Friday, December 07, 2007

Where in the World?



My entry (or first one) for the GPP Street Team Challenge 15... Where in the World? (I couldn't get the button to copy and work)here's the link if you want to play (it's so much fun!) http://michelleward.typepad.com/how_cool_is_that/

These are details from around my house... built in 1914... which I have been thinking of doing something like this for a long time now... this gave me the push to go and do it! Even though it was a bit dark last night to get some of the shots I wanted, I think it turned out pretty neat. I will describe them in order top left to bottom right...
1. a cornice in the dining room (not original to the house, but I thought it was cool
2. an old typewriter we had at home when I was growing up... love this thing!
3. the original sink in the upstairs bath... the tiles are original too!
4. grate for the fireplace in a spare room upstairs (I have 5 fireplaces in this house!
5. tiles on the living room fireplace
6. fireplace grate detail in dining room
7. tapestry that my mom had that she got from her great aunt... it's really cool
8. Wood grain from the door to the attic/3rd floor
9. fireplace detail from dining room

I took enough of these I may be able to make a second one even. The house has some lovely and interesting details. I wish it could talk... all the things that people that lived there must've talked about from the sinking of the Titanic (the year it was built) to WWI and WWII and the Great Depression... the roaring 20s and the 50s...amazing things must've happened here.

This is in Columbus, Ohio where I live in case some of you are wondering... a lovely midwest town where I settled down after coming here to attend art school. Originally I am from a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, not much more than an hour from here, not so very far away. I was two years in Cincinnati, Ohio at school there before coming to Columbus. That's pretty much the only cities I've lived in, though I love to travel.
It's great seeing where every one else lives and has lived. The world is a much smaller place than it used to be I think.
More to come on this theme!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such lovely details! I have always wanted to live in an older home.

Thank you for sharing!

michelle ward said...

Pam - how great to see your Ohio home through this magic view finder grid! Terrific idea. *whines* I want a real typewriter! Does this one work? Thanks for sharing with the team!

Chris said...

I'm ready for more on this!

Are your fireplace tiles Batchelder? I have those and it looks like them. I love the tapestry and the cornice. Very lovely details, and a great idea for showing intimate details of where we live. Thanks for sharing!
Chris

Cath Sheard said...

What a great idea to show all the details that make our homes so special. I love seeing older homes, but funnily enough have no real interest in living in one. Suspect I am just too lazy to look after one well. Thanks so much for sharing.

sue said...

Great art & stories about the house & places where you've lived. We have an old farmhouse, too, and there are plenty of times that I wish it could talk to me!

Janine said...

Pam, this is fabulous! Although the previous house that I lived in Sydney was built in 1910, it had absolutely none of its original features left! Which was really sad.... well, one feature.... I managed to rip up the carpet and had the floor boards polished.... but that was it! Thanks for showing your home! As for the typewriter, well am not going to go there as I had one and my ex threw it out!#!@$@

Jo Anne Owens said...

Pam! I love this idea...puts a new meaning to the phrase "up close and personal!" I am not sure anyone would WANT to see my bathroom tiles..you are a brave one! :o)

I would definitely love to see more of this wonderful 1910 home! I love old houses and old house designs...I did aspire to be an architect at one point so I love it!

Thanks for sharing!

Maj said...

Nice one - the "up-and-close" pictures, they rouse my curiousity! I live in a house from 1914 and I love the stories you may read from such old details!

sigrid (sixfrites.wordpress.com) said...

Beautiful photos. I would love to live in a house like that... thanks for sharing the pictures and your story!

Belinda said...

oh my, this is a gorgeous mosaic! and i'm jealous of the vintage typewriter

SyAnne Bleu said...

I love old houses. I lived in a house with one of those claw foot tubs. That was just before I moved to where I am now. I wish I could've taken the tub with me.

Monique said...

Love the detailed photos! Thanks for the inspiration! I will take more notice of details in my house and try and photograph them,fun!
Monique http://smallworld.web-log.nl

Barone said...

I love your compilation of images. It is the details that make my heart beat faster too. You are fortunate to live in a home with history!
Jodi Barone

Penny said...

Omigosh, your pictures are incredible! I wish I could photograph just a smidgeon as well! I wish I could come visit your home, the tiny peaks are so beautiful!

Suzanne said...

There are many historic homes in the town I live in (Albany, OR) and I just love the details and the sense of experiencing the past that I feel when I visit one of these homes--they definitely don't make 'em like that anymore! I loved your photo grid of your home, thanks for sharing!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

This is brilliant! What a way to capture your LIFE. Thanks for sharing and I'm thrilled this crusade pushed you to do this!!! Happy holidays, Monica

PLO said...

I love, love, love your post. The tile on that floor reminds me of the tile in my Grammy's house! Who wouldn't love that old typewriter, I have one too and can't wait to find a place to display it.

Fiona said...

What lovely period details to have in your home. Sometimes we don't live far from where we start. I've only lived within a 3 hour radius of hwere I started while it is my DH who has moved thoudand of miles. Each to their own!

Xanthe said...

I love the photo mosaic. Very up close and personal. 5 fireplaces!!!!