8.31.2012

Rebecca's Charming Pink Trailer


Tiny House Blog recently posted a story about a woman named Rebecca, who - during a difficult transitional period in her life - created a new home out of a run down vintage pink trailer. Rebecca shares her story of making over the ("hideous") 1958 single-wide trailer into a home for she and her beloved dog Cassi, her struggles with the stigma of living in trailer park, and the silver lining of starting this new chapter in her life. Take a look at Rebecca's super-cute renovated trailer, and visit Tiny House Blog to read her inspiring story

pink 1950's 50's trailer renovation

pink 1950's 50's trailer renovation

pink 1950's 50's trailer renovation

pink 1950's 50's trailer renovation

pink 1950's 50's trailer renovation

pink 1950's 50's trailer renovation

Visit Rebecca's blog Trailerchic for more trailer love.

8.30.2012

Dog Shaming

Are you following Dog Shaming yet? 









My vet/lifelong best friend told me about this tumblr and I've read every single post. My stomach muscles actually hurt from laughing so hard. You can also keep up with the naughty pups on twitter.

8.29.2012

A Cotswald Cottage in Phoenix - Then and Now

A Cotswald cottage in Phoenix? Yes, Phoenix. (Arizona that is). Built in 1931, this unique home was painstakingly restored in 2002-2004. And added treat: An early homeowner contributed her pictures, taken in 1947 when her family first purchased the home.


















See more images at Bloodhound Realty.

8.27.2012

Insta-Pups

Busy morning, and I've got writer's block to boot. May I offer up some cute dog pics?

Eames airport chair dog

Eames eiffel shell chair dog



8.24.2012

Good Stuff in Georgia

Were I to review this week's activities...well... you would be bored. Instead, I choose to share my adventures from last week. I was very fortunate to spend a fun and relaxing few days in Athens with my aunt, uncle and cousins (one of whom was in from Australia, it was a rare and awesome treat to see her!). Think good food, good wine, and lots of good conversation. We ate breakfast at The Grit - a ridiculously good vegetarian place.

The Grit Athens Georgia Restaurant

There was time to take a run around Athens and do some "hunting" in Chamblee on the way home. The Ice House offered  a gorgeous 50's sofa and a set of really nice set of Danish Modern Chairs (only $140 for all four!)

Georgia antique store

Georgia antique store

At Antique Factory, I spied the craziest and most awesome tile-top coffee table I've ever seen, and a set of Blakely Arizona Cactus dinnerware (I thought this motif was only present on tumblers!).

Georgia antique store

Georgia antique store


Last weekend was spent celebrating Mr. Cheese's birthday in a low key way: a run in the Chickamauga Battlefield, a walk around downtown and the riverfront, watching lots of sci-fi movies, eating good food, and a trip to Gateway Antique Mall in Ringgold, Georgia, where we spied mod concrete patio chairs, a Krystal restaurant tupperware set, and a fantastic 10 foot long 60's era stained glass window.


Georgia antique store concrete chair

Georgia antique store

Georgia antique store

It all added up to a delightful week! 

This weekend's plans include a possible visit to our town's annual Brewfest and stuffing ourselves with my mother-in-law's famous tacos. What are you up to this weekend?

8.23.2012

Cape Coral in the 1950's

I recently came across a booklet called The Florida Buyer's Digest, which was intended to draw young families to blossoming Cape Coral. An interesting glimpse into the early development of this planned city, the booklet cites the success of the Ft. Myers development as an example of how successful this community could (and would) become. 

Cape Coral Florida 1950's


With many affordable home styles to choose from...

Cape Coral Florida 1950's

And investment properties for burgeoning real estate moguls. (By the way, this is the coolest duplex I've ever seen!)

Cape Coral Florida 1950's


Cape Coral Florida 1950's

Cape Coral Florida 1950's

 With so many fun activities right at one's fingertips, who wouldn't want to be there?

Cape Coral Florida 1950's

It's crazy seeing aerial images of the suburban lots, which used to be wetland area...

Cape Coral Florida 1950's

Here are artist's renderings of the Cape Coral yacht club, which still retains it's original architectural character and is a hub of activity in the city to this day.

Cape Coral Florida 1950's

Cape Coral Florida 1950's

According to the booklet, 45% of the newcomers to Florida (at this time) were in the 18 to 44 age bracket. To woo those who might be enticed to settle in West Palm Beach or Miami instead, we are told that visitors "have found that while the East Coast has all the glitter and glamour that one usually seeks during a short vacation, the West Coast abounds in picturesque native beauty, the peace and serenity that are so desirable in a permanent residence."

Cape Coral Florida 1950's