Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Home Sweet Home
Wow, buy this kit home and you can enjoy a summer's evening among the faeries and sprites, SOLD!
I love looking at old photos and advertisements for houses and household products, especially around the 40s and 50s. There is a great blog called Retro Renovation, I always love to browse their pages and pages of retro houses and adverts. Instead of buying an old house and ripping out everything that gave it style 50 years ago, retro renovation shows you great photos of houses updated but not completely stripped of their old charm and beauty. They have a "Save the Pink Bathroom" campaign, which I love!
Anyway if you're like me and love looking at houses and suburbs from the turn of the century through to the 1950s have a little looky at Clarke Historial Library. It has a wonderful index of old Aladdin Home sales catalogues, apparently a well know kit home manufacturer in the U.S. I love looking at the covers and the amazing illustrations of how houses developed through the years.