28 March 2011

Spring Photos

Spring 2011

More often than not I awake early on Sunday mornings to Tom's shadowy figure quietly slipping out the door, camera bag slung over his shoulder, as he wanders off to photograph some long forgotten home or abandoned factory (his explorations are well documented here). This week was no exception. In my sleepy haze I rarely realize exactly where he's off to until he returns to tell me about the morning's adventure. When he returned this Sunday he instantly told me that he knew I would love the house he had just photographed. When he showed me a few of the shots I could barely contain my excitement; peeling paint, pretty wallpaper, beautiful windows with light pouring in. I'd been mulling over the idea of doing some sort of spring editorial style shoot for the blog and knew this would be just the place.

I grabbed some clothes and shoes (all things I've been wanting to wear if only the weather would cooperate) and we headed out the door. Unfortunately the weather wasn't cooperating and I was pretty much freezing the whole time! But the house is scheduled for demolition and we knew we'd better grab the chance to photograph it before it's all razed. I could see my breath in the house and if you look at these shots full sized you can see all the goose bumps on my legs! Despite the cold, we had a lot of fun exploring each room. The wallpaper in the house was mind-blowingly perfect! It's so sad to know it will all be gone soon.

I braved the cold for as long as I could and we ended up with lots of photos. I'm trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with all of them. I think Tom is going to help me make a little lookbook where you can flip the pages but since we've never done that before we're going to have to figure it out. Until then, here's a little sampling of what we ended up with.

Spring 2011

Spring 2011

Spring 2011

Spring 2011

34 comments:

Sara said...

Very lovely photos!
And those wallpapers are magnificent!

NicRTV (陳亞任) said...

I wish someone have thought of restoring that house instead of demolishing it...oh well....these photos are such an inspiration...

Katie said...

wow, that is really sad that the house is going to be demolished. i always feel so sad when i go to estate sales in old houses that are so far gone, they can't be restored. the photos look gorgeous though!

Emily said...

WOW! what an amazing house. really sad though its going to be torn down.. like its really upsetting me right now. at least you got to document its beautiful with this lovely styling. these are some of my favorite photos you have posted. the colors are so great together and the lighting is perfect. i have braved cold before for plenty of photo shoots too. you dont look cold one bit though!

anja louise verdugo said...

babe alert! These photos are gorgeous, that house seems amazing. Sad that it's going to be torn down! Those flipping page book things are sometimes really annoying to view, my computer hates loading them... I like just regular photos the most! Not that you asked, haha.

Q's Daydream said...

Amazing!!!

kater said...

This is so gorgeous. I'm so sad that it's going to be gone, and something lesser will probably take its place :(

I love how you find so many abandoned places though! I'm always afraid to approach any!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Jennifer, these photos are incredibly beautiful! The styling is just perfect, I look forward to see the rest of the shoot. The wallpaper in the last pic is amazing, I can't believe such beauty will be gone soon!
Ale

hannah, heart city said...

gorgeous! i love the house and the lighting is superb. can't wait to see the rest!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

these are just incredible! especially the first one.
i could just cry that all that whimsy and beauty will be torn down.

evaJacobeam said...

gorgeous! also if you want a flip styled book use this http://www.flashpageflip.com/

Pink Penguin said...

I love the setting for these shots, I wish we had more little hidden gems around here but I live in a big city. Lovely x

LittleRachael said...

These are REALLY gorgeous photos - what a fabulous location!! I'm a wee bit jealous ;-)

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Two Happy Hearts said...

beauuuutiful!! these photos are absolutely stunning. good job on bracing the cold and snapping these pretties!

Dakota C. Walsh said...

Gorgeous! (Both you and the pictures, that is!)
How sad such a lovely building is going to be gone soon : ( At least you've immortalized it with these lovely pictures. This probably sounds sort of creepy, but there's an abandoned farm near me that I always explored as a kid, and they have almost identical wallpaper to the one by the stairs in the last shot; I love it!

Felicity said...

Great pictures! That house makes such a good backdrop and the idea of tearing it down is making me sad! My husband and I have a thing for renovating abandoned homes and we've fixed up ones much, much worse than this one. I hate losing history.

PS - You need to drive down to Petersburg, VA. We have a whole town of old abandoned buildings (well, almost) and "explore" them on a regular basis. They're great for pictures.

Sar Sar Binks said...

what a cool spot! why would they tear down all that awesome wall paper? you look beautiful...
sweet pix!

Caitlin Rose said...

stunning, I can't wait to see what you come up with. your lipstick in these is define.

Jennyboo said...

These photographs are stunning. I love the peeling paint and wallpaper. I think I would love to live in the house and fix it up. Your outfits are beautiful, as always. xoxo

Vanessa said...

Oh, what a cool house and such wonderful pics! It's a shame they're going to tear it down. I especially love that last pic.

The Daily Fashionista said...

That house is too gorgeous to be torn down! It's so sad how some cities/businesses don't feel the need repurpose old homes or buildings. Its so wasteful. And if that place gets torn down just so ugly condos can be built in its place, then I just died a little inside.

Anywho, your pictures are definitley gorgeous and your outfits are amazing. It is so much like an editorial in Vogue magazine.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love all of the different wallpaper patterns and the dresses are all gorgeous!

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Gracie said...

nice looks and such a nice building!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Love it! You look gorgeous and that house is so beautiful!

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Dulcie said...

How can they be demolishing this house? It's just so wasteful. It's in almost immaculate condition!

Madame Dessert said...

The dresses are wonderfull and the phone is the top of the wish list! congrats :)

Melissa said...

your best photos yet! I love abandoned buildings...this was a good find. from one abandoned-er to another..be careful! I've had some weird run-ins...

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

So true- that wallpaper is amazing and worth the goosebumps. (easy for me to say, I don't have them)
Gorgeous shoot!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Rebecca said...

These are really beautiful. It's so sad all those faded patterns will soon be dust!

The Suburb Experiment said...

What a beautiful setting to take pictures. They look amazing! I especially like the one with the floral dress near the bay window. Gorgeous!

Jenn

The Greedy Seagull said...

I don't know what's prettier- you or the wallpaper! I can't imagine that anyone would move out of such a beautiful home, it's so sad to hear it won't exist anymore.

Meghan Henley said...

Beautiful house and photos! I am an artist and am thinking of working some sketches from these if it's okay. Great composition and lines!

lucyinthe7thsky said...

I can't believe this house gets demolitioned, it seems so pretty and old...

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

that wallpaper is really amazing and so are the second and third outfits especially.