Saturday, December 10, 2016

in watercolor

Some of you may know that little old Thornfield won Old House Journal's spine contest a month back!  A perk of this was a custom house portrait by Rob Leanna.  The portrait is here, and it's beautiful.  In fact, it looks like one of the hand colored drawings from a period builders catalog, which is pretty much perfect...




10 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. It's such a nice present for the house, and not something we'd have the extra funds to buy for ourselves anytime soon!

      Delete
  2. Just lovely! I am quite jealous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll happily arrange a trade! Say, your stained glass for my house portrait????

      Delete
  3. Wow!!!! I'm so happy for you! I missed the post that you won! I love this painting & Old House Journal...I just bought an issue last week for the first time in ages!

    ReplyDelete
  4. PS...I just remembered I sent in a photo of my first house to Old House Journal with a question and they published my house photo, but it was before it was restored! Gee, that was back in 1984!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I bet I have that issue around somewhere! I was lucky enough that a family friend gifted me all the early issues, including when they were just newsletters!

      Delete
  5. That's so cool that you have all of those back issues! We bought the house 1984, so it was no sooner than '84. Wow, you even have the old newsletters! I remember those! Happy Holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is awesome!

    A friend gave me some reprints of old house plan catalogs, and the illustrations are my favorite. They make me fantasize about sending away for full blueprints and building one new...if only they were that were possible (well, for under 7 figures $$$)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have spent more hours than I care to admit going through the builder's journals (they're availible on archive.org, along with a billion other things). The architect we think designed the house published his drawings prolifically, and was notorious for not notating them. Sadly no luck though... I might consider selling the first born for a copy of the blueprints!

      Delete

I am human and I need to be loved...