04 June 2009

You can hide in the sun 'till you see the light...*

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top: 50s rayon blouse
skirt: 70s floral cotton
shoes: vintage t-straps
purse: 40s mini gladstone
* listening to: Dio "Holy Diver" (I can't get this song out of my head)

The other day Tom and I went to check out this abandoned house someone had recommended we see. A lot of the places we explore are in some state of ruin with roofs caved in and birds living amongst the rooms and just general disarray. But this house was still quite intact. It had the most amazing flocked wallpaper in nearly every room. At some point hideous carpet had been laid over the original hardwoods in nearly every color of the rainbow. Each room was a different color! Who would do that?! My favorite part of these places is how the light seems so different than in normal houses.

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house photo by Tom b.

31 comments:

jayne said...

oo differently colored rooms sound fun!

I love your skirt, perfect feminine florals

Penny said...

Beautiful pics...I always like going into abandoned homes that still give reference to a certain time period and they type of people that lived there.

Danielle said...

That floral pattern is so lovely!

hibou said...

I just came across your blog, and I am an instant fan! Your photos and outfits are beautiful.

Annikki said...

I've read your blog for a while now, and I really really like it. Photos are always so beautiful!

Rebecca said...

That house sounds amazing! I really need to find some cool abandoned places around here.. the only one I know of is a prison, and the idea of that kind of creeps me out!

Aphra said...

wow wow wow wow wow wow woowww!

Q's Daydream said...

Wow I can't believe how good that house looks! I just moved back to MD and I'm exploring all the wonderful old farms around here. Love your skirt! :o)

elisesophie said...

The house is so beautiful! You should occupy it, definitely :)

Mars said...

You look right at home there :) One of my favorite outfits yet by the way. And people just tell you about the homes? I really need to get myself a real estate savvy friend, I guess!

Rachel C. said...

that wallpaper - wow!

and you're looking just as lovely as ever.

svenskaussie said...

Fantastic combination, the light in that house looks amazing on your blouse and the floral skirt is the perfect partner.

Kelley Anne said...

Your skirt is beautiful as are the photos. I don't know if you were talking about the light in the rooms where you took the photos, but they came out very well. They remind me of the general feeling I get from some 70's films I've watched lately.

Piglet said...

Oh my, how can such a gorgeous little house be abandoned.
It makes me sad.
I love all your beautiful picture locations.

TheDizzyPixie said...

So, I would definitely try to move into that house. hehe I love the old wallpaper in your photo! Oh and lovely outfit of course. :-D

kater said...

Something about the fact that it isn't totally crumbling is more creepy than usual! And you always look so effortless!

I remember when one of our family friends moved into a house near here, each room was a different color and the carpet matched! There was this weird spot in the hallway where you could see where all the colors touched. It was weird.

Quixsa said...

That house feels like the type that inspires all kinds of creativity. I also love the wallpaper in the 2nd photo- very vintage.

Rose said...

"Holy Diver" is literary gold!!!!!

Amelia said...

This house looks so cool. I love how the ivy is covering one side completely. The light is strangely beautiful.

alli said...

oh that flocked wallpaper is to die for... i want to wallpaper something.

Solo said...

Love the floral dress. And nice place too.Looking forward on your next post.;D

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nylonoir said...

I love this house! Really!
Here in Italy there isn't houses like this and generally are close.

But I love so much your bag: it's so cute! <3

mice said...

Lovley post! House is really cute and your outfit is adorable too!

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ambika said...

Such amazing photos! Makes me think of an old house we looked at when we were buying a place--same horrifying shag carpet.

Polly Farthing said...

I love buildings like that. Love your blog too its so beautiful x

R. said...

That house is so cute! Shame about the ugly carpet, it's always tragic when beautiful wood floors are covered up. How did you get into this house? Was it locked up? Whenever I explore abandoned houses they're all falling down and you can just go right in, but this place looks like you'd have to break a window or pick a lock to get in. You look wonderful as ever of course.

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

Love the photo of you sitting on the floor by the window..Actually I love all your photos all the time. They just have that antique vintage feel that makes me want to go to the nearest antique store and just smell the age

Dane said...

Such a pretty skirt! You have the best photos.







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Sara said...

Hi! I was looking through your photos on this wardrobe remix page. The locations all looked diverse and beautiful. So I looked at your profile to see what state you lived in and it said Pennsylvania. I was so excited and confused at the same time. hahaah. I live in York PA and I can never seem to find good places to find pictures.

Alexandra said...

That picture of you sitting in front of the radiator thingy is soooo good. You look lovely and that light is awesome.

ZombieLace said...

It sounds like a crazy ugly house to live in but a unique lovely house to visit! Especially for outfit pictures.