May 7, 2008

Bungalow Heaven Home Tour - Pasadena California

We attended the 19th annual Bungalow Heaven Home Tour in Pasadena at the end of April. This was about the fourth time we have gone on this tour, and it is great! The Craftsman style is a favorite for both of us. These homes were built in the early 1900s, and they have been lovingly restored. The homes in these pictures were from the neighborhood, but weren't the ones on the tour. At the time, I thought the lines of people in front of the houses would be a distraction in the photographs. In retrospect, I should have gotten at least one picture of a tour house. The Pasadena climate lends itself to lush landscaping, and many of the streets are shaded with mature Oak trees. The area is just a couple of blocks from the Rose Parade route, and also a short distance from the Gamble House. We always end up with a nice picnic in the neighborhood park. I like to use my picnic basket, vintage tablecloths and Melamine dishes - and of course, something good to eat.

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