Sunday, July 16, 2006

Wolery House

Here we have photos of House, which my Boss thinks ought to be called " Wolery" ( and who remembers where that comes from???? )

First off here the bathe, with a lovely live plant arrangement done by our Malena, and some candles on my stove, also done by the Queen of Crafts....















And then my find of the year, some sort of Spanish chandeleire, I have always wanted crystal hanging things.....




And the soon to be kind of retro kitchen....




And now, continuing our tour, we have my really horrid porch, which is soon to be coming down and getting itself re-built. Best thing that could happen to it.





And then we come to the very special TWO doors on the front porch, so one can enter the living room OR the dinning room ( which are connected, go figure. )We can fine no evidence that this was ever a duplex, but there you have it.












And finally, Wolery House as a whole.....



I did find the Ice-pack Headphone shots of Malena and some lovely ones of us with Chris Ewen, but this seems to be a house oriented post, so we will leave things there and let Malena pick out the ones we want to post. I am having great fun, and the destruction will soon be done! Tomorrow I pick out more paint, and go look at hot tubs! ( someday I will get photos and text together correctly on Blogger, WHY does the preview bear no resemblance to what gets published??? )

Love and homes,
Lorraine

18 Comments:

At 3:19 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

What a fantastic plant arrangement!! And I am soo glad you mentioned they are real. I really hate imitation plants. I'd rather have something else than a fakey plant.

The house is coming along nicely. We luvs old victorians. Is the yellow your color choice or the color of the house when you bought it?

You know all the LaMmies are planning on descending for the housewarming party! ;-)

Off to make Thai curried chicken cocoanut...

 
At 4:07 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Charming, simply charming - I love the front view and the two bay windows. The inside looks wonderful - the candles on the stove, plants in the bathroom, very homey already! What's your plans for the kitchen? I hear avocado is making a big comeback...(my tupperware will be in style again!) Oh, and Vanda, if I lived near you I would be over every nite round dinner - sounds yummy (and I liked your painting, the layering technique is interesting, would love to see the textures that photos lose)

 
At 4:39 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

The yellow will soon be gone. Lilac, I believe is the colour of choice.

The kitchen is getting another door, out onto the new deck, and a new fridge, and a cool retro table and chairs, if I can find them. I want ones with patent leather sparkly cushions. Might get a new stove too, I can't cook on electric ones, for some reason.

 
At 5:59 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I love the look of the place. I'm a big fan of bay windows, and it looks like the one side of the house will let in a lot of light, as will the kitchen. And awesome chandelier!

 
At 6:34 PM , Blogger Grandma Eva said...

Hey Fablo, Love your new home.
Lavendar will look nice embracing it. I have seen quite a few Victorian houses that have doors such as your living room and kitchen door oposite each other. In this area they are not as uncommon as you would think. I am sure that there was a reason why this was done in their era. Altho I never knew just why. .

Kitchen looks as if it had been redone somewhere along the way. Porch also.
I am anxious to see the end result when you get thru with your changes.

And oh yes, somewhere in that house I am sure that you will find some spiders. Who knows what else? (:>)

you go girl, and don't forget to write to me.
Love Gramaeva

 
At 8:17 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Lavender! Excellent!!
I was going to suggest periwinkle with a deep magenta accent, but didn't want to say in case the yellow was your choice. But lavender is close to periwinkle. :-)

 
At 8:31 PM , Blogger mistress mousey said...

Mmm... home envy. :)

 
At 10:46 PM , Blogger ravyn said...

That house looks to be in very good condition, going by the photos! And cozy too i bet. Keep those pictures coming :-)

 
At 11:19 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Great looking house... wolery... piglet's house is it not?

Love the chandelier!!... it is much nicer then the modern-esque one in my apartment.

Lilac should be lovely.. but what will the colour scheme inside look like?
any favourite colour schemes for rooms? (I have always had a thing for blue and rainbow rooms)

 
At 2:26 AM , Blogger K said...

Not Piglet's house but Owl's, surely? ;)

It's very pretty - and by the standards of British houses, it is HUGE... I am sure your decorating instincts will have plenty of scope!

That yellow is very nearly the colour we're about to paint our kitchen. Heh.

 
At 6:54 AM , Blogger faerydusted1 said...

How enchanting! And I think Wolery is the perfect name.
Yes. It was Piglet's house, but Eeyore found it when everyone was looking for a new house for Owl. And, since everyone knows that Owl's house is spelled "W-O-L", "Wolery" must have been meant for him. Wolery- a place for owls.

 
At 9:25 AM , Blogger Starshadow said...

That house adorable! I love old homes -- there are at least five post-war structures here in Manila that I would seriously love to make over and own. (Alas that I don't have the Sultan of Brunei to gift me with an oil well and its income to spend on the restoration...)

I'm sure the place will look perfectly spectacular once you're done with it. Ms. Malena's plants and crafts have elevated your bathroom into a sanctuary, and that's an auspicious sign.

Bay windows and nice porches rule. ::grin::

 
At 9:26 AM , Blogger Starshadow said...

That house adorable! I love old homes -- there are at least five post-war structures here in Manila that I would seriously love to make over and own. (Alas that I don't have the Sultan of Brunei to gift me with an oil well and its income to spend on the restoration...)

I'm sure the place will look perfectly spectacular once you're done with it. Ms. Malena's plants and crafts have elevated your bathroom into a sanctuary, and that's an auspicious sign.

Bay windows and nice porches rule. ::grin::

 
At 10:28 AM , Blogger Dewey921 said...

Lovely changes to your house already, Lorraine. Keep the pictures coming! Although I hope to help personally with landscaping or painting or some such when you need me, so I can see the changes personally. Cool name for your house. Maybe I should name mine.

 
At 10:31 AM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

Everyone should name thier house, I think. I'll post more pics as I get them, not to worry. We still have to finish the tearing down and re-building of my closet, put a door in the kitchen and get the downstairs bathroom a real toliet and sink, instead of the child ones that are there now. And the deck. And fince.

It will never end will it?

 
At 3:23 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

No, dear Fabulous, it never does.

Pretty little house! And lilac will be a wonderful color on it. :) Are you going darker, or lighter, for the trimwork? And I've seen many houses built before central a/c with a front door leading to the dining room and a front door leading to the living room; it was probably for air circulation during the summer months. The house I grew up in had at least one interior door that was walled over between the living room and my bedroom, and there were more windows on the outside of the house than on the inside. It was built in 1923. We knocked on the interior walls to find the former doorway between the rooms. You never know what you'll find in old houses. :)

Living plants inside are wonderful! And in such a lovely urn! Your baths will be so nice and peaceful. Rejuvenating, even.

Thanks for posting the pictures!

 
At 8:41 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Hopefully it doesn't have a 5 1/2 minute hallway.

 
At 11:00 PM , Blogger BeeZee said...

Oh congratulations Lorraine.

Wolery is beautiful.

And happy "Projects 'Til The Cows Come Home" membership into the homeowners club.

 

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