Sep 27, 2011

Cook's Tour- eating and house snooping!

I just love looking at other people's homes, don't you? Whether it's surfing the real state listings, or going on a tour like the one I did yesterday, I love seeing how other people express their tastes and lives through the spaces they live in.
I was able to snap a few photos of some favorite features during the Cook's Tour. If you'd like to see what this tour was all about, and get more details on the homes, you can read about it here. Sorry about the not so great quality on some of these- I only had my phone camera.

One of my favorites was this home built by Timbercraft Homes. I can always recognize one of Eric Jensen's houses- the storybook-like brick is spectacular!! I adore the wavy pattern. Always lots of authentic craftsman style details.

All of the homes were unique in their decor. I really liked this crystal drum light fixture:
This corner vanity with the black chandelier was such a great use of space, and so pretty.

Several of the homes had guest suites, in law suites, or entertaining spaces with second kitchens. This one was so fun with the pale blue cabinets, tile checkered floors, and cottage accessories.

My favorite house on the tour was this one:
A long winding driveway, English garden landscaping, and a greenhouse!

 
Here I am with my partner in crime, Miss Jenni. (I was having a bad hair day....hence, the ponytail....)
One of the sponsors handed out the purple bags for all the freebies and literature.

Our exit from this home was off of the patio. I spotted this really beautiful and creative hummingbird feeder
(I  want one!!) A pretty green bottle, and a canning lid wire hanger attached to a traditional feeder.

All of the homes had little tasty bites to try from local restaurants and shops. Curried chicken, wild game meatloaf, butternut with roasted red pepper soup, smoked salmon puffs, macaroons, chocolate cake with orange sauce- just to name a few.   :)
all yummy!!
Thank you so much to the homeowners, Assistance League of Salem, the local chefs, and all the shuttle drivers! We had a blast and hope to do it again!

Happy Tuesday- let the stenciling begin!  :)

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous homes!! That bird feeder is gorgeous!

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  2. Sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon...I've never been on such a tour and will look for one in my area!
    Such fun
    Sandy

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  3. oooh how fun...I want to go on one of those tours!

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