April 29, 2010

Bungalow Heaven 2010 - Pasadena California

This past weekend we attended the annual Bungalow Heaven home tour in Pasadena.  This is a wonderful neighborhood whose Craftsman style houses were built in the early 1900s.  Each year they offer a home tour of about eight houses.  It starts in McDonald park where you pick up your tickets and catalog which includes a map, plus extensive information about each house.  All the homes are within walking distance of the centralized park, and the oak lined streets make it a pleasure to walk the neighborhood.

Not all of the homes pictured here were on the tour this year, but I thought they were so charming that I included pictures of them as well.  You can pretty much tell which ones were on the tour by the people entering through the front.

        My favorite home on the tour. Too bad you can't see the inside, but we weren't allowed to take pictures inside. Most interiors have been renovated to their original Craftsman style.

 Houses in sunny locations.

There were some shady spots too.

Okay, maybe you are ready to move to Bungalow Heaven.  If so, here is one that has been restored that is for sale in the neighborhood.  The asking price has been reduced to $699,900.00.  See here.

April 14, 2010

Vintage Fabric Quilt Top

I found this double bed size old quilt top recently on an antique shop outing.  I am not a traditional quilter, and don't plan to back and quilt this.  I bought it because I think it has some great old fabric prints.  I will probably use it to make pillow covers.

I took a few photos.  One photo is of the entire quilt top, and the rest are closeups of some of the cute prints.