says “it’s not us, it’s the thousands of people who don’t have snow tires or know how to drive in the snow”. Here’s a photo from our front porch just before the snow got really heavy.
Today I was introduced to a new Arts and Crafts revival artist. PraireMod Blog showcased Fair Oak Workshops website and the work of Mary Pratt from Pratt Clay Studio. The website says about her philosophy, “Mary is committed to recreating nature’s detail with an ageless material: clay. Through this renaissance of her work, Mary hopes you will contemplate the natural world in a fresh way. Beauty is all encompassing and joy is to be found in unexpected places.”
One of my favorite Arts and Crafts motifs is the gingko leaf so I immediatley fell in love with “Continuing Hope in Mossine Green Cabinet vase”.
There are many other absolutely stunning pieces and designs listed as well.
The Pratt Clay Studio website showcases other beautiful items.
Thank you PrairieMod for introducing me to this extraordinary artist.
The Mount Baker 334d Annual Home Tour
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Mount Baker Community Club
2811 Mount Rainier Drive S.
Seattle, WA 98144
Six unique homes are being showcased by the Mount Baker Community Club for their 33rd annual Home Tour. The homes have been built between 1912 and 1926 and are situated in the Cascadia-Lakewood area of the Mount Baker Community.
The tour begins at the Clubhouse and the tour can be taken by walking or there is a free shuttle for transportation. At the conclusion of the tour tourgoers can visit the Arts & Crafts Fair featuring local artists and refreshments.
For more information and ticket prices please click here.
Just found a lovely Tumblr blog that I want to share called “The Daily Bungalow” which is “A history of the way we were in images from the period. 1900 to 1960″. You will find a plethora of beautiful Arts and Crafts and Craftsman style homes here, some from scans of old house catalogues and ephemera to photographs of homes in various cities. Well worth checking out and following! Click here or on any photo below to be taken to the blog.
Love that the blog shows the original Sears Plans and also a photo of that same design in real life. This model is one of my favorite bungalow photos–I received mine from a friend years ago who scanned this from an original catalogue and sent it to me because they knew of my interest in old homes.Please note: All images (Scans) copyright © Antique Home, 2008-2011
Back after a few months hiatus. Suffice to say, I just recently started a medical leave for three months so I hope to have a little more time to post regularly. Thank you to everyone who has commented or contacted me via email-I will get back to you eventually.
For today, I just want to share a posting for two indoor pillars that I’ve listed on Craigslist. If you live in the Vancouver area and are interested please contact us through the Craigslist posting. In a few days I also intend to list a couple of Arts & Crafts style lamps which lean more to a modern look and a couple pieces of china. I’ll be sure to share some of the other things I found that others are selling as well. Hope this finds you all well and it’s nice to be back.
Here are a few other things I found today that would look great in an Arts & Crafts home or Craftsman Bungalow:
Let me be clear and put out this disclaimer and sorry if this sounds a bit militant but one can never be too careful: I don’t know the people who are selling these items and I don’t know anything about them or the items so cannot answer questions. I will send a courtesy email to let the sellers know their item has been posted on my blog. The information provided on my blog is for informational purposes only. I make no representations as to accuracy, authentication, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on these Craigslist postings and will not be liable for any injuries or damages arising if you choose to contact the sellers or purchase from them. I’m not recommending or endorsing them and all information is provided on an as-is basis. Buyer beware.
Historic Seattle is putting on what looks like it will be an awesome event in September.Three lectures on a variety of topics that are of interest to all Arts & Crafts lovers but especially to BC residents who are interested in Architect E.E.Green.
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Chapel Space, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Wallingford
(Wallingford is a neighbourhood of north central Seattle)
The Manufacture of Arts & Crafts Furniture by Gustav Stickley
W. Michael McCracken
E.E.Green, Bungalow Architect in BC and Washington State
Color and Painting for the Arts & Crafts Home
Barbara Pierce and CJ Hurley
Purchase an Arts & Crafts lectures pass for ALL lectures
general public: $45 ; members: $35; students: $20
OR you can purchase passes to individual lectures
general public: $20; members: $15; students: $10
To Register or to find out more information about the speakers:
Call Historic Seattle at 206-622-6952 or go to the Historic Seattle Website for more information.