16 February 2010

Home Sweet Home

I love houses. I love driving by houses and imaging how the rooms are laid out inside. I love sketching houses. I love house hunting.

When I was took art classes, most of my pieces were house-related: a gazebo when we tinkered with clay, a two-story monstrosity with a wrap-around balcony when we explored perspectives.

I blame this on the age I was when my parents built our house. I loved flipping through the books and magazines they bought as inspiration.

So, I'm stealing a page out of Wendy's book over at A Couple More Hours (don't worry, I asked first) and am going to post a few of my favorite house-related Etsy finds:

How quaint is this little fairy house? I could live there. If I was an inch tall.

I'm totally buying this return address stamp. You have no idea how long I've been searching for the perfect one.

Do boys play house? I hope so, otherwise BB is going to hate this felt traveling family home. I guess I'll have to play with it.

If there is a place where the flowers are bigger than your house, I want to go to there. In the meantime, I'll hang this adorable print in my own home.

I think this would make an adorable house-warming gift. Or ornament.


Wendy said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT! I too, have quite an affinity to houses. I want that felt traveling home. What a clever idea. Awesome list! I find lots of cool house-related stuff on Etsy. IF we ever do sell our house and move, I'm so going to buy some house-y type stuff for the new house!!!

There is a gal on Etsy that makes custom house portraits: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39494128

I also like this gal and her adorable little clay houses: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thelittlereddoor

Wendy said...

P.S. The girls are currently really into drawing houses. They are just way too cute!

Iris Took said...

I really like the fairy house.

Ky (Two Pretzels) said...

Oh how lovely! I think it's delightful that you love houses. You've got me thinking... houses really ARE fantastic.

(Keep up your etys faves.)

Written Permission said...

Love this post! I absolutely lurve that print with the flowers towering over the house. So lovely. And peaceful-looking. Nice.

wrestling kitties said...

Oh, how cute! I agree the fairy house is just adorable and that return house stamp is awesome. Love it, great picks!!