'Ello, dears...how is Wednesday treating you? Like the princess that you are? Or not so? Either way, here's a wee treat for your lovely eyes...
Not long ago, I was blown away by the wealth of creativity that is found in the home of Trisha Brink. I found her home pics and instantly wrote her to see if she would allow me to share some of them with you. She was kind enough to agree, and I'm so pleased because I think you're going to love it! Her home is filled with vintage treasures and oozes a cozy and happy charm, while still being truly beautiful.
Trisha is lucky enough to live in a sweet buttercup yellow 1913 Craftsman bungalow in Washington State. It has a dark green metal roof and a bright and cheery front door (red? pink? I'm not sure, but I adore it!).
The hallway is no less charming--papered with sheet music from 1898, it just wraps you up like a warm hug, doesn't it? Here's what Trisha says about her stairs: "The stair risers were so small that we couldn't carpet (nor could we afford to). So, I used felt pad wrapped in upholstery fabric and tacked it down with brass tacks. Worked like a charm! It's been there for 10 years now, and my boys slide down it on their bean bags daily! How's that for cheap chic?!" Something to consider, if you find yourself dreaming of carpet, but without room in the budget, no?
And ahhh, the bath...Truly one to love! Trisha says, "We remodeled it about 10 years ago before everyone knew aqua was going to hit it big. I felt like I was cutting edge and different. Now everyone's bathroom seems to look this way....you know what though? I still really like it. I always have this incredible feeling of peace whenever I'm in that room. I love my antique claw foot tub ( original to the home, built in 1913) for soaking, and the shower works like a charm. Vintage oils on canvas remind me of the ocean. And Rubber Ducky? Well, he likes to take baths with my two little boys, 6 and 3!"
...More spots of lovely teal in the living area. The map is of the Eastern Hemisphere, circa 1898. I love the prints to pieces, and the way the frames echo the dark wood of the Scottish sideboard.
Stylish and handy storage for toys and games...
Fear not, there is much more to see! Visit Trisha's blog and flickr for lots more pictures and info, including links to Trisha's three online shops! Thanks so very much, Trisha, for allowing me to share a bit of your beautiful world...